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Focus: Physician Immigration For Experts Seminar is proud to announce our newest phone seminar series, "Physician Immigration For Experts" at a discounted price. Now, for the price of one, you will be able to listen to all three sessions. Stephen Jeffries will be the Discussion Leader and other speakers include Robert Aronson, Roberta Freedman, Wendy Hess, Nathan Waxman, and more to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on September 26 - H-1B and Alternatives to the J

  • The H-1B physician. Licensing and exam requirements and exceptions for researchers and physicians of national or international renown
  • The H-1B physician. Licensing and exam requirements and exceptions for researchers and physicians of national or international renown
  • Strategies to extend the H-1B beyond six years
  • Non-immigrant alternatives including O-1, TN, E-1 and E-2
SECOND Phone Session on October 10 - The J Physician

  • Types of J and determining if the foreign residence requirement applies
  • Waiver strategies including the "no objection letter," interested government waivers, hardship and persecution waivers, HHS waivers and asylum and commuting
  • Alternatives for the J physician who is subject including O-1, TN, H in limited circumstances and the E-1 and E-2 visas

THIRD Phone Session on November 7 - Legal Permanent Residence for Physicians

  • Labor Certification (Timing, licensing and board eligibility requirements)
  • EB1 NIW and OR ; NIW based upon five year commitment to underserved areas
  • Special strategies including EB-5 and asylum

For additional information and to register, please see:
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Immigration Law Certificate
Classes offered both online and in-person. Master the complex and ever changing maze of immigration policies and regulations with the Immigration Law Studies Certificate Program offered by CUNY's School of Professional Studies. This graduate-level certificate program, consisting of (3) three-credit classes, offers students who complete it a comprehensive understanding of the laws, regulations, and processes surrounding the status of immigrants in the US, including family and employment-based immigration and deportation defense. It is designed for individuals working in law firms, companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations where they interact with immigrants and immigrant legal concerns on a regular basis and would therefore benefit from greater knowledge of the laws and regulations surrounding immigration. For more information on class schedules, tuition and fees, course applications and to register, see here

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Council Name Change
To better reflet its mission and service to its members, American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) has changed its name to the Council for Global Immigration. Since its founding in 1972, ACIP has been a top resource on employement-based immigration. The corporate name change ispart of a strategic brand initiative that includes the release of a 2013 Immigration Benchmarking Survey and an updated website, The name change takes effect today.

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