USCIS Stops Allowing H-1B Filings With Uncertified LCAs
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 10, 2010, that it will not extend the period in which it temporarily accepted H-1B petitions filed with uncertified labor condition applications (LCAs). USCIS explained that due to processing delays associated with the Department of Labor’s (DOL) “iCERT” online filing system, USCIS had responded to requests from the public by temporarily allowing H-1B petitions to be filed with uncertified LCAs. This temporary measure went into effect on November 5, 2009, and expired on March 9, 2010.
USCIS said that as of March 10, 2010, it is rejecting any H-1B petition filed without an LCA certified by the DOL.