Breitbart News -- Caroline May
The Department of Homeland Security has declined to investigate Southern California Edison on allegations that it is replacing American employees with foreign workers on H-1B visas.
In response to a bipartisan call from ten U.S. senators led by Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — an agency within DHS — said that while it is on the lookout for possible H-1B violations, an investigation into the company is “premature.”
“At this point, it would be premature for USCIS to speculate as to whether Southern Edison’s participation in the H-1B program has violated any laws,” USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez wrote in a letter dated Tuesday.
In a joint statement Wednesday Sessions and Durbin expressed disappointment in the reply to their request for an investigation and took issue with Rodriguez’s letter.
“The reply letter was non-responsive, failing to address the questions presented. Director Rodriquez merely stated that ‘it would premature for USCIS to speculate as to whether Southern California Edison’s participation in the H-1B program violated any laws.’ We did not ask for speculation; we asked for an investigation, and an explanation of any legal obstacles to conducting such an investigation,” the pair said.
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Updated: Thu, Jun 8th 2017 @ 2:58pm EDT