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OFLC Stakeholder Engagements

Links to summaries and key takeaways from public stakeholder meetings conducted by the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC), prepared by the NAFSA ISSRP EB subcommittee.
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Proposed Revisions to Permanent Labor Certification Forms

On July 20, 2020, the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) posted a news item regarding public comment on proposed changes to the ETA 9089 permanent labor certification (PERM) form. Comments are due by September 18, 2020. Read NAFSA's comment letter (September 10, 2020)
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Proclamation Suspending Entry of Certain H, J, and L Nonimmigrants

On June 22, 2020, the president issued Proclamation 10052 titled Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak, that went into effect at at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 24, 2020. A June 29, 2020 amendment clarifies
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OFLC Announces Migration of Website to New Domain

On June 3, 2020, the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification announced that in July it will move the OFLC website to a new domain. The OFLC news item is reproduced below. June 3, 2020. OFLC Announces Migration of Website to New Domain. Please be advised that the Office of Foreign
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Coronavirus Critical Resources

NAFSA has assembled these resource links to help you navigate issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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Pre-Registration Requirement for Cap-Subject H-1B Petitioners

On January 31, 2019, DHS published a final rule governing petitions filed on behalf of H-1B beneficiaries who may be counted toward the 65,000 H-1B cap (regular cap) or the 20,000 beneficiaries with advanced degrees from U.S. institutions of higher education who are eligible for an exemption from
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