Tag Archives: PERM

New Smart I-9 Form goes Live on USCIS.gov

The New “Smart”I-9 form has gone live on the USCIS.gov site, so employers are able to now use it from the USCIS.gov website.  However, the new form is not required to be used by employers until January 22, 2017.  Below … Continue reading

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Final EB Job Flexibility Rule Published but doesn’t go Far Enough

On November 17, 2016  USCIS issued a long-awaited final rule to make the waiting periods for employment-based green cards easier to bear for highly-skilled immigrants and their families.  While the law does provide some relief and certainty for employers and employees … Continue reading

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Department of Labor Starts PERM Modernization Project (Wahoo!!!)

The Department of Labor (DOL) has taken a first step in the PERM Modernization Project, mandated by the President’s Executive Action on Immigration announced on November 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, the DOL will hold a “Public Listening Session” … Continue reading

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S.744 Set for Full Senate Debate Starting June 10: What to Expect from the American Immigration Lawyers Association

The American Immigration Lawyers Association has prepared a helpful outline of what to expect as S.744 is debated on the Senate floor.

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H-1B Cap Update: High Likelihood of Lottery on April 5

Update: As the first day of the FY2014 H-1B cap approaches, more information about the number of H-1B cap filings expected  at USCIS on April 1 is becoming available. Although there is no hard and fast reporting mechanisim, it is … Continue reading

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March Visa Bulletin shows Modest Movement in EB-3

The March Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State. Chinese nationals in the EB-2 category will experience a one month advancement from January 15, 2008 to February 15, 2008; while Indian nationals remain at September 1, 2004, … Continue reading

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