Dependents in Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visa Cases

Dependents in Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visa Cases

Dependents in Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visa Cases - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 7/27/2021
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

While the primary focus of attorneys may be on the beneficiary of a nonimmigrant visa petition, it is important to remember that moving to another county with dependent family members can be fraught with confusion and uncertainty. The faculty on this beginner to intermediate panel will address some of the most common issues our clients and their dependents face when contemplating moving to the United States, ranging from applying for a visa to the ability to work.

Featured Topics:

  • Requirements for Dependent Visa Applications
  • Married vs. Cohabiting Partner: Differences in Visa Options and COVID-Related Issues
  • Working with LGBT+ Partners/Spouses and Understanding Potential Difficulties
  • Work Authorization in the United States: Which Visas Allow It, Requirements on Arrival
  • Driver’s Licenses and Attending School for Adults and Children in Dependent Status
  • Extensions of Dependent Status, Dealing with Overstays, and Potential Unauthorized Employment

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Michael R. Jarecki (DL) AILA Board of Governors/USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Chicago, IL
Michael R. Jarecki is the principal of Jarecki Law Group, LLC in Chicago. Michael is a current elected Director of AILA’s Board of Governors and a member of the AILA USCIS HQ Committee. He has been recognized by SuperLawyers in Illinois for Immigration; the National LGBT Bar Association, an affiliate of the ABA; and, Crain’s Chicago Business, as a 2020 Notable LGBTQ Executive.

Sandra Bruno, Ithaca, NY
Sandra Bruno is a partner in the immigration group at Miller Mayer, LLP. Mrs. Bruno received her J.D. from Tulane Law School in 2008.

Daniel P. Joyce, Buffalo, NY
Daniel P. Joyce has been an AILA member since 1993. He is a former chapter chair of the AILA Upstate NY Chapter and currently serves on the Chapter’s consular liaison committee. He is a partner at the Fiegel, Carr and Joyce law firm in Buffalo NY. Dan is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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.

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