Strategic DOS/CBP Processing for NIV Cases: How I Learned to Circumvent USCIS

Strategic DOS/CBP Processing for NIV Cases: How I Learned to Circumvent USCIS

Strategic DOS/CBP Processing for NIV Cases: How I Learned to Circumvent USCIS (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 12/14/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Employers frequently look for the most expeditious way to move workers across international offices. Strategic planning regarding nonimmigrant status is key to achieving an efficient outcome. The expert panelists for this intermediate seminar will explore the pros and cons of seeking TN, E, and L visas before USCIS, visa processing at a consulate, or visa processing at the U.S.-Canada border.

Featured Topics:

  • Seeking TN or L admission at U.S.-Canada ports of entry (POEs), achieving successful outcomes for employees and dependents
  • Land POEs vs. pre-flight inspection (PFI), tips for specific locations
  • Applying for E-1, E-2, E-3, blanket L, and H-1B1 visas at U.S. consulates; strategies for reducing appointment wait times
  • A benefit/risk analysis for third-country national processing, including favorable jurisdictions
  • Impact of prior USCIS petitions on consular/border applications
  • Future changes in visa processing: likelihood and potential limitations of domestic visa revalidation

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Audrea J. Golding (DL), San Jose, CA

Audrea J. Golding is a partner with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP in Silicon Valley, California. She represents multinational corporations in a variety of industries, supporting their global mobility programs. She is a former AILA Canada Chapter CBP Liaison. She is admitted to the bar in California and Ontario, Canada and holds a BA degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto.

Kenneth J. Harder, AILA Business Section Steering Committee, Houston, TX

Kenneth J. Harder is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Harder is a past Chair of both the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee and the AILA Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee. He currently serves on the AILA Business Section Steering Committee. Mr. Harder received both a JD and a LLM degree from the University of Houston Law Center.

Steven D. Heller, AILA DOS Liaison Committee Vice Chair, Lewes, UK

Steven D. Heller is the Director of Heller Immigration Law Ltd. in the United Kingdom. He is vice chair of AILA's Department of State Liaison committee and is active in the EMEA and New York chapters. He holds a JD from Georgetown University (1991) and is admitted to practice in New York.

Devin O’Neill, AILA CBP Liaison Committee, Toronto, ON, Canada

Devin B. O’Neill is a Senior Attorney at EY Law, LLP based in Toronto Canada where she supports and advises a range of large corporations build their U.S. immigration program, manage risk, and respond to changing U.S. immigration landscape. Ms. O’Neill has practiced immigration law since 2003 and alternated her practice between refugee and asylum law (serving as the Mixed Migration Expert for UNHCR Office for Southern Africa), and business immigration. Devin has served for several years both as AILA Canada Chapter Liaison to Pearson Pre Clearance Office as well as on the AILA National CBP Liaison Committee. Ms. O’Neill holds a JD and an MPH from the University of Michigan Schools of Law and School of Public Health and a BA in Government from Smith College.

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