PERM Center Processing Update

According to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the United States Department of Labor (DOL) on June 1, 2008, a change in processing between the Chicago and Atlanta PERM National Processing Centers (NPC) went into effect. Effective June 1, 2008, the Chicago NPC will complete the processing of any pending PERM cases located there, including any that were issued an audit before April 15, 2008, or which were denied and an appeal was filed before April 15, 2008. Responses to all audits and denials issued as of April 15, 2008 must be submitted to the Atlanta NPC.  According to AILA, the DOL anticipates that the Chicago NPC will not complete all the cases by June 1, 2008 but that they will complete the cases in a short period of time after June 1, 2008.