Park Avenue Presentations

Employment-based Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas Under the Trump Administration

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Bruce E. Buchanan


Webinar Description

In this 90-minute webinar, immigration attorney Bruce Buchanan, co-author of the newly released I-9 and E-Verify Handbook,  and a blogger at, will discuss the numerous immigrant and non-immigrant visas that are currently available when sponsored by an employer. He will discuss the difference between employment-based immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas. Second, Mr. Buchanan will discuss the most important types of employment-based and non-immigrant visas. Finally, Mr. Buchanan will review what has happened to the US visa program under the Trump administration.



Difference between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas

  1. Immigrant visa = green card
  2. Non-immigrant visa = usually set number of years in US

Types of Immigrant Visas


  1. Extraordinary Ability
  2. Outstanding professors and researchers
  3. Multinational manager or executive


  1. Advanced Degree (Post-Bachelor Degree)
  2. Exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business
  3. National Interest Waiver


  1. Persons with Post-Bachelor Degrees
  2. Skilled Workers
  3. Unskilled Workers

Steps to Receive Immigrant Visas

EB-1 – Except for EB-1 and National Interest Waiver

  1. Offer of Employment
  2. Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) by Department of Labor
  3. Recruitment/Advertising
  4. PERM Certification
  5. I-140 petition by employer
  6. I-485 petition or consular processing

EB-1 Extraordinary Ability

  1. No offer of employment needed
  2. No PERM processing or PWD
  3. Only I-140 and I-485/consular processing

EB-1 not extraordinary ability

  1. Offer of Employment
  2. I-140 petition by employer
  3. I-485 petition or consular processing

Types of Non-Immigrant Visas

  1. H-1B
  2. L
  3. E-1 or 2
  4. H-2A or H-2B
  5. OPT and OPT STEM
  6. E-3
  7. J-1 Exchange Visitor
  8. O
  9. TN (NAFTA)

Current and Future Roadblocks to Visas under Trump Administration




Continuing HRCI Credit

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Continuing Legal Education Credit

This webinar has been approved in the following states for continuing legal education credit by  The Marino Legal Academy:


California: 1.5 credit hours

The Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 credit hours of participatory CLE credit.


New Jersey: 1.5 credit hours

This webinar has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.5 CLE credit hours.


New York: 1.5 areas of professional practice credit hours

This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for veteran attorneys for 1.5 credit hours, of which 1.50 credit hours may be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice.


Pennsylvania: 1.5 credit hours

This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.


To receive CLE credit for this webinar in those states, please request such credit by writing to  Your request will be forwarded to The Marino Legal Academy for processing.


CLE credit for this webinar may also be awarded in a number of other jurisdictions. For more information, please contact a Marino Legal Academy legal education consultant at (212) 249-3779,x104.



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