The Final Rule Affecting Highly-Skilled Workers Over One Year Later - Recording (.MP3)

The Final Rule Affecting Highly-Skilled Workers Over One Year Later - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 09/27/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-09-27-DL

The Final Rule on “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” went into effect on January 17, 2017. After almost two decades, DHS finally codified long-standing policies and practices relating to the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) and the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21). How has this Obama administration rule been implemented under the Trump administration?

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A. James Vazquez-Azpiri (DL), AILA Co-Author, Immigration Practice Under AC21, San Francisco, CA
A. James Vázquez-Azpiri counsels corporate clients on hiring and retaining foreign employees in his business immigration law practice. He advises businesses on labor certifications, specialty occupation petitions, and intracompany transfers. Clients rely on Mr. Vazquez-Azpiri for guidance through immigration law compliance during mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. He helps clients think and work proactively by providing them with traditional compliance policy reviews and audits, case management and litigation technology, and international executive travel and foreign resident worker visa processing.

Cynthia Hemphill, Washington, DC
Cynthia Hempill is a Shareholder, Vice President, and Legal Team Manager at Trow & Rahal. She has practiced immigration law for over 20 years and specializes in developing strategies to obtain nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for businesses (established and start-ups), athletes, performing artists (individuals and groups), as well as family related matters (I-129F, I-130). Cynthia is regularly recognized in prestigious legal publications including: The Best Lawyers in America, the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers (Corporate Immigration) and Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration.

Nicole Black, Los Angeles, CA
Nicole Black provides a range of immigration legal services to corporate and individual clients, including petitions for non-immigrant and immigrant status on behalf of foreign national employees. Ms. Black has an extensive background in employment-based immigration law, including petitions before the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Labor, visa processing with the Department of State, and advising companies on immigration best practices. Her expertise includes non-immigrant classifications such as H-1B, L-1, TN, E-3, J-1, and O-1, as well as Labor Certification Applications (PERM) and immigrant petitions for professionals, individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, multinational managers and executives, and EB-5 investors. Ms. Black’s experience spans a broad array of industries, including technology, finance, energy, healthcare, e-commerce, non-profit, and manufacturing.

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