Strategies for Oversubscribed Countries - Recording (.MP3)

Strategies for Oversubscribed Countries - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 2/23/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-02-23-DL

Beneficiaries from oversubscribed countries, such as China and India, face unique challenges with employment-based immigration. They often undergo years of waiting and multiple status extensions and transfers, which regularly present obstacles of their own. The panelists will address the unique challenges encountered by nationals of oversubscribed countries.

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Beata Leja (DL), Chicago, IL
Beata Leja is an associate attorney at the law firm of Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., in Chicago, IL. Beata's practice includes both employment- and family-based immigration law. She is an active member of the AILA Chicago Chapter. In 2015 and 2016, she was named an "Emerging Lawyer in Immigration Law" by Leading Lawyers, a distinction given to only 2 percent of lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois, and also has been recognized as a "Rising Star in Immigration" by Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2011. Beata is a 2007 graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Prior to law school, she was a teacher in the Chicago Public Schools as a corps member of the national service corps Teach for America. She has a master's of education from National-Louis University and bachelor's degrees in Spanish and international relations from the University of Southern California. She speaks Polish and Spanish.

Stephen R. Pattison, Darnestown, MD
Stephen R. Pattison is the owner of the Law Offices of Stephen Pattison, LLC, in Darnestown, MD, and represents clients in complex business immigration and consular processing cases. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Law School. Stephen spent 28 years with the U.S. Department of State as a consular officer and manager and worked in London for Magrath LLP, and in Washington, D.C. for Maggio and Kattar before opening his own offices in 2014. He is a past president of the AILA Rome District Chapter and serves on AILA’s Global Migration Section Steering Committee as well as the AILA DOS Liaison Committee.

Sandra Sheridan Reguerin, Phoenix, AZ
Sandra Sheridan Reguerin has practiced business immigration law exclusively since 1996. Prior to joining Fragomen in 2008, she was a shareholder at Littler Mendelson, and an associate at Bacon & Dear. Before that, Sandra directed the J-1 waiver practice for a physician immigration boutique firm in Northern Virginia. She has extensive experience in J-1 waivers and J-1 program administration, L-1 and O-1 visas, labor certification, permanent residency, and consular matters, as well as orchestrating large scale moves of temporary assignees for multinational companies. Sandra speaks English and Spanish.

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