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    Hi,

    My employeer is sponsoring my green card.
    The process started Sept 2002.
    STATE LC ends Feb 2004

    I have received a letter from DOL my case was transfered to the Dallas Backlog, my company replied on Dec 2004 to continue the case.

    There is no processing time estimates anymore in the DOL web page.

    Please does anybody know when am I ghoing to get the ok for the labor cert so I can continue with the greencard INS process.

    thx
    Eric

  • #2
    Hi,

    My employeer is sponsoring my green card.
    The process started Sept 2002.
    STATE LC ends Feb 2004

    I have received a letter from DOL my case was transfered to the Dallas Backlog, my company replied on Dec 2004 to continue the case.

    There is no processing time estimates anymore in the DOL web page.

    Please does anybody know when am I ghoing to get the ok for the labor cert so I can continue with the greencard INS process.

    thx
    Eric

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    • #3
      Hi Peru

      I posted the following article before. I don't know if you've seen it before.

      1. Highlights of PERM Meeting in Chicago - Jan 2005

      The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) held its first PERM training meeting
      in Chicago, Illinois on January 11, 2005. To ensure that we stay
      abreast of the latest information on PERM, we sent an attorney from The Law
      Office of Sheela Murthy, P.C. to the session. This valuable information
      is the latest available on backlog reduction and PERM. It should help
      MurthyDotCom and MurthyBulletin readers in making their plans.

      Update on Backlog Elimination Centers

      The meeting began with a Backlog Elimination Center (BEC) update. There
      are the two BECs in Philadelphia, PA and Dallas, TX, as well as two
      "satellite" backlog centers - New York, NY (with Boston, MA) and San
      Francisco, CA. The two satellites will stay open for approximately another
      year. The oldest cases from the regional offices are at the BECs. Open
      cases at the regions are not moving to the BECs. Each BEC has
      approximately 200 contract staff members. The federal staff moved to the BECs
      from the regional offices will make all final case decisions.

      San Francisco had the largest volume of backlog cases, so 10,000 of
      their cases went to Dallas and 10,000 to Philadelphia. The DOL is using
      UPS for backlog shipments. The contract staff from Exceed Corporation is
      responsible for getting all of the cases moved to their proper
      locations. The current expectation is that there are an additional 200,000
      cases from the states beyond those moved from the regions.

      As of January 4, 2005, only 17 states had sent their backlogged cases
      that were due on December 31, 2004. This is approximately 24,000 cases.
      Larger states are slower because they have more cases to box.

      Procedures at BECs

      BEC operations have been making progress each day. There are many
      challenges because of the large volume of cases. There is a brand new
      software system that has glitches and a largely new staff that needs
      training. To date, they have sent approximately 26,000 "45-day letters." These
      are letters to potential employers essentially verifying whether or not
      the employer wishes to pursue the case. Of these, 11,000 had
      potentially unnecessary questions about the existence of the company because of
      the insufficient database that was in use. They now have other databases
      and they will continue to send out these 45-day letters. The DOL
      requests that the 11,000 letters also be answered, as this is more efficient
      than their having to send out revised letters.

      When the BEC gets a case, it goes through data entry and then the
      45-day letter is issued. When the response is received, the case is put into
      one of the 2 processing streams (RIR or Regular), and those streams are
      adjusted for FIFO (first-in / first-out order) on a routine basis.
      Information is in the process of being set up for a public system. Right
      now, the Boston and New York regional offices are the only locations with
      accurate information available to the public. The initial data entry
      that precedes issuance of the 45-day letter is under consideration for
      possibly being abbreviated so that the files may more quickly be
      identified as having arrived at the BECs. A national database is being
      implemented so that it will be possible to call one BEC and get information
      about the location of the file, regardless of which BEC has the file.

      Efforts are currently focused on data entry. It does not appear that
      cases are being processed as yet. The next step will be to share the BEC
      software with New York / Boston and San Francisco, once more of the
      programmatic problems have been worked out.

      The DOL expects backlog procedures to be fully defined by the PERM
      start date of March 28, 2005. Anything filed prior to PERM will be
      considered a part of the backlog. Backlog elimination is estimated to take
      approximately 24 to 30 months once PERM has begun. This, in part, depends
      upon the number of people re-filing under PERM.

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      • #4
        hi talisker thanks for the reply..so far I am still in the limbo. I wonder how come DOL just play with our cases and our time. Before their system I was expected to have the LC by Aug 2005 now I really do not know, even more I really donot know if they *really* receive the employer fax. Sincerely not good for an american worker because despite foreigner I consider I worked very ahrd these 4 years for my company and the US country.

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