March 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Venture Café (Havana)
5th Floor, 1 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

These expert are covering the latest in changes in U.S. Immigration Policy. They will provide you with an in-depth assessment of the current and future climate of how immigration laws and and policies will affect companies and individuals in the US.

Starting April 3, 2017 U.S. immigration authorities will suspended a program that expedites visas for skilled workers an important class of workers in the tech community. Despite stoking tension in tech companies, it’s a relatively routine decision that’s happened under administrations past. But it is missing one key piece of information – a timeline-and that could impact businesses.

Premium processing” of H-1B visas, which allowed skilled workers to pay extra to request faster approval to work in the U.S., will no longer be available starting April 3, immigration authorities announced. That basically means all applicants will have to wait the standard period to see if they have won the “lottery,” without the option to pay an extra $1,225 filing fee for guaranteed answer after 15 days. This year’s announcement gives a six-month window, not a specific date, for the premium processing delay.

Rachel Casseus, Esq.Founder & Managing Attorney of Casseus Law

Rachel Hodge, Immigration Law Specialist at Whitehead Institute
Omar Khan, Co-Founder Tiba Bio, Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
William Brah, Founder at Venture Development Center, University of Massachusetts
Madhavi Gavini, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder at Novopyxis