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Uscis Releases Policy Memo On L1b Today

Discussion in 'Definitional changes/clarifications' started by cuckoo, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. cuckoo

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    Yup, more "specialized knowledge" people coming here doing data entry. L1Bs will be abused as a substitute to H1Bs by the body shopping consultants.
     
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    Moreover, why wasn't L1A included in this? L1A to EB1C is the shortest route to GC now and obviously the most abused one. EB1C is abused so much that there is absolutely no spillover to EB2. How is it that the US suddenly needs so many "International Managers"?

    It is amazing that having one year experience as a manager outside the country can qualify you for EB1C, yet there are so many US Masters grads with probably more education and skills stuck in the EB2/EB3 line.
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

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    I think the new guidelines are pretty reasonable. They track the statute very closely. This will help cut down on fraud and make it very difficult for consulting companies to bring in employees to be placed at third party sites.
     
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    That's good. I like it as long as it is implemented properly.
     
  6. Ron Gotcher

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    And that is the key. Headquarters often comes out with great policies, only to see them ignored by the field offices.
     
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    Which renders the policies useless.
     
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    "The L-1B is much worse than the H-1B program in terms of its impacts on American workers and the American economy," says Ron Hira, a professor at Howard University who studies the immigration system. "There are no wage standards — foreign workers can be paid home country wages, which is $6,000 a year for an IT worker in India. American workers can be displaced by L-1B workers. There are no recruitment requirements and no educational requirements (the L-1B worker doesn't even need a degree)."

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/d...ecutive-action-on-immigration/article/2562053
     
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    You want to quote Ron Hira in this forum? Really? This is what is wrong with legal immigrants and their cause. Not so much that they don't take to streets like the undocumented but that they love to point fingers at each other and undermine their cause, sometimes after they have got the benefits of the same system, like ron hira, and sometimes while they are still in the line.

    I have nothing to do with L1b personally, but really, does anybody look at TN visas and say that is unfair? No. why? Because we Indians love to pull each other down and TN does not involve India.
     
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    The Washington Examiner is a right wing publication. Consider it to be several steps to the right of Fox News.
     
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    Agree to certain extent, but the fact is TN visa is part of NAFTA. NAFTA is one of the reasons for illegal immigration into the US from Mexico.
     
  12. Ron Gotcher

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    That's an odd statement. What do you base it on?
     
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    Every system has scope for abuse. You think there is no abuse in family category or immigration based on refugee status? How about fake marriages? Is every gay person outside the US eligible to claim persecution in home country and immigrate as a refugee? For that matter, do all people in war zones, or areas afflicted with terrorism face persecution and qualify for refugee visas? Do you know how much abused these provisions are?
    Moreover, why is a sibling of a citizen of any non backlogged country more deserving than the one sponsored on L1B? Employment based immigration is the smallest part of the total immigration pie. Why isn't the abuse in non-employment based immigration a concern for those concerned with the interests of this country? Eventually immigration is not just about merit. It is about policy, and politics, and international diplomacy, and so on....
     
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    All aspects of immigration come under scrutiny for fraud, not just employment based cases.
     
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    There is no denial to the fact that there is fraud in all immigration categories, but fraud in EB based tend to have a greater impact because people tend to relate it to unemployment rate.
     
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    But the fact is, people coming in from other categories, and lots more of them than from EB categories, also take up jobs. They do need to earn a living, don't they. And being qualified for higher paying jobs is not a disqualification to applying under family or refugee category.
     
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    In general, family based cases bring in lesser skilled workers who compete directly with unemployed citizens.
     
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    Don't disagree, but people get touchy only when high paying jobs(relatively speaking) are taken away. No one cares if you have 1000 new cab drivers immigrating every year.
     
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    Except that the high paying job will remain vacant when the employer can't find a qualified worker - perhaps displacing numerous support staff or at least preventing their hiring - while the 1,000 cab drivers definitely displace otherwise qualified local workers.
     
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    At least New Yorkers will be happy since they are ones who always complain they never get a cab when they need one. ;) Sorry for going off-topic, was just lightening up the mood.
     

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