Waiting in Vain? Advanced Visa Bulletin Strategies for Employment-Based Cases

Waiting in Vain? Advanced Visa Bulletin Strategies for Employment-Based Cases

Waiting in Vain? Advanced Visa Bulletin Strategies for Employment-Based Cases (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 06/27/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

The Visa Bulletin continues to show little movement across all employment-based categories, including retrogressions since April 2023 and persistently lengthy processing times for Indian and Chinese nationals. Retrogressions created significant issues for clients filing adjustment of status (AOS) applications prior to the date of retrogression, and also caused continued delays for clients waiting for their priority date to become current to file AOS applications or immigrant visa processing. Our panel of experts will discuss advanced strategies to help attorneys take proactive steps for clients when retrogression occurs.

Featured Topics:

  • “Flipping” back and forth between AOS and immigrant visa processing
  • Maintaining nonimmigrant status
  • “Upgrading” and “downgrading” between preference categories
  • Potential Child Status Protection Act problems
  • Managing inconsistencies in I-512 adjudications
  • Useful USCIS, DOS, and AILA resources: webinars, guidance, and materials

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Zachary R. Dussault (DL), Charlotte, NC

Zachary R. Dussault is an attorney practicing employment-based immigration for Kushner and Kushner, P.C in Charlotte, NC. Zach is a 2011 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law where he was Articles Editor of the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation and a Member of the Holderness Moot Court. Zach represents multinational corporations in employment-based immigration issues across industries including recorded music, live entertainment, sports, and technology. Zach previously presented at the 2020 AILA ACES conference, the 2019 Carolinas Chapter Conference and at the University of North Carolina School of Law on non-immigrant visas PERM labor certification, waivers for inadmissibility, and immigrant petitions for multinational executives, aliens of extraordinary ability and aliens of exceptional ability.

Fuji Whittenburg, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Chair, Los Angeles, CA

Fuji Whittenburg is Founder/Managing Partner of Whittenburg Immigration Law based in Calabasas, CA. Currently, she serves as Chair of AILA’s DOS Liaison Committee, a member of which she has been since 2017; and Steering Committee member of AILA's ACES Interest Group. She counsels both individual and corporate clients on U.S. immigration matters involved in a wide range of industries focusing primarily in the arts, entertainment, fashion, new media, as well as start-up businesses in the field of technology and mobile games. She is frequently invited to speak on arts/entertainment immigration topics, as well as consular issues, at national and international immigration conferences, and has authored numerous articles for various publications. She is also regularly invited to speak to international students and graduates at various universities and academic institutions across the U.S. regarding post-graduation visa and green card options.

Lucrecia Z. Knapp, AILA Client Resources Committee, Rochester, NY

Lucrecia Knapp received her JD from Brooklyn Law School and has been practicing immigration law since 2008. She is an attorney at Weaver Mancuso Brightman PLLC, former Chair of the Upstate New York Chapter, and current Vice Chair of AILA’s Client Resources Committee.

Ian D. Wagreich, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Chicago, IL

Ian D. Wagreich is a partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym Ltd. His clients include: multinational corporations, hospitals, arts institutions, religious organizations, universities, athletic organizations, individual investors, and entrepreneurs. He is a member of AILA’s USCIS HQ Liaison Committee and the chair of the International Medical Graduate Taskforce Liaison Committee. Mr. Wagreich is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council. In 2011 and 2014, he received AILA President’s commendations and in 2014, he was the recipient of the Chicago Chapter’s Joseph Minsky Beacon of Light Award.

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