After the Border Crisis, Possibly the Greatest Risk to US Immigration Processing


The US Border Crisis had wrecked removal proceedings, and it is going to take both extremely heavy reasources and tremendous amounts of time to fix the border crisis. That being said, in my opinion based on experience the next greatest potential risk to internal immigration processing in matters not involving the border are applications to the US Department of Labor by US businesses in furtherance of foreign worker sponsorship.

The portion of business applications for foreign worker sponsorship processed by the US Department of Labor do not require any filing fees. It costs nothing for businesses to submit these applications, there is no maximum number of legitimate applications that may be submitted. Conversely, there are a limited number of officers and resources available at the US Department of Labor to process the applications. Hence, by not requiring absolutely any filing fees for foreign worker sponsorship matters, in my opinion the US Department of Labor opens itself up to substantial risk on multiple levels.

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