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Strategies for Maintaining Status During Lengthy Visa Backlogs

October 10, 2013
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Strategies for Maintaining Status During Lengthy Visa Backlogs

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on October 10, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Immigration reform may or may not be on the horizon. In the meantime, many foreign nationals are waiting several years for their immigrant visa number to become current. During this wait, foreign nationals are understandably anxious about maintaining their status, and positioning themselves to obtain permanent residence quickly and easily once their number becomes current. Join our experts as they discuss the latest strategies for helping a foreign national navigate these complex issues.

  • Strategies to Extend the Foreign National's H-1B Status for the Seventh Year and Beyond
  • Should the Foreign National Allow His H-1B Status to Lapse If He Has an EAD and Advance Parole?
  • Changing Employers Without Jeopardizing the Permanent Residence Case
  • Pros and Cons of Refiling the PERM and I-140 Petitions to Attain a More Advantageous Preference Category
  • Exploring EB-1 Upgrade Options for the “Extraordinary” Foreign National, “Outstanding” Professor or Researcher, or Multinational Executive or Manager


Barry Walker (dl), Tupelo, MS
Barry Walker has been an AILA member since 1991. His practice is concentrated in employment-based immigration, with an emphasis in physician immigration and hospital and clinic representation. He holds an LL.M. from Tulane University, a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University . He is a regular presenter at AILA seminars and has authored several published articles on immigration subjects.

William L. Coffman, Boston, MA
William L. Coffman is Of Counsel in the immigration section of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. He regularly serves on AILA and other continuing legal education panels on immigration law and is listed in Best Lawyers in America: Immigration Law (2013 - 2014). Bill earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center where he served on the Editorial Board of the Houston Journal of International Law.

Amanda Neher Bodine, San Diego, CA
Amanda N. Bodine is a Senior Associate with Larrabee | Mehlman | Albi | Coker LLP in San Diego, CA and has been practicing employment -based immigration law with the firm since 2005. She graduated from the California Western School of Law, cum laude, in 2004 and completed her undergraduate work at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona in 2001.

Seminar Recording

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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 "Strategies for Maintaining Status During Lengthy Visa Backlogs" audio seminar takes place Thursday, October 10, 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 10/9/2013.

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