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How to File PERM Applications for Traveling Employees

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the PERM regulations, which govern the labor certification process for the permanent employment of immigrant foreign workers and establish responsibilities of employers who wish to employ these workers permanently in the United States. The Department has not comprehensively examined or modified the PERM…

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The Economic Benefits of Obama’s Immigration Action

Whether or not one thinks the immigration action that President Barack Obama is about to implement is the morally right thing to do, according to groups like the Immigration Policy Center, it is economically expedient. It’s true that the comprehensive immigration reform passed by the Senate last year would have…

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Obama’s Immigration Action, Part 2: Addressing the “Broken System”

Modernizing the PERM Process There are some problems with the current labor certification process, which is also known the PERM process. PERM (which stands for program electronic review management), is the first step to obtaining employment based permanent residence. It must be approved before an I-140, immigrant petition for alien…

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Academic Equivalency: H-1B v. PERM

Depending on your degree, you might meet the educational requirements to file your H-1B petition but when you go to file your PERM application, be denied for not have the required level of education. The important distinction to remember when reviewing the educational requirements for these two types of petitions…

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Three means Three: BALCA Case Finding Link to External Job Search Website Does Not Satisfy Posting Job Opening on Employer’s Website

The Regulations Before permanently employing a foreign worker, employers must certify that there are no U.S. workers available for the position by performing specified recruitment steps in order to receive a labor certification. The employer bears the burden of proving that it conducted the mandatory recruitment steps as a good…

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What’s to Come: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Predictions for Immigrant Visa Processing Times for 2014

In 2013, we saw some interesting changes in processing times, from rapid progressions in some visa categories to retrogression in others. Using the latest Visa Bulletin for January 2014 along with the predictions made by Charles Oppenheim of the Visa Office, our team has come up with some of our…

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A Unique Opportunity for Chinese Nationals Seeking Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

Since the June 2013 Visa Bulletin was released, the priority date cut-off for Chinese nationals filing under the EB-3 immigrant visa category has been more recent than the priority date cut-off for the EB-2 visa category. In fact, the cut-off date for EB-3 visas for Chinese nationals has progressed nearly…

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How the Government Shutdown Will Affect Your H-1B, PERM, or Other Immigration Process

There are several government agencies affected by the current government shutdown. Presently, there are several ways that your H-1B petition, PERM application, or other employment-based process may be affected. This is having a significant impact in several areas. Here is what we have learned so far. US Department of Labor:…