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Immigrating to the United States as a Researcher or Scientist
United States - CA - La Jolla

Hosted by:Professional Development Committee & Younger Chemists Committee, ACS San Diego
Venue:San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC ) at UCSD
Dates:Apr 16, 2005 through Apr 16, 2005

International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB)
Association of Woman in Science--San Diego
Immigration Equality

This hands-on workshop is designed to empower foreign-born chemists/scientists on issues related to immigration to the United States. Currently, there are many challenges in recruiting foreign-born scientists educated in the United States due to the limit/cap in the work visas allowed by the US government. Many foreign-born US educated scientists are experiencing a challenge in obtaining accurate and up-to-date information on the immigration process to the US. This workshop will provide the necessary tools and accurate information from experienced immigration attorneys on how researchers and scientists can apply for permanent residency in the US.

This workshop provides the ins and outs of self-petitioning (or employment sponsored) for permanent residency (green card) in the United States as a scientist and technical professionals. The different categories such as extraordinary ability and national interest waiver will be presented and discussed. Come and learn from prominent immigration lawyers and scientists who have successfully won approval for permanent residency application.

Presenters include: Mimi Tsankov, Brian McGloin, and Stephanie Chang. Please note that ACS and ACS-San Diego does not endorse any immigration lawyers, and encourage all scientists to consult lawyers before filing any immigration applications.

Date: Saturday April 16, 2005 (Save the date!!!)

Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)

Venue: San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UCSD (auditorium)

Cost: Free of charge, priority is given to ACS members

RSVP: jkp135@att.net (rsvp necessary, space is limited)

Directions: Take Interstate 5. Exit Genesee, turn West off exit. (From the south, turn left. From the north, turn right.) At the top of the hill, turn left at North Torrey Pines Road. At the first light, turn left on Northpoint Drive into UCSD. Follow Northpoint Drive to the campus Information Booth (IB). From IB, turn left onto Northpoint Drive and left again onto Scholars Drive N. Drive south on Scholars Drive to the Pangea Parking Structure, on the right. From the Pangea Parking Structure walk east on Thurgood Marshall Lane to Ridge Walk. Turn left and walk north on Ridge Walk. The walkway on the right leads to the lobby entrance of SDSC. (www.sdsc.edu/Visitors/directions.html)

Map: http://www.sdsc.edu/images/sdsc_parking_map.gif

Parking: Free of charge on weekend
Additional Information
Event URL:http://www.iscb.org/newsletter8-1/immigration.html
ISCB Member Discount:None

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