My PERM case was recently denied. The company that sponsored me is owned by a close relative. Could that be the reason the case was denied?


Yes, if the sponsoring company is owned by someone related to the foreign national being sponsored, that definitely can lead to a denial in a PERM case. In order for the case to be approved in that situation, the employer must be able to demonstrate that the foreign national had no undue influence over the process.

That being said, the U.S. Department of Labor must provide a specific reason for the denial on the denial notice. You and your employer should review the reason for the denial with a competent immigration attorney before deciding how to proceed. (05.Mar.2018)

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