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Focus: Physician Immigration For Experts
Thursday, November 29 is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, November 29 phone session of "J-1 Waivers" with Greg Siskind, Kristen Harris, Elahe Najfabadi, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 29 - J-1 Waivers

  • The state of play - major program changes, slot usage trends and more
  • The plight of the J-2 - challenges facing spouses and children
  • Not quite over - re-triggering 212(e); procuring second waiver approvals
  • Transferring employers before the waiver requirements are satisfied

SECOND Phone Session on December 27 - H-1Bs

  • The Texas license rule - how it works; the beginning of a trend?
  • Cap exemption challenges for the IMG
  • Running out of time - strategies for extending the IMG's H-1B beyond six years
  • Alternatives to the H-1B

THIRD Phone Session on January 3 - Green Cards and Legislative Developments

  • PERM versus NIW - choosing the best strategy for your client
  • Green card backlog strategies
  • STEM legislation
  • Budget cutting and IMGs - GME training slot cuts, federal J-1 waiver program eliminations
  • IMG reforms - S. 1979 and the new Congress
Thursday, November 29 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online:
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