Maintaining Work Authorization in a World with Visa Retrogression
September 12, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
As the employment-based visa backlogs increase, practitioners need to be aware of options for employees and applicants from affected countries. Our panel of experts will share strategies for dealing with these visa backlogs.
- Permanent Residence Options and Strategies for TN Holders Whose Country of Birth Is Usually Subject to Retrogression (i.e., China and India)
- NIV and IV Options for L-1B Holders from Backlogged Countries
- Strategies to Manage Visa Retrogression in the EB-1 Category
- Upgrading/Downgrading Among EB Categories: Procedures and Recommendations for Success
- Tips and Reminders: Cross-Chargeability, Job Changes, Interfiling a Spouse’s I-140 Petition on a Pending I-485 (When the Spouse Has a Better Priority Date), INA §245(k), etc.
Jeff Joseph is founder and Senior Partner of Joseph Law Firm, P.C. He is the Director of Corporate Immigration, Worksite Enforcement and Employer Compliance. He is a past Chapter Chair of the Colorado Chapter of AILA and served for 6 years as director on the AILA National Board of Governors. In 2004, he received the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award from AILA. In 2009-2020, he was selected for inclusion into the Best Lawyers in America, and in 2016, Best Lawyers named Mr. Joseph as the Best Lawyer in Denver. In 2006 through 2018, Mr. Joseph was named a Colorado Superlawyer by Colorado Superlawyer Magazine. 5280 Magazine also named Mr. Joseph a “Top Lawyer” for 2006 through 2020. Joseph Law Firm has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Tier I Law Firm in the field of immigration law. Mr. Joseph is an adjunct professor of immigration law at the University of Denver College of Law. He is bilingual in Spanish.
Robin O'Donoghue has maintained a business and family immigration practice since 1997. Robin served on the Executive Board of AILA’s New England Chapter from 2004-10, as Chapter Chair from 2008-09. From 2009-13, Robin served on AILA's Annual Conference Program committee (Conference Chair 2013). Robin currently serves on the AILA/USCIS HQ Liaison Committee and has previously served on the AILA/SCOPS Liaison Committee (Vice Chair), on the VSC Liaison Committee and on the Business Immigration Committee.
Eric Ledbetter is a partner in the Chicago office of the law firm Quarles & Brady. His practice focuses on employment-based immigration, I-9 and E-Verify compliance. Eric is a frequent speaker and writer on immigration topics. He has served on national AILA liaison committees for the U.S. Department of Labor and the USCIS - California Service Center. Eric currently serves on several committees for the Chicago Chapter of AILA including the Finance/Budget Committee for which he is the Chair. Eric earned his law degree in 2006 from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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The Maintaining Work Authorization in a World with Visa Retrogression web seminar takes place Thursday, September 12, 2019, 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
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