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June 22, 2007

Law Firm: 'Our Goal Here Is Clearly 'Not To Find A Qualified U.S. Worker' (Updated)

Topics: Immigration and Border Issues

"Our goal here is to meet the requirements. But also to do so as inexpensively as possible. Keeping in mind our goal. Our goal is clearly NOT to find a qualified and interested US worker." - Lawrence M. Lebowitz, Vice President of Marketing, Cohen & Grigsby.

As reported in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, what started as a simple marketing video for the Downtown law firm of Cohen & Grigsby has resulted in an Internet firestorm encompassing tens of thousands of YouTube viewers, Lou Dobbs and the U.S. Secretary of Labor. The video features portions of Cohen & Grigsby's "Seventh Annual Immigration Law Update," held May 15 at the Pittsburgh Hilton, Downtown.

The original videos have since been removed due to the outrage of American citizens. Fortunately, an intelligent patriot captured the videos before they were pulled and produced a highlighted version. After watching it, you may want to contact the Law firm and let them know what you think them.

In the video, immigration attorneys from Cohen & Grigsby explain how they assist employers in running classified ads with the goal of NOT finding any qualified applicants, and the steps they go through to disqualify even the most qualified Americans in order to secure green cards for H-1b workers. You can see what Bush and Congress really mean by a "shortage of skilled U.S. workers," and that Microsoft, Oracle, Hewlett-Packard, and thousands of other companies are running fake ads in Sunday newspapers across the country each week for the purpose of screwing American workers out of jobs.

"It's proof from the attorneys themselves that they are getting resumes from qualified Americans and they are going through all sorts of steps so that Americans don't get jobs," he said. "It shows what's really happening behind the curtain."

Immigration Watchdog points to the commentary at YouTube as a measure of the frustration expressed by Americans that are thouroughly ticked off over our country's immigration issues: "The following remarks are copied and pasted from the You Tube comments section of this video. I could not have explained it any better. To read all the comments and leave one yourself CLICK HERE."

[...] These callous immigration attorneys pulled all twenty of their YouTube videos on June 18, 2007. This "fair use" summary gives a sense of the callous attitude of most immigration attorneys towards experienced American citizen technical professionals. Of course the real villains are the "robber baron" owners of high tech firms that pay the immigration attorneys to commit fraudulent activities to boost their bottom line.

[...] I lived and worked in Silicon Valley for 15 years. I've seen the lies and fraud. I watched as this beautiful peaceful, booming area of Northern California was invaded by the third world starting in 1998. I watched as the millions of grifters (H-1B and L-1) from India, China, and the rest of the 3rd world came flooding in. I watched a once prosperous and booming state turned into an ampty wasteland of FOR LEASE and unemployment.

[...] Think of all the laid off, out of work Americans who these fake ads gave false hope to. Down on their luck people take the time to apply to these bogus ads thinking they finally have a chance to find work in their field when the truth is they have no chance- essentially the jobs are already filled. Think of how depressed it must make someone to fill out a hundred of these phony ads and then get turned down EVERY TIME- all because of some greedy SOB's. There needs to be a class action law suit.

Related: Lawmakers Request Investigation Into YouTube Video

Update: "Comment of the day" comes via CatHouse Chat: " ... "Rope. Tree. Lawyers. Some assembly required."

Posted by Richard at June 22, 2007 12:40 PM

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