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H-1B RFE Trends and Strategies for Winning at CSC, NSC, TSC, and VSC

August 4, 2020
Web Seminar

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Presented 8/4/2020
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2020-08-04

Immigration practitioners continue to receive high rates of RFEs on H-1B amendments, extensions, and change of employer petitions. Furthermore, due to internal redistribution among service centers to rebalance workloads, attorneys may see their cases assigned to an unfamiliar service center. Our experts will discuss the types of RFEs they are seeing at each service center, and will impart RFE response strategies, tips, and tricks that have been successful.

Featured Topics

  • Tips to Minimize Chances of Getting an RFE: Course Correlation Charts, No Change vs. Change in Previously Approved Employment, etc.
  • SOC Job Titles Still Under Attack: How Do You Get These Challenging Cases Approved?
  • What If USCIS Deems the SOC Code Selected as Incorrect?
  • Latest Trends in RFE Topics: Unrelated Degrees, Sufficient Specialty Occupation Work Available, Employer-Employee Relationship, Level 1 and Level 2 Prevailing Wages, etc.
  • What Supporting Evidence Works? Are Expert Opinions and Detailed Course Evaluations Worth Obtaining?
  • The Impact of COVID-19 on H-1B RFE Trends

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Susan S. Im (DL), AILA USCIS Service Center Operations Liaison Committee Chair, Grand Rapids, MI

Susan Im is founder of ImLaw, PC and has practiced exclusively immigration law for more than 20 years, with a focus on employment-based immigration. Susan has served as Chair of the AILA Service Center Operations (SCOPS) liaison committee from June 2019 through the present. She previously served as Vice Chair of the SCOPS liaison committee from 2017-2019. Susan served on AILA’s Nebraska Service Center (NSC) liaison committee from 2013-2017, AILA’s USCIS Ombudsman liaison committee from 2015-2017, and as AILA Michigan’s Chapter Chair from 2011-2013. In 2019, Susan Im received the “Best Lawyers” designation by U.S. News & World Report and the “Leading Lawyers” distinction in 2019, 2018, and 2014. Susan has also served as a faculty member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE), where she has regularly presented on business immigration topics.

Joseph John Shepherd, AILA CSC Liaison Committee Chair, New York, NY

JJ Shepherd is a Senior Associate at Fragomen’s New York office. JJ serves as the Chair of the AILA California Service Center Liaison Committee and is a member of the AILA Service Center Operations Liaison Committee. He has authored numerous articles and practice pointers published by AILA and is frequently invited to speak at national conferences and seminars regarding current trends and best practices in U.S. immigration law and policy.

Eric M. Dominguez, Costa Mesa, CA

Eric Dominguez is a partner at David Hirson & Partners, LLP where his team provides immigration counsel for businesses in a variety of industries. He currently serves as chair of the Immigration Section for the Hispanic National Bar Association and Congressional Advocacy Liaison for AILA Southern California. He is former Chair of the Orange County Bar Association, Immigration Section and former president of the Orange County Bar Hispanic Bar Association.

Sonal J. Mehta Verma, Rockville, MD

Sonal J. Mehta Verma is the Founding Member of the Immigration Practice group at Nankin & Verma, PLLC, based in Rockville, MD, focusing her practice on business immigration matters. Ms. Verma has been a panelist at local, national, and international AILA conferences, and often lectures about immigration law to interested groups. A former Washington, DC Chapter chair, she has been chosen to serve AILA on various local and national committees over the past 20 years.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.
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Nonmember Law Students $199
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The H-1B RFE Trends and Strategies for Winning at CSC, NSC, TSC, and VSC web seminar takes place Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 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 August 3, 2020.

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