This application is submitted by the prospective employer to the U.S. DOL. During the Trump
administration, there was a slow-down of the process. It was taking up to 12 months (one full year) for such an application to be approved by the Department of Labor.
However, recently we began to see approvals of Labor Certifications within six (6) months. Hallelujah! Maybe, since it is all done electronically, they could make an effort and process such application in 3 months? (I, and all prospective employers, keep dreaming).
I did not know, and probably most people did not know, that major utility companies, those that provide water, electricity, cable, etc., were providing their customers’ information to EQUIFAX (a credit reporting company). Equifax would then create a database with names, addresses, etc. of the utility customers and sell it to interested buyers – including ICE (U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement). This was probably the easiest way for ICE to catch up with non-citizens they want to detain.
However, recently Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat from Oregon), reached an agreement with the organization of major utilities to block Equifax from selling utilities customers’ information to ICE.
May the Force be with Senator Wyden.