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Employment-Based Immigration Under the New Administration: Its Implications and Legal Issues Explored!

Live Webcast Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (ET)
Employment/Labor Law CLE & CPERecording

Online CLE Employment-Based

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Employment-Based Webinar. The immigration policies that President Donald Trump supported during his campaign has placed a lot of immigrant workers and employers on edge. Although the changes under his administration is yet to be seen, employers and immigrant workers are likely to expect increased immigration enforcement for the coming years. Among the expected policy changes are the emphasis on workplace enforcement and I-9 audits; mandatory E-Verify; changes to H-1B visa program; and a pause on the issuance of new green cards. In light of these possible changes, it is important for employers and individuals to stay alert, updated and prepared.

In this two-hour Webcast organized by The Knowledge Group, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will discuss the potential legislative, regulatory and executive changes to employment based immigration under the Trump Administration. They will look into the impact of these changes to employers and immigrant employees alike.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Workplace Enforcement and I-9 Audits
  • Mandatory E-Verify
  • Changes to H-1B Visa Program
  • Elimination of NAFTA
  • Immigration Moderation
  • Implications and Legal Issues

Who Should Attend

  • Employment Law Attorneys
  • Immigration Attorneys
  • In-House Counsel
  • Employment Law Advisors
  • HR Personnel
  • Employers
  • Employees
  • Private and Public Companies


Online CLE Employment-Based
James R. Mayock
E&M Mayock
Online CLE Employment-Based
Sarah D. Monty
Partner and Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Monty & Ramirez LLP
Online CLE Employment-Based
Lisa Sotelo
Elise Healy & Associates PLLC

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Online CLE Employment-Based

James R. Mayock, Founder
E&M Mayock

Overview of Policy Concerns

  • Protecting American jobs for American workers - prevailing wage minimums and labor market tests for non-immigrant visas, especially H-1B
  • Supplying US employers with sufficient foreign labor to meet domestic production goals- inertia of current skilled & unskilled nonimmigrant categories & agency roles
  • Disruption of traditional foreign worker flow from F-1 / J-1 US higher education [now at all time high of 1.2 million+] to Optional Practical Training, by 85,000 H-1B limit, to PERM Labor Certification
  • Imposing work authorization verification nationwide to eliminate unauthorized workers - the burden of uniformity in the face of geographic & industry concentrations - costs, regulations, drag on job growth
  • Executive orders target major aspects of current visa/immigration system

Sarah D. Monty, Partner and Board Certified Immigration Attorney
Monty & Ramirez LLP

Current Trends

  • Impact of Trump’s January 25, 2017 executive order on non-immigrant employees: how to keep clear of the wide net.
  • Business Travel Inhibited
    • Ports of Entry are becoming uncomfortable places for B-1 visa holders
    • Murky lines between permissible business entry and unauthorized employment
    • How to avoid secondary inspection and/or return to home country.
  • The F-1 Visa and how it is becoming the new H-1B visa.
    • Obligations of employers for the various types of permissible employment for F-1 Students.
    • Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training. Role of employers in 24 month stem extensions
  • Unusual PERM Scenarios Caused by the lack of H-1B visas and fear of possible Trump policies with respect to F-1 and TN visa classifications
    • Filing PERMS for F-1 students
    • Filing PERMs for TNs 

Lisa Sotelo, Attorney
Elise Healy & Associates PLLC

Changes on Horizon

  • Walls and Alternatives
    • Practical challenges that will make a physical wall unfeasible
    • More potentially effective approaches:
      • increased surveillance of employers in their worksite compliance and I-9 practices
      • implementation of a mandatory e-verify system across the board
      • more enforcement and visible punishment of employers who continue to employ unauthorized workers.
  • Renegotiating NAFTA
    • Effect on TN non-immigrant status
    • What can be done through EO vs legislative action
  • Changes to H1B Visas
  • Changes to F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)
  • Changes to E-2 treaty investor regulations

Online CLE Employment-Based

Online CLE Employment-Based

James R. MayockFounderE&M Mayock

Jim Mayock is the founder of the immigration law firm of E&M Mayock. The firm specializes in employment-based non-immigrant visas and “green cards.”

