IMGs - Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Issues-Downloadable Recording

IMGs - Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visa Issues-Downloadable Recording

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Recording Date 12/8/15
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2015-12-08-DL

With the mounting shortage of physicians in the United States, hospitals and medical practices increasingly must turn to international medical graduates (IMGs) to fill their open physician positions, especially in primary care fields and medically underserved areas. Join our experts for a discussion of the latest issues facing this unique population of clients.

Featured Topics

  • Is a Waiver Needed?
  • J-1 Waivers Through Conrad State 30 and Other Interested Government Agencies (IGA)
  • Licensure, Cap Exemption, and Prevailing Wage Issues Facing H-1B Physician Employers
  • Other Nonimmigrant Visa Alternatives for IMGs: TN and O
  • Special Considerations When Filing PERM Applications for Physicians
  • National Interest Waiver for Physicians: Federal Requirements vs. Varying Treatment by the State Health Agencies

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Sarah K. Peterson Stensrud (dl), AILA Board of Governors, Minneapolis, MN
Sarah K. Peterson Stensrud is the founder of SPS Immigration PLLC in Minneapolis, MN. She focuses her practice on employment-based immigration working predominantly with physicians, academia, and high-tech companies. Sarah actively participates in AILA on both a local and national level and currently serves as an elected director on the AILA Board of Governors. She is a past chair of the Healthcare Professionals/Physicians Committee and past co-chair of the Message Center Moderators. She was selected for inclusion in the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers and as one of Minnesota Lawyer's "Up and Coming Attorneys."

Gary J. Ilagan, Houston, TX
Gary Ilagan is a Shareholder in the Corporate section of the Houston office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr. He is an experienced Immigration lawyer who has devoted his career to family-based and employment-based Immigration, I-9 compliance and Naturalization/US Citizenship. He provides innovative Immigration solutions to families and to companies and their employees in the oil and gas, engineering, healthcare, biomedical research, media, information technology, telecommunications, education, industrial services and manufacturing industries.Prior to joining Munsch Hardt, Mr. Ilagan served as the Principal of Ilagan & Associates for eight years. He also worked for one of the top boutique immigration firms in the country for six years. He is the first Houston-based Immigration attorney for Munsch Hardt. Mr. Ilagan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Asian-American Bar Association of Houston, and he is also the President of the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce Texas. He speaks frequently on Immigration issues at continuing legal education as well as community and business-related seminars.

Roy J. Watson, Jr., Cambridge, MA
Roy J. Watson Jr., Cambridge, MA, has represented companies throughout the United States in visa applications for talented foreign nationals. 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.

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