The Resource Immigration of foreign workers : labor market tests and protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem

Immigration of foreign workers : labor market tests and protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem

Label
Immigration of foreign workers : labor market tests and protections
Title
Immigration of foreign workers
Title remainder
labor market tests and protections
Statement of responsibility
Ruth Ellen Wasem
Title variation
Labor market tests and protections
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many business people have expressed concern that a scarcity of labor in certain sectors may curtail the pace of economic growth. A leading legislative response to skills mismatches and labor shortages has been to increase the supply of foreign workers. While the demand for more skilled and highly-trained foreign workers has garnered much of the attention in recent years, there has also been pressure to increase unskilled temporary foreign workers, commonly referred to as guest workers. Those opposing increases in foreign workers assert that there is no compelling evidence of labor shortages. Opponents maintain that salaries and compensation would be rising if there is a labor shortage and if employers wanted to attract qualified U.S. workers. Some allege that employers prefer guest workers because they are less demanding in terms of wages and working conditions, and that expanding guest worker visas would have a deleterious effect on U.S. workers. The number of foreign workers entering the United States legally has notably increased over the past decade. The number of employment-based legal permanent residents (LPRs) has grown from under 100,000 in FY1994 to over 250,000 in FY2005. The number of visas for employment-based temporary nonimmigrants rose from just under 600,000 in FY1994 to approximately 1.2 million in FY2005. In particular, "H" visas for temporary workers tripled from 98,030 in FY1994 to 321,335 in FY2005. The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) bars the admission of any alien who seeks to enter the U.S. to perform skilled or unskilled labor, unless it is determined that (1) there are not sufficient U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available; and (2) the employment of the alien will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed workers in the United States. The foreign labor certification program in the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is responsible for ensuring that foreign workers do not displace or adversely affect working conditions of U.S. workers. President George W. Bush has stated that comprehensive immigration reform is a top priority of his second term. His principles of reform include a major overhaul of temporary worker visas, expansion of permanent legal immigration and revisions to the process of determining whether foreign workers are needed. These issues were addressed in legislation (S. 2611) passed by the Senate in the 109th Congress and are emerging again in the 110th Congress. The challenge inherent in this policy debate is balancing employers' hopes to increase the supply of legally present foreign workers without displacing or adversely affecting the working conditions of U.S. workers
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Cataloging source
AGL
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Wasem, Ruth Ellen
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD8081.A5
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
CRS report for Congress
Series volume
RL33977
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  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Foreign workers
  • United States
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Foreign workers
  • United States
Label
Immigration of foreign workers : labor market tests and protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem
Instantiates
Note
  • "April 24, 2007."
  • Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 7, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)135242713
  • (OCoLC)ocn135242713
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader
Label
Immigration of foreign workers : labor market tests and protections, Ruth Ellen Wasem
Note
  • "April 24, 2007."
  • Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 7, 2007)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
21 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
  • Hein Online
  • Hein Online
Other physical details
digital, PDF file.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)135242713
  • (OCoLC)ocn135242713
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader

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