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Athlete Visa and Athlete Green Card Options

For foreign nationals who wish to come to the United States to work or perform as an athlete in sports like football, basketball, hockey, MMA, tennis, golf or in other competitions, there are several different visa and green card options to be found.  Typically, the most difficult part of the process is finding sponsorship but, […]

Lost Labor Certification/PERM

Please help me. My boss lost my labor certificate. He filed my I-140 with a signed copy but apparently that wasn’t good enough and they are asking for the original. What I can do? Lost labor certifications are not uncommon. The biggest problem is that the Department of Labor will not simply send you another one. They will only send […]

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PERM Processing Times and Alternatives

PERM labor certification processing remains abysmally slow at the the Department of Labor.  The DOL recently touted a6% improvement (11% to 17%) in PERM adjudications without 6 months of filing.  This means that the DOL is now able to issue a decision (approval or denial) in 17% of cases within 6 months.  The vast, vast […]

Posted on December 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Recent Challenges with the PERM Labor Certification Process

Recent layoffs have made obtaining PERM certification much more challenging than in the past. If there is a layoff in the area of intended employment, PERM regulations require that the employer notify and consider all potentially qualified laid off workers in the occupation or related occupation. 20 C.F.R. § 656.17(k)(1). Moreover, the employer must disclose […]

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 11:37 pm by Immigration Lawyer Peter Messersmith · Permalink · Leave a comment
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