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The Top Talent and Immigration Show

The Top Talent and Immigration Show tackles the common issues which organizations face in finding and hiring top immigrant talent. We also discuss and offer solutions for immigrants who are seeking to find freedom and prosperity in America. In this program, you will find tips and info for immigrants navigating the complex processes of legally residing in the U.S., as well as highlighting the ways companies can improve their bottom line by hiring those who have recently arrived in the country.

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Visa Options for Doctors and Medical Professionals Due to COVID-19
Because of the growing need for medical professionals to help address the ongoing health crisis caused by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, The US Citizenship and Immigration Services Department of State is inviting medical professionals with I1-29, I1-40, or an approved certificate of eligibility to help mitigate and address the effects of the pandemic in the US. In this episode of Top Talent and Immigration, Kaushik Ranchod talks about the process for the USCIS call for medical professionals and how physicians already in the US on a J1 program can extend their stay because of this directive. Stay tuned.
05:52 04/01/2020
What Are The New National Interest Waiver Requirements? (Part 3)
Kaushik Ranchod is an immigration attorney for families and employers. He is the CEO of Ranchod Law Group, a firm that helps individuals and families start a new life in the US by walking them through the immigration process and helping them navigate through the system. They are dedicated to connecting skilled individuals with companies who are facing a shortage of talent and helping them both thrive. In this episode… If you’re in the process of applying for a National Interest Waiver, you need to prove one thing: that your application would be more beneficial to the United States versus them looking in the domestic pool of talents to fill the position that you’re applying for. So how does applying for the NIW process outweigh the labor certification process? In this week’s episode of Top Talent and Immigration Kaushik Ranchod talks about the pros and cons of filing an NIW versus getting a labor certification, and the things you need to prepare should you decide to apply for both. Stay tuned.  
08:34 03/25/2020
What Are The New NIW Requirements? (Part 2)
Kaushik Ranchod is an immigration attorney for families and employers. He is the CEO of Ranchod Law Group, a firm that helps individuals and families start a new life in the US by walking them through the immigration process and helping them navigate through the system. They are dedicated to connecting skilled individuals with companies who are facing a shortage of talent and helping them both thrive. In this episode… The next part of the National Interest Waiver application requires that applicants have contribution credibility to demonstrate that they are well-positioned to advance the endeavor they are putting forward. In this week’s episode of Top Talent and Immigration, host Kaushik Ranchod talks about what the contribution credibility entails.  Stay tuned to also hear about what you need to prove your record of success to strengthen your application and the level of other evidence you need for a successful application.
05:45 03/11/2020
What Are The New NIW Requirements? (Part 1)
Kaushik Ranchod is an immigration attorney for families and employers. He is the CEO of Ranchod Law Group, a firm that helps individuals and families start a new life in the US by walking them through the immigration process and helping them navigate through the system. They are dedicated to connecting skilled individuals with companies who are facing a shortage of talent and helping them both thrive. In this episode… Are you looking to bypass the labor certification process? Do you want to get a National Interest Waiver (NIW)? It is imperative that you understand the court cases that have affected it, particularly the most recent one, the Matter of Dhanasar. In this episode of Top Talent and Immigration, Kaushik Ranchod talks about the first criteria for NIW application which is the substantial merit and national importance. He shares its importance and how you can document and establish that you have met the requirements for it. Stay tuned.
