Government Connection: Using FOIA to Learn about U.S. Department of Labor Processes

 

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can be used to reveal information about government operations. Jonathan Moore, a well-known immigration attorney and FOIA enthusiast, has filed FOIA requests that have shed light on key processes of the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC). Join Jonathan and members of NAFSA’s International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Committee (ISS-RP) for an introduction to filing FOIA requests and to hear what Jonathan’s FOIA request revealed about OFLC’s Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) application audit criteria and prevailing wage determination process.

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST

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Presenters

Jonathan L. Moore
McCandlish Holton Attorneys at Law
Jonathan Moore is a Director in the Immigration Practice Group of McCandlish Holton, PC in Richmond, VA. His practice focuses on advising businesses and individuals on U.S. immigration options, and he frequently advises institutions of higher education on U.S. immigration issues involving students, faculty, and researchers. He has extensive experience guiding clients through all aspects of the PERM labor certification process, including initial filings, audits, supervised recruitment, and appeals before the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals. Jonathan also represented the plaintiff in successful FOIA litigation against DOL that resulted in the release of internal documents relating to PERM processing and audit criteria. He frequently writes and presents on business immigration topics.

Catherine Shock
University of Texas Medical Branch
Catherine Shock works in the international office at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. She graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2011 with a focus on immigration law. During law school she worked with sponsored international students and also worked in the university’s immigration law clinic. Upon graduating, she moved to Houston, and after a short stint at a law firm, found her way back to international education. She has been with the UT system for 5 years and is currently a member of the ISSRP NAFSA Employment-Based Committee. Her primary focus is on employment based immigration and works predominantly with medical residents, physicians, and medical researchers.