International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


Strategies for Exchange Visitors Subject to 212(e)

Thursday, June 1
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
LACC, Room 150

This session focuses on the INA 212(e) J-1 two-year home residence requirement. Topics include who is and is not subject to the requirement, compliance and waiver, restrictions on and eligibility for future immigration benefits, long-term strategies for continued activity in the United States, and strategies for advising and assisting exchange visitors.

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Lisa Felix

Associate Attorney
Klasko Immigration Law Partners, LLP

Lisa Felix represents corporate and educational clients who seek to hire or transfer foreign employees, as well as foreign individuals seeking employment in the United States as scientists, highly skilled professionals, executives, managers, and artists. She advises employers on immigration compliance, responding to government investigations, and immigration strategy and planning.

Lisa has experience representing individuals in self-sponsored immigration matters based on professional qualifications and business development, as well as personal matters including naturalization, family-based immigration matters, consular processing and asylum claims.

Before practicing as an attorney, Lisa worked extensively in higher education, providing immigration services to students, faculty, researchers, and administrators at the University of Pennsylvania, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and at Southern Illinois University–Carbondale’s branch campus in Niigata, Japan. As a Designated School Official and Alternate Responsible Officer, she advised academic and administrative departments, foreign faculty, and students in the areas of hiring, enrollment, non-resident tax compliance, and academic, cross-cultural and personal concerns.


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Kate Carroll

Sr. Immigration Specialist
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Kate Carroll is a Sr. Immigration Specialist within the Immigration Services Office at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) where she has worked since 2012. She serves as PDSO and ARO in addition to working closely with UMMS' ECFMG sponsored J1 alien physicians and both clinical and non-clinical H1B populations. Prior to joining UMMS, Kate was the Assistant Director of the International Students and Scholars Office at Brandeis University as well as a Sr. International Student Advisor at Texas A&M University. In addition to her 14 years of U.S. experience, Kate has also lived and taught English abroad.


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Fumiko Futai

Advisor to International Scholars
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fumiko Futai is Advisor in the International Scholars Office at MIT who serves for approximately 2400 international scholars each year. She has worked at MIT since 2001 providing support and advise to scholars on immigration matters on J-1, H-1B, TN, F-1 OPT, O-1, PR, filing immigration petitions and serving on campus committees to present the needs of the international population. Fumiko has presented numerous sessions and workshops related to J-1 issues at NAFSA conferences. She is currently a member of NAFSA ISS-RP Employment Based Subcommittee."


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