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Best Practices in Sponsoring International Employees for Permanent Residency

Wednesday, October 16
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Location: Big Horn

Sponsoring international employees for permanent residency is a key way for institutions to recruit and retain highly-qualified faculty, staff, and researchers.  This presentation will provide an overview of employment-based green card options and discuss best practices and common questions associated with sponsoring international employees for permanent residency.

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Courtney L. Luque Jacobson

Director, International Student and Scholar Services
Northern Arizona University

Courtney Luque is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services at Northern Arizona University, where she works with international students, scholars and employees. She has worked in international student and scholar offices at small, medium and large universities, both public and private. Courtney received her B.A. from the University of Oregon and spent two years studying abroad in Switzerland and Germany prior to teaching abroad in Honduras. After returning to the United States she completed her M.Ed. at Northern Arizona University in Bilingual and Multicultural Education. She speaks German and Spanish.

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Jonathan L. Moore, JD

Director, Immigration Practice Group
McCandlish Holton, PC

Jonathan Moore is a Director in the Immigration Practice Group at McCandlish Holton, PC in Richmond, Virginia. His practice includes advising institutions of higher education on U.S. immigration issues involving students, faculty, and researchers. He has extensive experience preparing temporary visa petitions for university faculty and employees (e.g., H-1B, O-1), as well as employment-based permanent resident green cards. He has particular expertise in preparing EB-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1B Outstanding Professor/Researcher, and EB-2 National Interest Waiver green card filings, as well as guiding clients through all aspects of the permanent labor certification process, including initial filings, supervised recruitment, audits, and appeals.

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