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J Waivers In-Depth

Speakers: Suzanne Seltzer, Robert Aronson, Ingrid Brey, Jacqueline Bucar, Jennifer Minear, Elizabeth Quinn and Barry Walker

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Each call features an hour of analysis, strategy and practice tips, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers from participants. MCLE Credits for CA & TX .


FIRST Phone Session on January 17th: What is 212(e)?

  • What is 212(e) & When does it Attach
  • Who is Subject
  • Am I Really Subject
  • How Do I Tell
  • What Does it Mean to be Subject

SECOND Phone Session on February 21st: Clinician Specific Waivers

  • Overview of Procedures
  • HHS clinical, ARC, DRA, VA
  • Conrad 30
  • 3 Year Obligation & Timing for LPR
  • Options if No Waiver?

THIRD Phone Session on March 6th: Waiver Options for Everyone

  • Overview of Waiver Procedures
  • "No Objection" Statement Waivers
  • Hardship/Persecution Waivers
  • Interested Government Agency Waivers
  • Options if No Waiver?
Citations for Session 1        Citations for Session 2        Citations for Session 3


Suzanne B. Seltzer (Discussion Leader) heads the New York office of Klasko, Rulon, Stock and Seltzer, LLP. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude, 1989); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., cum laude, 1993), Suzanne is also a staff Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal She is well known for her representation of universities, hospitals and research institutions and their medical and research personnel in obtaining extraordinary ability and national interest waiver immigrant petitions, O-1 nonimmigrant visas, and waivers of the two-year home country residence requirement. Suzanne also was given the Cornerstone Award by the Lawyers Alliance for New York in recognition of her outstanding contributions to pro bono work on behalf of victims of human trafficking.

Robert D. Aronson is the Principal Attorney and Managing Director of Aronson & Associates. He has been practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law and, in particular, employment-based immigration law as a member of the firm since 1986. He brings passion, creativity, and a profound sense of client service to his immigration law practice. He is widely regarded as one of the leading immigration lawyers in the United States, and has developed a large national practice serving a broad range of foreign nationals and their employers, drawn from diverse economic sectors and geographic regions. He is particularly prominent in immigration law and policy for International Medical Graduates, which is one specific sub-set of employment-based immigration. Robert was initially admitted to the Bar as an attorney in 1977, and has spent the vast majority of his professional career practicing exclusively in immigration law. He is a Cum Laude graduate of the Indiana University School of Law (1976) and thereafter continued his post-graduate legal studies as a Fulbright Fellow at the law schools of Harvard University (Cambridge, MA) and Moscow State University (Russia).

Ingrid K. Brey practices law in Michigan.

Jacqueline D. Bucar has practiced immigration and labor and employment law for over twenty years. She has extensive immigration experience regarding business and family immigration law, including academics, professionals, physicians, physician waivers and nurses. Ms. Bucar also regularly advises employers on a wide variety of issues in the workplace such as wrongful discharge and discrimination, including The Americans with Disabilities Act and sexual harassment.

Jennifer A. Minear is a senior associate attorney in the Immigration Practice Group of McCandlish Holton. Her practice focuses largely on the representation of health care providers hiring foreign medical graduates to work in rural, medically underserved areas of the United States. Jennifer prepares and files J-1 waiver applications and H-1B petitions on behalf of foreign physicians and their employers. She also assists with green card processing and naturalization applications on behalf of foreign physicians and other business professionals. A cum laude graduate of Cornell Law School, Jennifer is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers' Association and Virginia Bar Association. She has been a featured panelist on prior national teleconferences of immigration attorneys regarding the representation of foreign medical graduates and has been named among "Virginia's Legal Elite" in the practice of Immigration & Nationality Law by Virginia Business magazine.

Elizabeth Quinn has been practicing immigration law with Maggio & Kattar since 1993. She is a recognized authority on business immigration matters and the unique problems of J-1 exchange visitors. Among her clients are hospitality and biotechnology companies, artists and musicians, and those working in the human rights field. She also handles family-based immigration matters, naturalization, and waivers of inadmissibility. Elizabeth has written and lectured on a wide-range of immigration issues, including the various visa options for international medical graduates. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law. Elizabeth is conversant in French.

Barry J. Walker was born in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on December 23rd, 1951 and is admitted to practice in the state of Mississippi. Mr. Walker has been a practicing attorney since 1979. Since 1992, his practice has been concentrated in employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. He practices before the US Department of Labor, US Immigration Service, and US State Department. He represents employers and employees in the processing of H-1B specialty occupations, O-1 visas for persons with Extraordinary Ability, L-1 intracompany transfer, E-1/E-2 treaty trader and treaty investor nonimmigrant visa cases. He regularly represents health care facilities and foreign medical graduates in J-1 waiver cases. He processes labor certification for skilled workers and college graduates. He prepares and processes visa petitions for aliens of extraordinary ability, and outstanding professors and researchers. He has obtained approval of national interest waivers in each of the four Immigration Service Regional centers and has been successful in this procedure in over 100 cases. Attorney Walker is a regularly invited speaker on immigration matters involving Foreign Medical Graduates and is author of business employment and foreign physician immigration topics. Mr. Walker holds a Master Degree in International Law and Trade from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was a distinguished graduate. His curriculum included the study of Immigration Law. He obtained his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Mississippi and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mississippi State University. Mr. Walker is also fluent in spoken and written Spanish.


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