Supplemental J Form at the I-485 Stage: Planning for Changes - Recording (.MP3)

Supplemental J Form at the I-485 Stage: Planning for Changes - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 09/19/2017
02:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-09-19-DL

Form I-485 Supplement J now requires the employer and foreign national to sign (and attest to) the intent to fill the position forming the basis of the I-140 petition. In addition, the supplement requests the job title and Occupational Employment Statistics code used for the PERM application and I-140. The panelists will discuss the realistic progression of job duties over time and the impact of those changing responsibilities. They also will identify proactive steps the attorney, employer, and foreign national can take to anticipate such developments.

Featured Topics

  • Spotting Issues on the Supplemental J Form
  • Addressing a Possible Promotion Between the I-140 and I-485 Stage: In Practice and on the Form
  • What Types of Changes Are Considered Acceptable by USCIS? Which Changes Are Not?
  • Planning for Changes in the Position
    • Best Practices for Continued Eligibility
    • Strategic Initiatives at the PERM Stage to Prepare for the I-485 Filing


  • Sharon Cook Poorak is senior counsel in the Immigration Practice Group of the Atlanta office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. With over 30 years of immigration law experience, she focuses her business immigration law practice primarily on "H", "L", PERM, I-140 and related I485 issues. Ms. Poorak represents corporate clients in a wide variety of industries. Ms. Poorak previously served as Director of Education for AILA in Washington, DC and the head of the detention project for Catholic Social Services. She has been a frequent lecturer on immigration topics nationwide including at both GSU and UGA law school. Ms. Poorak has been named as a Leading Immigration Attorney by International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers; International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, and is consistently recognized by her peers in Chambers USA as being among the Best Lawyers in America.

  • Susan M. MacLean is a partner in the firm of Zulkie Partners, LLC, which specializes in business immigration law. She teaches a business immigration law course at Chicago Kent - College of Law. Susan has spoken on labor certification, H-1Bs, and other business-related issues, and has been a member of various AILA ACWIA and PERM comment teams. Ms. MacLean has served on various AILA committees and was the 2005 AILA Annual Conference Program Chair. She has served on various AILA committees, including the DOL Liaison Committee, USCIS Benefits Policy Liaison Committee, DOS Liaison Committee, Ombudsman Liaison Committee, USCIS Headquarters Liaison Committee, and the Chicago Chapter Customs & Border Protection (CBP) Committee. She is currently on the AILA USCIS Headquarters Committee and CIS Ombudsman Committee.

  • Stuart Reich is the principal of the Law Offices of Stuart J. Reich, PLLC, founded in 2003, and has been practicing immigration law exclusively since 1995. He is currently co-chair of the New York County Lawyer's Associations Immigration and Nationality Committee. He has previously served as co-chair of the Media and Advocacy Committee, the Corporate Practice Committee, and the Technology Committee for the AILA New York Chapter. Mr. Reich speaks on immigration topics frequently for AILA, the New York County Lawyers' Association, and LawLine, and has been named a "New York Super Lawyer" (2011-present), with an AVVO 10/10 rating. He is a graduate of Allegheny College and the Cleveland Marshall College of Law, and is admitted in New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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