Mr. Mayock is best known for his successful representation of individuals seeking visas under the extraordinary ability and multinational manager categories. He has represented a wide variety of international executives, entertainers, artists and athletes. He secured visas for Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev as O-1 "outstanding individuals."

A member of the State Bar of California since 1978, Mr. Mayock is certified by the Bar as a specialist in Immigration Law. He has twice been the Chair of the Immigration Committee of the Bar Association of San Francisco. 

Jim Mayock has also served in a number of capacities at both the local and national level with the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), including lobbyist, litigation coordinator and media liaison for the local chapter. 

Mr. Mayock is a frequent and dynamic speaker. He has been successful in clarifying the intricate details of US immigration law and outlining visa strategies for audiences around the world. He is a Director of the British-American Business Council of Northern California, through which he offers an annual update on immigration law.

Mr. Mayock studied the Russian language at Phillips Andover Academy from 1968 to 1972. In 1975, he was awarded a B.A. in Philosophy by the University of Toronto.  He obtained a J.D. from Indiana University in 1978. He studied and worked in international business for three years in South America and is fluent in Spanish.

Online CLE Employment-Based

Sarah D. MontyPartner and Board Certified Immigration AttorneyMonty & Ramirez LLP

Sarah D. Monty-Arnoni is a named partner, leader of the immigration practice group and board certified in Immigration and Naturalization law. She counsels employers in all aspects of employment-based immigration, including non-immigrant and immigrant visas, permanent residency, citizenship, policy development and compliance with the ever-increasing regulations applicable to both U.S. employers and the foreign nationals whom they employ. Sarah’s clients have encompassed investors, emerging and mid-sized businesses and large corporations in a variety of industries, including energy, health care, IT consulting, oil and gas, financial services and the import/export of consumer goods. Sarah also assists clients in performing “immigration due diligence” in preparation for corporate restructures and merger and acquisition transactions. She routinely assists foreign nationals at U.S. consulates and embassies abroad to facilitate the issuance of visas necessary to enter the U.S. Sarah is licensed in the Southern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. She represents employers and foreign nationals before the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Labor, Department of Justice and National Labor Relations Board.

Online CLE Employment-Based

Lisa SoteloAttorneyElise Healy & Associates PLLC

Lisa Sotelo focuses her practice on Corporate Immigration. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, and individuals on a variety of business immigration issues. Ms. Sotelo's previous experience includes working at full-service immigration firms, where she represented clients not only in employment-based cases but also in federal litigation, international adoption, family matters, and immigration court proceedings.

Online CLE Employment-Based

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast


Course Code:

NASBA Field of Study:
   Business Law - Technical

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credits:
    2.0 CLE

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About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

The firm was originally founded as Elliot & Mayock LLP by Tom Elliot of Washington, DC and Jim Mayock of San Francisco, CA in 1995. Today, E&M Mayock primarily focuses on the visa needs of the technology and healthcare sectors, including new-to-market start ups from abroad. 

Its practice encompasses the gamut of non-immigrant and immigrant visa solutions involving business, investment and employment-related strategies for foreign-born personnel.

From rapid processing of E, H and L business visas, to finding shortcuts to the onerous Labor Certification process, E&M Mayock makes the hiring of international personnel a competitive advantage.

The firm also specializes in facilitating business visa issuance abroad, having resolved problem cases at US consular posts throughout Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Website: https://www.emvisa.com/

Monty & Ramirez LLP is a law firm focused on the representation of public and private-sector employers in matters involving employment, labor and immigration compliance issues. The firm also provides a full range of U.S. and global immigration services to companies and individuals alike. The firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas, but its practice extends beyond state lines throughout the Southwest and around the nation. As a minority-owned law firm, our diverse team of attorneys is well equipped to handle our clients’ varied employment and immigration needs.

Website: https://montyramirezlaw.com/

Whether you are a General Counsel, the president of a company, an HR director, or a business owner, they understand your immigration legal needs, and they know what it takes to meet them. They are available 24/7/365 (regardless of time zone), because they know that is the pace of business today and that is what their clients demand.

They like working in this globalized economy. They aren’t the largest immigration firm, and they don’t want to be. For over 20 years, they have built a reputation as nimble, extremely responsive experts in US immigration law. They have the expertise and the technology to deliver immigration legal service of the highest quality, when and where you need it.

Website: https://ehealylaw.com/

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