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  • USCIS Completes Data Entry Of FY 2019 H1B Cap Petitions

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has completed data entry of all FY 2019 H1B Cap petitions selected in the H1B lottery. USCIS will now begin returning all H1B Cap petitions that were not selected in the 2018 H1B lottery. USCIS has not provided a time frame for returning these petitions, but has stated that it will issue an announcement once all the unselected petitions have been returned.

    Transfer of H1B Cap Petitions

    USCIS has also announced that it may transfer some 2018 H1B Cap petitions between the Vermont Service Center and the California Service Center to balance the distribution of H1B Cap cases. Petitioners whose cases are transferred will receive a notification in the mail in this regard.

     NOTE: Petitioners receiving a notification regarding transfer of H1B Cap petitions must make sure to send all future correspondence regarding the case to the Service Center processing the petition.

    If your H-1B Cap petition is not selected in the lottery, you can utilize H1B visa alternatives and get a brief overview of a number of available options by checking out What Would You Do If the H1B Cap is Reached?

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  • New Unlawful Presence Rules For F, J And M Nonimmigrants
    USCIS has issued a new policy memorandum for calculating unlawful presence for students and exchange visitors in F, J, and M nonimmigrant status, and their dependents. Under the new policy that will go into effect on August 9, 2018, F, J, and M nonimmigrants who failed to maintain their status before August 9, 2018, will start accruing unlawful presence on that date unless they had already started accruing unlawful presence on the earliest of any of the following: The day after DHS denied the request for an immigration benefit, if DHS made a formal finding that the individual violated his or her nonimmigrant status while adjudicating a request for another immigration benefit; The day after their I-94 expired; or The day after an immigration judge or in certain cases, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), ordered them excluded, deported, or removed (whether or not the decision is appealed). F, J, or M nonimmigrants who fail to maintain their status on or after August 9, 2018, will start accruing unlawful presence on the earliest of any of the following: The day after they no longer pursue the course of study or the authorized activity; or The day after they engage in an unauthorized activity; The day after completing the course of study or program, including any authorized practical training plus any authorized grace period; The day after the I-94 expires; or The day after an immigration judge, or in certain cases, the BIA, orders them excluded, deported, or removed (whether or not the decision is appealed). USCIS is accepting comments on the policy memorandum. The 30-day public comment period closes on June 11, 2018. It should be noted that individuals who have accrued more than 180 days of unlawful presence during a single stay, and then depart, may be subject to three-year or 10-year bars to admission, depending on how much unlawful presence they accrued before they departed the United States. Individuals who have accrued a total period of more than one year of …
  • CW-1 Cap Update: USCIS Conducts Lottery

    USCIS has completed the CW-1 lottery to select enough petitions to meet the annual cap of 4,999 for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)-Only Transitional Worker (CW-1) program.

    USCIS had earlier announced that it would conduct a lottery to randomly select CW-1 petitions received between April 2, 2018 and April 13, 2018, and petitions received after April 13 will be rejected and will not be considered for the lottery.

    USCIS has completed data entry for all FY 2019 CW-1 cap-subject petitions selected in the lottery and has returned all petitions that were not selected in the lottery. Petitioners who submitted a CW-1 cap-subject petition between April 2 and April 13, and have not received a receipt notice or a returned petition by May 16, should contact USCIS to find out about the status of their petitions.

    If you have any questions regarding any of the US visas, or need any assistance in filing a nonimmigrant visa application, please Contact VisaPro immediately. Our experienced attorneys will be happy to assist you.

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  • USCIS To Mail Documents Using Secure Delivery Service.

    Starting April 30, 2018, USCIS will begin using USPS Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service to mail Green Cards and other secure documents.

    In the first phase, USCIS will use this new delivery method for documents that need to be re-mailed because they have been returned as non-deliverable, including Permanent Resident Cards, EADs, and Travel Booklets.

    Under the USPS Signature Confirmation Restricted Delivery service, applicants must present identification to sign for their documents upon delivery. Applicants will also have the option to

    • designate an agent to sign on their behalf, or
    • arrange for pickup at a post office at a convenient date and time.

    Applicants can also sign up for USPS Informed Delivery to receive delivery status notifications.

    Contact VisaPro if you have any questions regarding the Green Card process or need help in filing for an immigrant visa. Our experienced Immigration Attorneys will be happy to assist you. Schedule a free visa assessment today to discuss your specific situation.

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  • TPS Nepal To Terminate In June 2019

    Department of Homeland Security has announced that the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designation for Nepal will terminate on June 24, 2019. Nepali Citizens with TPS must arrange for their departure or seek alternative lawful immigration status in the U.S. before that date.

