Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Wednesday, April 2021 | 1 Hour | Zoom Recording
Attorney Cliff Rosenthal, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal, LLP
With much uncertainty in the immigration world, obtaining a coveted green card paves the road for living in the United States permanently and securely. In this presentation, we discuss avenues to self-sponsor green cards to achieve this goal, focusing on petitions based on extraordinary ability (EB-1A) and activities in the U.S. national interest (NIW).
Corporate Immigration Options for Students & Scholars
Wednesday, March 31 | 12 - 1 PM PST | Session Zoom Recording
Attorney Alexander Dgebuadze, Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP
Visa options for international students and scholars seeking professional employment with U.S. companies. The session will cover TNs, H-1Bs, E-3s, and Labor Certification based green cards. Topics will include the H-1B "lottery," for profit/nonprofit distinctions, and tips for moving from temporary visas to permanent residency.
Entrepreneurship: Visa Options and a Grad Student Story
March 2021 | 1.5 Hours | Session Slides and Zoom Recording
Attorney David Strashnoy, David Strashnoy Law, PC, Caltech Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Julie M. Schoenfeld, and Grad Student, Guruprasad Raghavan
Have you ever wondered how international students and scholars pursue entrepreneurship? An immigration attorney will review U.S. visa options for foreign entrepreneurs seeking to start businesses in the United States. The discussion will cover E-2 and E-1 non-immigrant treaty based visas, O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary ability, EB-5 green cards, and more. Grad student Guruprasad Raghavan will share his start-up journey in discussion with Caltech Entrepreneur-in-Residence Julie M. Schoenfeld and will have his immigration questions answered.
Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Dec 2020 | 1 Hour | Zoom Recording
Planning on living and working in the United States on a more permanent basis? Find out about the different self-sponsored green card options available to you. Presented by immigration attorney Kathleen Grzegorek of Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP.
Behind the Consular Curtain
Nov 2020 | 1 Hour | Zoom Recording | Presentation Slides
Immigration attorney, Avi Friedman, will provide insight into the processes behind visa decisions, with a focus on the international students and scholars (postdocs, faculty, staff). Learn about current issues at the Department of State, including administrative processing, denials, and revocations, and how to overcome these issues.
U.S. Nonresident Taxes: Q&A with a Tax Expert
Nov 2020 | 1 Hour | Zoom Recording Part 1 | Zoom Recording Part 2
Gary Engler, CPA, provides an general overview and filing guidance on nonresident taxes, the U.S. CARES Act stimulus payments, and answers questions.
Decoding Immigration: H-1B and LCA Interim Final Rules
Oct 2020 | 1 Hour | Zoom Recording
On October 6, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced major changes to the rules governing the H-1B program. The H-1B allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire non-U.S. citizens in specialty occupations and is commonly used by employers to hire international students transitioning from OPT or STEM OPT. This is an overview of the rule changes and implications for international student and scholars seeking to apply for H-1B. Presented by Ilana Smith, Director, Caltech International Offices.
Decoding Immigration: Proposed Rules and Duration of Status (D/S)
Sept 30, 2020 | 1 Hour | Zoom Recording
Immigration rulemaking and the proposed rule, Establishing a Fixed Time Period of Admission and an Extension of Stay Procedure for Nonimmigrant Academic Students, Exchange Visitors, and Representatives of Foreign Information Media. Several of the proposed changes to the structure of F and J status will have a significant impact on how students and exchange visitors maintain their nonimmigrant status. Presented by Ilana Smith, Director, Caltech International Offices.
Decoding Immigration: Temporary Final Rules, Regulations & Rigamaroles
July 2020 | PPT Slides
The process of immigration rulemaking, federal regulations, and agency guidance. Presented by Ilana Smith, Director, Caltech International Offices.