MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19, 2014

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.


Question #1 – Marriage Based Immigration (Family)
When I filed the Form I-130 for my wife and children, I was a U.S. permanent resident. Now I am an U.S. citizen, how do I upgrade my Form I-130 petition for my wife and children after becoming U.S. citizen?

Answer #1
You will have to make a request to upgrade the preference classification from F2A to Immediate Relative by notifying the USCIS and the National Visa Center. You will need to provide them with a copy of your U.S. passport as well as a copy of your certificate of naturalization. You may contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss the process of upgrading the I-130 petition.


Question #2 – Diversity Visa
I am a PhD student on an F-1 visa and I won the DV lottery 2015. I know that I have to wait for my case number to be current and then file I-485 to adjust. However, I am not clear if I have to fill the online DS-260 and pay any fees.

Answer #2
For more information on what is required of you/instructions after winning the DV Lottery, please use the following links as a resource:
https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/
http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/DV-2015-Instructions-Translations/DV_2015_Instructions.pdf

If you have further questions, please consider contacting our office to schedule a consultation.


Question #3 – Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
I’m 18 and have been living in the U.S. with my family since I was 12 without legal status. I have enrolled at a community college. I’ve heard about DACA from some of my classmates, but I’m concerned about possibly getting denied, would Immigration deny my case?

Answer #3
Cases are evaluated and decided based on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, you have not provided enough information for us to analyze your case to determine whether or not you are eligible. Please review the eligibility requirements below:
http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-daca
Upon reviewing these requirements, if you believe you qualify, contact our office to schedule a telephone consultation to further discuss your eligibility.


Question # 4 – Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
My husband and I want to go on a cruise to Bermuda, but he doesn't have a green card, he has a passport and a social security card and a work permit. He came to the US legally when he was 10 on a tourist visa, but it expired, he overstayed and he is now under the Dream Act. Would he have trouble re-entering the US after the cruise?

Answer #4
Yes, if he does not have the proper documentation to re-enter the U.S. If your husband has been granted Deferred Action under DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, he may be eligible for a Travel Document (Advance Parole). Please review the USCIS Q&A’s for DACA concerning travel after deferred action has been granted to an Individual - http://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/consideration-deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-process/frequently-asked-questions#travel

Question #5 – H-1B Nonimmigrant Work Visa
My employer filed my I-140 application three months ago. My H-1B status will be 6 years in January. I want to know if I could qualify for an extension of H-1B beyond 6 years, based on my I-140 application?

Answer #5
In order to be eligible for a three year extension of H1B status pursuant to AC21 Law, your I-140 petition must be approved. In order to be eligible for a one year extension of H-1B status pursuant to AC21 Law, your Labor Application or I-140 petition must have been pending for over 365 days.


Question #6 - General
I obtained my Green Card. Now, my company will be sending me to work in my home country. How long can I remain outside the U.S. without losing my immigrant status? Do I need to apply for the Reentry Permit?

Answer #6
As a general rule, you should not be outside of the U.S. for 12 months or more without first applying for a re-entry permit. It would be advisable for you to speak with an Immigration Attorney concerning your plans as there are many factors to be considered.


Question #7 –H1B Nonimmigrant Work Visa
For an H-1B transfer from a company to another company, how soon can the immigrant employee start to work for the new employer?

Answer #7
It depends upon the type of company the applicant is transferring from/to; however, generally speaking the employee can start to work for the new employer as soon as USCIS has accepted the H-1B transfer filing.


Question #8 – L1 Intra-Company Transferee
Next month I will work in U.S. with an L-1 visa. Can I work part-time for another employer at the same time while working for the L-1 visa sponsor?

Answer #8
No.


Question #9 – Premium Processing
I have an advanced degree. Can I file my NIW with Premium Processing?

Answer #9
According to the USCIS, members of the professions with advanced degrees or exceptional ability seeking a National Interest Waiver MAY NOT file their I-140 petition with the premium processing option, it is not yet available.


Question #10 – Family Based Immigration
I got my I-130 application approved and mailed the completed I-485 application one month ago to USCIS. I have since moved my residence in the same city. Do I have to inform USCIS for my address change? Will it affect my I-485 application?

Answer #10
Yes. You are required by law to inform the USCIS of any address change within 10 days of your move. You can update your address by visiting the USCIS website at:
https://egov.uscis.gov/coa/displayCOAForm.do


MVP Law Group would like to thank everyone who contributed a question or comment.

Our next “Immigration Q & A Forum” is scheduled for Friday, January 9, 2015!

