FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thu Oct 07 16:42:03 EDT 2010

American Chemical Society Webinars™ focus on U.S. immigration policies for international scientists

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2010 — News media and others interested in the chemical sciences are invited to join the next in a series of American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars™ focusing on updates on U.S. immigration policies for international scientists.

Scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 14, from 2 – 3 p.m. EDT, the free ACS Webinars™ will feature Kelly McCown, J.D., of McCown and Evans LLP, San Francisco, speaking on Navigating U.S. Immigration –– Updates for International Scientists.

ACS Webinars™ connect you with experts and global thought leaders in the chemical sciences, management and business to address current topics of interest to scientific and engineering professionals. Each webinar includes a short presentation followed by a Q & A session. News media and scientists can tune into the conference without charge but must register in advance.

Participants will learn:

  • Which green card category scientists should choose in the current immigration climate: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, or EB-5
  • The top five pitfalls in preparing Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor/Researcher, and National Interest Waiver I-140 petitions
  • How to increase chances of success with I-140 petition by creating “extraordinary” or “outstanding” qualifications
  • How to respond to common Requests for Evidence raised by USCIS in I-140 petitions
  • The recent restrictions in the H-1B category that will affect scientists and researchers

McCown is one of only 200 attorneys certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, and has been honored each year since 2004 as a “Northern California Super Lawyer” in immigration law by Law & Politics Magazine. McCown was recognized in 2007 and 2010 as one of the “Top 50 Female Super Lawyers” in Northern California across all legal specialties. She earned her A.B. degree in International Relations from Stanford University and her J.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley.

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