简介

Beth Carlson moves corporate talent across borders. She has counseled U.S. and international companies on business immigration issues for 20 years and is a recognized leader for her expertise on complex immigration matters. Beth takes a pragmatic approach to business immigration. She is creative and solution driven to explore work visa and permanent residence options that may not be readily apparent.
Beth manages immigration matters for Fortune 500 multinational companies as well as for medium- and small-sized public and private companies. She counsels clients on changes in government policy, including the heightened scrutiny on immigration matters with the transition to the Trump administration.

U.S. Immigration

Beth manages all types of U.S. employment-based immigration matters. Through her many years of practice, she has worked on every type of work visa for many different occupations and industries, including H-1Bs, L-1s, TNs, H-3s, E-1s/E-2s/E-3s and O-1s, and advises employers on issues related to other nonimmigrant visa statuses, including B-1, F-1, J-1 and Conrad State Waivers for foreign physicians. Beth has specific expertise with O-1 business cases, F-1 STEM OPT issues and H-1B maintenance of status issues.

Beth has also handed all types of permanent residence (green card) cases, including PERM applications, multinational manager immigrant visa petitions, national interest waiver petitions, adjustment of status applications, advance parole applications, employment authorization applications, re-entry permit applications, and outstanding researcher and extraordinary ability permanent residence petitions. Her PERM expertise includes complex prevailing wage issues, not substantially comparable cases and filing appeals with BALCA.

Corporate Counseling

As a senior lawyer on the team, Beth counsels senior management and HR on:

  • Complex H-1B issues, including H-1B cap-related issues and alternatives, H-1B portability, H-1B site visits and AC21 H-1B extension issues
  • Developing immigration-related policies and procedures that outline company commitments and expectations for foreign national employees
  • I-9 compliance issues, including E-Verify
  • Global visa and compliance issues, including maintenance of permanent residence status for employees transferred overseas and related re-entry permit issues

With the presidential transition, Beth also provides extensive guidance on policy initiatives related to the travel ban, termination of TPS status, DACA rescission and employment-based immigration policies related to the “Buy American Hire American” executive order.

Health Care Immigration

Beth provides leadership on health care immigration related matters, including:

  • Working with the medical sector and foreign medical professionals to obtain employment
  • Managing Conrad State 30 and FLEX 10 J-1 waiver applications, National Interest Waivers (NIWs), H-1B petitions, O-1 petitions and PERM applications for physicians and other health-care specialties
  • Analyzing and advising health care clients on licensure, VisaScreen, cap-exempt affiliations, Schedule A nurses and other immigration issues specific to health care clients and their foreign national employees

Beth advises health care employers on important solutions for maintaining work authorization and status for these critically needed positions.

资质

执业资格

New Jersey
Minnesota

出庭资格

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

法务助理

Court of Common Pleas, Franklin County, Ohio (Staff Atty.), Hon. David Fais, 1996-1997
Superior Court of New Jersey, Morris County, Hon. Barbara Zucker-Zarett, 1994-1995

教育

Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
J.D. with highest distinction (1994)

