ImmiLETTER Vol. II – Issue 10 : October 1, 2007

No-Match Letter Regulation on Hold
Ramification for Employers

The recent update to the “No-Match Letter” issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) (Ice Updates No-Match Letter Rules) has come under fire even before coming into effect.

On August 31st the Northern California district court issued a temporary restraining order on the regulation which was to go into effect on September 14, 2007. The case in question AFL-CIO et al v.Michael Chertoff et al is a lawsuit against the “no-match” letter regulation.

DOL Conducting Frequent PERM Audits
What Employers Need To Be Aware Of?

In the past one week, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has conducted more then the normal number of targeted audits of PERM labor certification applications at the Atlanta and Chicago National Processing Centers (NPCs). The audits were specifically targeted on the correctness of the requirements laid down by the employers for the specialty occupation.

The targeted audits indicate that DOL has either found or suspects some discrepancy regarding the issue of requirements that have been set forth by the employers. Since more then one application has been audited, it is a possibility that this is more a random audit conducted just to maintain the integrity of the PERM process.

  • September 2007 Visa Bulletin Updated
  • October 2007 Employment-based Cut-off Dates Projected
  • USCIS Received over 300,000 I-485 Applications
  • September 2007 Visa Bulletin
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