F-1 Foreign Student Issues for Employers - Recording (.MP3)

F-1 Foreign Student Issues for Employers - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 09/12/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-09-12-DL

With international interest in U.S. academic institutions continuing to grow, students from abroad represent a source of highly skilled talent for U.S. businesses and the economy. However, navigating the complexities of on-campus recruitment and the limitations of curricular (CPT) and optional (OPT) practical training is difficult. As hiring managers and executives demand certainty for their work force, human resources professionals and their immigration counsel need to have employer short– and long-term plans in place. The panelists will advise on how best to achieve this, discussing potential strategies for hiring and retaining foreign students throughout their programs of study and upon graduation.

Featured Topics

  • From Interview to Green Card: Form I-9 and Employment Eligibility Verification Issues
  • Employment Eligibility of Foreign Students Throughout Their Studies: CPT/OPT
  • STEM OPT Extensions and Training Plans
  • Post-Graduation Nonimmigrant Visa Employment Options: H-1B, TPS, O-1, J-1, H-1B1/E-3
  • Bridging the Gap to LPR Status During the STEM OPT Period for Non-Retrogressed Countries
  • Tax Issues for Students: SSN and FICA Differences


  • David Ware has practiced immigration and nationality law since 1982, with a consistent academic focus. His firm's national presence includes offices in New Orleans, Denver, and Seattle. Mr. Ware is active in AILA, NAFSA, the FBA, and NACUA, and is a frequent speaker and author on immigration topics nationally and internationally. He currently serves on AILA's DOL Liaison Committee, and on the Board and Annual Conference Committee of the FBA's Immigration Law Section. Mr. Ware recently received the ILS's Lawyer of the Year Award.

  • Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell has been an associate at Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. since 2010. She has been named a "Rising Star in Immigration" by Super Lawyers Magazine each year since 2014. Her primary area of practice is employment-based immigration, including nonimmigrant ( RIZWAN HASSAN: "nonimmigrant" is one word per AILA Style. Same for "noncitizen.") visas, PERM labor certification, and immigrant petitions. Her practice also covers immigration Form I-9 compliance as well as family-based immigration and citizenship. Ms. Tyrrell works with a wide variety of clients, including multinational corporations, telecommunications companies, manufacturing companies, architecture firms, religious organizations, law firms, and trading firms. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2009.

  • Lucy G. Cheung is a partner at Goldstein and Cheung LLP, an NYC law firm dedicated to the practice of immigration law. Ms. Cheung practices general immigration law with a focus on EB-1, EB-2, business, corporations, international students and scholars, educational institutions, and family immigration issues. She is an active member of the AILA Distance Learning Committee Business Team, as well as many committees within the AILA New York Chapter. Ms. Cheung is currently the past chair for NAFSA: Association of International Educators' Region X (NY/NJ). She previously held the position of Regulatory Ombud for Scholar Issues for NAFSA Region X. She has been named a "Rising Star" in the Super Lawyer Metro New York listing since 2015.

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