Franklin and Marshall College
B.A. Dean's List (1990)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Immigration Law: What You Need to Know About Current U.S. Immigration Law
    Co-presenter, Minnesota CLE Webinar, November 2017
  • H-1B Visas: Employment Considerations for the FY2019 Cap, Site Visits, RFE Responses and Continued USCIS Scrutiny
    Co-presenter, Faegre Baker Daniels Webinar, January 2018
  • Employment Law: Immigration and Global Mobility in Trump Era
    Co-presenter, Minnesota CLE Webinar, July 2017
  • Hot Topics in Business Immigration – Trump Administration Update
    Co-presenter, Faegre Baker Daniels Webinar, May 2017
  • Making a Blanket L Petition Work for Your Client
    Co-presenter, AILA National Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2016
  • Managing Immigration Expectations and Compliance
    Co-presenter, Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Washington, D.C., June 2016
  • Business Immigration Basics
    Co-presenter, 2016 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 2016
  • B-1 Business Travel Issues
    Co-presenter, Council for Global Immigration Symposium, Washington, D.C., June 2015
  • How to Become an Immigration Attorney
    Presenter, National Business Institute, March 2015
  • USCIS Receives 172,500 Cap Subject H-1B Petitions; Lottery Conducted on April 10, 2014
    Faegre Baker Daniels, April 2014
  • H-1B Cap Reached; USCIS to Conduct Random Lottery
    Faegre Baker Daniels, April 2014
  • USCIS Predicts H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Will Be Subjected to Random Lottery; Announces Premium Processing to Start on April 28
    Faegre Baker Daniels, March 2014
  • Immigration Essentials for the Employment Law Paralegal
    National Business Institute, March 2014
  • Trouble Filling Highly-Skilled Positions? Consider International Applicants Under Specialized-Skills Visas
    Faegre Baker Daniels, January 2014
  • H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Will Be Accepted by USCIS Beginning April 1; Employers Urged to Start Process Now as Lottery Is Anticipated
    Faegre Baker Daniels, January 2014
  • DHS Announced Proposed Change in F-1 Student Rules to Allow Spouses and Children of F-1 International Students to Study Part-Time
    Faegre Baker Daniels, November 2013
  • Visa Bulletin – December 2013: Additional Backlogs for Indian Citizens
    Faegre Baker Daniels, November 2013
  • Largest Civil Settlement in Immigration Case: Department of Justice and Infosys Settle Two-Year Investigation for $34 Million 
    Faegre Baker Daniels, October 2013
  • U.S. Government Reopens: Immigration Processes Being Worked on Again
    Faegre Baker Daniels, October 2013
  • Immigration and Employment Law: The Latest Developments
    National Business Institute, October 2013
  • Immigrants: Their Growing Role in Our Economy and How to Make Them Part of Your Business
    Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, October 2013
  • Employment Law Series: Immigration – H-1 E-2 L-1 P-2! Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Temporary Work Visas
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 2013
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Why U.S. Companies Need to Come on Board
    Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, October 2013
  • Visa Backlogs: Permanent Resident Applicants Want the Wait to Be Over
    Faegre Baker Daniels, September 2013
  • Travel Alert: CBP Announces Expansion of Global Entry Program
    Faegre Baker Daniels, August 2013
  • USCIS Receives 124,000 Cap Subject Petitions; Lottery Conducted on April 7, 2013
    Faegre Baker Daniels, April 2013
  • H-1B Cap Reached; USCIS to Conduct Random Lottery
    Faegre Baker Daniels, April 2013
  • Investor Issues
    Upper AILA Midwest Immigration Law Conference, April 2013
  • What's "Trending Now" in Business Immigration
    Immigration & Global Mobility Seminar, "Passport to Success: Anticipating Immigration Reform & Addressing Today's Expanding Global Workforce," May 2013
  • Current Trends and Strategies With Audits, RFEs and Denials
    Immigration & Global Mobility Seminar, "Passport to Success: Anticipating Immigration Reform & Addressing Today's Expanding Global Workforce," May 2013
  • USCIS Predicts H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Will be Subjected to Random Lottery; Announces Premium Processing to Start on April 15
    Faegre Baker Daniels, March 2013
  • H-1B Cap-Subject Petitions Will be Accepted by USCIS Beginning April 1
    Faegre Baker Daniels, January 2013
  • President Obama Announces Plan to Increase Economic Growth in the U.S. Through Enhanced Visa Processing
    Faegre Baker Daniels, February 2012

领导力和社区

无偿服务

  • Asylum

职业协会

  • Law360 — Immigration Editorial Advisory Board, 2015-17
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

荣誉

  • JD Supra — Readers' Choice Awards,  2016-17
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