The Department of Homeland Security is officially disavowing the agency’s June memo that recommended U.S. employers be allowed to quickly hire legally visiting foreign professionals and foreign graduates and to bench job-seeking American millennials.
But agency officials are developing a regulation on a similar topic, said Todd Breasseale, the department’s acting Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. “The regulation that we ARE working on involves high-skilled foreign workers who are lawfully present,” he added, without explaining how the developing regulation and the June memo are any different.
The June memo, he said, “is absolutely not something we are even contemplating.”
Breasseale’s reference to a new foreign-worker giveaway may refer to a proposed regulation now outlined on a government website, said Ian Smith, a lawyer with the Immigration Reform Law Institute. The announcement“has been up for a few months…. [but] details are nil,” he said. … Read the full story by Neil Munro.