Monday, August 13, 2012

Obama's $465 Workers Permit Amnesty And The Jobs Scam

In 2009, the Department of Homeland Security issued 1,130,818 new Green Cards to foreign nationals, allowing them to work legally in this country. That number represents the fourth highest number of cards issued in one year.

The top four recipient nations:


-China… 64,238



In Feb. 2009, the financial institution Merrill Lynch announced that the nation’s actual unemployment rate had reached 13.9 percent. A year later, that number had risen to 17.3 percent.

Now in 2012, we can only imagine how many more work permits will be handed out now that Obama has allowed those who entered our country illegally to have the opportunity to obtain one for the low cost of $465.00.

Obama's new arbitrary rule affects illegals under the age of 30.  Which begs the question:  What effect will this have on our unemployment rate especially for teens and those just graduating from college?  Because according to the AP,

Internal documents...estimate that
more than 1 million applicants are
expected in the policy’s first year.

Then we found this interesting piece of information.

On May 17, 2007, the Cohen & Grisgsby Law Firm held their 7th Annual Immigration Law Update Conference.  The video essentially teaches employers how to steal jobs away from Americans.

The first step is to satisfy the Department of Labor's PERM (Permanent Labor Certification) process by advertising often fake ad postings in newspapers or online to "demonstrate that no qualified Americans are available" in order to help secure green cards for H-1b workers.

In reference to WHERE to advertise, the speaker admits,

Because our goal here, of course, is to meet the requirements, number one.  But also do so as inexpensively as possible, keeping in mind our goal.  Our goal is clearly NOT to find a qualified and interested U.S. worker...

He continues,

We are complying with the law fully.  But, our objective is to get this person a green card and to get through the labor certification process.  So, certainly we are not going to try to find a place where the applicants are going to be the most numerous.  We're going to try and find a place again, where we're complying with the law.  And hoping, and likely not to find qualified and interested worker applicants.

Now what to do with those pesky resumes they DO receive?

Unfortunately, those employers are required to go through the resumes of U.S. applicants.

What exactly is the employers obligation?

1.  Review all of the resumes they receive.

2.  HR uses a chart that they show to the DOL with a list of the minimum requirements.  Applicants that do not meet all of the requirements are summarily disqualified.

3.  Focus on the ones who might be more qualified.

4.  Ask hiring manager to go over qualifications with the applicant and schedule an interview.

5.  Find a legal basis to disqualify applicant.

In most cases, that doesn't
seem to be a problem.

Not a problem?  Just ask the 8.3% who are unemployed if they have a problem with this scam.

Or is this just another way that Progressives "spread the wealth around"?