U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs
The best-known US visas are based on salaried jobs, but an increasing number of students are considering setting up their own company or becoming involved in a start-up venture. These situations require investigating a wider range of temporary work visas, and some creativity. In particular, showing how the new venture can help the US economy is very helpful. Presenters will review the key visa categories that many students use, and offer advice about how to coordinate business and immigration planning. Presenters will also take specific questions.
Presenter: Dan Berger
Dan Berger, an immigration attorney with Curran and Berger, in Northampton, Massachusetts (www.curranberger.com) is a frequent speaker at colleges, universities, and nonprofits on immigration issues. He won the 1995 American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) annual writing competition for an article on INS policies toward international adoptions. Mr. Berger has also been Editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook, Immigration Options for Academics and Researcher (2005 and 2011 editions), the International Adoption Sourcebook, and the Diplomatic Visa Handbook. He currently is Vice Chair of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) Healthcare Committee and a member of the AILA Texas Service Center Liaison Committee, having previously served in many liaison positions. Dan developed his interest in immigration in college, where he studied immigration history and taught English as a Second Language for adult refugees.
Location: McCosh 2
Date/Time: 11/13/12 at 4:30 pm - 11/13/12 at 5:30 pm
Department: Davis International Center