    Nepali Citizens with current TPS registrations will be required to re-register for TPS and apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) in order to legally work in the U.S. till June 25, 2019.

    

    If you have any questions regarding a U.S. visa, or need help applying for a U.S. visa, contact our best immigration attorneys for a FREE Immigration Lawyer Consultation.

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  • Form N-565 Filing Fee May Now Be Paid By Credit Card

    Applicants filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document must note that the Nebraska Service Center is no longer accepting this form. The form must be filed with USCIS Phoenix Lockbox facility.

    The $555 Form N-565 filing fee may be paid with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.

    Form N-565 is used to apply for a replacement Declaration of Intention; Naturalization Certificate; Certificate of Citizenship; or Repatriation Certificate; or to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country.

    If you have any questions regarding Form N-565 or any of the US visas, our best immigration lawyers will be happy to assist you. Schedule A Free Immigration Lawyer Consultation Today >>

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  • Form DS-160: New DOS Proposal To Seek Details Of Social Media Accounts
    DOS has issued a notice calling for comments from the public about proposed revisions to nonimmigrant visa application forms – Form DS-160 and DS-156. The proposal from DOS includes adding several additional questions in the forms, seeking additional information, including: information about the social media accounts used by them in the past five year period. The form will contain a list of social media platforms and DOS may update the list by adding or removing platforms. Applicants will also be given an option to provide information about any other social media accounts that they have used in the last five years, and that is not listed in the form; details of telephone numbers and email addresses used in the last five years; whether the applicant has been deported or removed from any country; whether specified family members of the applicant have been involved in terrorist activities. Forms DS-160 and DS-156 are used to collect biographical information from individuals seeking a U.S. nonimmigrant visa. While the Form DS-160 is submitted online and is used by the vast majority of nonimmigrant visa applicants, the paper version of Form DS-156 is used in limited circumstances and is required of all nonimmigrant visa applicants who do not use the online DS-160. The proposal is open for comments from the public up to May 29, 2018. We will continue to monitor developments related to the proposed changes in the forms DS-160 and DS-156, and keep our readers informed. If you have any questions regarding the online Form DS-160, or need any assistance in filing a nonimmigrant visa application, please Contact VisaPro immediately. Our experienced attorneys will be happy to assist you. The post Form DS-160: New DOS Proposal To Seek Details Of Social Media Accounts appeared first on VisaPro. …
  • USCIS May 2018 Visa Bulletin Update

    USCIS has announced the Adjustment of Status Filing Charts for May 2018, providing information on which Green Card applicants can file their Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS in May 2018.

    According to the May 2018 Adjustment of Status Filing Charts, applicants under employment-based visa preference categories must use the Final Action Dates chart of May 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin for filing their Adjustment of Status application in May 2018.

    Green Card applicants in employment-based visa preference categories whose priority date is either current, or earlier than the date on the Final Action Dates chart, may file their Adjustment of Status application in May 2018.

    Applicants under family-based visa preference categories must use the Dates for Filing chart of May 2018 DOS Visa Bulletin for filing their Adjustment of Status application in May 2018.

    Check out the latest visa bulletin for a complete listing of the current cut-off dates and availability of immigrant visa numbers.

    Schedule a FREE Case Evaluation with our experienced immigration attorneys if you have any questions about your eligibility for filing an Adjustment of Status or an Immigrant Visa application.

