Immigration Issues/Labour process

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I am Mihir and I live in NJ. My company filed GC (Labor Certification phase) in 2002. All the sites still show, NJ is still currently processing 2001. But lots of other states are either in late 2003 or even in 2004. Do you have any information about why NJ this much delayed?. I know NY is further delayed. Do you see any sign for situation will become better in coming months in NJ?.

If I get chance to move to another company in another state and start processing from there, do you think that is good option now?.

Please advise.

Regards.
Mihir


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Hi Mihir:

Processing times for all states can be checked on this website: http://www.ows.doleta.gov/foreign/times.asp

Processing times for different states depends on volume of applications and the number of employees the state has devoted to processing.

Another RIR application (also known as fast-track Labor Certification) can be filed through another state, but your employer must have an office in that particular state. A company can file RIR for you even if you are not currently employed by the company as long as the company has the intention of hiring you in the future.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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