06:57 02/26/2020
International Education Opportunities at Boise State University with Gonzalo Bruce of The Center for Global Education
Gonzalo Bruce is the Assistant Provost for the Center for Global Education at Boise State University. He is the Senior International Officer (SIO) serving a public, doctoral research university of 24,000+ students. His administrative responsibilities include campus internationalization efforts, international enrollment management, international student services, global learning opportunities, and international scholar services. In this episode… Is studying in the US something you’re considering? How can you be sure that the University you have chosen has the right support system for your transition as an international student to being an employable contributor to the US economy? According to Gonzalo Bruce, Assistant Provost at the Center for Global Education at Boise State University in Idaho, these are just some of the things that they aim to address in their programs for international students. In this episode of Top Talent and Immigration, Kaushik dives deep into the programs and plans that Boise State has for their international students with the help of his guest, Gonzalo Bruce. They discuss how the programs of Boise State helps both international students and the local students of Boise, how they address immigration restrictions and challenges, and why international students should have Boise as their top of mind choice when they start to consider the idea of coming to the US for their studies and for immigration. Stay tuned.
28:27 02/14/2020
Top Citizenship Requirements That You May Have Overlooked
Kaushik Ranchod is an immigration attorney for families and employers. He is the CEO of Ranchod Law Group, a firm that helps individuals and families start a new life in the US by walking them through the immigration process and helping them navigate through the system. They are dedicated to connecting skilled individuals with companies who are facing a shortage of talent and helping them both thrive.
07:56 02/06/2020
What You Need to Know When Filing Your H1B in 2020
The immigration laws are changing quickly and more changes are expected this year. For instance, the rules for filing your H1B have changed. What are the changes? How do you file for your H1B under President Trump’s administration?  Kaushik Ranchod has some advice on what you need to know when filing your H1B in 2020. Tune in on this week’s episode to find out all the details including the new rules to file your H1B, when to apply, and what to expect.  In this episode… With the current presidential administration, the U.S immigration laws are changing faster than you can keep up with. If you’re looking to file your H1B the rules have changed. In this episode of Top Talent and Immigration, Kaushik talks about the changes to the immigration law as it affects your H1B application.  How then do you file your H1B? Kaushik breaks down the details including when to apply, how long the process is likely to take, and what to expect. Employers are not left out. Kaushik shares the biggest mistake to avoid when filing H1B for your employees and unpacks what you need to do to stand a better chance for your application to be considered.
05:18 01/29/2020
J1 Waiver Success Story
Getting a J1 Waiver can be a difficult process, as all immigration processes tend to be. If the applicant is getting government assistance, however, getting the J1 Waiver can be even more difficult. Luckily, not all hope is lost. This week Kaushik Ranchod shares a story of a J1 Waiver success story that features someone who was approved for the waiver despite also receiving US Government assistance.
05:19 01/22/2020
How to Achieve Your Immigration Goals for 2020 and the next Decade
The immigration journey is a long and complicated one. It is a process that can bring with it a lot of stress. That stress can cause anxiety and other health problems if not taken care of. What are the best ways to work through the immigration process and complete it successfully and full of health? Kaushik Ranchod has some advice.  Having a plan increases the chances of success. This week Kaushik goes through some great tips for coming up with a solid plan for the next ten years, or any time it takes to complete the immigration process. 
14:53 01/09/2020
Gratitude and a reflection on 2019 Immigration Law
2019 has come to a close. A lot of immigration challenges have been developing over the last year or more, and things may seem difficult sometimes. How do we cope with these difficulties when working towards moving to the United States? It can seem difficult sometimes, especially in this current political climate. Denials of visas have increased, as have requests for more evidence. Not all is lost, though.  This week, host Kaushik Ranchod reflects upon 2019 and the changes that have come, he also talks about the importance of gratitude and being thankful what we have, and how that can have a positive effect on us.  
06:42 01/03/2020
Important Tax Issues that Affect Immigration Applications and Businesses
In this episode, host Kaushik Ranchod is joined by John Milikowsky. John is the Founder and Senior Attorney at Milikowsky Tax Law. Prior to that John was a manager and owner of several small businesses for twenty years. John was named one of the top 3 San Diego tax attorneys by the San Diego Tribune. What are the tax implications for immigrants, and what are some common mistakes people make in tax preparation? Listen in this week as Kaushik Ranchod and John Milikowsky talk about what immigrants can do if they have a foreign bank account, how recent changes in the Trump Administration affects the tax laws, and some common mistakes that happen around tax preparation.
