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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.

USCIS FAQs: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

USCIS, Mar. 10, 2016 - "On February 26, 2015, USCIS hosted a teleconference about new regulatory changes, effective May 26, 2015, that extended eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of certain H-1B nonimmigrants who have already started the process of seeking...

Editor's Corner: Can OFLC Overrule BALCA by FAQ? (On the Meaning of H-2B 'Worksite')

Daniel M. Kowalski, Oct. 5, 2016 - "On April 15, 2016, BALCA held that for H-2B visa truckers, "[t]here is only one opening for full-time employment and it is where the trucking terminal is located. There is no “job opportunity” or opening for employment at the delivery location...

OFLC Posts PERM FAQ Round 13 (Oct. 7, 2016)

DOL, Oct. 7, 2016 - " The Department of Labor has published a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) Round 13 related to preparing the required recruitment report for employers seeking labor certification under the PERM Program along with two "best practice" sample recruitment reports. The Round...

Immigrants’ Rights Under a Trump Presidency - MALDEF FAQ

MALDEF - "During his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants “criminals” and vowed to build a border wall, rescind the Obama Administration’s DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent...

Network Posts FAQ for Community Groups - Immigration Enforcement Executive Actions: Interior Enforcement

Immigrant Justice Network, Jan. 26, 2017 - "On January 25th, 2017, Trump issued two Executive Orders related to interior immigration enforcement policies. Taken together, these new policies are extremely harsh, and install a new deportation and detention enforcement scheme. This advisory is intended...

DOL Posts PERM Actual Minimum Requirements FAQ (Mar. 6, 2017)

DOL, Mar. 6, 2017 - "The new guidance will be applicable to all applications filed on or after March 20, 2017."

OFLC Temporarily Pulls PERM FAQ Round 14 (Mar. 10, 2017)

OFLC, Mar. 10, 2017 - "In light of stakeholder input, which the Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is considering, OFLC has temporarily removed from its website PERM FAQ Round 14 regarding Actual Minimum Requirements, originally published on March 6, 2017. OFLC will clarify and republish...

State Department, DHS Answer Questions on Travel Ban 2.0

State Department Background Briefing, June 29, 2017 DHS FAQ, June 29, 2017

How Binding Are DOL FAQs? - Cora-Ann Pestaina

Cora-Ann Pestaina, Aug. 22, 2017 - "As PERM practitioners, we are all familiar with Department of Labor’s (DOL) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Going as far back as 2005, the year of the inception of the PERM program, there have been various rounds of DOL FAQs on a wide range of topics...

USCIS Updates Rejected DACA FAQ (Dec. 7, 2017)

USCIS, Dec. 7, 2017 - "Q1: Are any new DACA requests being accepted? A1: No. The DACA policy for accepting new, initial DACA requests ended on Sept. 5, 2017. Q2: Can I still submit a DACA renewal request? A2: No. The due date for DACA renewal requests was Sept. 5, 2017 for recipients whose...