Jan 13 2006
Vermont Service Center Mistakenly Rejects 100 I-140 Petitions
Workers at the Vermont Service Center (VSC) mistakenly rejected roughly 100 1-140 petitions for immigrant workers to become permanent residents of the U.S. These petitions were rejected because they were filed with PERM Labor Certification Approvals (LCA) printed on blue paper. The workers at the VSC, who did not recognize the blue paper, were apparently unaware of required change to blue paper for LCAs.
The Vermont Center has issued specific guidelines for resubmission of these I-140 petitions. Applicants should resubmit the petitions with a colored coversheet that includes the following text in large letters: “Attention: CRU Supervisor” and “Case Improperly Rejected”. It does not matter what color the coversheet is. These petitions should be sent to a separate P.O. Box.
Only I-140 petitions erroneously rejected may be resubmitted. Applicants should also submit a letter explaining why the case was rejected. Hopefully, the VSC will be able to judiciously adjudicate these cases, and this error by VSC workers will not drastically affect too many applicants. Please keep in mind that our firm is here to help all of our clients with this or any other legal issue.