American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) President Doug Stump welcomed the DHS announcement proposing three new rules aimed at attracting and retaining highly skilled workers from around the world, but emphasized that “It remains incumbent on Congress to act to fix our laws so that these small measures are not necessary.”

The American Immigration Lawyer’s Association’s (AILA) Athletes, Culture, Entertainment and Science (ACES) Committee alerts members that effective March 17, 2014 the Alliance of Motion Picture & Television Producers (AMPTP) will revise its instructions for requesting a consultation in connection with a O-1 or O-2 petition.

Attorney Dayna Kelly spoke during an Immigration Law Weekly seminar held Thursday, February 28, 2014 on different immigration options for outstanding foreign physicians.

Ms. Kelly will speak again on J-1 Waiver options for physicians during the March 20, 2014 ILW seminar.

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Attorney Heather Sivaraman of The Law Offices of Dayna Kelly has recently written an article entitled “Visa Sponsorship Requires Planning” for the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR).  The article outlines the J-1 Waiver and H1-B process for International Medical Graduates (IMGs).  Recruiting IMG physicians can be complex and daunting. The article will provide you with an overview of the most common sponsorship process for IMG candidates who complete graduate medical education (GME) in J-1 visa status.

Contact The Law Offices of Dayna Kelly if you’d like to speak with an attorney about your immigration matters.

The American Immigration Lawyer’s Association New Member’s Division Newsletter contains an article written by attorney Heather Sivaraman entitled “At the Crossroads: Health Care and Immigration.” To view the article, click NMD Newsletter PdfReprinted with the permission of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association.


Dayna Kelly‘s article on physician labor certification appears in the new “Physician Immigration Book” edited by Robert Aronson.  To view the article, click here.