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Come join us beyond borders for all things immigration.Founded in 1978, Erickson Immigration Group provides comprehensive business immigration, global migration, and compliance solutions that enable companies to hire the best and brightest talent from around the world. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500s to cutting-edge startups. Sectors represented by our firm include Technology (including CRM services, e-commerce, social and online news media, online entertainment and television/movie production, FinTech, online payments), Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, and Universities/Public School Districts. Our staff is smart, inspired, spirited, passionate, and views our client relationships as partnerships. Our accurate legal advice will always take into account the best interest of your company as well as your employees.

Latest Episodes

Makoto Takeda | An Economic Pipeline Between Germany and Japan

Co-Founder of Bistream Makoto Takeda joins the podcast. Bistream orchestrates business partnerships with companies, investors and universities based in Japan and Germany. He explains the mission behind his company and the mutual benefit created between these two global markets.

13 MIN2 d ago
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Makoto Takeda | An Economic Pipeline Between Germany and Japan

BREAKING | Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction

BREAKING NEWS on the latest public charge regulation. Judge George Daniels of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan issued a preliminary nationwide injunction prohibiting the administration from enforcing the rule a few days before it was slated to take effect on Tuesday. Erickson Immigration Group's Justin Parson and Hiba Anver weighs in.

16 MIN5 d ago
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BREAKING | Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction

Save Jobs USA V. DHS: Does H4 EADs Harm US Workers?

Do H-4EAD holders present harmful competition for U.S. workers. If so, how can that be quantified? Erickson Immigration Groups' Kahn Branch and James Vandenberg, attended Save Jobs USA V. DHS circuit court hearing, to find out. Today they share what they gathered.

14 MIN1 w ago
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Save Jobs USA V. DHS: Does H4 EADs Harm US Workers?

Diane Rish | Accessing the Vault: AILA's H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insight

Associate Director of Government Relations at American Immigration Lawyers Association (https://www.aila.org/) (AILA), Diane Rish, joins Immigration Nerds along with EIG attorney's Hiba Anver and Storm Estep. Through multiple FOIA requests and painstaking litigation, AILA along with American Immigration Council won access to USCIS documents that revealed adjudication practices for H-1b petitions. In simple terms, they received and made public the USCIS playbook. What she learned after gaining access to the vault, is up next.

34 MIN2 w ago
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Diane Rish | Accessing the Vault: AILA's H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insight

Sanjay Akut | Advice from a CTO to H-1B's in Tech: Stay Flexible

What technical skills do American companies value among the best and brightest? Which approach should specialists take to stay current and flexible in the industry? We explore this idea by using Erickson Immigration Group as a real-world case study. EIG provides value to clients by remaining nimble when it comes to implementing innovative ideas. To usher us through this conversation we invite EIG’s Chief Technology Officer, Sanjay Akut.

18 MIN3 w ago
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Sanjay Akut | Advice from a CTO to H-1B's in Tech: Stay Flexible

Social Media Surveillance: Expansion in Data Collection by Government Agencies

What is the price of freedom of expression in the land of the free? A US visa, citizenship maybe? Do you consider your online identity and associations as an accurate representation of your true values? And somewhere, the constitution has to fit into this equation. To help work out this math we welcome Erickson Immigration Group attorney Ryan M. Knight.

19 MINSEP 19
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Social Media Surveillance: Expansion in Data Collection by Government Agencies

A Year in Immigration | First Anniversary: Dave Bier, Laura D. Francis, Tom Jawetz, Ian Kullgren, and Claudia Cubas

Today is a special episode — we are celebrating the Immigration Nerds podcast'sfirst anniversary! We started in a tiny room with a few attorneys and a producer, all of us racking our brains to tackle the day. We now have a guest list and audience that is truly worldwide. We are humbled have the brightest minds in immigration sit down with us, and especially thank Dave Bier, Laura D. Francis, Ian Kullgren, and Claudia Cubas for being our firstfive guests. You were truly our guinea pigs, and we thank you for trusting in us. Over the next few months,we will release a few bonus episodes titled “A Year in Immigration” highlighting the special gueststhat have brought context and insight into the immigration issues during 2019.

12 MINSEP 13
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A Year in Immigration | First Anniversary: Dave Bier, Laura D. Francis, Tom Jawetz, Ian Kullgren, and Claudia Cubas

Greg Chen | USCIS Deferred Action Changes, Subpar Border Conditions and What Agencies Are Doing About It

Thisweek was filled with news of consecutive restrictive measures taken place within immigration. To make sense of the week and to address what is being done about it, we brought in a dedicated advocate within the space, Greg Chen. Greg is the Director of Government Relations for American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He directs his team in congressional advocacy, legislative reform, and interacting with major government agencies providing services to over 16,000 AILA lawyers to help make sure their cases with families and agencies are handled appropriately.

21 MINSEP 6
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Greg Chen | USCIS Deferred Action Changes, Subpar Border Conditions and What Agencies Are Doing About It

Hidetaka Hirota | The Origins of Public Charge

The idea of denying outsiders based upon their likelihood of success in America is an enforcement, that predates immigration law itself. It’s the question of, are you likely to be a burden on society or not? In history, the faces and nationalities of who America deemed capable of carrying their weight, has changed throughout time. So today we take a historical approach to the idea and welcome History professor Hidetaka Hirota from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. We discuss how culture, religion, and race have explicitly been used to determine who would be a drain on society within the eyes of ruling America.

21 MINAUG 30
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Hidetaka Hirota | The Origins of Public Charge

BONUS: Dany Bahar | Venezuelan Mass Migration in Face of Civil Unrest

BONUS EPISODE: 4-6 million Venezuelan’s have fled the country to date, nearly 20% of the entire country's population. Brookings Institution’s Dany Bahar details the surrounding political, social and economic conditions responsible for this mass migration, and what it means for the Venezuelan people, government and neighboring countries.