26:44 12/27/2019
The difference between Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas
When applying for a visa to enter or stay in the United States, there are a host of options. While the different visas are all distinct, some of them may seem very similar to each other, and choosing the right one is absolutely essential for the completion of a successful visa. So what are the different visa options? What are the differences between the Immigrant and non-immigrant visas?  In this episode, Kaushik Ranchod goes into some of the differences between the immigrant and non-immigrant visas, what will be required from a sponsor when they are utilized, and the difference between a change of status and consular processing.
08:31 12/18/2019
How and Why to Educate the Public About Important Immigration Law Changes 
The complexity of the immigration process can be daunting and confusing. There are a myriad of different options for those who are dreaming of making a new life in America. That complexity is only getting more intense in the current political climate, as laws continue to change and develop. Education about the process is a very important part of successfully moving to the United States. Finding quality information about the immigration process can be difficult, however. The laws and processes are dynamic, and on top of that many sources of information do not give out education for free. While Kaushik has a business to run, he still believes that what you put into the world is what you get back, and the important thing is providing useful information to those who need it. In this episode, Kaushik Ranchod welcomes John Corcoran onto the podcast. The tables are turned, and John will talk to Kaushik about how and why he wants to educate the public about the immigration process.
11:14 12/11/2019
What Will Happen with DACA?
DACA, or the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, has been in the news more and more in recent years. The program was designed for children who came to the United States without their decision. For many of these kids, who can be quite older now, this is the only country they know. They may not even speak the language of the country they were brought from. The program, originally instituted by executive order under President Obama, is under fire in the Trump Administration. This week host Kaushik Ranchod is joined by John Corcoran to discuss the past, current, and possible future of DACA. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:24] What is DACA? [3:14] Some kids don’t even know they weren’t born here [4:33] Why DACA is in the news today [5:10] When will the Supreme Court decide the fate of DACA, and what are the possible outcomes [7:23] What the worst-case scenario would be [8:18] Possible fallout if the Supreme Court rules executive orders unconstitutional [9:22] What people can do while they wait for the ruling Subscribe on: iTunes  Spotify Stitcher Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com. Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
10:29 12/05/2019
How to Build a Thriving Law Firm Business
Success is not always entirely within the control of those who seek it. Fortune, however, favors the bold, as they say. It also favors those who have a vision and a team behind them that is all-in.  The best way to find out how to be successful is to talk with those who have already achieved success. Host Kaushik Ranchod is definitely one of those people. In this episode, Kaushik is joined by John Corcoran to turn the tables on him and find out what has made Kaushik so successful in his life and Practice. Listen in as they talk about the driving factors of success, creating a strong office culture, and the importance of having a vision. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:04] The driving factors of building a successful Law Firm or business [3:56] It is helpful to let employees clear the air with each other [5:33] The hiring process is key to a successful business [9:50] The balance between being a boss and being friendly with your team [11:26] How to stay connected with your team when working remotely [13:33] Maintaining a positive culture in the workplace [14:46] Marketing strategies Kaushik has used [16:52] Having a Vision is important to building success   Subscribe on: iTunes  Spotify Stitcher Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
17:57 11/27/2019
J1 Waiver Case Studies
