The New York City SHRM Global HR SIG Presents:
Vying for a Shot at This Year’s H-1B Lottery and Exploring Alternative Visa Options
The H-1B cap season has started! Petitions for new H-1B visas are eligible to be filed on April 1, 2016 for Federal FY2017 beginning October 1, 2016. There are a limited number of new H-1B visas each year (65,000 and an additional 20,000 for foreign nationals with a U.S. Master’s degree or higher). These numbers are historically used up within days of the start of the filing period. Last year, approximately 233,000 applications were filed during the first week of April for the 85,000 slots.
In this business immigration primer, we will review the requirements and filing process for the H-1B specialty worker visa as well as discuss alternative options for foreign workers whose H-1B petitions are not selected in the annual lottery.
Marko C. Maglich is a Principal in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Maglich practices immigration law exclusively, and is a member of the firm’s Immigration practice group. The practice deals with all aspects of business-related visas, compliance by employers and individuals with U.S. immigration law (including in M&A transactions and workplace enforcement), and proceedings before the Departments of State, Homeland Security, and Labor. His practice includes family-based immigration, and removal and admissibility issues on criminal and other grounds.
Mr. Maglich has been a speaker, author, and teacher on immigration topics for organizations and schools including Human Rights First, the Practising Law Institute (PLI), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the New York State Society of CPAs. Mr. Maglich earned his J.D. at Fordham University School of Law in 1999, his B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Diploma from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). He is admitted to practice in New York State and Federally in the Southern District of New York.
Nadine T. Trinh is a Principal in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She advises clients in all areas of employment-based non-immigrant and immigrant visa processing, particularly for high-level business professionals, scientists, researchers, physicians, entertainers, and artists. She also focuses her practice on I-9 and E-Verify compliance and employer defense in ICE audits, worksite investigations, and settlement negotiations.
Ms. Trinh is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the French American Bar Association. Ms. Trinh received her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School where she was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. She was also a recipient of the Brooklyn Law School Gold Public Service Award as well as of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Fellowship. Ms. Trinh received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and French Language & Literature from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. In addition, she studied international securities regulation at the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China.