Proffered Wage Must Exceed State’s Minimum Wage, Not Just the Prevailing Wage (Federal)

As DOL continues to experience delays in issuing PWD and adjudicating PERM applications, employers must be careful when setting the proposed wage during the PERM process. It must exceed not just the prevailing wage as set by DOL but also exceed the state's (where worksite is located) minimum wage. You do not want to wait 1.5 to 2 years for the PERM to be certified only to find that the I-140 was...

I-131 Re-Entry Permit Processing Times

Update November 21, 2023 There has been a noticeable consistency in the processing duration, aligning with the trends observed earlier this year. Current Processing Scenario Despite hopes for an expedited process, the I-131 re-entry permits continue to require significant time for approval. Recent Case Example: I-131 Re-entry Permit Filed: 05/09/2022 Status: Approved Approval Date: 11/11/2023...

Processing Times for Family-based petitions and applications, including I-130 and I-485

November 21, 2023 Here's another update on the processing times for family-based immigration applications, including the I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), and the I-765 (Employment Authorization Document) and I-131 (advance parole). Marriage-Based Green Card (I-130 and I-485): Filing Date: October 06, 2022 Approval Date:...