The J1 Waiver can be a tricky process to get through. Candidates who are wanting to apply and learn more about the process can research the details and learn all they can, but sometimes it is helpful to hear some real-world examples. This week host Kaushik Ranchod talks about the J1 Waiver process through detailing some examples. Listen in as he talks about two case studies of successful immigrants who come to the US by way of the J1 Waiver, and details some of the arguments that he used in order to get these Waivers approved. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1:34] A recent case study of a successful J1 Waiver [2:26] Career disruption as a reason for “exceptional hardship” [3:02] Continuing to build the case for the J1 Waiver [4:09] Case study #2 [6:06] It is important to demonstrate a hardship   Subscribe on: iTunes Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com. Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
07:04 11/20/2019
What are Your Family and Marriage Green Card Options
Each step and milestone in the immigration process has its own requirements and possible pitfalls, and knowing what to expect will greatly increase the chances of a successful visa or green card. There are a number of paths to take for the visa process, and taking one wrong step along the way can lead a petitioner to have to start the whole process over again.  This week host Kaushik Ranchod continues his discussion on the next steps immigrants take after the visa process, possible changes to the Public Charge, and some of the visa options for couples who are married or engaged.    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1:54] Options immigrants have after finishing the visa process [4:12] Example case for the visa process [5:26] Public Charge and the Affidavit of Support [6:43] The Public Charge criteria may become more strict soon [7:30] The Adjustment of Status Marriage-Based Green Card [9:21] The K1 Fiance Visa option   Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
10:37 11/13/2019
What you need to know after you get Your J1 Waiver approved
Getting the J1 Waiver approved is a big milestone. The process does not end there, however, and some people do not plan well for what comes next. This week Kaushik talks about the next steps for those who have had the J1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver approved and need to know what to do following their approval. There are a number of mistakes that some people make, and most of them come down to planning. The issues can be even greater when there are children under the age of 21. In this episode, Kaushik Ranchod talks about the options that are available after getting a J1, as well as how to apply when your job has not been finalized.   Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:51] Your options after you get a J1 Waiver [3:34] Can you apply while your job is pending? [4:45] Options for those under the age of 21 [7:31] Cap exemptions   Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
09:19 11/06/2019
J1 Conrad 30 Waiver for Physicians
There are areas of the United States that are known to be “medically underserved”, meaning there is a shortage of talent to fill needed roles in the medical profession. The United States has created a process for immigrants to fill those positions in much-needed areas. Having a lawyer assist in the process can be very important to make sure the process goes as smoothly as possible.   This week host Kaushik Ranchod is going solo as he goes over the process for filing and complying with the J1 Conrad 30 Waiver for Physicians.   Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:05] What is a J1 Conrad 30 Waiver, and are there different rules in different states? [4:58] Making sure the contract will be compliant with the J1 waiver [6:32] Requirements for the employing physician [7:22] What to do if you are not in an area that is medically underserved Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
09:50 10/30/2019
J-1 Exceptional Hardship Waiver and Why the Visa Process is Taking Longer Now
Overcoming the challenges inherent to the immigration process is difficult, but the process can be made a lot less stressful through the services of a talented immigration attorney. While the current political climate makes the process a little more complicated, the process can still be completed, especially with professional help. Melissa Oklan is admitted to the Florida Bar and is an Associate Attorney at the Ranchod Law Group. Melissa exclusively practices immigration and nationality law and has built a successful career assisting immigrants. In fact, Melissa went to Law School precisely to become an immigration attorney, and that passion has fueled her success. Melissa earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Florida International University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.  In this episode, host Kaushik Ranchod sits down with Melissa to talk about her story and why she became an immigration attorney, what exceptional hardship is, and why the immigration process is taking longer than is used to.   Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:06] Melissa’ background and why she became an immigration attorney [6:07] What is a J-1 Waiver, and how to get one [8:00] The latest changes to immigration in the Trump Administration [11:31] What is “exceptional hardship”? [17:22] The J-1 Hardship Waiver is taking longer than it used to [19:10] What Melissa likes most about taking these cases   Resources Mentioned on this episode Melissa Oklan Profile Florida Bar Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
