Supreme Court: Padilla Did Not Create New Rule: No Retroactive Application to Cases on Collateral Review
On February 20, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Chaidez v. United States. The majority of the Court held that the decision in Padilla...
Labor Department to Delay Implementation of BALCA Ruling in Island Holdings |
On December 20, 2013, the Labor Department announced that it would seek review of the ruling issued by the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals in Matter of Island...
H-2B Applications and Prevailing Wage Requests Continue Through May 15; USCIS Resumes Premium Processing |
On April 15, 2015, the federal district court for the Northern District of Florida issued a further order in Perez v. Perez, No 3:14-cv-682 ...
USCIS Issues Guidance on “Reason to Believe” Standard for Provisional Waivers |
On January 24, 2014, USCIS issued field guidance for applications for provisional unlawful presence waivers (Form I-601A) filed by individuals with criminal...
On Tuesday, May 22, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the initial release of its new electronic immigration system, USCIS ELIS. ELIS is the agency’s first-ever online immigration system created to modernize...
2014 DV Program Opens
The 2014 Diversity Visa Program registration opened at noon on October 2, 2012, and is scheduled to close at noon on Saturday, November 3, 2012. As in past years, applicants must submit entries electronically during this registration...
By Mary E. Pivec and Reba M. Mendoza
In Greater Missouri Medical Pro-Care Providers, Inc. , ARB Case No. 12-015, ALJ Case No. 2008-LCA-26 (2014), a divided U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) Administrative Review Board (the “Board”...
"The Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (the Department), announces the availability of approximately $150 million in funds for the H–1B Ready to Work Partnership (Ready to Work) grant program. The Department...
"Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross has agreed to pay 73 employees $741,288 in back wages following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the H-1B visa program, which allows nonimmigrants...
Angelo A. Paparelli writes : "This post -- originally published on March 31, 2013 -- is a guest column ( updated on April 3, 2013 ) to reflect actions by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The original...
"In a continued effort to assist H-2A employers with preparing their
agricultural job orders and applications, the Department has revised the
H-2A Filing Tips
to alert employers to common filing mistakes which can delay the
requirement to secure a DOL labor certification as a prerequisite to an
employment-based green card was established by Congress to protect U.S.
workers. Yet, ironically, the Department charged with the duty to
protect U.S. workers and...
" 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...
"The Department [of Labor] has released its Foreign Labor Certification Annual Report .
The 2010 Annual Report presents information on the Prevailing Wage
Determination Process, Permanent Labor Certification and Temporary
"OIG investigations continue to uncover schemes carried out by immigration attorneys, labor brokers, and transnational organized crime groups. OIG investigations have repeatedly revealed that fraudulent applications filed with DOL on behalf of fictitious...