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Episode 121: S11 Bonus Episode Deadlines and Pathways: U.S. Immigration Laws for 2024

  • By holly-brezee
  • February 14, 2024
  • Season 11

On this special bonus episode of The Blackletter Podcast, Tom Dunlap is joined by Gerald LeMelle, an immigration attorney and Partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, to discuss the upcoming deadlines for employment-based visas, green cards, and other immigration status documents. Gerald enlightens listeners on the intricacies of these complex residency processes and discusses his role as an immigration attorney.

In this timely interview, Gerald shares the professional background that led to his role in immigration law and his current specialization in business immigration, including H-1B visas, L visas, and employment-based green cards. Through his long-time involvement in human rights work, Gerald had the motivation to tackle the complicated U.S. immigration system and advance in his profession. He explains the purpose of different immigration tools and programs, including employer-based green cards and H-1B visas that companies use to hire foreign workers. Of course, timing is crucial for visa documentation, and Gerald shares why deadlines are such a vital consideration when navigating complex U.S. immigration laws.

Check out this time-sensitive bonus episode to hear Gerald share his expertise as an immigration lawyer preparing for filing deadlines and managing immigration procedures. Join us again for our upcoming episode, where Tom will interview another expert guest on his mission to demystify law and business!


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