Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

Alternatives to the H-1B Visa - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 8/3/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

With H-1B registration closed, what options are available for individuals not selected? What if your client was selected, but received a denial? The speakers for this intermediate seminar will give an overview of alternative options that will allow beneficiaries to begin employment in the United States. They also will discuss the requirements, benefits, and limitations of certain nonimmigrant and immigrant options.

Featured Topics:

  • Qualifications of H-1B Cap-Exempt Employers and Concurrent Employment
  • Continuing Work Authorization While in F-1 Status, Issues with Day 1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
  • O-1 or P-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa Considerations for Recent Graduates
  • Best Practices to Prepare for L-1 Intracompany Transferee Options
  • Country-Specific Visas: TN, E-3, H-1B1, and E-1/E-2
  • Legal Permanent Residence Options and Timing Considerations

AILA Membership Benefit – Access to Free Seminar Recordings (CLE Credit Available for $35)
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Recordings will be available approximately two weeks after the live event date. AILA members can access these seminars, with no CLE credit, for free. Recordings are CLE eligible in most jurisdictions and an administration fee is required to obtain CLE credit.

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Heather N. Segal (DL), Toronto, Canada
Heather Segal is founding partner of Segal Immigration Law. She practices exclusively in Canadian immigration law, American Consular and Border immigration law. Heather earned her law degree from Queen’s University in 1994 and a Master of Laws in Immigration from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law in 1996. She was an elected Director to the American Immigration Lawyers Association Board of Governors for last ten years.

Ellen Freeman, AILA Business Section Steering Committee, Pittsburgh, PA
Ellen Freeman has more than 20 years of practice in all facets of employment-based immigration. She works with growing organizations to advise on U.S. immigration law, strategy, compliance, and training. Her depth of experience fully supports clients moving through the challenging steps of business growth and shifting employment strategy, including forming corporate entities, establishing U.S. operations, and managing applications for temporary visas through permanent residence Ellen is highly active in immigration education and development at the national and international levels and serves in various leadership roles with AILA. She is currently a member of AILAs Business Section Steering Committee.

Khorzad Adi Mehta, AILA DOL Liaison Committee, Owings Mills, MD
Khorzad A. Mehta practices immigration law in Owings Mills, MD. He represents individuals, families and U.S. employers with employment- and family-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters. He has a special interest representing international physicians and their employers. Khorzad is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, The Ohio State University, and is admitted to the bar of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

Eligible participants can receive up to 1.8 CLE credit hours. AILA will administer CLE credit only to individuals who register and log into the web seminar. AILA cannot verify your attendance and participation in this program unless you register directly for the web seminar and use your name to log in to participate in the program. Therefore, persons who log in or listen in on the web seminar as part of a group will not be able to obtain CLE credit.

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Contact us at or visit AILA’s Web Seminar Recordings page for more information about receiving CLE credit for a seminar recording.