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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University-St. Louis School of Law, 1992, Order of the Coif; Recipient of International Law Prize; Washington University Law Quarterly, Associate Editor; National Moot Court team
    • B.A., cum laude, University of Texas - Austin, 1989, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 1992
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1993

Jeffrey Bell is an innovative and creative problem solver. In the ever-changing world of immigration law, clients appreciate his ability to see the big picture as he crafts practical strategies to handle complex immigration issues. With more than 20 years of experience, Jeff maintains not only a thorough understanding of immigration law and practice, but also of how immigration issues can impact clients’ businesses. Jeff partners with United States and international companies in developing immigration strategic plans.

Jeff has significant experience in:

  • Advising national and regional health care organizations on immigration visa and compliance issues
  • Assisting multinational companies with the inbound and outbound transfer of key personnel
  • Helping United States companies secure working visas and permanent status for professional employees
  • Representing foreign investors in seeking immigration benefits through the establishment of businesses in the United States.
  • Successfully obtained J-1 visa waiver for specialist physician to serve in a non-shortage area for a national health care system.
  • Successfully established extenuating circumstances to permit a physician on J-1 visa waiver to transfer to a new facility to complete his service commitment.
  • Obtained H-1B visa for medical technologist from the Philippines to serve with a hospital in the United States for a national health care system.
  • Successfully registered British software company as treaty investor in the United States to allow for the transfer of executives and key personnel to the United States operation.
  • Assisted facility and physician in obtaining a waiver of the labor certification process based on commitment to serve in a medically underserved area.
  • Successfully obtained approval for physical therapist to receive permanent residence as an employment-based second preference immigrant to expedite approval.
  • In less than two weeks, successfully obtained Blanket L approval for multinational manufacturing company with less than two years of operations in the United States.
  • Obtained O-1 status for a physician completing his subspecialty and within a few months of exhausting his limits on H-1B status.
  • Defended company in Immigration and Customs Enforcement worksite I-9 investigation, resulting in a finding of substantial compliance and no fines or penalties assessed against the client.
  • Successfully registered Australian life sciences company as investor in United States, allowing key personnel to transfer and help grow its United States business.
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December 20, 2013
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multiple continuing education seminars and business conferences sponsored by Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, University of Missouri at Kansas City, Kansas Farm Bureau, U.S. Custom Harvesters and the Kansas World Trade Center.
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Immigration Law Update; Overland Park, Kansas
October 25, 2012
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Greater Kansas City Society of Health Care Attorneys, Kansas City, Missouri
October 17, 2012
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On August 15, 2012, the Immigration Service began accepting applications for deferred action from certain individuals under 31 years of age who arrived in the United States more than five years ago as children under the age of sixteen.  Deferred action is a discretionary decision by the Department of Homeland Security not to pursue immigration enforcement (e.g. deportation) for a specific period of time.
September 28, 2012
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