CALOBA Free Seminar On Employment Based Immigration Law02/08/2015 - 02/08/2015


CALOBA Seminar on Employment-based Immigration Law



Milpitas Library
160 North Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035



Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)



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Event Details

Please join CALOBA and our panel of experienced immigration lawyers for an informative seminar on employment-based immigration law. This seminar will cover key issues, trends, and helpful tips regarding the most common non-immigrant visas (L-1A, L-1B, and H-1B) and employment-based green card applications (EB-1C, EB-2, EB-3) and EB-5 “Immigrant Investor” visa). We will also discuss how the proposed Obama-endorsed Immigration Reform Act and similar California legislation will impact employment-based immigration practices. This seminar is mainly for the benefit of interested entrepreneurs, business owners, and professionals.

湾区唯一的华人律师协会CALOBA 隆重推出年度移民法方面的讲座,邀请资深移民律师深度讲解各类非移民工作移民签证(L-1(a),  L-1(b), H-1B,工作移民(EB-1(c), EB-2,和EB-3)以及投资移民(EB-5)的疑难杂症,当前审批趋势,和申请成功诀窍。欢迎创业家,企业雇主,和各类专业人士参加。

(This seminar will be conducted in Mandarin. 本讲座使用中文演讲。)


Topics to be covered in this seminar:

  • What are some common pitfalls that occur when preparing L-1A visa petitions? How can they be avoided?
  • In L-1A petitions, can minority shareholding status still qualify when establishing the affiliated relationship between the foreign company and the U.S. petitioner?
  • Between the two green card paths, is the L-1A petition followed by an EB-1C petition a good alternative to consider over an EB-5 petition?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of direct EB-5 investment over EB-5 investment through a regional center?
  • What is the proven method of lawful source of income for 95% of Chinese EB-5 investors?
  • For engineers who are still struggling on the way for Green Card applications, can they start their own startup and/or work at that company while being on H-1B visa?
  • What are special issues in H-1B petitions for Start-up companies, IT consulting companies and other small companies? What kinds of positions are more likely to be targeted by the USCIS.
  • What you need to do in advance when your H-1B visa is about to expire close to 6 years period?
  • What issues you need to pay attention when using AC21 to change employers?
  • For startup and regular company owners, is an L-1B visa a good alternative for employers to consider over an H-1B visa?
  • What are the current trends in DOL PERM and USCIS I-140 adjudication?  What are the areas causing more DOL audit or USCIS RFEs? How to prepare for it?
  • What are the impacts on employees’ H-1B, L-1B, PERM and/or I-140 processes if there is a company change, including but not limited to name change, address change, merger or acquisition and other company structure changes?
  • What employment based immigration issues have been proposed for change in Obama’s Immigration reform?
  • What changes have been made in California law made on related issues? 


  • Kelly Bu, Founder at Law Office of Kelly H. Bu
  • Lihua Tan, Partner at The Chugh Firm


  • Daniel Dezhan Li, Founder at the Law Office of Daniel Dezhan Li

Time: 2pm-4pm, February 8, 2015 (Sunday)

Location: Milpitas Library (160 North Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035)

Cost: Free

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