Archive for October, 2013

Frustrating Issues Remain with DOL iCERT System Even After Government Shutdown Ends

10/29/2013 Written by Andrew M. Wilson

The federal government shutdown is over, but that does not mean that everything is running smoothly again with all federal agencies. There are still post-shutdown issues related to LCA and PERM filings with the Department of Labor (DOL), including LCAs that were submitted in late September that remain pending, PERM applications that were approved on [...]Read More >

I-129F Fiancé Petition Approved in 48 Days by USCIS

10/24/2013 Written by Nisha Fontaine

Recently, a young couple approached us and expressed their desire to marry each other and eventually relocate to the United States to begin their life together (at the time, the couple resided abroad together). Based on their intent to have a formal wedding ceremony in the U.S. and given their proposed timelines, we recommended that [...]Read More >

Relief for Foreign Nationals Processing Their Cases through the Department of Labor

10/21/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a branch of the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS), was able to continue to process applications for benefits during our government’s shutdown earlier this month since USCIS is mostly a fee-funded agency (paid by applicants seeking benefits).  However, in order for some applications (such as H-1B’s) to be [...]Read More >

William Reich to do Webinar on “Tricky TN Issues”

10/17/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

William Reich will be doing an AILA Web Seminar titled “Tricky TN Issues –Make it Work!” discussing the intricacies of the TN category, tackling questions such as Is an Offer of Employment Required? Can the Individual Be Self-Employed? Best Practices for Change of Employer Limitations of “Scientific Technician” Fix and Avoid Issues at the Border Immigrant Intent [...]Read More >

Government Shutdown and DOL Processing

10/1/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

What could a government shutdown mean for some of your immigration matters? Actually a lot considering the Department of Labor (DOL) alone. The DOL has advised that in the event of a government shutdown, OFLC will neither accept nor process any applications or related materials (such as audit responses), it receives, including Labor Condition Applications, [...]Read More >