IRLI Files Public Comment Urging DOL to Reform Its Labor Condition Practices to Prioritize and Prote

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September 28, 2017

Making the Government Put the American Worker First

(Washington, D.C.) – This week, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a public comment (attached here) with the Office of Foreign Labor Certification division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), urging the DOL to amend its regulations and Labor Condition Application (LCA) form for certain nonimmigrant workers. IRLI’s comment is in response to a Comment Request for Information Collection by the DOL as the agency seeks to update and reform its LCA process for the H-1B, H-1B1, and E-3 nonimmigrant visa programs.

Urging the DOL to take long overdue steps to protect American workers, IRLI’s comment makes four key recommendations:

“Congress created certain safeguards to ensure employers make a good faith effort to recruit and hire American workers before turning to foreign labor. Unfortunately, the systems currently in place by the DOL fail to enforce these protections,” commented IRLI Executive Director Dale L. Wilcox. “Thankfully, the Trump Administration has recognized the need for real reform and is making an effort to update preexisting procedures to put U.S. workers first. We are encouraged by the Administration’s Request for Information Collection on this matter and hope they will incorporate our recommendations as they seek to make America great again.”

For additional information, contact: Jade Haney • 202-232-5590 • jhaney@irli.org

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