Alternatives to the H1-B Visa

(650 Ratings)

Produced on: January 30, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Advanced

The H-1B visa program is used by U.S. businesses to employ foreign workers in occupations that require theoretical and practical application of highly specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or higher (or its equivalent), such as scientists, engineers, or computer programmers. Although the H-1B visa program was designed to allow U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers to fill temporary business needs, a numerical Cap severely limits the use of the H-1B visa program, to 85,000 total each fiscal year.

Due to the numerical limits of the H-1B visa program, U.S. businesses are forced to find alternative methods to employ foreign workers. Fortunately, there are many alternatives to the H-1B visa under the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act. This course, presented by Matthew Blaisdell (materials prepared by Jeremy Richards,  partner at Richards & Kruger), provides information on available alternatives to the H-1B visa program, including: TN Visa, L1 Visa, O1 Visa, and B-1 visa.


Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the numerical limitations of the H-1B Visa program
  2. Learn the basic requirements for: TN Visa, L1 Visa, O1 Visa, and B1 Visa
  3. Identify alternative U.S. work authorization options
  4. Assess how the identification of alternatives to the H-1B visa program can assist in employing foreign workers 

Faculty

Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney Brooklyn, New York, with full concentration in immigration law. He is the a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and current Chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Rapid Response Team. He frequently writes and presents on the topic of consumer protection and immigration fraud, and he has provided testimony to several cities considering legislation to protect immigrant consumers.

He also regularly provides trainings and lectures on topics related to attorney ethics, practice management, prosecutorial discretion and advocating before various government agencies, immigration legislation and policies, constitutional issues, immigration options for youth and unaccompanied minors, LGBTQ immigration issues, immigration consequences of criminal activity, humanitarian forms of relief, and non-immigrant visas.

He received his juris doctor, as well as an LL.M in environmental law, from Pace Law School, and is a graduate of the New York City Environmental Law Leadership Institute (NYCELLI).

Reviews

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Patrick P.

instructor did a REALLY GOOD job!!!!

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Gerald C.

helpful

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Steve S.

Interesting

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Andrea W.

I particularly liked listenting to this attorney. He was well spoken, clear, did not rush through the material, summarized often and was a good teacher, esp since this is not an area in which I had any background.

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Janet Lindsay R.

a lot of good information

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Dane B.

I enjoyed the course

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Steven G.

Very well done. made a complicated subject understandable. looking forward to taking more courses with lawline.

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Alexis R.

thank you

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JA R.

extremely timely!! Awesome.

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Tyler C.

Speaker was good and on top of issues.

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Walter T.

Thanks.

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Greg D.

Good intro to topic.

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Amy G.

Very good. Lots of information including practical considerations.

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William H.

Effective and thorough presentation.

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Holly R.

Very helpful information; good presentation! Thank you.

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