22:13 10/23/2019
Discovering the Value of Immigrant Talent with Scott Orn
There are many things that contribute to the success of a company. The element most common across differing industries is people. This week’s guest knows that as well as anyone. Scott Orn is in control of Operations at Kruze Consulting, an emerging Startup CFO Consulting company in the San Francisco area. Kruze works with over 160 startup clients. Scott also runs the Venture Debt Consulting practice at the company. He is also the publisher of the Founders & Friends Podcast, the show that interviews Startup CEOs and investors.  This week host Kaushik Ranchod sits down with Scott Orn to talk about finding success with immigrant talent, the importance of people in the success of an organization, and how to balance home and work life when you work with your partner.   Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1:44] How Scott joined Kruze Consulting and the reason for their rapid growth [6:56] The success of using immigrant workforce at Kruze Consulting [9:38] Scott’s early career [14:40] The value of using immigrant talent [17:39] Sponsoring immigrants who are going through the visa process [20:20] People are one of the most important parts of a successful business [22:18] Scott’s strategies for the highest success when hiring immigrant talent [26:00] Challenges that Scott has had to overcome [28:35] How to separate work life from home life when working with your partner [34:14] Final thoughts from Scott   Resources Mentioned on this episode Kruz Consulting LinkedIn For Scott Orn Founders and Friends Podcast   Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
35:19 10/16/2019
How an Iranian Immigrant Found Success in The United States
The visa process for coming to the United States can be challenging, but success stories are plentiful. It would be hard to find a better example than this week’s guest, Reza Rofougaran.  Reza Rofougaran is the Co-Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and Chief Technology Officer for Movandi, a privately held company that has set out to revolutionize 5G around the world. Reza is also a Board Member for the company. Reza founded Innovent Systems, Inc in 1998, where he was instrumental in a host of innovations in wireless connectivity.  This week host Kaushik Ranchod welcomes Reza Rofougaran to talk about Reza’s experiences in the visa process, the difficulties of obtaining an H-1 visa, and how Reza came to have 859 patents.    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:41] Background on Reza Rofougaran and how he came to America, and the Visa process he went through [9:20] Reza’s experience hiring immigrants through the H-1 Visa process [14:29] Smaller businesses have trouble paying the wage rates that large companies can  [15:35] Reza’s biggest success in his company [17:44] The 859 patents Reza has [19:16] Challenges Reza has overcome [22: 10] People come to the United States come to be successful and contribute to the greatness of the company   Resources Mentioned on this episode Movandi LinkedIn for Reza LinkedIn for Movandi Email for Reza   Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
29:56 10/09/2019
CAMI Health & Initiative for MPTs/ Public Health Institute
It is one thing to talk about making the world a better place, but this week’s guest has made it her life’s work to walk the walk. Bethany Holt has over 25 years of experience working abroad with a focus on family planning and areas of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Bethany Holt is the Founder and Executive Director of CAMI Health, an organization dedicated to family planning and health needs of women and girls worldwide. Bethany is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Initiative for MPTs, or IMPT, which is a program of CAMI Health. She is also a Principal Investigator at the Public Health Institute.  In this episode, Kaushik Ranchod is joined by Bethany Holt to discuss how she got started in her work, who inspired her, and why HIV is such an issue in the age of contraception.   Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [2:42] How Bethany got started in her work [7:10] The Peace Corps and a professor inspired Bethany [9:10] Bethany works with researches internationally and in America [14:00] Why South Africa has a high HIV rate  [16:10] Challenges that Bethany has dealt with in her work, and the mentors she has had along the way [21:10] Why diseases continue to spread in the age of contraception   Resources Mentioned on this episode CAMI Health IMPT for Reproductive Health LinkedIn for Bethany Email for Bethany Holt   Subscribe on: iTunes   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
