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New H-2B Wage Rule Will Be Applied to Current Workers

From the DOL FAQ of April 24, 2013 : "[I]f you currently employ H-2B workers, you and your current workers are affected by the new wage rule. Employers who have H-2B workers perform work on or after April 24, 2013, will receive a new prevailing wage determination in accordance with the Wage Methodology...

H-2B Update from DOL and USCIS

DOL has updated its FAQ on Apr. 25, 2013. USCIS resumes adjudication of H-2B petitions.

Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ

"A.B.T., et al. v. USCIS, et al. is a nationwide class action that challenged the manner in which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) determine an asylum applicant’s eligibility for an Employment Authorization...

USCIS Updates Same-Sex Marriage FAQ

"USCIS has published additional frequently asked questions based on the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor ruling, which invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act. This information is available on the USCIS website on the Same-Sex Marriages Web page within the Family section. We...

DS-260 Immigrant Visa Electronic Application - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

"Only immigrant visa applicants applying at certain U.S. embassies and consulates where NVC requested fees or documents in October 2010 or later may use the DS-260, Online Immigrant Visa Application. Review Online Immigrant Visa Forms to learn whether you should use the online DS-260 form, as well...

DV-2015 Instructions/FAQ from DOS

"The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually by the Department of State. Section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants,” from countries with historically low rates...

ICE Parental Interests Directive FAQ

"What is the Parental Interests Directive? The Parental Interests Directive complements ICE's existing immigration enforcement priorities and prosecutorial discretion memoranda, as well as detention standards and policies that govern the intake, detention and removal of individuals in the...

NILC Updates FAQ on DACA Renewal Process

NILC, Jan. 2014 : "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a draft application and instructions for renewing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The following answers to frequently asked questions regarding the DACA renewal process are intended primarily for legal...

Feb. 2014 Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ

Feb. 2014 Asylum Clock Class Action Settlement FAQ

New FAQ regarding notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM applications

"This FAQ addresses how an employer is to demonstrate that it notified and considered laid-off U.S. workers for the job opportunity listed on the ETA Form 9089. To read the FAQ, please click here and scroll to the PERM / Recruitment Report subheading." - DOL, Feb. 21, 2014 .

Cyrus D. Mehta on PERM, Laid-Off U.S. Workers

" The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has added a new question and answer (Q&A) to its frequently asked questions (FAQ). The new Q&A concerns notification and consideration of laid-off U.S. workers for PERM labor certification applications. ... Unfortunately...

Two New DOL PERM FAQs - July 28, 2014

" Two new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) have been posted for the PERM Program. The first new FAQ addresses when an employer should mark "yes" when responding to the Question C.9 on the ETA Form 9089: "is there a familial relationship between the foreign worker and the owners, stockholders...

Guide to Using OFLC’s Search FAQs

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) lists answers to frequently asked questions for each of the program areas administered by the OFLC. As there are a number of FAQs for each program area, OFLC has implemented a new tool on its Web site, Search FAQs...

OFLC Implements Search FAQs Feature

" The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has updated the FAQ page of its official website with a new keyword search function, Search FAQs . Users may now search the FAQ page by using a single keyword or exact phrase to identify items in the FAQ database that correspond to keywords or characters...

Updated DACA F.A.Q. - USCIS

Frequently Asked Questions Please note : The questions and answers on this page will take effect on February 18, 2015, when expanded DACA becomes available. On that date, these frequently asked questions will replace the FAQs that are currently in effect . I General Information for All Requestors...

DOL OFLC FAQ on H-2B Private Wage Surveys

U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration Office of Foreign Labor Certification Frequently Asked Questions H-2B Program – Employer-Provided Surveys March 2015

DOL Takes Down Dedicated H-2B IFR Info Page; FAQs Remain

As of 11:30 a.m. Central, the dedicated page mentioned in yesterday's post is nowhere to be found. It was there yesterday, I swear. When will DOL bring it back to life? Meanwhile, the links to the FAQs still work. - DMK "The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has created a dedicated web...

New H-2B FAQ Round 7 - Recruitment Procedures and the Recruitment Report

U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - OFFICE OF FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule FAQs - Round 7: Recruitment Procedures and the Recruitment Report

ICE FAQ on Executive Action, Prosecutorial Discretion - June 17, 2015

On or about June 17, 2015 ICE posted this : "Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Executive Action on Immigration General What changes has the Secretary’s memorandum made to the ICE enforcement priorities? Since 2010, ICE’s...

New DOL FAQ re H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 LCAs - July 31, 2015

"The Office of Foreign Labor Certification has posted new and updated Labor Condition Application (LCA/ ETA Form 9035/9035E) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 programs." [Dated July 31, 2015 ; posted by DOL Aug. 4, 2015 .]

DOL Posts H-2B FAQ and Job Order Checklist

DOL, Dec. 8, 2015 - "The Department of Labor has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Job Order Content, Recruitment and Amendments under the 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule. The FAQs are posted as Round 11 on the H-2B page. To directly access the new FAQs, please click here . ...

DOL Posts H-2B FAQ #12

" The Department of Labor has published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to Emergency Filings and Post Certification Amendments under the 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule. The FAQs are posted as Round 12 on the H-2B page. To directly access the new FAQs, please click here ."

DOL Posts H-2B FAQ #15 re Mobile Workforce

DOL ETA OFLC, Jan. 15, 2015 U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, OFFICE OF FOREIGN LABOR CERTIFICATION 2015 H-2B Interim Final Rule FAQs Round 15: Obligations and Job Order Content for Employers of a Mobile Workforce

DOL on Post-Certification Corporate Restructuring, Successor in Interest (H-2A)

DOL posted this FAQ on Jan. 22, 2016 . Though the FAQ is nominally limited to the H-2A context, it would not be surprising if DOL applied similar reasoning in other H visa contexts.

FAQ: Protecting Unaccompanied Children from Trafficking - LIRS

This important FAQ from Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services (LIRS) dated Jan. 26, 2016 provides much-needed detail on the Flores Settlement agreement, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) and more.