More time for FY20 CW renewals

Sep 30, 2019
As of Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor has issued temporary labor certifications for 5,572 renewals of existing CW permits. But with 2,864 certifications still pending, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has granted extra time—up to Nove
More time for FY20 CW renewals

Employers, who have not yet received the temporary labor certifications required to renew their employees’ CW permits for fiscal year 2020, will get extra time. USCIS called on Tuesday to say they will accept a renewal application, even after the current CW permit expires, if the current permit expires on or after September 1, and if the renewal is accompanied by an approved temporary labor certification for fiscal 2020. The CW renewal must be received by USCIS within 30 days of issuance of the certification but not later than November 1. This is good news for the 2,864 workers still waiting for temporary labor certifications, who will not have to leave the Marianas, and for their employers. As of Wednesday, 5,572 TLCs for renewals have been approved. Earlier this week, I wrote to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenancontinuing my efforts over the last months to get this kind of relief for workers and the businesses that employ them. I very much appreciate his response, and the work of his staff on this issue, as I said in my thank you note on Wednesday.