17 MINAUG 27
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BONUS: Dany Bahar | Venezuelan Mass Migration in Face of Civil Unrest

Latest Episodes

Makoto Takeda | An Economic Pipeline Between Germany and Japan

Co-Founder of Bistream Makoto Takeda joins the podcast. Bistream orchestrates business partnerships with companies, investors and universities based in Japan and Germany. He explains the mission behind his company and the mutual benefit created between these two global markets.

13 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Makoto Takeda | An Economic Pipeline Between Germany and Japan

BREAKING | Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction

BREAKING NEWS on the latest public charge regulation. Judge George Daniels of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan issued a preliminary nationwide injunction prohibiting the administration from enforcing the rule a few days before it was slated to take effect on Tuesday. Erickson Immigration Group's Justin Parson and Hiba Anver weighs in.

16 MIN5 d ago
Comments
BREAKING | Public Charge Regulation and Federal Court Injunction

Save Jobs USA V. DHS: Does H4 EADs Harm US Workers?

Do H-4EAD holders present harmful competition for U.S. workers. If so, how can that be quantified? Erickson Immigration Groups' Kahn Branch and James Vandenberg, attended Save Jobs USA V. DHS circuit court hearing, to find out. Today they share what they gathered.

14 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Save Jobs USA V. DHS: Does H4 EADs Harm US Workers?

Diane Rish | Accessing the Vault: AILA's H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insight

Associate Director of Government Relations at American Immigration Lawyers Association (https://www.aila.org/) (AILA), Diane Rish, joins Immigration Nerds along with EIG attorney's Hiba Anver and Storm Estep. Through multiple FOIA requests and painstaking litigation, AILA along with American Immigration Council won access to USCIS documents that revealed adjudication practices for H-1b petitions. In simple terms, they received and made public the USCIS playbook. What she learned after gaining access to the vault, is up next.

34 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Diane Rish | Accessing the Vault: AILA's H-1B FOIA Lawsuit and Resulting Insight

Sanjay Akut | Advice from a CTO to H-1B's in Tech: Stay Flexible

What technical skills do American companies value among the best and brightest? Which approach should specialists take to stay current and flexible in the industry? We explore this idea by using Erickson Immigration Group as a real-world case study. EIG provides value to clients by remaining nimble when it comes to implementing innovative ideas. To usher us through this conversation we invite EIG’s Chief Technology Officer, Sanjay Akut.

18 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Sanjay Akut | Advice from a CTO to H-1B's in Tech: Stay Flexible

Social Media Surveillance: Expansion in Data Collection by Government Agencies

What is the price of freedom of expression in the land of the free? A US visa, citizenship maybe? Do you consider your online identity and associations as an accurate representation of your true values? And somewhere, the constitution has to fit into this equation. To help work out this math we welcome Erickson Immigration Group attorney Ryan M. Knight.

19 MINSEP 19
Comments
Social Media Surveillance: Expansion in Data Collection by Government Agencies

A Year in Immigration | First Anniversary: Dave Bier, Laura D. Francis, Tom Jawetz, Ian Kullgren, and Claudia Cubas

Today is a special episode — we are celebrating the Immigration Nerds podcast'sfirst anniversary! We started in a tiny room with a few attorneys and a producer, all of us racking our brains to tackle the day. We now have a guest list and audience that is truly worldwide. We are humbled have the brightest minds in immigration sit down with us, and especially thank Dave Bier, Laura D. Francis, Ian Kullgren, and Claudia Cubas for being our firstfive guests. You were truly our guinea pigs, and we thank you for trusting in us. Over the next few months,we will release a few bonus episodes titled “A Year in Immigration” highlighting the special gueststhat have brought context and insight into the immigration issues during 2019.

12 MINSEP 13
Comments
A Year in Immigration | First Anniversary: Dave Bier, Laura D. Francis, Tom Jawetz, Ian Kullgren, and Claudia Cubas

Greg Chen | USCIS Deferred Action Changes, Subpar Border Conditions and What Agencies Are Doing About It

Thisweek was filled with news of consecutive restrictive measures taken place within immigration. To make sense of the week and to address what is being done about it, we brought in a dedicated advocate within the space, Greg Chen. Greg is the Director of Government Relations for American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He directs his team in congressional advocacy, legislative reform, and interacting with major government agencies providing services to over 16,000 AILA lawyers to help make sure their cases with families and agencies are handled appropriately.

21 MINSEP 6
Comments
Greg Chen | USCIS Deferred Action Changes, Subpar Border Conditions and What Agencies Are Doing About It

Hidetaka Hirota | The Origins of Public Charge

The idea of denying outsiders based upon their likelihood of success in America is an enforcement, that predates immigration law itself. It’s the question of, are you likely to be a burden on society or not? In history, the faces and nationalities of who America deemed capable of carrying their weight, has changed throughout time. So today we take a historical approach to the idea and welcome History professor Hidetaka Hirota from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. We discuss how culture, religion, and race have explicitly been used to determine who would be a drain on society within the eyes of ruling America.

21 MINAUG 30
Comments
Hidetaka Hirota | The Origins of Public Charge

BONUS: Dany Bahar | Venezuelan Mass Migration in Face of Civil Unrest

BONUS EPISODE: 4-6 million Venezuelan’s have fled the country to date, nearly 20% of the entire country's population. Brookings Institution’s Dany Bahar details the surrounding political, social and economic conditions responsible for this mass migration, and what it means for the Venezuelan people, government and neighboring countries.

17 MINAUG 27
Comments
BONUS: Dany Bahar | Venezuelan Mass Migration in Face of Civil Unrest