On April 11, 2013, representatives from the American Immigration Lawyers
Association ("AILA") and the Department of Labor ("DOL") met to discuss the
Office of Foreign Labor Certification ("OFLC"). In this meeting, AILA
questioned whether the DOL employee furloughs that are expected to occur as a
result of sequestration will affect the processing of labor certifications at
the OFLC. The DOL stated that it has plans in place to ensure that it meets its
regulatory and statutory requirements. It is currently within its processing
time goals and is developing further plans to maintain these processing goals
when sequestration occurs. Based on these comments, we remain hopeful that
sequestration will not impact the processing of labor certification cases.

This post originally appeared at Hammond Law Group's Views blog by attorney Cadence Moore