Managing Immigration Compliance During Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)

By Min Kim US immigration poses certain challenges for companies considering mergers & acquisitions (M&A). Employment-based immigration often requires strict business-related forecasts, which can be difficult in fast-moving transactions. Employers with an upcoming M&A should prepare for how the transaction will directly impact their foreign national work staff in the US. H-1B visas and green […]
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Managing Past Layoffs during PERM Labor Certification

By Mishita Jethi Many US employers are familiar with the PERM labor certification (LC) process. Employers must test the labor market for a US worker before they can file an LC and sponsor a green card for permanent foreign employees. However, companies should be aware that their layoff history is also an important factor in […]
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PERM Updates

PERM Processing Times (as of 01/31/2018) Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review August 2017 Audit Review June 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO December 2017
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PERM Updates

PERM Processing Times (as of 02/28/2018) Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review August 2017 Audit Review June 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO December 2017
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PERM Updates

PERM Processing Times (as of 12/31/2017) Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review August 2017 Audit Review May 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO December 2017
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PERM Updates

PERM Processing Times (as of 11/30/2017) Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review July 2017 Audit Review April 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO November 2017
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How do I sponsor an employee for a Green Card, or Lawful Permanent Residence?

Lea en español. The process to sponsor a prospective employee for a green card varies based on which employment-based (EB) preference category they fall under. There are five EB categories for green card sponsorship, which are ranked based on qualifications. This discussion focuses on EB-2 and EB-3 preference categories. Employment-Based Preference Category Who is eligible? EB-1 […]
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PERM Processing Times – Updated 10/31/17

The U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services (USCIS) releases updated PERM processing times once a month, around the 15th. These processing times reflect the previous month. Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review July 2017 Audit Review March 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO October 2017
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PERM Updates

PERM Processing Times (as of 09/30/2017) Processing Queue Priority Dates Month Year Analyst Review June 2017 Audit Review February 2017 Reconsideration Requests to the CO September 2017
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