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August 2021 Visa Bulletin

August Visa Bulletin Available U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released the August 2021 Visa Bulletin. Understanding the Visa Backlogs There are a limited number of employment-based immigrant visas (“green cards”) avail… Read More
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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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Categories: PERM
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 February 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 January 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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Schedule for Filing LCAs…

Schedule for Filing LCAs in FLAG System

Last week, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced a schedule for the electronic filing of Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system. The FLAG system is the new electronic filing sys… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News
New Prevailing Wage Data

New Prevailing Wage Data

On July 1, 2019, the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) published updated prevailing wage data for July 2019 – July 2020. Prevailing wage determinations from the National Prevailing Wage Center will reflect this new data. There are tw… Read More
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Categories: Immigration News

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