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Joorney Webinar - Pathways towards the EB2-NIW for Information Technology (IT) and Energy Sector Professionals

Eliana Gimenes | Isht Vatsa | Alyssa Giordano

Our upcoming webinar on February 21, 2024, at 11 am EST, will be dedicated to the topic of applicants for the EB2-NIW visa from highly specialized technical fields, in particular, software and oil engineers. 

We will be joined by two immigration professionals who will share their experience and insights regarding technical specialists and the EB2-NIW visa. 


Viewers of the webinar will learn about the EB2-NIW process and get answers to questions like:

  • How do the specific eligibility criteria for the EB-2 NIW relate to Information Technology (IT), the energy sector, and other related technical and business-facing professionals?
  • What specific technical, analytical, and strategic efforts can energy sector and tech sector professionals pursue to strengthen their profile for an EB-2 NIW application?
  • How does the Dhanasar Test of the National Interest Waiver apply to individuals in energy and technical roles, and what factors from their professional profile should they focus on to demonstrate national interest?
  • What are the challenges or considerations applicants in the software engineering and oil engineering fields commonly face in pursuing self-petitioned green card options? How can these challenges be effectively addressed in the application process?
  • How does a Professional or Business Plan support the EB-2 NIW? What is the difference between a Professional and a Business Plan?

Our special guests will be Isht Vatsa and Alyssa Giordano, both of Extraordinary Immigration PLLC, where they handle applications for a broad range of visa types, including the EB2-NIW.

The conversation will be hosted by Eliana Gimenes, VP of Sales at Joorney Business Plans at Joorney. 

As always, the main presentation in the webinar will be followed by a Q&A session where you can ask your own questions and get answers from our experts! Register now for this informative presentation on an important topic for all immigration professionals. 

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Isht Vatsa, Immigration Attorney

Isht Vatsa is a graduate of Boston College Law School. In law school, Isht advocated for the rights of the wrongfully convicted, volunteering with the New England Innocence Project (NEIP) and representing clients in civil matters through the Boston College Civil Litigation Clinic. He also interned at the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts, actively speaking and arguing motions before the court.

Upon graduating from law school, Isht joined the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State Attorney and later assumed an Associate role at a premier immigration law firm, where he acquired hands-on expertise with all forms of family-, employment-, and investment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant cases. Isht has devoted a significant amount of time to representing talented immigrant individuals who craft and file self-petitioned employment-based EB-1A Extraordinary Ability and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases.

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Alyssa Giordano, Immigration Attorney

Alyssa Giordano’s legal practice focuses primarily on employment- and investment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. She has established a record of preparing and filing successful EB-1A (Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2* (National Interest Waiver) immigrant petitions, as well as O-1A, H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, E-2 nonimmigrant petitions, PERM labor certification applications, and Naturalization applications.

Alyssa is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, where she held leadership roles, including serving as a 1L Senator and the Historian of the University of Miami School of Law’s Student Bar Association. Alyssa is also a former Judicial Intern for the Honorable Jose M. Rodrigues at The Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida and a former Research Assistant to Professor Edgardo Rotman, a renowned scholar in international and comparative securities law, having been published in leading European, American, and Latin American journals. She is a member of the bar in both Florida and New York.

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Eliana Gimenes, VP of Sales For Latin America at Joorney Business Plans

Eliana brings her consulting background and experience to the service of Latin American investors coming to the United States through E2, L1, and EB5 visas, which serves her well in her role as VP of Sales for the Latin American market.

Disclaimer: Joorney Business Plans Inc. is not a law firm nor an immigration consulting firm, and all information provided in this document should not be considered as legal advice or any advice or recommendation on any immigration application program. All information provided in this document should be verified by a licensed or certified immigration professional before the reader can act on this information. As such, it is understood that Joorney Business Plans Inc. shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature (direct, indirect, consequential, or other), whether arising in contract, tort, or otherwise, which may arise as a result of your use of (or inability to use) this document, or from your use of (or failure to use) the information on this document.

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