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  • H1B Visa 2018 Lottery Is Finalized
    USCIS has completed the H1B lottery to select enough petitions to meet the annual H1B Cap of 65,000 under the general category, and 20,000 under the U.S. advanced degree exemption category (popularly known as the “H1B Masters Cap”). H1B Visa 2018 Lottery Highlights USCIS received 190,098 H1B petitions [i.e. 8,902 petitions less than last year] during the 2018 H1B Cap filing period that began on April 2, 2018. NOTE: This is an indication of the increased scrutiny and nervous state of the U.S. employers under Trump administration. USCIS conducted the H1B 2018 lottery on April 11, 2018. The H1B lottery was conducted for petitions filed under the H1B advanced degree exemption first. All unselected H1B Masters Cap petitions then became part of the H1B lottery for the 65,000 H1B cap. USCIS has temporarily suspended premium processing for H1B Cap petitions. For cap-subject petitions not selected in the lottery, USCIS will reject and return the petitions with filing fees, unless it is found to be a duplicate filing. USCIS has not indicated the date by when Receipt Notices would be issued to petitioners whose H1B cap petitions were successful in the lottery. We will continue to monitor developments related to the 2018 H1B Cap filings and keep our readers informed. You can utilize H1B visa alternatives and get a brief overview of a number of available options by checking out What Would You Do If the H1B Cap is Reached? The post H1B Visa 2018 Lottery Is Finalized appeared first on VisaPro. …
  • Visa Bulletin May 2018: EB-2 China And EB-3 India Advance
    The U.S. Department of State Visa Bulletin May 2018 shows marginal advancement in EB-2 China and EB-3 India in the Application Final Action Dates chart. EB-2 India also advanced in the Dates for Filing Applications chart for the employment-based visa preference categories. USCIS is yet to announce which chart may be used in May 2018 for filing applications for Adjustment of Status with USCIS. Unless USCIS indicates otherwise, applicants seeking to file for adjustment of status must follow the dates in the Application Final Action Dates chart to determine when they could file their adjustment of status applications. May 2018 Visa Bulletin Highlights The following are the key highlights in the Application Final Action Dates chart of May 2018 Visa Bulletin: Priority date for EB-1 remained stagnant at January 1, 2012 for China and India, and Current for all other countries other than China and India. Priority date for EB-2 China advanced from August 1, 2014 to September 1, 2014. In the EB-2 Category for India, the cut-off date remained stagnant at December 22, 2008. The EB-2 Category continues to remain Current for all countries other than China and India. In the EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers Category, priority date for mainland China remained stagnant at June 01, 2015. Priority date for EB-3 India advanced from February 1, 2008 to May 01, 2008. Priority date for EB-3 Philippines remained stagnant at January 1, 2017. The priority date for mainland China under the EB-3 Other Workers Category advanced from April 1, 2007 to May 1, 2007. In the EB-3 category, priority date remained Current for all countries other than China, India, and Philippines. Priority date for EB-5 Vietnam retrogressed from Current to July 22, 2014. The following are the key highlights in the Dates for Filing Applications chart of May 2018 Visa Bulletin: Priority date for EB-2 India advanced from February 08, 2009 to April 01, 2009. Priority date for EB-3 India advanced from April 01, 2008 to …


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The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has uploaded the new prevailing wage data.

The new prevailing wage data from the Occupational Emp…

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DOL Issues Final Rule Delaying 2011 H-2B Wage Rule The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a final rule to delay indefinitely the effective date of the Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B Program final rule (2011 Wage Rule)…

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H-2B Wage Methodology Interim Final Rule Published On April 24, 2013 the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a joint Interim Final Rule, Wage Methodology for the Temporary Non-Agricultural Employment H-2B P…

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DOL announces H-2A and H-2B Electronic Filing Implementation The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced implementation of electronic filing in the H-2A and H-2B visa programs through the DOL's iCERT Visa Portal System. Electronic filing in the H-2B program will begin on…

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DOL announcement on change in Chicago National Processing Center address DOL has announced change in the address of the Chicago National Processing Center (CNPC). Applicants have been advised to, beginning August 2, 2012, direct their hard copy filings for the D-1, H-2A and H-2B progra…

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Company pays nearly $258,000 in back wages to 21 IT workers on H-1B In a recent press release, the US Department of Labor (DOL) has informed that following an investigation by its Wage and Hour Division (WHD), a software development and IT staffing company in Montgomery has paid $…

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Technology Company to pay more than $740,000 in back wages for H-1B violations U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced that following an investigation by the WHD that found violations of the H-1B visa program, Semafor Technologies LLC in Norcross, Ge…

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DOL announces address change for Chicago NPC The Department of Labor (DOL) has published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a change in the location where applications for temporary labor certification programs will be filed and/or are being process…

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OFLC Announces H-2B Ombudsman Program The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has announced the expansion of the H-2A Ombudsman Program to include the H-2B Program community. OFLC has stated that the H-2B Ombudsman Program aims to facilitate …

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2012 H-2B Final Rule: DOL issues new Guidance in Federal Register The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a new guidance in the Federal Register, providing notice of the judicial order enjoining it from implementing and enforcing the 2012 HFin…

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DOL announcement on new H2B Regulations 2012 DOL has announced that on April 26, 2012, the new H2B Regulations 2012 was preliminarily enjoined by the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division, and was never implemented. Therefo…

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Changes to H-2B Labor Certification Process: DOL announces revisions to Transition Period Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that the new H-2B Final Rule will not be operative until April 27, 2012. It may be recollected that DOL had earlier published a guidance providing that applications postmark…

