USCIS has not shut down. However, DOL is not processing LCAs. Waiting for guidance on this issue.
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We have not received any formal notification that the government will accept H1B applications without certified LCA's. We are hoping to hear something by the end of the week
The key problem is that DOL is closed. Thus, no LCA.
What did the new company's immigration lawyer say when you asked him/her this question?
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