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Immigration Hacking: Solving Immigration puzzle for foreign-born Entrepreneurs

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Learn about Immigration issues for Startups from Sweta Khandelwal, one of the top immigration lawyer in the valley, awarded Top 40 Immigration Lawyers under 40 ( and Chair of the SCV Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association, the largest body of Immigration practitioners in the US.

Put your Legal Hack on and learn what you need to get your billion dollar idea off the ground !

• Know how foreign born entrepreneurs and start-up business can stay in the United States, start and work for their company-without being deported!

• How US business’ can hire and retain top notch foreign born talent.

• Know about Entrepreneurial Visa Options: E-2, L-1, H-1B, and O-1 Visas and Investor Based Green Card Options: EB-5 Immigrant Visa

Knowledge of US visa laws is critical to the success, continuance and growth of most Silicon Valley business’ and obtaining the correct visa is often the first hurdle faced by foreign founders. Until the archaic US immigration system is reformed, we have little choice except being creative in using old visas to suit new- age business. So let’s put our legal hack on!

There will be a QnA session at the end so put your questions when you RSVP.

The Law Office of Sweta Khandelwal is a US Immigration and Nationality law firm based in Santa Clara-the heart of Silicon Valley- serving individuals, families and business in California, across United States and overseas. If you wish to work in the US, hire a foreign worker, invest in the US, or reunite with your family in the US, we shall partner with you to ensure the success of your Immigration objective. The cornerstone of our legal practice is the promise of customized, creative and complete solutions to every individual, business and professional.

Sweta has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has represented clients across multiple nationalities. An immigrant herself, Sweta came to the US as a dependent on a H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program, worked on a H-1B visa, and is finally self-employed as a Permanent Resident. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of US immigration laws and is sensitive to the challenges faced by her clients.

Sweta completed her Masters in Law from the University of California, Los Angeles and her JD from the Faculty of Law, India. Across her academic life, Sweta has been recognized at multiple international forums for her sharp analytical and oratory skills.

Sweta is licensed by the State Bar of California. Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA. This makes her uniquely positioned to understand the immigration needs of her business clients in the broader context of their corporate objectives. Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities. Sweta is currently the Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA-SCV”), the national association of more than 13,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Sweta is also the Media Liaison and Advocacy Liaison for AILA-SCV; and a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics.

Sweta has addressed audience(s) of professional and business groups in US and Bangalore, responded live to questions for the benefit of thousands listening to her on radio, counseled millions through a television series on immigration law, and reached out to the broader community through her blogs and articles.