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Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm’s next webinar to cover National Interest Waivers and other visa options for STEM graduates

Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm’s next webinar will be held Thursday, Nov. 2 from noon – 1 p.m.

The presentation will be hosted by Partner William R. Hummel and is entitled “The National Interest Waiver (NIW) and other visa options for STEM graduates.”

“Since 2022, the Biden Administration has made efforts to clarify and update guidance on the adjudication of various immigration benefits. One important area of updated guidance was issued in relation to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields,” Hummel said. “Specifically, the updated guidance clarified that almost all STEM graduates can be eligible, or will soon be eligible, for an NIW, depending on their level of degree and professional experience.”

Hummel continued: “This provides a pathway to permanent residency, and ultimately citizenship, for more qualified foreign nationals that may not have been available previously.”

Register for Garfinkel Immigration’s “The National Interest Waiver (NIW) and other visa options for STEM graduates” webinar here.

Hummel’s presentation will review the current guidance in effect for STEM graduates and how individuals can leverage these guidelines to explore various nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options, including the potential option to “self-petition” during the green card process. The webinar is intended for STEM graduates as well as managers and employers in STEM related fields.

Hummel is certified as a Specialist in Immigration Law by the North Carolina State Bar, the highest level of specialization attainable in the state. He supervises and manages the Firm’s Education Specialty Practice Group, which is dedicated to providing innovative legal solutions to the education community.

In addition to the education field, Hummel represents employers, entrepreneurs and employees in a variety of industries including, but not limited to, financial services, specialty chemical, biomedical research and technology.

Hummel assists companies and individuals with nonimmigrant work visa options, as well as applications for permanent employment certification for professionals and skilled workers and immigrant visa petitions for individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers and multinational executives and managers.

Furthermore, Hummel supports clients with global (non-U.S.) immigration matters and also oversees the firm’s family-based immigration and citizenship/naturalization practice.

Hummel serves as chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Global Migration Steering Committee and was recently recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® as well as Who’s Who Legal.

Learn more about the NIW and other visa options for STEM graduates

The National Interest Waiver process: Advantages for STEM degree holders

Upcoming webinar

Thursday, Nov. 2: The National Interest Waiver (NIW) and other visa options for STEM graduates (Noon – 1 p.m.)

Past webinars

Teacher Shortages: Are International Hires a Solution?

As always, please do not hesitate to contact Garfinkel Immigration Law Firm at 704-442-8000 or via email with any questions.

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