US Immigration for Foreign-born Scientists – What You Should Know about Employer-Sponsored and Self-Petitions for Green Cards
What do foreign-born scientists, technology entrepreneurs, and investors need to know to legally work in the US? How can one gain path to citizenship as a scientist? Foreign-born scientists and scholars have and continue to contribute to the technical wealth and economic growth in the US. According to 2005 ChemCensus, about twenty percent of chemical professionals are foreign-born. Learn from our speaker the various US immigration avenues available for scientific and technical professionals.
“US Immigration for Foreign-born Scientists – What You Should Know about Employer-Sponsored and Self-Petitions for Green Cards”
A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Martin Lawler of Lawler & Lawler, with over thirty years of experience working on immigration visas for scientists, businesses, and investors.
What You Will Learn
- Key evidence you can gather for winning green card cases.
- Extraordinary ability compared to national interest waiver applications for scientists.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) trends in assessing cases and quick processing.
- Tips for submitting visa applications at US embassies or consulates.
- And much more…
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET
About The Presenter
Martin J. Lawler is a California immigration lawyer with over thirty years experience. He is the author of Professionals: A Matter of Degree, a treatise on business visas and permanent residence. The Wall Street Journal published two of Martin’s opinion page articles in 2007. Martin was a guest speaker on National Public Radio’s Science Friday program about visas for scientists. Martin has spoken at many universities including Harvard, Stanford, San Jose State, and San Francisco State. He is a regular speaker at AILA conferences including its EB-5 Investor Visa conference. He also lectured at the American Law Institute, the San Francisco Bar Association, Innovation Norway, among other venues. He chaired the AILA’s H-1B visa committee and is a member of AILA’s EB-5 Investor Committee 2008 – 2010. Martin is the recipient of the AILA Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in immigration litigation. He is Martindale-Hubbell A rated and listed in Best Lawyers in America, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and San Francisco Magazine’s Super Lawyers.
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