Please remember to submit your questions/comments on our H1B Visa Lawyer blog!

Impact of New Americans - South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas & Utah

December 18, 2014

Immigration Policy Center Releases Updated State-by-State Fact Sheets (2014)

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) has released all fifty states, the District of Columbia and the United States (Overall), for a total of fifty-two updated fact sheets with accompanying info graphics and other details. These fact sheets highlight the demographic and economic impact of Immigrants, Asians and Latinos in each state. The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy division of the American Immigration Council (AIC).

As Washington D.C. continues the discussion of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, we thought that it would be a good time to provide some statistics on the Immigrant population in the United States as provided by this IPC research. Once a week we will be posting a blog with information on four states at a time. This week we will highlight; South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas & Utah.

The IPC has compiled research which shows that Immigrants, Latinos and Asians are an essential part of each of these states’ economy, labor force and tax base. Immigrants and their children are a growing economic and political force as consumers, taxpayers and entrepreneurs. With the nation working towards economic recovery, immigrants and their children will continue to play a key role in shaping the economic and political future of each of these states.

To view the state-by-state fact sheets click on the links below:

South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah


Source of Information:

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), Interactive Map (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians State by State

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), List (fact sheets):
The Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants, Latinos and Asians in all 50 States

BALCA Reverses Denial Where CO Failed to Timely Rule on Motion

December 17, 2014

The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently overturned the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Electrical Helper.”

Procedural Case History – Case was originally accepted by DOL on December 3, 2007. June 11, 2008 CO denied certification. Appeal File was sent to BALCA on April 30, 2010. On April 21, 2011, BALCA vacated the denial and remanded for further processing. This labor application was for a nonprofessional position.

The Atlanta National Processing Center issued a letter directing the employer to provide evidence that it was a bona fide business entity. Additionally, the CO issued an Audit notification in June 2011. The CO asked the employer for copies of the newspaper tear sheets from its Sunday newspaper advertisements. The CO gave the Employer a one month deadline to submit its response. The Employer provided its response as well as a note asking for a 30 day extension on the tear sheets. The employer’s lawyer stated they had requested it but had not received it at the time of mailing the response.

The CO denied the application. The Employer did not provide originals, copies of the advertisement or any proof of publication, he cited the Employer was in violation of PERM regulation 20 C.F.R. 656.17(e)(1)(i)(B)(3) and 656.20(b).

The Employer requested reconsideration of the denial. They argued that proof of the advertisements was in existence at the time they submitted their labor application. However, the Employer could not submit it because “it was in the possession of the Employer’s previous representative who had taken it with her and disappeared.” Their new attorney had requested a copy of the advertising tear sheet and asked for an extension of the Audit deadline while they were waiting for it. With the request for reconsideration, the Employer submitted a copy of the advertisement’s proof of publication.

The CO denied the request citing multiple reasons. First and foremost, he cited the Employer’s failure to comply with the Department’s regulation requiring an Employer to retain all supporting documentation for its application for five years from the date of filing.” In addition, the CO stated that the Employer’s attorney’s request for an extension came only two days preceding the due date of the Audit materials.

The CO transferred the case to BALCA for its review. After BALCA’s examination of the case, certification of the labor application was ordered. Even though the Employer did not submit its tear sheet with their Audit materials, they believed the CO should have allowed extra time for the Employer to send in proof because they had requested an extension. The extension was valid because of the unforeseen circumstances of the former attorney’s departure.

Attorney Kellie Lego has been selected to the SuperLawyers, Maryland Rising Stars List for 2015

December 16, 2014

Attorney Kellie Lego has been selected to the 2015, Maryland Rising Stars list in the field of Immigration Law. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.


Related Link:
SuperLawyers.com, Website:
Attorney Kellie Lego

MVP "Immigration Q & A Forum" - This Friday, December 19, 2014

December 15, 2014

We wanted to find a new way to engage our reader base. Every other Friday, we will post the ten (10) best/most frequently asked questions received during the week from our h1bvisalawyerblog, Facebook, and Twitter readers. We will answer those questions and provide the Q&A on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

If you have a burning question, are seeking assistance with a difficult immigration related case, wish to discuss your views on Comprehensive Immigration Reform, DREAMers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, priority dates, the monthly visa bulletin, adjustment applications, etc., please contact us by submitting your question/comment/viewpoint in our comment box provided on our H-1B Visa Lawyer Blog.

Our next “Q & A Forum” will take place this Friday, December 19, 2014. Act now and submit your questions!

THANK YOU!

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.

