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by Joel Stewart

Everything about PERM!

The PERM Center, privately owned and operated by Joel Stewart, P.A., offers a user-friendly portal to provide research about PERM foreign labor certification for EB2 and EB3 employment-based immigration in the United States.

Customized research is also offered upon request.

Explore the world of PERM


Hi-Tec Monthly

The Monthly features PERM research material specially tailored to Hi-Tec employers in Technology, Manufacturing, and areas of Critical Infrastructure in the U.S.A.

Community Messaging

This feature allows members to exchange research information on the site. In addition the editor will participate with comments and suggestions. 

Members will receive invitations to live Zoom conferences with opportunities to chat and speak directly in live discussions with the Editor of the PERM Center.   

Professional Associations

Alien Labor Certification Appeals

Pre-PERM Decisions 1988-2006)

Panels of Administrative Law Judges

BALCA (En Banc Decisions 2006 to Present)

Designated Panels of Administrative Law Judges

Decisions of the Administrative Review Board

Appeals From BALCA Denials

Discretionary Review by the Secretary of Labor

Modification of All PERM Cases in Progress

Other PERM Learning Materials

Office of Foreign Labor Certification

Official on-line teaching aids for stakeholders.

AILA University

A window to AILA learning materials.


A website with articles from professional authorities.


The PERM Portal prepared by Fakhoury Global Immogration provides material  for employers, HR Managers, and Stakeholders. 

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification publishes news about PERM policy and news in a chronological log of chronological log of events.. 

E-mail Bulletins

Members receive utting edge information about changes in PERM processing idirect from the editor by email subscription.

The PERM-cast

Interviews with stakeholders to discuss all things PERM.  The podcast is availabale on the PERM Center, Spotify, and Apple Podcast.

Laws & Regulations

The Immigration & Nation. Act. (INA)

Federal Law

DOL Regulations

PERM Rule 20 CFR 656 et seq.

DOL Forms

Forms 9141 & 9089

DOL Instructions

Instructions to Forms 9141 & 9089

Published Decisions

Federal Courts

Policy and Guidance

Board of Alien Labor Cert. Appeals

Review on the Record

Frequently Asked Questions

Reasonable Interpretative Guidance

Agency Comments

Comments Published in the Fed. Register

Stakeholder Meetings

Minutes from Stakeholder Meetings

Agency Memoranda

Agency Memoranda

Questions to Help Desk

Stakeholder Emails to OFLC

Letters from DOL

Letters from DOL to Specific Stakeholders.

DOL Speeches

DOL Policy Announcements at Conferences

Amicus Briefs

Persuasive Arguments by Stakeholders

Foreign Labor Application Gateway

Official Portal for Filing and Case Management

Comments in the Federal Register

Statutory construction of of the regulations.

Benefits of being a Member

The Perm Center is a one stop destination for members to gain access to invaluable information and resources.

PERM 101

A Hi-Tec update on Information Technology and STEM.

The PERM Blog

The face of PERM with thoughtful articles and insights. 

PERM Hi-Tec Monthly

Comprehensive, searchable course  material from A-Z. 

The PERM-Cast

The ultimate Podcast brings you dynamic  on the go.

PERM E-Mail Bulletins

Cutting edge content delivered directly to your mailbox.

PERM Zoom-ins

Monthly, live Zoom Conferences hosted by Joel Stewart. 

PERM Community Messaging

A community Bulletin Board for Members to exchange Ideas. 



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Assistance to find research material on a specific PERM Issue.

BALCA Decisions
Technical Issues


Joel Stewart has taken the spaghetti of all the sources on PERM: legislations, rules, FAQs, cases etc. and reintegrated them into a simple and luminously logical progression of how to do PERM. In each of the chapters, he uses articles by notable practitioners and his own extensive commentary to provide deep insights on every aspect of PERM. If you are a seasoned PERM practitioner, you will appreciate the clarity of the organization seen in the table of contents below and will discover many new insights in every chapter. For anyone relatively new to PERM, Joel Stewart serves as a trusted guide to your mastering the lay of the land of this complex area. This book belongs in the library shelf of every PERM practitioner......(ILW Publishers)

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