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H-2B Final Rule: DOL issues Guidelines on Transition Procedures On February 21, 2012, the Department of Labor (DOL) published a Final Rule amending Hregulations. The HFinal Rule becomes effective on April 23, 2012. All applications filed on or after that date will need…

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DOL issues Final Rule amending H-2B Regulations The Department of Labor has issued a Final Rule amending the regulations governing the labor certification process for the temporary employment of H-2B foreign workers in the U.S. The new regulations will go into …

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DOL Solicits Nominations for 2012 ERISA Advisory Council The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration is soliciting nominations to fill five three-year vacancies on the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans, known as the ERISA Advisory Council. The deadline to submit nominations is Sept.16.
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DOL Certifies More Than 5,500 Workers in 16 states as Eligible to Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that approximately 5,500 workers
from companies in 16 states Alabama, California, Connecticut, Georgia,
Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin &#82…

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Federal Minimum Wage Will Increase to $7.25 on July 24 The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reminds employers and employees that the federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 on Friday, July 24. With this change, employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be entitled to pay no less than $7.25 per hour.

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DOL's Notice of Injunction against Suspension of December 2008 H-2A Final Rule The DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification has published the following notice on its website on July 6, 2009.

The DOL notice says:

On June 29, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina issued a preliminary injunction against the Department's Final Susp…

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Frequently Asked Questions on Suspension of H-2A Final Rule The US Department of Labor (DOL), on June 1, 2009, released some frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) regarding the May 29, 2009 suspension of a December 18, 2008 H-2A final rule. The suspension of the H-2A final rule will take effect on June 29, 2009.

Question: What has …

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DOL Postpones Use of iCERT System for LCAs The Department of Labor (DOL) has postponed obligatory use of the new iCERT online portal for labor condition applications (LCAs). Employers will now be able to use the legacy online system for H-1B, VisaPro.com for more immigration news updates!


DOL's Interim Final Rule on H-2A Filing Procedures [Federal Register: April 16, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 72)]

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Department of Labor Update LCAs and PERM Applications The Department of Labor (DOL) provided an update regarding the new iCERT system which will be used to file labor condition applications (LCAs) and PERM applications. The iCERT system is now planned to launch on April 15, 2009 for LCA filings. Although the DOL had planned to open the iCERT system …

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DOL's Policy and Planning Guidance for Employment and Training Programs under ARRA The U.S. Department of Labor today issued policy guidance to states and outlying areas for the implementation of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) investments in core employment and training programs. This critical investment of $3,514,500,000 in the nation's workforce system …

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Beginning June 1, Land and Sea Travelers Will Require Passport to Enter the US Travel document requirements will soon change for citizens of the United States, Canada and Bermuda who are entering the United States by land or sea. Beginning June 1, 2009, citizens of these countries will be required to present a passport or other acceptable travel document when entering the U…

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DOL FAQs Following Notice of Proposed Suspension of H-2A Rule DOL's Office of Foreign Labor Certification released FAQs regarding the department's consideration of H-2As recent notice of proposed suspension of the H-2A final rule published in December 2008.

Frequently Asked Questions Notice of Proposed Suspension

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Suspend H-2A Rule The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) today announced the proposed suspension for nine months of a final rule implementing changes to the H-2A program, which allows U.S. agricultural businesses to employ f…

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DOL Updates on the PERM Labor Certification Process The Department of Labor (DOL) has steadily increased enforcement measures which have in turn led to an increase in the amount of audits and processing times for PERM applications. By way of background, the PERM application is the first required step for many employers seeking to sponsor a foreign…

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Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Edward C. Hugler's Statement on January 2009 employment numbers Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Edward C. Hugler issued the following statement on the January 2009 Employment Situation report released today:

"The Employment Situation report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today underscores the seriousness of the economic situation. As these…

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DOL Projected Timing for New 9035 and 9089 Forms The Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it plans to phase in the new Labor Condition Application (LCA) Form ETA-9035 starting April 15, 2009. The prior version of the form will be accepted through May 14, 2009. Additionally, the DOL will phase in the implementation of the new PERM Form ETA-9…

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DOL's Notice of Public Briefings on New ETA 9035 and ETA 9089 Forms The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) in the Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration (ETA) has been re-engineering several of its program forms to improve the information it collects from the public. These changes are intended to improve the application and day-to-day o…

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DOS Releases February 2009 Visa Bulletin The Department of States (DOL) has released the Visa Bulletin for the month of February. The February 2009, Visa Bulletin has brought some very good news in the EB-2 category for Indians and for the Chinese in both the EB-2 and EB-3 categories. Unfortunately, EB-3 ROW and EB-3 India remain …

