Newsletter - April 2010

Newsletter - April 2010
April 1, 2010
PERM Supervised Recruitment
Due to the high rate of unemployment, Department of Labor (DOL) has suggested it will subject more Labor Certification (PERM) cases to "supervised recruitment."

Supervised recruitment is one of the tools DOL uses to protect the integrity of the PERM program. Against this backdrop, employers need to understand what supervised recruitment is and prepare for additional recruitment steps and delays. (more)

Fiscal Year 2011 H-1B Cap
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that as of April 22nd, it received approximately 16,025 H-1B petitions against the annual cap of 65,000. USCIS also confirmed that it received 6,739 petitions against the additional 20,000 H-1Bs set aside annually for candidates with either a Master's or Ph.D. from a U.S. university. (more)

Fiscal Year 2009 H-1B Petitioners
Curious about which companies received H-1B approvals, and how many, in FY2009? USCIS released a list of petitioners who received an approval in FY09, requesting initial H-1B status for the beneficiary. This list is not 100% accurate as approximately 3,000 initial H-1B petitions were not accounted for due to missing petitioner tax ID numbers. (List)

International Travel Tip:
How to record departure from the United States after the fact
If you fail to turn in your I-94 when departing the US and return to your home-country with your Form I-94 (white) or Form I-94W (green) in your passport, it is possible that your departure was not recorded properly. (more)

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