Aaron’s practice is primarily focused on the distinctive immigration requirements of colleges and universities. He works on behalf of professors and researchers to secure EB-1 Outstanding Professor/Researcher Visas and, when appropriate, National Interest Waivers. Aaron also assists large state universities which seek to become designated as J-1 sponsor schools and he works with colleges and universities that have established J-1 programs to ensure that they remain compliant with J-1 requirements. Finally, Aaron advises international students on their visa options upon graduation.
Aaron initially joined Fragomen as a Summer Associate and returned to the firm following his graduation from law school. During law school, he founded the Immigration Law Society at the University of Miami and sat on the Editorial Board for the International and Comparative Law Review. Aaron also served as an immigration law clerk for a global multi-practice law firm in Atlanta, Georgia and he was a summer intern for the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office.
While National Interest Waiver cases tend to be unique, Aaron worked on a significant case for an individual who was conducting ground-breaking research on a cure for paralysis. National Interest Waiver cases have become increasingly difficult to get approved since the standards were heightened in the Matter of New York State Department of Transportation. Nonetheless, Aaron was able to demonstrate the significance of this individual’s research and secure a visa so they could remain in the United States and continue the search for a cure.