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Focus: Seminar - Physician Immigration for Experts
The second session of the seminar series, "Physician Immigration for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, December 3rd. The Discussion Leader is Robert Aronson and other speakers for this series include Loan Huynh, Elahe Najfabadiand, Brian Schmitt, Debra Schneider, and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - Waiver Program (Discussion Leader: Debra Schneider)
(You will receive a CD-ROM of this session)

  • How to assess and discuss persecution/hardship waiver strategies with a client
  • Pros and cons of IGA waivers vs. persecution/hardship waivers
  • When would asylum be a better option

SECOND Phone Session on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - H-1B Workaround Program (Discussion Leader: Robert Aronson)
  • Creative strategies for establishing affiliation with institutions of higher education
  • Alternative options to H-1B sponsorship

THIRD Phone Session on Thursday, January 7, 2015 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern Time) - PERM-Focused Program (Discussion Leader: Loan Huynh)
  • When is PERM the right solution?
  • ETA 9089 drafting techniques for IMG cases
  • Prevailing wage issues
  • PERM trends and issues for IMGs

For additional information, including speaker biographies and to register, please see:
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Don't delay, act today. The registration deadline for the second session is Tuesday, December 1st at 11:59pm. Can't make one of the sessions? Don't worry, we will send you a recording of any session you have missed.

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
December 10, 2015, 2pm - 3:30pm (Eastern). The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) invites interested parties to participate in a webinar/teleconference to discuss the use of settlement judges in cases before the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO). This event will provide a brief summary of OCAHO's efforts to implement a settlement judge procedure and will give stakeholders an opportunity to provide input on the settlement judge initiative. To RSVP for the meeting, please contact Nathan Berkeley, EOIR Outreach Director, at by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015. Please include in your message the name(s) of the attendee(s), your organization, and an email address. EOIR will send web access and call-in information on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, to those who RSVP.

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