The Final International Entrepreneur Parole Rule – Discussion and Analysis
February 28, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EST

After years of anticipation, the Department of Homeland Security has released the proposed text of a rule seeking to allow international entrepreneurs to stay and work in the U.S. The proposed rule would allow start-up founders who are able to show significant job growth potential and attract investment to qualify to remain and work in the US for a term of two years (renewable to a maximum of five).

Dependents will be eligible to accompany the entrepreneur into the U.S. and spouses will be able to apply for an independent and unrestricted work permit.

Our office has been advocating for a start-up visa or similar benefit and, while not perfect, this proposal gets close to what many are hoping for.

Please join our attorneys for a webinar discussion and analysis of the proposed rule. Registration is FREE but space is LIMITED but please sign up early.

 

Immigration Options for F-1 Students – Life after Graduation
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EST

F-1 students are allowed to work in the United States, but only under certain conditions and in accordance with complex guidelines and restrictions issued by USCIS. This FREE webinar will discuss Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The panel will talk about immigration options for graduating students including the requirements and timelines for H-1B filings and how to obtain the Cap-Gap Relief. The webinar will present alternatives to the H-1B Visa and how to talk to a prospective employer about providing immigration support.

 

Business or Pleasure? – Issues for B Visitor Visas and the Visa Waiver Program
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EST

In view of the upcoming busy travel season, our FREE webinar will clarify the key differences and restrictions associated with entering the U.S. as a B-1 “business” visitor, a B-2 “pleasure” visitor, or entering through the ESTA (visa waiver) program. Topics will include:
• A brief overview of the B visa and ESTA programs including the recent changes and restrictions
• Nonimmigrant intent versus immigrant intent
• B-1 and ESTA permissible business activities: what is productive employment?
• Changes of Status versus Adjustments of Status
• ESTA program-specific limitations
• The consular/port-of-entry interview

 

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