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Come join us beyond borders for all things immigration. Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

Come join us beyond borders for all things immigration. Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

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Come join us beyond borders for all things immigration. Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

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Episodes

Ron Wada | Author of EB2 & EB3 Degree Equivalency Tells His Story

4/15/2021
Ron Wada is Senior Counsel for TafaPolsky & Smith LLP and is a nationally recognized expert in US immigration law. He is the co-editor of the leading national immigration law treatise Immigration Law and Procedure and is the author of AILA’s Focus on EB2 & EB3 Degree Equivalency, a standard desk-top reference book for immigration attorneys nationwide. He explains the journey to writing one of the most referenced immigration books in circulation today.

Duration:00:29:46

Megan Essaheb | AAJC : Asian American Congressional Advocacy and #StopAsianHate Campaign

3/25/2021
Director of Immigration Advocacy at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Megan Horn Essaheb joins. We discuss: Reuniting Families Act provisions and how others can help. #StopAsianHate campaign and recent events in Atlanta. Covid-19’s role in the rise of hostility towards Asian Americans and how AAJC is countering the surge in discrimination/xenophobia.

Duration:00:21:29

Jon Wasden | USCIS Reopen H-1B Petitions and Litigating Trump-Era Policies

3/22/2021
On March 12th, USCIS announced it would consider reopening select nonimmigrant petitions that were previously denied based upon three rescinded policy memos. Jon Wasden Partner at Wasden Banias LLC discusses how his team litigated the memos that were later rescinded by USCIS on March 12th, and shares his experience with taking Trump-era policies to task in court.

Duration:00:30:03

Jon Baselice | U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Policy Outlook on Capitol Hill

3/11/2021
Today we have a special guest, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director of Immigration Policy, Jon Baselice. We explore key legislative and regulatory policies the chamber is advocating for in immigration, and how immigration law firms can help assist. We address the current status, future outlook, and any challenges found along the way.

Duration:00:30:05

This Week in Immigration: Proclamation 10014 Revoked and 2008 Naturalization Test

3/4/2021
Today is a short recap of immigration news from the past week. Namely the suspension of Proclamation 10014, and who that will affect, and also address the reasons why the administration has reverted the naturalization test back to its 2008 standard and what that means for you.

Duration:00:04:37

Robinson Woodward-Burns | How African Americans Turned "The American Dream" Into a Reality For All Americans

2/26/2021
-Re-release from February 2019- “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness….” These words reach ears with an aura of romanticism; they appeal to the highest aspirations within us all and they entice millions to come and maximize their abilities in this great nation. As Black History Month comes to an end, we welcome Howard...

Duration:00:33:52

H-1B Cap | Travel Recommendations, Alternative Options and FAQ's

2/18/2021
H-1B Cap lottery is fast approaching, today we discuss travel recommendations for a covid environment, last chance and alternative options to the Cap, and general FAQ’s for this coming season. Erickson Immigration Groups, Managing Attorney, Naianka Rigaud joins.

Duration:00:15:10

Preparing for H-1b Cap Lottery | Looking Forward

2/11/2021
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would not be applying the H-1B Selection final rule which was introduced on January 7 by the Trump Administration. This would have changed the current random lottery H-1B selection process to prioritizing high wage-earning and more experienced applicants. Erickson immigration Groups Managing Director Hiba Anver joins to share how to be best prepared during this lottery season.

Duration:00:13:19

Three Immigration Executive Orders Released : Biden Administration

2/4/2021
On February 2nd, President Joe Biden signed 3 major executive orders centering around disputed immigration policies from the previous administration. We walk through each of the order's strategic aims and concerns, members involved, and timelines of execution.

Duration:00:09:36

Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana | An Artistic View of Childhood Arrivals

1/14/2021
Lizbeth De La Cruz Santana is currently a Ph.D. candidate for the University of California Davis. Her focus is on Spanish, Latin American Literatures, cultures, and human rights. Ahttps://lizbethdelacruzsantana.com/publications ( SCHOLAR) |https://lizbethdelacruzsantana.com/teaching ( EDUCATOR) |https://lizbethdelacruzsantana.com/presentations ( PUBLIC SPEAKER) |https://lizbethdelacruzsantana.com/mural-project ( ARTIST). Her dissertation centers around the lives, challenges, and policy...

