Tuesday, February 01, 2005
The cost to colleges of hiring foreign faculty members, researchers, and medical residents is about to go up, thanks to recent revisions in immigration-labor law.At the margin this means fewer foreign faculty members will be hired. A dangerous precedent.
The changes, which go into effect on March 8, will require college employers to pay all foreign workers holding H-1B visas 100 percent of either the actual or the prevailing wage for their job -- instead of the current 95 percent -- and will impose a new $500 antifraud fee on institutions for each petition for an H-1B visa that they file on behalf of an employee.
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only)