FY2016 H1B CAP - Another Very Short Season Expected

December 12, 2014

The Fiscal Year 2016 H-1B season is quickly approaching and has been projected to be another short season. The H1B CAP for FY2015 was reached on April 7, 2014.

Each Fiscal Year (FY), which starts on October 1, 65,000 H-1B visas become available for what is referred to as the “General Cap,” and 20,000 H-1B visas become available for what is referred to as the “Master’s Cap.” Those individuals holding a U.S. Master’s degree or higher may fall within the Master’s Cap; all others fall within the General Cap. The FY H-1B filing season opens six months before each FY, i.e., during the first week in April.

The FY 2016 H-1B Cap season will open on April 1, 2015 with employment beginning October 1, 2015.

In the past few seasons, as H-1B visa numbers dwindled, the rate of filings of Cap-subject H-1B visa petitions increased. For this reason, we predict the H-1B quota will be reached in the first week, just like last year.

This will be yet another of the shortest H-1B Seasons since FY 2009, when 165,000 H-1B petitions were filed within the five-day filing period at the beginning of April, 2008 and a lottery was needed to select the petitions that would be awarded a place within the Cap. After the start of the Great Recession, however, the demand for H-1B visas decreased dramatically, resulting in significantly longer H-1B seasons: the FY 2010 H-1B Cap was reached December 21, 2009; the FY 2011 H-1B Cap was reached January 27, 2011; the FY 2012 H-1B Cap was reached November 22, 2012; the FY 2013 H-1B Cap was reached June 11, 2012; the FY2014 H1B CAP was reached April 5, 2013; and the FY2015 H1B CAP was reached April 7, 2014. Many see the markedly higher demand for H-1B visa petitions this season as indicative of an improving job market and economy in the U.S.

Employers wishing to file H-1B Cap-subject petitions with the earliest possible start date in FY 2016, i.e., with a start date after October 1, 2015 need to start their cases immediately. Employers cannot file H-1B visa petitions for new employees until they first obtain a labor condition application (LCA) from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), which takes at least seven (7) business days to process. Start now or wait about 18 months before the next H-1B visas are available in October 2016.

Please contact our office to schedule a consultation to discuss the conditions affecting your specific case.

Visa Bulletin - January 2015

December 11, 2014

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin.

Click here to view the January 2015 Visa Bulletin

As projected by the U.S. Department of State, the January 2015 Visa Bulletin shows the EB2 date for nationals from India remains at 2/15/05; the EB3 date for nationals from India made a small movement from 12/1/03 to 12/15/03; the EB2 for Chinese Nationals moved from 1/1/10 to 2/1/10; the EB3 for Chinese Nationals moved from 6/1/10 to 3/1/11; and EB3 for WW moved from 11/1/12 to 6/1/13; and the F2A category moved from 3/22/13 to 4/15/13, except Mexico which moved from 1/1/13 to 2/22/13. The F2A category is reserved exclusively for Spouses and unmarried children (under the age of 21) of green card holders (LPRs).


*The priority date is current if there is no backlog in the category, or if the priority date is on or before the date listed as current in the State Department's monthly Visa Bulletin.

**”All Chargeability Areas except Those Listed”, includes all other countries except: China, India, Mexico and Philippines.

Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 12/1/14

December 10, 2014

Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 12/1/14.

If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.

Administrative Appeals Office

The processing time for an I-129 H-1B Appeal is current; for an I-129 L1 Appeal is current. The current processing time for an I-140 EB2 Appeal for an Advanced Degree Professional is current; for an I-140 EB3 Appeal for a Skilled or Professional Worker is current.

*Current = 6 months or less

**Most other cases are within USCIS's processing time goal of 6 months or less.


Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, (12/1/14), AAO Processing Times

Updated Service Center Processing Times

December 9, 2014

Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 12/5/14 with processing dates as of 10/31/14.

If you filed a petition with one of the Service Centers, please review the links below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular case.


California Service Center (CSC)

National Benefits Center (NBC)

Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

Texas Service Center (TSC)

Vermont Service Center (VSC)

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO)


**Please be aware that the data provided above is approximately 45 days old at the time of posting.

If your petition is out-side of the normal range listed, contact USCIS (1-800-375-5283).

If you are a client of MVP Law Group and would like our assistance please contact our office.

H-2B Cap Count UPDATE – 11/28/14

December 8, 2014

The H-2B non-agricultural temporary worker program allows U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

The H-2B cap limit for first half of FY 2015 (October 1 - March 31) is 33,000. As of the last count (11/28/14); 12,786 beneficiaries have been approved and 2,344 are pending for a total of 15,130.

