Labor certification is required in the employment-based immigrant visa application process as a means of ensuring that equally-qualified U.S. workers are not displaced by immigrant workers. Labor certification must be obtained by the petitioning employer, not the prospective employee. Obtaining … Read more about What is a PERM Labor Certification?
Relative Green Card Applications Immediate relative green card applications are now being processed slower than the previous 15-month wait. This has increased from the previous 5-month turn around due to the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications received. The amount of youths … Read more about Immediate Relative Green Card Applications Delayed
The recent U.S. Federal Government shutdown will impact immigration services in a number of ways and throughout several different agencies. This article will touch upon the effects in which the shutdown will have on petitions, labor certifications and visas. Immigration services can easily be … Read more about Government Shutdown Causes Visa Processing Delays
The second step in the three step process for acquiring a greencard involves the filing of Form I-140. This essential step in the acquisition of a greencard demonstrates a central part of the process – the employer´s ability to actually pay the required ATP wage. At times, this can be a challenging … Read more about Employers “Ability to Pay Requirement”- Form I-140
Life for individuals pursuing IT related positions may have just gotten even more stressful. In recent weeks, there have been numerous reports of PERM applications being rejected for having “overly broad” educational requirements. This development is concerning in several ways. First of these being … Read more about DOL Denies PERM Applications – Engineering Degrees Targeted
Employee Referrals Program in PERM Recruitment The PERM recruitment process requires the use of Real World Employee Referral Programs (ERPs). These ERP’s can be conducted in several ways such as an intranet or internet posting, static notice in an employee handbook, regularly circulated emails or … Read more about Employee Referral Program