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PERM cases certified 10/24/17 or later should be received within standard timelines

DOL provided Litwin & Smith a practice alert about delivery delays of up to three weeks for certified PERMs. DOL confirmed with Litwin & Smith on 10/24/17 that this issue is resolved and, though there are residual delays, PERM cases certified 10/24/17 or later should be received within standard timelines.

'Trump Immigration Principles & Policy Statement'

On Oct. 8, 2017, the White House released the promised https://www.whitehouse.gov/ make it a link named 'Trump Immigration Principles & Policy Statement' which outline the Trump Administration's position on immigration. This document is broken into three parts: 1) Border Security, 2) Interior Enforcement, and 3) Merit-Based Immigration. "The current immigration system prioritizes extended family based chain migration over skills-based immigration and does not serve the national interest. Decades of low-skilled immigration has suppressed wages, fueled unemployment and strained federal resources." Therefore, the Administration proposed establishing a merit-based immigration system that protects U.S. workers and taxpayers, and ending chain migration, to promote financial success and assimilation for newcomers.

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