Waiving the J-1 Two-Year Home Residency Requirement under INA §212(e)

Waiving the J-1 Two-Year Home Residency Requirement under INA §212(e)

Waiving the J-1 Two-Year Home Residency Requirement under INA §212(e) (CLE Recording)
Live Event Date: 01/24/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Great news! Your client secured a J-1 visa! However, the visa and DS-2019 are annotated to indicate that INA §212(e) applies — now what? The panelists for this beginner seminar will focus on the different types of two-year home residency requirement waivers, and they will provide tips for how to process them.

Featured Topics:

  • Types of waivers
  • When to obtain an advisory opinion: Does INA §212(e) really apply?
  • When can consular processing be used as a workaround?
  • Changing nationality: Where is home? What if you can’t go there?
  • Timing issues

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Sandra S. Reguerin (DL), Phoenix, AZ

Sandra S. Reguerin has extensive experience in the J-1 area including IGA, no objection and physician waivers, Exchange Visitor program designation applications, and 16 years as an Alternate Responsible Officer for a variety of corporate Exchange Visitor programs. She served on the AILA DOS Liaison Committee from 2012-2022, during which time she held the roles of WRD liaison, author of the Check-in With Charlie Column, Vice Chair and Chair.

Jennifer Minear, AILA Past President, Richmond, VA

Jennifer Minear is a Director with McCandlish Holton, PC. Her Charlottesville, Virginia-based business immigration practice focuses on the healthcare sector and other employment-based immigration matters. A cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, Jennifer is a past president of AILA and currently serves on the AILA Board of Governors as well as chair of the Governance Committee.

Alison P. Hitz, San Francisco, CA

Alison P. Hitz is a Member in the Immigration Business Unit at Clark Hill LLP. She is a past chair of the AILA DC Chapter Pro Bono Committee and member of the AILA DC Chapter Conference Committee. She is an active contributor to the International Medical Graduate Task Force. Ms. Hitz received her JD from the George Washington University Law School (2011) and BA from UCLA (2006).

Andrew L. Wizner, Hartford, CT

Andrew L. Wizner is Managing Attorney of Wizner Law, PLLC. He is past chair of the Connecticut AILA Chapter and is co-chair of its Hartford USCIS Liaison Committee. Attorney Wizner is listed in the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers; Best Lawyers®, which also named him in 2013 and 2020 Greater Hartford’s “Best Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration Law; and, Super Lawyers®. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

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