What's the current Audit % for PERM and I-140 (Eb2/3; Chinese national)?
Are there any stats?
The chance for an EMPLOYER'S PERM to be audited, regardless of beneficiary's nationality is 50%+ in the EV-3 position category & approximately 45% or less in EB-2. Audits are by themselves tragic, except when DOL orders "supervised recruitment" months after having received the audit response from the employer.
Anecdotal experience suggests between 30 to 50% of cases end in audit. The beneficiary's nationality is not supposed to be a factor in selection.
Although apparently randomly selected, some factors that seem to precipitate an audit include entry level positions not requiring experience, I.T. positions that appear to be consulting positions rather than staff or in-house positions, and certain companies that for some reason seem to almost always receive an audit.
The employer can prepare for an audit by keeping meticulous recruitment records as per the immigration attorney's instructions. An error-free response to an audit (again, with the assistance of an immigration attorney) should result in certification.
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