Tag: Department of Labor

  1. Some Immigrants Uncomfortable Reporting Labor Violations

    Following a tragic industrial accident that took the lives of five Mexican nationals, U.S. Department of Labor officials launched a detailed workplace safety investigation. Despite findings of safety violations that placed workers at risk, many foreign workers refused to participate in the investigation. This phenomenon is fueling demands for labor officials to better protect noncitizens who fear retaliation for reporting safety and wage violations. Tragic Accident Shakes READ MORE READ MORE

  2. U.S. Attorney Announces Two Men Sentenced for Participation in CW-1 Visa Fraud Scheme

    The U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands recently announced multiple sentences arising out of a scheme to willfully abuse the CW-1 Visa Program for personal profit. The announcement underscores the serious repercussions of defrauding the immigration process and the U.S. government. Abuse of the CW-1 Program According to the announcement, a business owner who resided in the Northern Mariana Islands facilitated READ MORE READ MORE

  3. Labor Shortage: Will Additional Seasonal Visas Help?

    The United States is in the midst of a significant labor shortage. In response to the growing demand for labor, the U.S. government recently announced it will expand the number of H-2B visas available for seasonal workers this winter. Although the announcement is hailed by some as necessary, critics suggest the response may be insufficient to meet growing demand. The Modern Labor Shortage Following the economic turmoil READ MORE READ MORE