Originally Posted by RP
Well thanks for the response ... sounds to me though like the TV station got the story skewed ... another "urban legend" in the making, perhaps, because work-visa based immigration just can't happen that way.
unscrupulous companies can recruit ... it's a big problem in the Philippines and other Asian countries ... but only the actual employee/sponsor can make the visa happen ... and it's not easy, proof that there are not satisfactory US candidates for the jobs have to be furnished and binds have to be posted to insure potential workers don't arrive with no place to go.
This subject )Filipino teachers showing up unannounced) intrigued me enough to dig further. What I found was what I really already knew but (as usual) ignored. Where there's a way to game the system, the system will be gamed.
Here's a news story that shows how one group of professional educators were duped by a recruiting company into signing documentation that they would hire teachers. They did not hire the number they might have, but the recruitment company used to documentation to make it look as if there was a job to match up with the precious H-1 visas which were duly issued and indeed did cause hapless Filipino teachers to arrive in the US sans jobs.
So Kahn certainly did have the facts straight as did the TV station he saw the report ion ... and I did have my facts straight that there's a strict process to assure that there's a job documented for each applicant before they can get a visa to even leave their home country ... but false documentation can trump any one's ace.
What I like about this place is I learn so much.