The H-2B cap limit for second half of FY 2015 (April 1 - September 30) is 33,000. As of the last count (11/28/14); 0 beneficiaries have been approved and 0 are pending for a total of 0.

For further details read, “Cap Count for H-2B Nonimmigrants


Source of Information:

- USCIS.gov (12/2/14) Web Page

- AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14101744 (posted 12/3/14)

MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, December 5, 2014

December 5, 2014

MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of this site, and the sending or receipt of this information, does not create an attorney-client relationship between us. Therefore, your communication with us through this forum will not be considered as privileged or confidential.


Question #1 - National Interest Waiver (NIW)
I filed concurrent I-140 and I-485 petitions under the National Interest Waiver (NIW) immigration category several months ago, as a self-petitioner without employer sponsorship. I have received a Request for more Evidence from the USCIS. What will happen to my 485 application if my NIW Form I-140 is rejected after the RFE response? Does the President’s Actions taken in November help my case in any way?

Answer #1
If your I-140 petition is denied, you will have the opportunity to file a Motion to Reopen/Reconsider if you believe you have sufficient evidence to overcome the reasons for denial. While your I-140 remains in a pending status, if you decide to file a MTR, your I-485 will remain in a pending status as well until a final decision is rendered on the I-140, Immigrant Petition.

The President’s Executive Actions implement two administrative improvements to the existing system:
1. Issue guidance or regulations to clarify the standard by which a national interest waiver can be granted, with the aim of promoting its greater use for the benefit of the U.S. economy

2. Permit DHS to grant parole status, on a case-by-case basis, to investors, researchers, and founders of start-up enterprises who may not yet qualify for a national interest waiver, but who have been awarded substantial U.S. investor financing or otherwise hold the promise of innovation and job creation through the development of new technologies or the pursuit of cutting-edge research *Parole status would allow these individuals to temporarily pursue research and development of promising new ideas and businesses in the United States, rather than abroad


Question #2 – H1B Nonimmigrant Work Visa
I have done my Masters in Management and working as SAP CRM functional consultant in Riyadh- KSA. I want to apply for an H1B visa. Is there any problem with my qualifications?

Answer #2
More information would be required from you and your employer in order to ascertain whether or not you would qualify for the proffered H1B Specialty Occupation. Please note that in order to qualify for an H1B visa the applicant must have at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its foreign equivalent AND the job sought must require at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. This is not a self-petitioning category; therefore the applicant must have a sponsoring employer in the U.S.


Question #3 – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
What happens if my DACA and EAD expire before my DACA renewal application has been processed?

Answer #3
If your current DACA/EAD expire before your DACA/EAD renewal applications have been processed, if you are working, you will need to stop working until you receive the new EAD card in your hand; and for the time period that you await the processing of the DACA renewal application, you will accrue a period of unlawful presence until your DACA renewal is granted, UNLESS, you Were under 18 years of age at the time you submitted your renewal request. You may qualify for an exception if you submitted your renewal applications at least 120 days in advance of the expiration of your current DACA/EAD. If you would like to further discuss this issue, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.


Question # 4 – H1B Nonimmigrant Work Visa
My H-1B Visa expired on September 30, but I never got H1B visa stamped on my passport. Now, if my employer has to apply for H1B would he have to file a new petition? Would I still have to undergo the entire process again and be counted in next year’s cap?

Answer #4
More information is needed from you. What nonimmigrant visa status are you currently in? How many years were you in H1B visa status? Are you eligible for an H1B visa extension? Do you have an offer of employment? Sufficient information has not been provided to sufficiently answer your question. If you have been counted against the CAP in the past 6 years, and are eligible for an H1B extension, then yes you will need to undergo the process of applying for an extension, but you would not be subject to the CAP. Just because you do not have an H1B visa stamp in your passport does not mean that you cannot work for your H1B sponsoring employer, it just means that if you travel outside of the U.S., in order to return to the U.S., you will need to obtain H1B Visa stamping at a Consulate in your home country.


Question #5 – Nonimmigrant Visa
I am a research associate with an H-1B visa. My I-140 application in EB1 has been submitted and still waiting for USCIS approval. My H-1B visa will reach 6 year limit soon, so I want to know if I am eligible to apply for O-1 visa?

Answer #5
How long ago was your I-140 petition submitted to the USCIS?

