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MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, February 16, 2018

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 13:00:33 +0000

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. […]



Visa Bulletin – March 2018

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:00:33 +0000

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin. Click the link to view the March 2018 Visa Bulletin The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating when […]



BALCA Finds Employer’s Attempts to Screen U.S. Workers Insufficient

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:00:10 +0000

The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Hardwood Floor Installer.” Upon evaluating the Employer’s Application for Permanent Labor Certification, an Audit was issued. In this Audit Notification, the CO asked the Employer to explain why US workers […]



The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) updated FY2018 Statistics (First Quarter)

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 13:00:52 +0000

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) has provided FY2018 statistics (first quarter) in the form of program factsheets for each of the major immigration programs. These updated FY2018 statistics (first quarter) cover October 2017 through December 2017. The link to each program factsheet is listed below: • Permanent Labor […]



MVP “Immigration Q & A Forum” – This Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:00:24 +0000

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 […]



BALCA Says Attempts to Explain NOF Deficiencies Are Almost Certainly Destined to Fail

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:00:08 +0000

The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA) recently affirmed the decision of a Certifying Officer (CO) to deny labor certification for the position of “Director of Sales.” After receiving & reviewing an Employer’s Application for Permanent Labor Certification, the CO denied certification of the application for multiple reasons. Most importantly, the Employer did not […]



USCIS Webinar – Overview of myUSCIS – (2-14-18)

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:00:03 +0000

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be holding a Webinar on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 between 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). The subject of the event will be an overview of myUSCIS and its newest features. Representatives from USCIS will be discussing myUSCIS and will hold a question and answer session at […]



Updated Service Center Processing Times (11/30/17)

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:00:14 +0000

Processing Time reports for all of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) Service Centers were released on 1/29/18 with processing dates as of 11/30/17. 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) […]



Visa Bulletin – February 2018

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:00:07 +0000

The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin. Click the link to view the February 2018 Visa Bulletin The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported month for: “Application Final Action Dates” (consistent with prior Visa Bulletins) and “Dates for Filing Applications,” indicating […]



BALCA on Presumption of Delivery of DOL Mail

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:00:35 +0000

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 “Maid.” After receiving & reviewing an Employer’s Application for Permanent Labor Certification, the CO denied certification. He cited the Employer’s failure to “make a selection for Section H-1” of the […]