Thursdays Live with Chugh
Tune into weekly live discussions with Chugh, LLP’s immigration, legal, and tax experts to gain critical insights that you can immediately apply to your business – or personal goals.
The show is broadcast live every Thursday at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST. Subscribe to get notified when the events begin on one of our platforms below.
How to Choose a Competent Immigration Attorney
Date: January 6, 2022
Gain an overview of how an immigration attorney an help advance your case, what to look for in an attorney, and what to expect from your first consultation during this overview conversation.
Changes to Employment Authorization for H-4, L-2, and E Spouses
Date: December 9, 2021
There are powerful changes on the horizon for work authorization for H-4, L-2, and E spouses. Learn more about what these regulations mean, which individuals benefit from the changes, when new policy goes into effect, and other related FAQs. This video also contains a discussion on the immigration provisions of the pending Build Back Better bill.
Interfiling, Adjustment of Status, and All That You Need to Know About the Recent Travel Ban
Date: December 2, 2021
Get answers to some of your frequently asked questions related to US immigration, including getting your green card through adjustment of status versus consular processing, the pros and cons of interfiling for your green card, whether you should get your visa stamped in a third country during the pandemic, what may be on the horizon for the southern Africa COVID-19 travel ban, and more.
Everything You Need to Know about the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Program
Date: November 18, 2021
Because the Indian government does not allow dual citizenship, the Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) program provides a powerful alternative. During this live event, learn about what is required to qualify for OCI, what benefits the program offers, what documentation is needed to apply, how to renounce your Indian citizenship, and more.
What New US COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Means for International Air Travelers
Date: November 4, 2021
Learn about the new US COVID-19 vaccination policy for air travelers and what it entails during this live conversation. We’ll cover answers to you frequently asked questions including which vaccines will be accepted, what constitutes full vaccination, and more.
Employment-Based Green Card FAQs: Switching Jobs, Aging Out, and More
Date: October 21, 2021
Are you waiting on an employment-based green card and have questions about your case? Get answers to common green card related questions during this video featuring Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Navdeep Meamber. Watch the discussion to gain insight into downgrading your preference category, getting premium processing for your I-140, extending your H-1B visa with an approved I-140 or I-485 from a different employer, relocating when your I-485 is pending, expediting the green card process, and children aging out.
Biden Plans to End COVID-19 Travel Bans: What This Means for You
Date: October 14, 2021
The United States will end its COVID-19 travel ban in November 2021. At that time, all foreign nationals who enter the country by air will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. During this live conversation, Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Gladys Gervacio explains what this policy will mean in practice, including which vaccines will be accepted, what constitutes fully vaccinated, who is impacted by the policy and which exceptions are available, when the policy will go into force, and more.
H-1B FAQs: Entrepreneurship and Parental Leave While on an H-1B Visa
Date: September 30, 2021
Some H-1B visa holders may be able to start their own businesses, but it is important to meet certain conditions to maintain their immigration status. Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews leads this conversation on the ownership and management of businesses by H-1B visa holders. She also discusses how to take extended leave while on the H-1B visa.
U VISAS: QUALIFYING FOR AN EAD AND DEFERRED ACTION WHILE YOUR APPLICATION IS PENDING
Date: September 16, 2021
Learn about the U visa and which pending applications may qualify for deferred action and an employment authorization document (EAD). Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Angelita Chavez covers how to qualify for these benefits, planning for the U visa application process, and general U visa application requirements.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL WHEN YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS IS PENDING: THINGS TO CONSIDER
Date: September 9, 2021
There may be serious consequences to traveling internationally while your green card application is pending. Join Partner and Attorney Min Kim for a conversation on advance parole, whether you may need it for international travel, how emergency advance parole works, and more.
THE L-1A VISA FOR COMPANY TRANSFEREES: WHAT IT TAKES TO QUALIFY
Date: August 26, 2021
Gain an overview of the L-1A visa and how your company can use it to transfer employees from foreign to US offices. Chugh, LLP Join Immigration Attorney Joy Dungca discusses which US employers and employees qualify for the L-1A visa, and how to provide proof that you meet these requirements.
EMPLOYMENT-BASED GREEN CARDS: DOWNGRADING, PREMIUM PROCESSING, AGING OUT, AND MORE
Date: August 19, 2021
Watch this informative discussion on the green card downgrade process from EB-2 to EB-3 with Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Navdeep Meamber and Immigration Consultant Jagan Tamirisa. Our experts cover premium processing, how downgrading may impact your child after age 21, and what the process of downgrading entails. They also provide insight into traveling while your adjustment of status is pending, rescheduling your biometrics appointment, and more.
SETTING UP A US BRANCH OF YOUR FOREIGN COMPANY: KEY FACTORS YOU’LL NEED TO KNOW
Date: August 12, 2021
BRIDGING THE GAP FOR F-1 STUDENTS: WHAT NEW IMMIGRATION POLICY MEANS FOR YOUR APPLICATION PROCESS
Date: July 29, 2021
Foreign nationals awaiting a change of status (COS) to an F-1 student visa no longer need to apply to change or extend their nonimmigrant status using bridge applications. Chugh, LLP Attorney Gladys Gervacio and Executive Manager Sonia Sidhu discuss the implications of this new policy for international students.
THE FUTURE OF THE DACA PROGRAM
Date: July 22, 2021
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has stopped processing initial Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications due to a recent legal challenge to the program.
Partner and Attorney Angelita Chavez discusses risks which may be on the horizon for advance parole, DACA renewals, and more. She also shares an overview of the qualifications required for DACA, and its benefits.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR PENDING H-1B, F-1, AND PERMANENT RESIDENT VISAS
Date: July 15, 2021
Chugh, LLP Attorney Min Kim provides an overview of international travel permitted for individuals with pending applications for H-1B visas, adjustments of status, and employment authorization documents (EAD). Min also shares which travel is permissible for individuals who have F-1 optional practical training (OPT) without an EAD.
DON’T HAVE YOUR INDIAN BIRTH CERTIFICATE? SOLUTIONS AND PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ADJUSTING STATUS TO LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT
Date: July 8, 2021
During this live conversation, Chugh, LLP Attorney Diya Mathews addresses common concerns of Indian nationals who have an unregistered birth or are missing their Indian birth certificate, but who are ready to adjust status to US permanent resident. She also shares insight into alternate documentation you can use instead when applying for your green card.
DEVELOPING A RETURN TO WORK POLICY DURIC THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Date: July 1, 2021
Many companies are grappling with the process of returning to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Chugh, LLP legal expert Dilawar Fazal and Outreach Manager Neha Mahajan as they discuss what to do if your employees do not want to return to work, how to handle COVID-19-related workplace injury claims, what workplace safety standards work best, and more.
LIVE DISCUSSION OF RECENT IMMIGRATION NEWS
Date: June 17, 2021
Chugh, LLP Partner and Attorney Diya Mathews and Outreach Manager Neha Mahajan share the latest news on US immigration, including movement from the July 2021 Visa Bulletin, whether you should consider premium processing on Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker), who qualifies for emergency advance parole, whether to travel with a pending adjustment of status application, and more.