To qualify for an O-1 in the Sciences, Education, Business or Athletics, a person must demonstrate either of the following:
1. Receipt of a major, internationally-recognized award (e.g. the Nobel Prize), or
2. At least three (3) of the following apply to him/her:
- Receipt of nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence
in his/her field.
- Membership in an association in the field which requires outstanding achievements
of its members, as judged by national or international experts in the field.
- Published material in professional or major trade publications or major media about
the person, concerning the person’s work in the field.
- Participation on a panel, or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the
field.
- Scientific, scholarly, or business-related contributions of major significance in
the field.
- Authorship of scholarly articles in the field in professional journals or other major
media.
- Employment in a critical or essential capacity for organizations and establishments
that have a distinguished reputation.
- High salary or other remuneration commanded by the person for services

If you are interested in petitioning for an O-1 visa, contact us online or call us at (240) 390-0600.


Question #6 – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Am I eligible for the new extended deferred action, if I left the country for 8 months in 2008? I meet the other criteria; however I wasn’t sure if my absence from the US would affect applying to DACA.

Answer #6
As no guidance has been provided by the USCIS concerning the new extended version of DACA, I have listed below the view of the USCIS in terms of brief absences and whether or not they affect the continuous presence requirement under the existing DACA:
A brief, casual and innocent absence from the United States will not interrupt your continuous residence. If you were absent from the United States, your absence will be considered brief, casual and innocent if it was on or after June 15, 2007, and before Aug. 15, 2012, and:
1. The absence was short and reasonably calculated to accomplish the purpose for the absence;
2. The absence was not because of an order of exclusion, deportation or removal;
3. The absence was not because of an order of voluntary departure, or an administrative grant of voluntary departure before you were placed in exclusion, deportation or removal proceedings; and
4. The purpose of the absence and/or your actions while outside the United States were not contrary to law.

It is recommended that you wait for further information as it appears the bolded dates above may change under the extended DACA program.


Question #7 – Employment Based Green Card Sponsorship
I am Canadian citizen working in the U.S. with a TN visa. Can my employer sponsor me for a Green Card?

Answer #7
Yes; however, the TN visa is not a dual intent visa, meaning it is recommended that you apply for an H1B nonimmigrant visa before initiating the Green Card process. A TN visa holder cannot have dual intent and must maintain at all times a permanent residence in Canada and be able to prove that you have the intent to return permanently to Canada. Upon the filing of an Immigrant Petition on behalf of the Canadian national, that intent to return permanently to Canada is gone because you have made an affirmative step to pursue permanent residence in the United States.


Question #8 – Family Based Immigration (Marriage to USC)
Right now, I am a foreign national who is on an H1B work visa. My USC wife is going to submit an application to sponsor me as her immediate relative. Do we have to apply for I-130 as well as the I-485 form?

Answer #8
Yes, the I-130, Immigrant Petition for Alien Relative serves as the first step in the Family Based Immigration process. As your wife is a USC, she will be able to submit the I-130 and I-485 concurrently on your behalf.


Question #9 – Employment Based Immigration (Labor Certification)
After completing our recruitment, but before filing the ETA Form 9089, our company’s name was changed after it was acquired by another company. Does the company name used in the advertisements used for recruitment have to match the company name used on the ETA Form 9089?

Answer #9
No; however, you will need to gather extensive documentation establishing that the new company is the successor in interest; this documentation will need to show that the new company acquired all of the assets and liabilities of the previous entity with respect to the job opportunity. You should contact our office to further discuss your situation.


Question #10 – H1B Nonimmigrant Work Visa
I am here in the US on an H-1b Visa and my wife has an H-4. Can she apply for work under Obama’s new executive order?

Answer #10
At this time, we are still awaiting further details on when qualifying H4 dependents will be able to apply for employment authorization. President Obama has directed the USCIS/DHS to publish the final rule extending work authorization to the spouses (H4) of H1B Visa holders who have been approved to receive lawful permanent resident status based on employer-sponsorship. Once further details are released, we will promptly inform our readers.


MVP Law Group would like to thank everyone who contributed a question or comment.

Our next “Immigration Q & A Forum” is scheduled for Friday, December 19, 2014!

Please remember to submit your questions/comments on our H1B Visa Lawyer blog!

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2014 Statistics

December 4, 2014

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2014 statistics in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2014 statistics cover October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.

The link to each program factsheet is listed below:

Permanent Labor Certification Program – Select Statistics, FY 2014

Prevailing Wage Determination Program – Select Statistics, FY 2014

H-1B Temporary Visa Program – Select Statistics, FY 2014

H-2A Temporary Agricultural Visa Program – Select Statistics, FY 2014

H-2B Temporary Non-agricultural Visa Program – Select Statistics, FY 2014



Source of Information:

OFLC Performance Data