Thursday, June 21, 2007


How To Not Hire An American - MUST SEE VIDEO

Mon Jun 18, 2007 at 10:47:53 AM PDT

Our goal is clearly NOT TO FIND a qualified and interested U.S. worker.

It's on video, believe it or not, and even presented as a selling point to peddle their services by Cohen & Grigsby Law Firm. That's right, this group of attorneys put an entire seminar on how to screw over the American worker on YouTube. Imagine that, a seminar from lawyers on how to make sure one doesn't have to hire an American worker!

In the video attorneys explain how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT finding any qualified applicants, and how they disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H-1b workers.

Our goal is clearly NOT to find a qualified U.S. worker ... our objective is to get this person a green card ... so certainly we are not going to try to find a place where applicants would be most numerous. - Lawrence M. Lebowitz, Vice President of Marketing, Cohen & Grigsby

And on getting rid of extremely qualified applicants:

If someone looks like they are very qualified, if necessary schedule an interview, go through the whole process to find a legal basis to disqualify them

From Dr. Norm Matloff:

The law on employer-sponsored green cards is similarly riddled with loopholes. Though that law requires that American workers must be sought before the employer hires a foreign worker for a job, it is routinely circumvented. I've mentioned the outrageous comments by a well-known immigration attorney:

Employers who favor aliens have an arsenal of legal means to reject all U.S. workers who apply

--Joel Stewart, Legal Rejection of U.S. Workers, Immigration Daily, April 24,

Here are just a few examples of fake job ads this seminar is referring to, run in the Sacramento Bee. The Bee’s editor refuses to discuss the matter, and the fraudulent ads continue to run each week

This video was amplified by the Programmers Guild and the original video clips are here.

This is what Bush and Congress via the current "comprehensive" immigration reform bill really mean by a "shortage of skilled U.S. workers."
Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, and thousands of other companies are running fake ads in Sunday newspapers across the country each week.

Look at this folks, this is how bad it is. A major selling point of law firms is all about how to screw over the American worker.

UPDATE: 06.18.07 4pm EST. It appears Cohen & Grigsby Law Firm has taken down their seminar videos. What a surprise but you can see at one time the originals were there. We cannot put back up the originals for it's unclear if that would be a violation of copyright law, but let me assure you, they exist.

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