Immigration Options for Physicians, 3rd Ed.

Immigration Options for Physicians, 3rd Ed.

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Release Date 7/1/09
ISBN 978-1-57370-250-8
Length 420 pages
Format Print
SKU 52-50

Original price for AILA Members - $84, Sale price now $75
Original price for non-members - $135, Sale price now $125

Immigration Options for Physicians, now in its third edition, is designed to lead practitioners through the process of immigration for physicians, and offers progressive legal interpretations and practice pointers for sophisticated and complex immigration concerns.

As part of "AILA's Occupational Guidebook Series," Immigration Options for Physicians contains articles on:

  • Physician Labor Certifications
  • Getting the Green Card on the Five Year Plan: National Interest Waivers for Clinical Physicians
  • EB-1-2 Outstanding Researcher Cases for Academic Physicians
  • J-1 Issues Within a Graduate Medical Education (GME) Context
  • Practical Guide to Conrad Waivers: Thirty, ... Two, One, Gone!
  • H-1B Visas and Physicians and more

"Beyond the historical perspectives, this volume contains several practical guides to securing waivers through the various interested government agencies, including the Appalachian Regional Commission, the Delta Regional Commission, the Veterans Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services (for both clinicians and researchers), as well as the various states' Conrad programs."

-Editor-in-chief, Margaret A. Catillaz

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Margaret A. Catillaz is a partner in the law firm of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP in its Rochester, NY, office, where she heads the firm's immigration practice group. The firm also has offices in Buffalo and Albany, NY, and in Naples, FL. Ms. Catillaz is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (2000–01) and has served as a member of AILA's Board of Governors since 1989. Named to Best Lawyers in America, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Chambers & Associate and Super Lawyers (all peer-reviewed nominations) for her work in immigration law, Ms. Catillaz is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States and internationally on business immigration issues. She was editor-in-chief of Immigration Options for Physicians, 2nd Ed. (AILA 2004) and has authored numerous articles, including a chapter in Professionals: A Matter of Degree (AILA 4th Ed.) and a chapter in Immigration Law Client Strategies (Aspatore 2008). Ms. Catillaz successfully challenged the constitutionality of New York State's discriminatory licensure statute as it related to foreign veterinarians in federal district court. (Kirk vs. NYS Department of Education et. al.) She represents hospitals, academic institutions, multinational companies, small businesses, and individuals on immigration matters including work visas, permanent residence, citizenship, and government immigration compliance issues.

Rita Sostrin ( practices immigration law at Wolfsdorf Immigration Law Group, one of the largest immigration firms in the United States with offices in Santa Monica and New York City. She is listed in An International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and the Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers, California Edition, and is a frequent speaker and author on employment-based immigration law topics. Ms. Sostrin's practice is focused on immigration of international medical graduates, and she represents several academic institutions, hospitals, and scientific laboratories around the United States. She is the current vice-chair of AILA's Board of Publications and senior editor of the Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook.

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