The Board of Alien Labor Certifications (BALCA) issued a new decision clarifying the regulations on recruiting steps for professional positions at 20 CFR 656.17(e)(1)(ii)(D) (participation in a Campus Career Fair) and (e)(1)(G) (Posting an ad in a college campus career placement office). In Matter of MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC, the PERM Labor Certification filed by the employer was originally denied by the Department of Labor because the DOL found that the employer did submit sufficient documentation of two of its recruitment methods: On Campus Recruiting and Campus Placement Office Advertising.
In 2012, the U.S. Department of State made international news when it refused to issue proof of U.S. Citizenship to the newborn baby of a U.S. Citizen mother. The mother had carried the baby to term, but due to issues conceiving, she had carried the fertilized egg of another woman to term. (In today's terms, she might be called a gestational mother.) The Department of State determined that since the biological mother and father of the child (the egg and sperm donors) were not U.S. citizens, the child was not a U.S. Citizen.
Houston immigration lawyer Kathryn Karam provides her thoughts on Love and Law in this month's issue of Lebanon Times Magazine.