J-1 Waiver Essentials - Recording (.MP3)

J-1 Waiver Essentials - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 12/19/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2017-12-19-DL

The J-1 two-year home residency requirement can be a devastating block to those who wish to apply for a change of status or adjustment of status in the United States, or obtain a new immigrant or nonimmigrant visa at a consulate. With few exceptions, most J-1 exchange visitors with the INA §212(e) home residency requirement must file a waiver before they can apply for another status or visa. Join our expert panelists for a discussion of the essential elements of a J-1 waiver and the latest issues facing exchange visitors.

Featured Topics

  • Is a Waiver Needed?
  • Basis for Waivers
  • The Role of the DOS Waiver Review Division
  • Specific Considerations for Physicians and International Medical Graduates
  • Special Considerations for Spouses and Minor Children
  • Other Issues Relating to J-1 Waivers: New Proposed Rule on Summer Work Travel Program

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Kristen A. Harris is the principal of Harris Immigration Law, LLC. She is a graduate of Yale University (B.A., M.A.) and the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Harris currently serves AILA as a member of the executive board of the Chicago Chapter. She was previously selected as among the top "40 Under Forty" attorneys to watch by the Law Bulletin Publishing Co. from a field of 1,200 attorney nominees. Ms. Harris' practice serves employers, professionals, and families across the United States.

Jennifer Minear is a director with McCandlish Holton, PC in Richmond, VA. Her business immigration practice focuses on physician immigration, as well as the representation of other professionals and their employers in employment-based immigration matters. Ms. Minear is a frequent panelist at national and international conferences and CLEs and the author of numerous articles on physician immigration and other topics. A cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, she is among the Who's Who Law list of corporate immigration attorneys and was named an "Influential Woman of Virginia" by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Ms. Minear is also the 2014 recipient of the Susan Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award and currently serves as Second Vice President on the AILA national Executive Committee.

Michelle Salter is a senior associate in the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Her practice concentrates on business immigration for employers across the United States and representation on individual professionals seeking J-1 waivers.

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