The EB3-Other (EW) Program
EB3-Other (EW) program is intended to be an employment program rather than mere immigration benefits program. There are many U.S. employers who are having hard time employing and retaining enough U.S. workers. Rather than hiring illegal immigrants, some of these employers will sponsor foreign workers for immigration benefits in exchange for those workers working for them for at least one year. It is important to note that the Job Offer is a Permanent, full-time job, not a temporary or time-limited contract, and it is the same offer made to both U.S. workers as well as the foreign workers. The only difference is that U.S. workers will walk-in and be hired and put to work immediately while the foreign workers will, due to the lengthy time that immigration process takes, the employer asks the workers to commit to them a minimum of 1-year employment in order to go through this lengthy process of sponsoring.
This foreign sponsorship is designed to supplement the local, U.S. hiring process, not to replace them. Thus, any U.S. employer who starts this EW sponsorship program must show that they hired all the eligible and willing workers who applied before sponsoring any foreign workers. The priority must be given to the U.S. workers who want to work over any foreign workers. Thus, any employer who predominantly relies on foreign sponsorship for majority of their workforce is not adhering to the laws.