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Religious Workers: Issues and Strategies for R-1 and EB-4 RFEs

July 23, 2013
Audio Seminar

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Religious Workers: Issues and Strategies for R-1 and EB-4 RFEs

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on July 23, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

What type of USCIS response should you expect when filing a Petition for Nonimmigrant Religious Worker (R-1/I-129) or Immigrant Religious Worker Petition (EB-4/I-1360)? This seminar discusses common Requests for Evidence (RFEs), secondary documentation, and timing consequences of RFEs on R-1 extensions and EB-4 filings.

  • Proof of Tax-Exempt Status --The IRS Determination Letter and Group Ruling
  • Salaried and Non-salaried Compensation --Proof of Payment or Financial Support
  • Site Visits: Actual vs. Virtual
  • Filing the I-129 and I-360 Simultaneously --Timing Considerations on Extensions and Delayed or Pending I-360
  • Updates and Life Expectancy of the R-1 and EB-4 Programs (Public Law 112-176, September 28, 2012, and Comprehensive Immigration Reform)


Michael C. Runde (dl), Milwaukee, WI
Michael C. Runde is a shareholder of Hochstatter, McCarthy, Rivas & Runde, S.C in Milwaukee. His practice is focused on employment immigration, including religious worker issues. Mr. Runde is a past AILA Wisconsin Chapter Chair and he has served on a number of AILA committees, including the Religious Worker Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School and is listed in Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.

Annigje Buwalda, Fairfax, VA
Annigje Buwalda founded the law firm, Just Law International, PC in 1996, an immigration law firm. The firm primarily deals with U.S. business visas, religious worker visas, family-based petitions, asylum and refugee cases. Ann is admitted to the Virginia and Pennsylvania Bars, and has been an AILA member since 1992. She was an adjunct professor of Immigration Law at Regent University in 1996. In 1990, Buwalda graduated from Regent University School of Law.

Sandra M. Wagner, San Diego, CA
Sandra M. Wagner is the principal attorney of Law Offices of Sandra M. Wagner in San Diego, CA and an adjunct faculty member of the University of San Diego. Her office handles religious worker cases, as well as citizenship, family and employment-based matters. She serves on the San Diego AILA Chapter Advocacy Committee and national AILA Finance Committee. She is a two-term past President of AILA San Diego Chapter and a past member of national AILA Religious Workers Committee and CSC Committee.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Religious Workers: Issues and Strategies for R-1 and EB-4 RFEs" audio seminar takes place Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 7/22/2013.

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