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Sandia Corp. to Pay More Than $2 Million in Overtime Back Wages to More Than 2,657 Employees Sandia Corp., doing business as Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, has agreed to pay $2,077,248 in overtime back wages to 2,657 research employees after a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Latest on H-1B: LCA Processing Times are expected to Increase in 2009 It may come as a surprise to most of the prospective employers who are planning to file H-1B visa petitions on April 1, 2009 that the Labor Condition Application (LCA) processing times are expected to increase. However employ…

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DOL's Reminder for I-140 Labor Certification Expiration All the I-140's (Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker) based on labor certifications that have been approved before July 16, 2007, must be received by the by the Service Centers on January 11, 2008 so as to qualif…

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DOL Publishes Final H-2A Rule The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Employment Standards Administration (ESA) today published a final rule that modernizes the H-2A program for employing foreign workers in temporary or …

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DOL Publishes Final H-2B Rule The U.S. Department of Labor has issued a final rule that enhances workers' protections and modernizes the application process under the H-2B temporary labor certification program. These changes and others finalized by the U…

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DOL Awards $10 Million to Projects Promoting Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced five awards worth nearly $10 million to build regional workforce investment system capacity to support careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

"This $10 million initiative will help workers and youth prepare fo…

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DOL announces more than $22 million in aid to Louisiana for recovery from Hurricane Gustav The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced a $22,200,000 grant to the state of Louisiana to fund approximately 4,000 temporary jobs for cleanup and recovery efforts following Hurricane Gustav.

"This $22 million emergency grant will fund 4,000 jobs for workers to help Louisiana com…

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New Passport Card Production Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Passport Services Brenda S. Sprague and Regional Director of the Miami Passport Office Ryan M. Dooley will participate in a press conference at the Port of Miami, (Miami, Florida) on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. to discuss the production of the new U…

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U.S. Labor Department proposes rules on investment advice exemption for 401(k) plans and IRAs The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced publication of two proposed rules under the Pension Protection Act (PPA) to make investment advice more accessible for millions of Americans in 401(k) type plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs). The proposed regulation and class exemption …

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DOL Announces to Grant $7.4 million to Help Texas Clean Up and Recover from Hurricane Dolly The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced a $7,350,171 grant to Texas to create approximately 475 temporary jobs to assist in cleanup and recovery efforts as a result of Hurricane Dolly.

"This $7.4 million grant will provide Texans with temporary jobs assisting in disaster relie…

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U.S. Department of Labor announces grant exceeding $758,000 to assist trade-affected workers in Massachusetts WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $758,714 grant to assist approximately 170 workers affected by ongoing layoffs at the Alcatel-Lucent plant in North Andover, Mass.

"This grant will provide these workers with access to services to help them return to work …

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U.S. Department of Labor awards $250,000 to develop strategic economic growth plans for western Kentucky WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a $250,000 Regional Innovation Grant to a nine-county area of western Kentucky and one county in Tennessee to establish plans for promoting economic growth.

"This $250,000 grant to the West Kentucky Workforce Investment Boar…

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U.S. Department of Labor Initiates Supervised Recruitment of Permanent Labor Certification Applications filed by Immigration Law Firm Department acts to protect employment opportunities for American workers

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced that it has begun placing pending permanent labor certification applications (LCA) filed by the Cohen & Grigsby law firm into department-supervised recruitmen…

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U.S. Labor Department's the American Workplace: A 21st Century Vision' summit sets stage for disability employment The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today kicked off its "Transforming the American Workplace: A 21st Century Vision" summit, which focuses on including people with disabilities in the American workforce and reduced barriers to employment. The invitation-only summit continues through tomorrow at Gall…

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U.S. Department of Labor auditing all permanent labor certification applications filed by major immigration law firm The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) today announced that it has begun auditing all permanent labor certification applications filed by attorneys at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP.

The DOL …

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DOL ETA Announces Planned Changes in NonElectronic Filing Locations The DOL's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) recently announced
administrative changes in the locations where future non-electronic applications
must be filed under the permanent foreign labor certification program and temporary
foreign labor certification programs administered…

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DOL announces mailing addresses for PERM applications The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor (DOL)
has issued a notice to announce the mailing addresses for employers that choose
to file applications by mail under the new permanent foreign labor certification
program. The regulation to implement the re-enginee…

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DOL unveils Email Subscription Service Website Users Can Receive Automatic E-mail
Updates

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department
of Labor (DOL) today announced a new effort to …

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