Audio Seminar: The Unwritten Rules of J Visas
Immigration attorneys with clients who are training international personnel find that the J visa can offer many advantages over Hs and Bs: no restrictions on source of income, no USCIS involvement in the application process, priority visa appointments, etc. But the J visa comes with many considerations not readily found in the Department of State Regulations.
This audio seminar will cover "how it works" questions regarding SEVIS, maintaining J status, determining eligibility, determining home residency requirements, etc. It will also address some of the political considerations behind J policies.
- Why does a J visa applicant need a designated sponsor?
- What's involved in being a J visa sponsor?
- Why do different sponsors have different application processes?
- Who provides financial support for J program participant in the United States?
- How much funding is enough/too much?
- What is SAVE and what does it have to do with J-1 compensation?
- Who determines in rule 212 (e), two year home residency requirement applies?
- Who determines what subject codes are on the DS-2019 and where do they come from?
- Why are some occupations excluded from intern and training J programs?
- Why do the "unwritten rules" keep changing?
The "Late-Breaking Seminar: The Unwritten Rules of J Visas" Audio Seminar takes place Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the times noted below:
2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time
Noemi Masliah, New York, NY
Born in Havana, Cuba, Noemi Masliah immigrated with her family to the United States as a child and grew up in New York City. She attended Queens College and Yeshiva University Cardozo Law School. Ms. Masliah has practiced immigration law since 1980 and has worked extensively in all aspects of immigration law becoming a recognized expert in the field with frequent speaking engagements, written articles, interviews and panel discussions at legal conferences and law schools. Her practice areas include routine and complex employment immigration cases for permanent and non-permanent work visas, including national interest waiver, alien of extraordinary ability and other non-labor certification. Ms. Masliah advises corporate clients on compliance with immigration law and regulations. Ms. Masliah is also a co-founder of the DOMA Project.
Kristen A. Harris, Chicago, IL
Kristen A. Harris is a partner of Rubman and Compernolle, a boutique immigration law firm. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Yale University (B.A., M.A.) and holds a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Ms. Harris writes and speaks frequently regarding business immigration issues. She chairs the Advocacy Committee of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce, a national organization. She also currently serves on the USCIS District Director's Liaison Committee and has previously served on the Customs and Border Patrol Liaison Committee. She previously chaired the Chicago Bar Association's Immigration and Nationality Law Committee. Her practice has served foreign-born professionals, their employers and their families across the U.S.
Lois Magee, Washington, DC
Lois C. Magee was named Director of the American Immigration Council's Exchange Visitor Program in January 2006. Ms. Magee has been affiliated with a number of citizen exchange organizations including the International Christian Youth Exchange, AFS Intercultural Programs, and the YMCA International Branch. She has worked with and written on J-1 visa programs for over twenty years. Ms. Magee holds a Master's degree in International Administration from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT.
There is no fee to participate, but registration is required.
Toll-free number provided for callers in the U.S. Callers outside the U.S. should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to connect to the call and additional direct dial charges that apply.
Registration Deadline: The deadline to register is Tuesday, March 29, at 11:59 pm eastern time.
Confirmations: Registrants will receive confirmation of their participation via email the day before the session starts. No additional notices will be provided.
This seminar offers you a cost-effective and convenient way to stay current on the immigration issues that matter most. Discussions are lead by practitioners with extensive experience in the subject matter being presented.
From the convenience of your home or office, you can dial in and listen to the discussion. There is time at the end of the Audio Seminar devoted to a Q&A session. Questions for consideration can be emailed to the faculty in advance of the Audio Seminar.