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Opening Statement
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H-1B Replacement Visas
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Exemptions to the H-1B Visa Cap
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Q & A
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Alternatives to H-1B Visas
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More Alternatives
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Legally Pay Less
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Labor Certification for Green Cards
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Rejecting All American Applicants
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More on Rejecting Americans
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Doing the paperwork.
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Creative Cost Cutting
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Foreigners Can Be So Flexible
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Blanket L-1 visas.
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Role Play—a Day at the Consulate
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A Day at the Consulate Continued.
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Skipping Labor Certifications.
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Converting Non-immigrant Temporary Visas into Permanent Visas.
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EB-2 Green Cards; Visas for Foreigners with, you know, Extrordinary Ability.
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Politics and Changing the Law.
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Part 1:
The lawyers complain about a shortage of H-1B visas and they talk about allowing H-1Bs to stay in the U.S. permanently. There is an explanation why they are making the video available on YouTube and promise to one day have live streaming video of the seminars.

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H-1B visas arenít just for high-tech workers. They are used to replace all kinds of American workers—even beautiful fashion models! This speaker laments the fact that in 2005 188 visas for fashion models were issued but none of them went to law firms.

Part 3:
The yearly limit on H-1B visas is not really the limit! Many more visas can be obtained by asking for an exemption from the cap. Remember: the plain language of the law doesn't necessarily restrict a clever lawyer.

Part 4:
Expediting the H-1B visa process to get foreign workers into the U.S. faster.

Part 5:
The nice thing about some of these visas is there are no numerical limits, no labor certification necessary, no minimum educational requirements, and they can be extended indefinitely. E, L, and O visa categories covered. If the H-1B cap is met donít sweat it -- there are many other ways to import workers.

Part 6:
Alternatives to H-1B visas continued. More alternatives such as O-1, TN (Trade NAFTA), and OPT for foreign students.

Part 7:
How legally to pay less than the prevailing wage. Waiving residency requirements for students on J-1 visas, and several suggestions for employers who want to pay less than the prevailing salaries published by the Dept. of Labor.

Part 8:
The lawyers explain why the deadline of September 2007 is quite convenient because the CIS is in a rush to rubber stamp visas—and that means there is much less burden on the lawyers to prove the case that American workers canít be found. Emphasis is put on the fact that employers and the lawyers can get away with a lot of chicanery because they donít have to give the government any documents -- all they have to do is to submit an electronic attestation.

Part 9:
And our goal is clearly not to find a qualified and interested U.S. worker." Lawrence Lebowitz, VP Marketing, Cohen & Grigsby, in his infamous classic has some other sage advice for employers who get too many pesky Americans who applied for the job.

Part 10:
If US jobseeker is very qualified, it may be necessary to schedule an interview before rejecting him. What can employers do if an American suddenly appears ďon the scene who is qualified for the job? Thatís a big problemo! Fortunately for employers the laws have plenty of loopholes that allow them to disqualify qualified American job applicants.

Part 11:
Itís easy to register on the DOL website to begin the visa process. Even this guy can do it!

Part 12:
Tutorial on how to pay your foreign worker less than you would have to pay an American. Jennifer Pack gives advice for employers who put a prevailing wage on the Labor Condition Application but desire to pay less. One method is to specify that the job requires a Bachelorís degree even if it really requires a Masterís or PhD.

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How to hire foreigners who arenít qualified for the job. Foreign nationals from India often have 3 year college degrees instead of 4 year Ė and often their college degrees are nothing more than something made at a paper mill. The DOL often requires a 4 year degree from an accredited university but there are loopholes that can be used to qualify foreigners who donít full educations. Advice on how to use equivalent experience in order to augment the lack of a bachelorís degree. Warnings and advice are given on how to fill all the information correctly on the government forms so that the bureaucrats donít get suspicious. Want to stay legal!

Part 14:
Blanket L-1 visas are very advantageous because they save lots and time and money for employers. Even more important, the blanket L-1 is reviewed by the rubber stampers at the Consulate instead of the BCIS.

Part 15:
Here is the scene: Visa applicants go to a Monday morning meeting at the consulate to get an L-1 visa. An Indian who graduated from the India Institute of Technology (IIT) is interviewed by Mr. Meanie who seems to relish denying visas as much as immigration lawyers relish turning away American job applicants. The Indian, played by a white guy, plays several roles to show what might lead to a denial or acceptance. Watch this clip to see if the third time is the charm!

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The moral of the story learned in the role play game the L-1 visa applicant better have a good explanation of why he needs to come to the United States. Mr. Meanie will use any excuse he can to deny the visa. Next up is a topic is called The B-1 Visa in Lieu of H-1B. B-1 visas arenít supposed to be used in lieu of H-1B visas, but the lawyers at Cohen & Grigsby know how to do it. Also some exciting news— new consulates will be built in India and many more officers are being hired to handle the huge work load!

Part 17:
"What options do you have for skipping labor certifications?" Four options are described that can save lots of time and money for employers who are anxious to get their cheap foreign workers into the United States quickly.

Part 18:
EB-1 green card visas for athletes, scientists, and researchers of "extraordinary ability" are considered very desirable because there is no labor certification and no job offer requirement. EB-1s are "not a slam dunk" (punny!) but they are easy to get. How to get a green card for business executives that come here on L-1 visas --- answer: get them an EB-1.

Part 19:
More talk about how to convert L-1 visas into green cards, documenting the difference between foreigners with exceptional ability versus extraordinary ability, and national interest waivers. The speaker explains that itís easy to use almost any reasonable argument to justify why the foreigner does work that is in the national interest. He told the audience to: "Throw everything you can at them -- there is no penalty to putting extra things in there".

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We get the opportunity to be proactive --to shape the system we have." The speaker is very excited that, "we can change the immigration law so we donít have to talk about H-1B; we can enjoy H-1B". The speaker was very optimistic since, "we have a Republican president working with a Democratic Congress." He is very happy that one of their own is in public office: "we have a former business immigration lawyer -- Rep. Zoe Lofgren!"