Nonimmigrant Options for Teachers-CD

Nonimmigrant Options for Teachers-CD

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Nonimmigrant Options for Teachers

This 90 minute audio seminar was originally presented August 26, 2010.

This panel will navigate the immigration options for teachers in the pre-school, elementary and high school settings including the H-1B, J-1, H-3, Q-1 and TN nonimmigrant visas.

  • Teaching Positions That Meet the H-1B Specialty Occupation Criteria
  • Qualifying under the H-1B Cap Exemption
  • Licensure Issues for the Public and Private School
  • Challenges in Preparing the LCA and H-1B Petition-Unions, Summer Vacation, Intermittent Work Schedules for Substitutes, Finding an Acceptable Wage Survey
  • Requirements and Limitations of the J-1 Teacher Category
  • Requirements and Limitations of the H-3 Trainee/Special Education Category
  • Alternative Nonimmigrant Options Including the Q-1 and TN

AILA has not applied for and is not administering CLE credit for this OnDemand program. However, CLE self-study credit may be available in your jurisdiction. Please check your jurisdiction’s CLE rules on the AILA CLE Center for more information.


David N. Simmons, Denver, CO

David N. Simmons obtained his J.D. from the University of Denver in 1985, and has a solo practice in Denver, Colorado. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, teaching immigration law in both English and Spanish. He is a former chapter chair of the AILA Colorado chapter, and former AILA/NSC Liaison committee member. He served the Civil Air Patrol (USAF Auxiliary) as both Wing (State) and National Legal Officer. Active in pro-bono and community education efforts, he has worked with the Consulates General of Mexico, Guatemala and Peru in Denver. He appears regularly on English and Spanish media and frequently lectures and writes on immigration law.

Elizabeth Goss, Boston, MA

Elizabeth A. Goss specializes in the representation of physicians, researchers, trainees, and students in the higher education, healthcare and the biopharma/biotech fields securing their temporary and permanent visas. In addition, she has extensive experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial ventures in a wide array of immigration matters. Ms. Goss previously served as Tufts University’s Foreign Student & Scholar Advisor /Director of the International Affairs Office for the Health Sciences campus and affiliated hospitals.

David A.M. Ware, Metairie, LA

David A.M. Ware graduated from Yale University in 1977, summa cum laude, completed his JD at the University of TX in 1981, and began his own practice in 1982. Mr. Ware is active in AILA and NAFSA. He has held an AV rating for many years, and was recently elected to Who’s Who International’s Top Corporate Immigration Attorneys, fewer than 300 in the US. He has repeatedly been selected by New Orleans and City Business magazines as among the top attorneys in Louisiana. Mr. Ware has authored many articles, including several for AILA, and maintains a busy speaking schedule. He formerly taught immigration law at Southern and Loyola University Schools of Law.

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