ACS Webinar

Passport to Progress: New Immigration Initiatives for International Students and Early Career STEM Researchers

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International students and professionals bring the United States a wealth of knowledge, skills, and perspectives that can help drive innovation and economic growth. Did you know that new immigration initiatives are now available to attract and retain international STEM talent?

Join Dan Berger of Curran Berger & Kludt LLP and Jonathan Grode of Green and Spiegel as they discuss how students and junior researchers can build their profile to prepare for higher level US immigration categories and how mentors in academia or industry can help support these kinds of applications. This webinar will share invaluable advice from lawyers experienced in immigration case law that can benefit researchers, scientists, students, industry professionals…anyone interested in understanding the US immigration system!

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Heath Weems of the American Chemical Society and co-produced with ACS Advocacy.

What You Will Learn

  • What are the latest US immigration options for STEM talent, including recent Biden Administration STEM immigration initiatives
  • How can students and junior researchers qualify for achievement based immigration categories
  • How mentors can help support their employees, students and lab members in being ready for success in the US immigration system

Meet The Experts

Dan Berger, Partner, Curran Berger & Kludt LLP; Visiting Scholar, Cornell Law School

Jonathan Grode, Managing Partner and U.S. Practice Director for Green and Spiegel

Heath Weems, Advocacy Manager, ACS Government Affairs

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