24:25 10/02/2019
Researchers Scientists and the National Interest Waiver Program
The United States is enriched by immigration, and especially by those whose talents help to fill much-needed skilled positions for a host of companies throughout the country. For those hoping to find a new home in the United States, the National Interest Waiver Program is a great way to make that home permanent. This week Kaushik Ranchod sits down once again with John Corcoran to discuss some common questions about the National Interest Waiver Program, including the types of educational degrees which may qualify, how to petition, whether children are included in the program, and reasons for a denial of a petition.    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1:56] How to know if someone qualifies [3:59] The types of positions which are common for this process [6:19] Is an advanced degree required? [8:20] Are children included in the Waiver? [9:24] Common cases which are denied [10:41] Kaushik’s final thoughts on the National Interest Waiver Program   Resources Mentioned on this episode The Ranchod Law Group   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
12:02 09/25/2019
The 3 Most Common Misconceptions about Working with an Immigration Lawyer
For most people who have not completed a law degree, the prospect of going through the immigration process is a daunting one. Getting a visa is no easy task, and there has been a number of misconceptions about the process which have sprung up over time.  So what are the most common myths about working with an immigration lawyer? This week Kaushik is joined again by John Corcoran to highlight some of the most common misconceptions that he has come across in his experience. Listen in for some very good information which will help demystify what it is like to work with an immigration lawyer.   Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1: 50] Misconception #1: Attorneys can speed up the process. Immigration cases take longer than you think [3:40] Being thorough when filing your case is the best way to ensure the fastest filing [4:34] Misconception #2: All attorneys are the same [7:16] Misconception #3: The current political climate makes immigration impossible [8:21] Can the immigration process be done without representation? Resources Mentioned on this episode The Ranchod Law Group   Sponsor for this episode Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.   Disclaimer The contents of this post and podcast episode are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this podcast and show notes, and the posting and listening of the information in this podcast and in these show notes, should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for, legal or tax advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation.  The information presented on this podcast may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained in this podcast and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.  
10:56 09/18/2019
Kaushik's Personal Story of Coming to America
Kaushik Ranchod has a passion for helping immigrants work through the visa process, as well as facilitating connections between new Americans and companies who are looking for top talent.  Where does this passion come from, and what is the story of Kaushik himself? This week Kaushik sits down again with John Corcoran to talk about his personal story of how he came to America. Listen in as they talk about Kaushik’s youth and how exciting it was when his mother became a US citizen.    Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:    [1:40] Kaushik’s story of being born in South Africa and growing up in America [3:14] The milestone of Kaushik’s mother becoming a citizen [5:54] What it was like for Kaushik's parents living in South Africa Resources Mentioned in this episode Ranchod Law Group Free e-book  Subscribe on: iTunes Sponsor for this episode   Ranchod Law Group has a mission to provide freedom and prosperity for immigrants and help more businesses to connect to top talent. The Ranchod Law Group believes that immigrants add tremendous value to the US economy seek to help companies grow with help from the immigrant talent that can contribute to their bottom line.  They also help immigrants navigate the complicated immigration process today. Ranchod Law Group has been in business for nearly 20 years in Northern California and serves clients nationwide. Contact Ranchod Law Group today for details on how the firm can help you to solve your immigration challenges. You can visit Ranchod Law Group or call 916-613-3553 or email info@ranchodlaw.com.
