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Labor Certification approved after first denial: EB-2 Case Study

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A man from S. Korea was offered a job as an accountant at a beauty supply company in Georgia and our office was hired to work on his labor certification, I-140 and EB-2 Green Card (Employment Based Immigration) for our client and his family. Together with the alien and company, we placed job advertisements to test the market and all the required steps in order to process the labor certification. We were able to file the labor certification on November 10, 2014 after no qualified US workers were found. But rather than accepting the request, the DOL (Department of Labor) then audited the labor certification (they sent us a list of detailed information they needed). We filed our audit response and then received news that the labor certification was denied.

CNS Approach & Solution

CNS conducted a quick review about the whole case and identified the areas where we had to work so as to make the process, as smooth as possible. 
CNS provided an Immigration Paralegal Team who after careful review, found that the DOL had erroneously denied the labor certification, so we filed a reconsideration. The denial was overturned, and the labor certification was approved. This was great news to get the certification after a long process. We are now able to file the I-140 and Green Cards. Out Attorneys were happy to see our hard work and dedication towards minute details which later on led to approval of the appeal.

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