Duration:00:16:35

Dr. Robert McLeman | How Will International Migration Policy and Sustainable Development Affect Future Climate-Related Migration

1/7/2021
Dr. Robert McLeman, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University joins the podcast. We discuss. -Key policy areas being developed to improve sustainability -Consequences of inaction -Major challenges that lay ahead -Impact on migration

Duration:00:21:33

Visa Overstay Bond Program : Requesting up to $15,000 From Visitors

12/10/2020
On November 23rd, President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule to pilot a program that would require tourist and business travelers from 24 countries — mostly in Africa — to pay a bond as much as $15,000. This rule targets nationals from countries who hold high rates of visa overstays, incentivizing them to return home on time, to avoid penalization. Erickson Immigration group Attorney, Krystal Kirst dissects this ruling, its purpose, and the potential impact it may have on foreign...

Duration:00:26:25

The Stable Triangle: Driving Employee Experience with Coordinated Immigration, Tax and Relocation

12/4/2020
The following audio is from SHRM GMIS Virtual Symposium held on November 17th. Featured Guest: EIG, Managing Attorney, Salman Cheema Hunton Andrews Kurth, Associate, Liesselot Whitbeck The two discuss effective global mobility models that integrate immigration, tax and relocation into an efficient system that coordinates the entire process together. They challenge service providers to implement innovative processes to improve employee satisfaction by facilitating a seamless transition.

Duration:00:53:15

Potential Presidential Plans: Travel Ban, Public Charge, DACA, H-1B Visa Cap

11/19/2020
Today we have Erickson Immigration Group’s Managing Directors Justin Parsons and Hiba Anver. With a new incoming President in January 2021 we discuss what immigration actions President-elect Joe Biden would like to accomplish in the next 4 years and obstacles that lay in the way. particularly: Travel Ban measures, Public Charge, DACA, and increasing H1-B visa cap.

Duration:00:14:37

DHS Proposed H-1B Rule Changes: A Shift in Selection Priority

11/12/2020
On November 2nd, DHS proposed H-1B rule changes that would eliminate the current random generated selection of H-1B cap registrations and instead replace the selection process with prioritizing higher wage levels first. Erickson Immigration Group Attorney, Krystal Kirst, joins to talk about this potential policy change and how petitioners will be impacted.

Duration:00:17:12

Public Charge Rule Revived...Again

11/5/2020
On Monday, November 2nd, Judge Gary Feinerman of the U.S. District Court in Chicago blocked the "public charge" ruling issued by the Department of Homeland Security in 2019. In less than 48 hours, after DHS appealed, it was reinstated through the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and will stand for at least through November 17th. Here is our short brief

Duration:00:03:58

2020 Presidential Election: Immigration Debate and Policy Analysis

10/30/2020
November 3rd, election day, draws near. For today’s purposes, we analyze the immigration components of the last presidential debate, and bring more clarity to each of the candidates positions. Topics discussed: -Coyotes -DACA -Family Separation -Detention Center Conditions -Catch and Release/Migrant Caravans Here is a list of past episodes that bring further clarity to the White House stances on immigration policy: Economy: 106 Dr. Deborah Watkins Bruner | The Value of International Students...

Duration:00:23:03

DOL Lawsuits | New H-1B Wage Requirements Meet Heavy Opposition

10/23/2020
Today, we synthesize the Purdue Vs. Scalia case, that challenges the new DOL wage requirements and why they should return to it’s previous levels. If you find yourself needing substantive justification in arguing this proposition, this listen can be your quick to the point cheat sheet.

Duration:00:07:28

AIRES | Next vs. Normal - HR Transformation & Immigration

10/15/2020
AIRES and Erickson Immigration group join to discuss industry disruptions and solutions to HR transformation and Global Mobility practices. Guest: Vice President of Organizational Development at AIRES, Rob O'Donnell. President and CEO of Erickson Immigration Group, Jerry Erickson. Previously recorded on: 8/19/20

Duration:00:27:53

Christine Annand | DOL and DHS New Regulations Target Wage and Degree Requirements

10/8/2020
On Tuesday October 6th, in tandem, the Department of Labor and Department of homeland Security released two major regulations that will overhaul the guest worker program largely targeting wage and degree requirements for specialty occupations. Patrick Pizzella, the deputy secretary of labor, called the changes announced on Tuesday "long overdue". "With millions of Americans looking for work as the economy continues its recovery, immediate action is needed to guard against the risk that...

Duration:00:09:24