OFLC Announces Decommissioning Schedule for the iCERT System Labor Certification Registry

2020-01-27T14:52:21+00:00Jan 27, 2020|

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) is making this public service announcement to alert employers and other interested stakeholders that the iCERT System Labor Certification Registry, which provides public access to labor certification decisions in the PERM, LCA, H-2A, and H-2B visa programs, will be decommissioned. Effective February 28, 2020, members of the [...]

USCIS Announces E-Verify Records Disposal

2019-11-06T16:16:12+00:00Oct 30, 2019|

USCIS announced that on January 2, 2020, it will dispose E-Verify records that are older than 10 years, or dated on or before December 31, 2009. E-Verify employers have until December 31, 2019, to download case information from the Historic Records Report.  For more information, please see the I-9 central page.

Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the U.S. Healthcare System

2019-10-10T14:43:50+00:00Oct 10, 2019|

On 10/4/19, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending the entry of immigrants who “will financially burden the U.S. healthcare system,” effective at 12:01 am (ET) on 11/3/19. Immigrants must have approved health insurance coverage within 30 days of entry, or be able to pay for reasonably foreseeable medical costs. Please see presidential document for more [...]

BALCA Upholds Denial Based on Procedural Grounds

2018-10-25T14:53:19+00:00Oct 25, 2018|

BALCA found that when an employer requests review by BALCA, rather than filing a MTR, BALCA is only bound to consider information before the CO upon denial and the employer is prevented from supplementing the record with information. (Matter of University of California-Berkeley, 8/30/18)  Read BALCA decision(PDF).

BALCA Upholds Denial Based on Newspaper Ads with Multiple Openings

2018-09-28T16:39:38+00:00Sep 28, 2018|

BALCA found that while a single ad may be used for more than one position, it does not sufficiently apprise U.S. workers of an opportunity if it does not include the position’s title and includes a careless summary of duties and requirements. (Matter of Igate Global Solutions, 8/30/18). Read BALCA decision(PDF).

USCIS No Longer Accepting I-765 Service Requests at the 75-Day Mark

2018-06-04T14:33:35+00:00Jun 4, 2018|

AILA has received member reports that the USCIS Contact Center (formerly National Customer Service Center, or NCSC) is no longer allowing individuals to place service requests for Forms I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, that have been pending for more than 75 days unless the applications are outside of USCIS's posted processing times. Previously, USCIS had [...]

New E-Verify.gov Website a User-Friendly Source to Verify Employment Eligibility

2018-04-23T15:17:58+00:00Apr 10, 2018|

USCIS today announced the launch of new website, E-Verify.gov. This is the authoritative source for information on electronic employment eligibility verification. E-Verify.gov is for employers, employees and the general public. The user-friendly website provides information about E-Verify and Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, including employee rights and employer responsibilities in the employment verification process. E-Verify.gov [...]

Undeliverable Permanent Resident and Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents to be Destroyed After 60 Days

2018-04-04T20:41:49+00:00Apr 4, 2018|

Starting April 2, USCIS will destroy Permanent Resident Cards, Employment Authorization Cards and Travel Documents returned as undeliverable by the U.S. Postal Service after 60 business days if USCIS is not contacted by the document’s intended recipient to provide the correct address. USCIS encourages applicants to report a change of address within 10 days of [...]