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Fraud Reduction Efforts in "Green Card" Processing Will Increase Costs For Employers

MSK Client Alert
August 2007

New federal regulations attempt to reduce fraud in connection with green card applications by: (1) prohibiting employers from making any amendments to or substituting employee beneficiaries of approved or pending labor certification applications; (2) mandating that employers bear all financial costs of the labor certification application; and (3) limiting the time period for filing an immigrant visa petition after approval of an application for labor certification.


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