Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Inadmissibility Law

Federal Judge Blocks Public Charge Inadmissibility Law

On October 11, a Federal Judge in New York enjoined and restrained DHS and USCIS from "enforcing, applying, or treating as effective" the DHS public charge final rule. The rule would affect both employment based and non-employment immigration petitions and applications alike.

The court specifically enjoined the government from implementing the use of any new or updated forms whose submission would be required under the final rule, including Forms I-129, I-485, I-539, used for temporary work visas such as the H-1B, O-1, L-1, green card adjustment of status, and dependent visas among others.

PERM Labor Certification FAQs

PERM Labor Certification FAQs

PERM Labor Certification is the first step to an employment-based green card. If you are in the United States on a temporary work visa, for example H-1B or an O visa, you may be eligible for an employment-based green card if your employer is ready to sponsor you for a permanent position. With few exceptions, all employment-based green card seekers must undergo what lawyers call “a test of the labor market.”

This blog goes over some of the frequently asked questions for those individuals starting the PERM labor certification process.