Avoiding PERM En Route to an EB-2 or EB-3 Green Card

Avoiding PERM En Route to an EB-2 or EB-3 Green Card

Avoiding PERM En Route to an EB-2 or EB-3 Green Card - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 5/26/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Did you know it is possible to obtain an EB-2 or EB-3 approval without going through PERM? In this intermediate seminar, panelists will discuss the ins and outs of securing employment-based immigrant visas using Schedule A, Groups I and II for shortage occupations and exceptional ability individuals by obtaining a waiver of the labor market test.

Featured Topics:

  • Schedule A, Groups I and II: What’s the Difference?
  • Evidentiary Requirements for Exceptional Ability
  • Process Logistics
  • Special Considerations

AILA Membership Benefit – Access to Free Seminar Recordings (CLE Credit Available for $35)
Enjoy access to free seminar recordings (from October 2020–present) as an AILA Member. AILA encourages live attendance for those wishing to ask the speaker questions. CLE credit is included with purchase for live participants.

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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Elissa J. Taub (DL), Memphis, TN

Elissa is a partner with Siskind Susser PC where she leads the firm’s healthcare immigration practice. Elissa’s present AILA involvement includes membership on the Client Resources Committee. She previously served on the Steering Committee for the ACES Interest Group and membership on the former Healthcare Professionals Committee. Elissa received her law degree from Villanova University and her bachelor's degree from Washington University in St Louis.

Zachary R. Dussault, Charlotte, NC

Zachary R. Dussault is an attorney practicing employment-based immigration for KUSHNER and KUSHNER, P.C in Charlotte, North Carolina. Zach is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was Articles Editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a Member of the Holderness Moot Court. Zach represents multinational corporations in employment-based immigration issues across industries including recorded music, live entertainment, sports, and technology. Zach previously presented at the 2021 and 2020 AILA ACES conference, the 2019 Carolinas Chapter Conference and at the University of North Carolina School of Law on non-immigrant visas, PERM labor certification, waivers for inadmissibility, immigrant petitions for multinational executives, aliens of extraordinary ability and aliens of exceptional ability.

Maria Schneider, Cincinnati, OH

Maria has been an attorney with Musillo Unkenholt since 2011. Maria’s practice includes both business-based and family-based immigration matters. Maria volunteers and works on immigration-related causes, serving on the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Immigration Practice Group and teaching Employment-Based Immigration Law as an adjunct at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Maria was appointed to the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Board of Trustees and the Board’s Executive Committee. While attending law school, Maria served as President of the Immigrant Community Legal Advocacy Project, edited the Immigration Nationality Law Review, and worked in Washington, DC, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. Prior to joining MU, Maria was an International Services Advisor at the University of Cincinnati, where she advised students, scholars and faculty coming from abroad to study and work at UC. Maria graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 2009 and is licensed in the State of Ohio.

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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 cle@aila.org or visit AILA’s Web Seminar Recordings page for more information about receiving CLE credit for a seminar recording.