Jus­tice, State crack down on firms that fraud­u­lently use for­eign work­ers

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — An­drea No­ble

The Jus­tice Depart­ment and State Depart­ment an­nounced a new for­mal part­ner­ship Wednesday to aid in in­ves­ti­ga­tion of em­ploy­ers that dis­crim­i­nate against Amer­i­can work­ers and fraud­u­lently use for­eign worker visas.

Un­der the agree­ment, the Jus­tice Depart­ment will share in­for­ma­tion it has on em­ploy­ers that have abused for­eign worker visa pro­grams and the State Depart­ment will share data it col­lects on non­im­mi­grant and im­mi­grant visas.

The agree­ment is meant to pro­tect Amer­i­can work­ers by bet­ter iden­ti­fy­ing em­ploy­ers “that may be en­gag­ing in un­law­ful dis­crim­i­na­tion, com­mit­ting fraud, or mak­ing other mis­rep­re­sen­ta­tions in their use of em­ploy­ment-based visas, such as H-1B, H-2A, and H-2B visas,” the Jus­tice Depart­ment said.

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