Updates on the Government Reopening: iCERT and PERM Restored

DOL: The PERM system was restored as of 12:30pm ET.

DOL: iCERT has been restored as of 11am ET but due to what is most likely going to be a high volume day, users may experience slowness with the system. Members also report receiving LCAs and prevailing wage determinations. The PERM system was still unavailable as of 11am ET.

CIS Ombudsman: Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman’s Case Assistance webpage has been restored.

USCIS: USCIS alert that E-Verify has resumed operations following the federal government shutdown, and all E-Verify features and services are available. Alert includes Q&As regarding how the shutdown affected E-Verify and Form I-9.

EOIR: EOIR alert that detained cases will be heard as scheduled. However non-detained cases scheduled for 10/17/13 will be rescheduled for a future date. Effective 10/18/13, all non-detained case dockets will proceed with all scheduled cases. BIA and OCAHO have also returned to normal operations.


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