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Workshop on Hiring Internationals and Immigration, March 8


JONESBORO – Arkansas State University, in collaboration with Hispanic Community Services Incorporated and the Northeast Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (NEASHRM), is hosting a panel workshop about hiring internationals and managers, and immigration guidelines for internationals, on Tuesday, March 8.

The workshop will be held at Cooper Alumni Center from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  The workshop will be led by a panel of experts in the fields of student immigration guidelines and immigration law.  Those panelists include Guillermo Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez, George Ernst and Maria Muñoz-White.  The event is free of charge and lunch will be served during the event.

Guillermo Hernandez is the lead immigration counsel with The Hernandez Law Firm, PLLC, and works extensively with immigration procedures.  Additionally, he is qualified for processing family and employment-based visas for immigrants with intentions to adjust status to permanent residency, as well as immigrants who wish to work in the United States on a temporary basis.  Guillermo Hernandez is also the legal counselor for the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock.

Juan Carlos Hernandez works as counsel for The Hernandez Law Firm, PLLC, and works mostly with immigration.  Juan Carlos Hernandez has personal experience with immigration law from working through the immigration process himself.

George Ernst is an immigration and employment law lawyer at Mitchell Williams; he counsels clients on the intricacies of the U.S. immigration law and regulations.  Ernst has committed himself to representing foreign nationals to achieve their immigration goals.

Maria Muñoz-White is the student immigration adviser for Arkansas State University, and is the primary designated school official and responsible officer.  Muñoz-White advises students on all immigration matters, including employment immigration in relation to the initial steps of transitioning from student to employee in the United States.

The panel workshop will be a great session for international students wanting to work in the United States after graduation and for HR departments wanting to hire international students or anyone from another country.  The workshop will cover OPT (students working both during school and immediately following graduation), work visas for international faculty and staff in higher education, work visas for manufacturing and medical fields, and a variety of additional topics related to those areas.

Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register, click here for online registration.

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