Category Archives: Green Cards
How long should it take for the USCIS to process an I-485 application with a current priority date ? Certainly not 4 years, at least not without an explanation. As a result of a Federal mandamus action, a Federal judge ordered … Continue reading
In Matter of Infosys Technologies Limited, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (“BALCA”) issued a decision that considered whether an employer misled U.S. workers by stating in its recruitment that a position being sponsored for labor certification was … Continue reading
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (“BALCA”) issued a decision that reminded employers that they must investigate the qualifications of any candidate that appears to be qualified for a position that is being sponsored through labor certification. In Matter … Continue reading
The Department of State today released the September Visa Bulletin and it made a lot of people happy. For example, EB3 for all other countries and for China jumped 18 months, while India EB3 moved 9 months. Movement of this type … Continue reading
Over the past several weeks, the DOL has been denying PERM cases for IT professionals which allow for engineering degrees as an educational requirement or alternative. This new policy has been widely reported by AILA attorneys and others. The explanation by … Continue reading
The DOL recently released its performance report for the 3rdQ which provided data on PERM filings. Noteworthy is that denials are up over 50% from 1stQ.
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (“BALCA”) recently issued a decision that stated that travel requirements for positions must be included in the advertisements that are placed as part of the labor certification process. In Matter of M-I L.L.C., … Continue reading
The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (“BALCA”) recently issued a decision that discussed the inclusion of drug testing and background checks in the recruitment for labor certification cases. In Matter of Prosoft Associates Inc., the employer submitted a labor … Continue reading
The DOL now provides on-line access to the public of approved H-1b and E-3 LCA’s and certified Permanent Labor Certification Applications.
The Department of State has released the August Visa Bulletin and as announced last month the priority dates for India EB2 have jumped forward to Jan 1, 2008. Unfortunately, with the exception of slight movement for the EB3 Philippines category, no other … Continue reading