08:26 09/11/2019
H1B Visas, 01 Visas, National interest waivers, and Permanent Labor Certification Greencards
With so many options available for immigrants to utilize, how do they know which visa to apply for? Once an option is chosen, new questions are opened up. It can be a confusing process, and knowing where to turn can go a long way towards ensuring a successful visa application. Kaushik Ranchod has been an immigration lawyer for his entire career. After starting out as a consultant in the dot com era, Kaushik started his own practice by himself and has grown the company into an organization with a whole team of employees and lawyers. This week Kaushik sits down again with John Corcoran to go over the basics of the different types of visas, as well as some frequently asked questions which immigrants have when beginning the process. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1:40] Common questions about visas, and the basic differences between work visas [4:15] The increased difficulty of immigration in the current political climate [6:50] How long is an H1B visa good for [7:42] When to apply for the visas [9:30] Can an immigrant file on their own? Resources Mentioned in this episode Ranchod Law Group Free e-book   
11:02 09/04/2019
How Ranchod Law Got Started and Launching an Immigration Law Firm after 9/11
Every great story has a beginning. Kaushik Ranchod has had an exciting career that has gone from the dotcom burst to opening his own law firm, --by himself-- in the post-9/11 world. Kaushik has lived in many cultures around the world, so becoming an immigration lawyer was a natural fit. In this episode, Kaushik is joined by John Corcoran to talk about how his early career, starting an immigration law firm and applying for a visa in the current political climate. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: [1:38] What Kaushik did just after Law School [2:44] Why Kaushik likes to work with people from all over the world [3:30] Starting a Law Firm after 9/11 and the challenges which that entailed [4:45] The current climate for immigration visa acceptance [5:40] Kaushik’s first immigration case [7:50] Immigration Law is a very rewarding career [9:01] A glimpse inside Ranchod Law [10:45] What Kaushik is excited about for the future of the company Resources Mentioned in this episode: Ranchod Law Group Free e-book  
12:48 09/04/2019
Exploring the E2 Entrepreneur Visa with Bobby Chung
The immigration process can be a difficult one, but there are great opportunities for those who wish to seek opportunity in the United States. The E2 Entrepreneur Visa is perfect for those who have or are building a small business which can provide jobs and support the immigrant’s family. It can be a difficult process, however, so how does one ensure the highest chance of success when applying? Bobby Chung has spent time as an entrepreneur, an immigrant, and he is an accomplished lawyer, giving him a unique skillset which can be of great value to those seeking to move to America. Join Kaushik Ranchod as he sits down with Bobby to discuss the E2 Visa process, his experiences which brought him to where he is, and even the craziest thing he has ever done. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [0:54] Bobby Chung describes his background, and how  [1:42] The time Bobby walked over burning coals, and how Bobby chose to work with entrepreneurs [4:52] The major turning points for Bobby’s career [7:32] Bobby’s personal experience with immigration and entrepreneurship gives him expertise for his clients [10:25] The challenges Bobby has faced [14:21] Finding talent is a big challenge for entrepreneurs and those growing a business [15:08] Background info on the E2 Entrepreneur Visa and examples from [19:50] How an immigrant can have employees before having a visa [22:05] The challenges which new immigrants can face coming to America [24:10] What happens when a visa is denied, and what options the applicant has [27:05] How the experiences while working for a deportation judge gave him perspective for his clients now [29:50] Bobby’s mentors in business and life [34:01] How to reach out to Bobby Chung Resources Mentioned on this episode The Law Office of Bobby Chung Bobby’s email: info@e2visalawyer.net  Bobby Chung LinkedIn Ranchod Law Group Free e-book 
35:12 08/28/2019
How to Navigate the Permanent Labor Certification Green Card Process
Permanent Labor Certification Green Card process is a great opportunity for immigrants to use their skills and experience to increase their chances of successfully immigrating to the United States. Candidates with qualifying educational and professional experience can be paired with employers who need to fill important positions in specialized fields such as medical, accounting and other skilled professions. So where can the future citizens of America turn to for these important questions? Kaushik Ranchod is an immigrant attorney for employers and families. He specializes in many processes of immigration  including Labor Certification, Employment and Family Based Green Card Petitions, Health Care Visas, and many more. This week Kaushik sits down with John Corcoran to discuss this process, and how companies can find qualified talent from immigrants. Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:  [1:41] How does the green card process work for immigrants with college-level education? [2:58] The different tracks immigrants take depending on their level of education and experience [4:15] The possible time frames which the process can take, and why having experienced help is necessary [6:28] Visa processes for those in the medical professions, and the need for more medical professionals in rural areas of the USA [9:05] The green card process for those with specialized knowledge  [11:01] How employers turn to immigrants to fill much-needed positions Resources Mentioned in this episode Ranchod Law Group Free e-book 
13:57 08/16/2019