24 June, 2007

More on Cohen & Grigsby 2

It seems Cohen & Grigsby have been scouring the web for articles and comments about themselves, and in perusing my stats once more, I came across this article at the Des Moines Register linked in the title:
Video tells ways to avoid hiring U.S. workers

June 23, 2007

Washington, D.C. — A video that shows members of a law firm advising employers on how they can avoid hiring U.S. workers has sparked a firestorm of Internet criticism and a congressional investigation by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Ia.

The video, seen by thousands of viewers on YouTube, feeds into a churning debate in Washington and across the country over immigration and the role of foreign workers in the U.S. economy.

Grassley says H-1B visas issued to skilled workers brought from overseas are being used to deprive Americans of high-tech jobs and drive down wages.

The visas are supposed to be given only when American workers are not available, but Grassley contends the program is rife with fraud and abuse.
Now, article is a good one, but the following statement had me laughing until my sides hurt:
A public relations consultant for Cohen & Grigsby released a statement that says the firm has a responsibility to ensure that clients are aware of all laws affecting employment of international workers.

"To that point, we stand by the substance of our recent Immigration Law Update Seminar. We regret the choice of words that was used during a small segment of the seminar," said the statement.

"It is unfortunate that these statements have been commandeered and misused, which runs contrary to our intent."
Sure C&G, sure...


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