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PERM – DOL announces debarment of immigration software company

The Department of Labor continues to fight against immigration service providers. First it was the largest Law Firm in America and now a software provider. DOL announced the debarment of an immigration software company, having determined that the company willfully provided false or inaccurate information when applying for permanent labor certifications, and engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to comply with the terms of the application, ETA Form 9089.

“Debarring this company for filing false information demonstrates the department’s
ongoing commitment to safeguard the integrity of the permanent labor certification
process,” said Solicitor of Labor Gregory F. Jacob. “The department takes seriously its
responsibility to ensure program integrity, thereby protecting employment opportunities
for American workers.”

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If that’s not enough for you, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has begun placing pending permanent labor certification applications filed by the Cohen & Grigsby law firm into department supervised recruitment. Supervised recruitment requires the employer to receive advance approval from the department for all recruitment efforts to ensure that U.S. workers are fully considered for available positions. What a mess, but until the DOL will realize that by punishing lawyers for doing their job, the Labor Certification process will not going to get any easier. Thus, the system will remain broken.