As the U.S. Federal Government shutdown continues, employers are beginning to see the impact of the shutdown on some of the most common types of nonimmigrant visa petitions.
Although U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (CIS) continues to receive and adjudicate petitions and applications for immigration benefits, some CIS filings are being delayed due to the impact of the shutdown on U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) functions. The DOL adjudicates Labor Condition Applications (LCA), which must be certified by the DOL before H-1B and H-1B1 petitions can be filed with the CIS and before E-3 petitions and applications can be filed with the CIS or with the U.S. Consulate abroad.
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