POEA AND MANILA EMBASSY MEET TO DISCUSS FRAUD
The Fraud Prevention Unit of the US Embassy along with representatives from the POEA recently held a Conference on Fraud Prevention and Protection of foreign workers. The June 10, 2011 meeting was held at the Hyatt Hotel inManila.
The POEA sought and continues to seek to educate Philippine workers about their rights and to combat illegal recruiting.
The US Embassy in Manila has announced the William Wilberforce Act Tagalog version. The act requires that people are made aware of their immigration rights.
Importantly the US officials also discussed their review standard before visa issuance. They reminded attendees that USCIS approval of the I-129 does not guarantee H-1B workers a visa. Before the H-1B visa is issued the Embassy reviews each case to insure that there is a bona fide job opportunity.