PERM Alternatives Part II: Schedule A, Underutilized Nevermore

PERM Alternatives Part II: Schedule A, Underutilized Nevermore

PERM Alternatives Part II: Schedule A, Underutilized Nevermore (Live Seminar & Recording)
PERM Alternatives Part II: Schedule A, Underutilized Nevermore (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 09/24/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

This intermediate panel on PERM alternatives (in contrast to Part I on National Interest Waivers, considers Schedule A for certain employment-based preference cases. Schedule A is a list of pre-certified occupations with known U.S. labor shortages. In December 2023, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to update Schedule A with additional science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and non-STEM occupations. There is hope in the immigration law community that more occupations will be included on Schedule A in the future, increasing its effectiveness in the immigration practitioner’s toolbox. Learn how to use Schedule A to submit an uncertified PERM application directly to USCIS with the I-140, potentially saving attorneys and clients time and money.

Featured Topics:

  • Using the provisions of 20 CFR §§656.5 and 656.15
  • Group 1: Physical therapists and professional nurses (and potential future occupations)
  • Group 2: “Aliens … of exceptional ability in the sciences or arts”
  • DOL’s broad authority to address labor shortages through immigration pathways—e.g., Schedule A—while protecting U.S. workers

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*Richard Yemm (DL), Santa Monica, CA

*Jennifer Minear, AILA Past President, Richmond, VA

*Matthew P. Dillinger, Austin, TX

*Kruthi Vishwanath, San Ramon, CA

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