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Immigration Strategies for International Students

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Produced on October 11, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Immigration Litigation

Course Description

The availability of non-immigrant visas enabling foreign national students to study in the United States has long been a key component of the U.S. immigration system. Often, student visas are the mechanism by which our clients first enter the U.S., and they provide a valuable option for those already present. However, the role of the attorney is minimized in this process, and replaced by institutions with which attorneys have little-to-no access. 

This course will provide a unique perspective for attorneys seeking a better understanding of not only the ins-and-outs of various non-immigrant visas for foreign national students, but also the concerns and practical realities of both students and the schools and programs with which they interact.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine the primary visa categories for foreign national students to study in the United States
  2. Obtain an understanding of the student and institutional perspective to help align the objectives of clients, counsel, schools, and programs
  3. Discuss new policy changes that impact decision making when considering whether to extend or change status

Credit Information

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Matthew Blaisdell

Matthew Blaisdell, Esq.

Matthew Blaisdell is an attorney in Brooklyn, New York, with a full concentration in immigration law. He is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) National Consumer Protection and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and currently serves on its Ethics Committee. He frequently writes and presents on these topics, 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 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 employment-based 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).


Susana F.

Excellent presentation and course materials. Thank you.

Joan C.

Have more by this speaker. Especially on non immigration for students In more detail.

Ann W.

Relevant and timely.

Zoraida G.

Presenter very knowledgeable, informative, detailed and thorough

Ian M.

Great presentation, It covered every question I had coming in and did a great job refreshing the topic generally. High quality.

Thomas D.

Excellent, well-developed and well-presented course!

Maeve T.

Excellent presentation!

Elizabeth F.

Wonderful, extremely substantive

Joseph M.

good stuff, informative

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