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Updates Regarding the DOL…

Updates Regarding the DOL Prevailing Wage Rule

Last week on December 1, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California set aside the Interim Final Rule Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States 85 FR 638… Read More
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New DOL Prevailing Wage R…

New DOL Prevailing Wage Rule

Last month, on October 8, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted an interim final rule to the Office of the Federal Register regarding regulations governing labor certifications and labor condition applications. The rule took effect upon publi… Read More
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OFLC Announces Permanent…

OFLC Announces Permanent Issuance of Electronic PERM Labor Certifications

On September 25, 2020 the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced that it will be permanently adopting the electronic issuance of PERM labor certifications to employers and authorized attorneys and agents. OFLC began electronically iss… Read More
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When to File AOS Applicat…

When to File AOS Applications May 2020

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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When to File AOS Applicat…

When to File AOS Applications April 2020

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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When to File AOS Applicat…

When to File AOS Applications November 2019

How to Adjust Your Status If you want to adjust your status to become a U.S. permanent resident under a family-sponsored or employment-based visa, you must first have a relative or employer file an immigrant visa petition on your behalf. Then, USCIS… Read More
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USCIS Plans to Revise Nat…

USCIS Plans to Revise Naturalization Test

USCIS recently announced a plan to revise the current naturalization test. In late 2018, USCIS formed a naturalization test revision working group who has since been reviewing and updating the naturalization test questions. This working group will al… Read More
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New Interview Waiver Guid…

New Interview Waiver Guidance for the Form I-751

AILA issued a ‘practice pointer’ this week pertaining to the revised USCIS interview waiver guidance for the Form I-751, or the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. This form is for conditional permanent residents who obtained stat… Read More
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Updates on Reports of Delayed Delivery of Certain Certified PERM Applications

The American Immigration Lawyers Association(AILA) confirmed with Department of Labor (DOL) that the issue with PERM mail delivery delays has been reviewed and resolved. For PERM cases certified on or after October 24, 2017, the certified ETA Form 90… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News, PERM

Reports of Delayed Delivery of Certain Certified PERM Applications

According to a practice alert from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA Doc. No. 17101104) on October 12, 2017, there are reported delays of up to three weeks in receiving the original PERM certification after being notified by Departme… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News, PERM

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