Business Immigration Under the New Administration: Remarkable Trends, Developments and Legal Issues in 2017 and Beyond
Since the start of his administration, President Trump already stressed certain changes that will occur in the course of his leadership. In business immigration specifically, Trump administration posed a challenge for both employers and employees because of the recent suspension of Premium Processing in all H-1B filings. This is in addition to the revised executive orders suspending visa issuance for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for a 90-day period last March 6, 2017.
The different changes which took place during the last four months and the various anticipated legislative and sub-regulatory changes prove that the new administration is serious in its promise that immigration will be one of its top agenda. The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and professionals to discuss the recent trends and legal issues concerning business immigration under the new administration. In this LIVE Webcast, speakers will go beyond the basic and provide latest insights on how to cope with the existing changes and prepare for the anticipated ones.
Key topics include:
- Immigration Law - Overview
- Work Visa Programs
- H-1B Premium Processing Suspension
- Impacts of Revised Executive Orders
- The New I-9 Form
- Proposed Immigration Legislation
- Anticipated Sub-Regulatory Changes
- Remarkable Trends, Developments and Legal Issues in 2017
Tracy Schauff, Senior Attorney
Fakhoury Law Group PC
- Fact or fiction review of Trump administration executive orders
- Overview of proposed legislative changes to immigration law
- What other changes might we see in the future
- Review of the current and future state of DACA and Temporary Protected Status
Matthew Meltzer, Partner and Co-Founder
Meltzer Hellrung LLC
- Changes in the administration's processing of petitions
- Requests for Evidence are way up
- Changes in H-1B standards for adjudication
- Processing times
- Interviews for employment-based green cards
- Changes in behavior from governmental agencies
- Attitudes of Customs and Border Protection and Department of State officers
- Potential compliance issues employers may face
- Increased Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate site visits
- Department of Labor and Department of State investigations
Who Should Attend:
- Immigration Officers
- Employers and Employees
- Immigration Law Attorneys
- Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
- Human Resource Personnel
- Other Interested Professionals
Before joining FGI, Tracy Schauff has accumulated over twenty years of experience in immigration law within traditional law firms, as a solo practitioner, and as in-house counsel. Her commitment has been guided by two overarching goals: to help U.S. businesses acquire the very best talent available and to help individuals and their families make better lives for themselves. Tracy works with FGI clients in the automotive, IT, academic, and medical fields and specializes in all major areas of immigration law practice with a particular focus on compliance issues. She enjoys, as she describes it, “working with clients to audit and streamline processes to ensure that we are meeting their goals and maintaining compliance.”
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Masters of Arts in political science, both from Bowling Green State University, and her J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law. She is licensed with the Supreme Court of Ohio. Tracy is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), former Board Member of the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP), Global Detroit (Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce), and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has given numerous presentations, webinars and training sessions to such bodies as the League of Women Voters, the Michigan Association of International Educators, the American Society of Employers, the University of Michigan, ACIP, AILA and NAFSA.
Before joining FGI, Tracy Schauff has accumulated over twenty years of experience in immigration law within traditional law firms, as …
Matt focuses on employment-based immigration and has filed over thousands of immigration petitions in numerous visa categories, including: B-1, E-2, F-1, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, I, L-1, O-1, P-1, P-3, and TN. In addition, he has filed green card petitions in multiple employment categories, including: EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Multinational Managers, PERM, Schedule A Nurses & Physical Therapists, Schedule A Exceptional Ability, and EB-5 Investors. Matt advises companies regarding employee hiring and I-9 compliance, reorganizations and mergers, and government inspections.
Matt graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, with a B.A. in political science, and earned his J.D. from Boston College Law School. Matt works with small companies, including entrepreneurs, as well as multi-national corporations.
Matt is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Matt focuses on employment-based immigration and has filed over thousands of immigration petitions in numerous visa categories, including: B-1, E-2, …
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Basic Knowledge in Immigration Laws
NASBA Field of Study:
Specialized Knowledge and Applications
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About Fakhoury Law Group PC
For the past 20 years, Fakhoury Global Immigration (FGI) has specialized in U.S. and global based business immigration. The firm’s client list consists of the world's most innovative brands ranging from the Automotive, IT, Engineering & Healthcare industries. FGI’s global staff is comprised of 100+ attorneys, paralegals and immigration consultants that are equipped with the resources and expertise to deal with any immigration matter effectively. To accommodate the firm’s growth and to service its clients across time zones, FGI has expanded from its Midwest headquarters to 4 additional global locations consisting of India, California, Colorado, & New York. FGI distinguishes itself from traditional immigration law firms through the application of technology-driven solutions and Six Sigma processes. The firm and its attorneys have received multiple awards such as the AV ranking from Martindale-Hubbard, Super Lawyers 2016, Who’s Who Legal and US News 2016. All of these awards recognize outstanding legal thinking, high ethical standards, and excellent results. This year marks FGI’s 20th anniversary, and the firm is celebrating its success in becoming Michigan’s largest independent immigration law firm.
About Meltzer Hellrung LLC
Meltzer Hellrung provides comprehensive immigration solutions for businesses, from entrepreneurs and investors to multi-national corporations. Our attorneys have filed several thousand petitions for U.S. visas and green cards. We know that each client is unique and we tailor our services accordingly. Our clients get more than attorneys capable of filing petitions: they get proactive advice, prompt responses to all communication, and innovative strategies based on voluminous experience. We provide support and guidance at every step of the process to ensure that each company and foreign national employee moves forward with confidence through the immigration journey.