Scholars to Dollars—(Non-H-1B) Strategies for Foreign Students-Downloadable Recording

Scholars to Dollars—(Non-H-1B) Strategies for Foreign Students-Downloadable Recording

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Recording Date1/20/15
CLE EligibleYes
Length90 min.
FormatWeb Seminar
H-1B status is not an option for all foreign students graduating from U.S. colleges and universities. Some may have had H-1B petitions that were not selected in the lottery. Others may have training options. Some may have an entrepreneurial spirit and desire to invest or start a business in the United States. Learn the key issues for strategies and alternatives to consider for foreign students.

Key Topics Include

  • CPT, OPT, STEM, TPS: EAD Options for Initial/Subsequent Degree Programs
  • Cap Gap Employment: Timing and Other Considerations
  • Starting a Business and Investing: E-1/E-2, and Other NIV Categories
  • Married Students: Employment Through a Spouse
  • H-3, J-1, B-1 in Lieu of H-3: Post-graduation Training Options
  • Extraordinary and Outstanding Categories: Overcoming the Bias Against Recent Graduates

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Roy J. Watson Jr. (dl), Cambridge, MA
Roy J. Watson, Jr., has represented companies throughout the United States in visa applications for talented foreign nationals since 1975. Mr. Watson has served in an executive capacity for all of the major bar associations and was the founder and chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Immigration Law Committee. Mr. Watson has previously served as chair of the New England Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and, as such, also served on the Board of Governors for AILA National. During close to 40 years of practice, he has served on a variety of specialty Committees and is a respected author and presenter on business immigration. Mr. Watson has been invited to speak on U.S. Immigration Law by numerous national and international organizations, including the American Law Institute - American Bar Association (ALI-ABA). He is also the creator of the Immigration Case Reporter published by Matthew Bender.

Susan S. Im, Grand Rapids, MI
Susan S. Im is President of ImLaw, PC and has practiced immigration law for over 17 years, with a focus on employment-based immigration. She is a past chair of AILA's Michigan Chapter and has served on AILA's NSC Liaison Committee from 2013 - present. Ms. Im received the "Leading Lawyers" distinction in 2014 and earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in 1994 and B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1991.

Lorina A. Tester, Salt Lake City, UT
Lorina A. Tester is an accomplished attorney with expertise in federal business immigration law. Prior to opening her own law office, Ms. Tester was Associate General Counsel for the University of Utah for seven years where she provided legal advice on all immigration matters and supervised I-9 matters for approximately 15,000 employees by managing federal audits and investigations and implementing an electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify program.

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