The latest immigration news from the US Department of Labor is that in early a new ETA 9089 (PERM Labor Certification Form) will be used.  The new form should have space available for explanations which, at least in theory, should cut down on the number of audits.

Also as of the first of the year, the DOL may be taking up to a week to certify Labor Condition Applications (LCAs) that are filed in support of H-1B petitions.  This process is currently done electronically and takes about 30 seconds.  This could potentially pose a problem for last minute H-1B filers.

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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