Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 00060101 (posted Jun. 1, 2000)"
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
March 2, 2000
The Honorable Albert Gore Jr.
President of the Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510
Dear Mr. President:
This report is submitted in accordance with the provisions
of section 414(b)(6) of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement
Act of 1998 (ACWIA). Title IV of Pub.L. 105‑277, concerning the Department
of Labor's expenditure of a portion of the special $500 filing fees paid by
employers who seek access to H‑1B nonimmigrant employees by submitting
visa petitions, requests for extensions of status, or requests for changes of
employers during the period from December 1, 1998 until October 1, 2001.
The ACWIA provision allocates 6% of these monies to the Department. The
provision directs that the entire Departmental allocation is to be used for
processing of employers' labor condition applications (LCAs) until
theDepartment is substantially
in compliance with the statutory deadline for such processing under section
212(n)(1) of the Immigration
and Nationality Act (INA) (8 U.S.C. 1182 (n) (1); thereafter, 3% is to be used
for processing and 3% is to be used for enforcement of employers' obligations
under section 212 (n) (2) of the INA (8 U.S.C.) 1182 (n) (2)) .
I hereby certify that, during calendar year 1999, the
Department substantially complied with the requirement in section 212(n)(1) of
the INA relating to the Department's certification of employers' LCAS within
seven days of their filing dates.
Alexis M. Herman