PERM Fake Job Ads Defraud Americans
Every Sunday, major newspapers run thousands of "fake job ads." These fake ads also run on company websites, and on various web sites such as Monster.com. Presumably, employers are seeking the most qualified workers for existing positions. But that's not the reason behind these ads.
Instead, the ads are carefully crafted to EXCLUDE qualified American workers, and thus justify the employing of aliens and the granting of green card status.
The process is part of the "Program Electronic Review Management" or PERM program. The Department of Labor has promulgated standards under which employers can hire aliens:
The Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) is the most recent labor certification program that allows US employers to appoint immigrant aliens (on a permanent basis) or nonimmigrant aliens (on a temporary basis) to work in the United States. Federal Immigration laws and regulations permits an employer to hire an alien only if the USDOL (U.S. Department of Labor) certifies that there are no minimally qualified U.S. employees for the position.
These ads constitute fraud on American job seekers: Their intent is to find a basis to exclude all qualified American applicants.
At the Seventh Annual Immigration Law Update, held on May 15, 2007, an attorney from Cohen & Grigsby (sponsors of the event) said:
"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. And our goal is clearly not to find a qualified and interested U.S. worker. And, you know, that in a sense that sounds funny ... ah, but it's what we're trying to do here."