In the second report, “Take a Memo: USCIS Adds Costs, Uncertainty and Questionable Legality in Redefining the Employer-Employee Relationship“, Sherry Neal and Michael Hammond point out some problems with the January 2010 Neufeld memo, including the inconsistencies with other provisions of immigration law and other federal laws. The report notes, “the memorandum should be withdrawn and changes to the H-1B laws should be left to Congress, or at the very least, any new rules should be issued pursuant to the Adminstrative Procedures Act.”
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