The Future of Business Immigration Under the New Administration
Business immigration issues and developments have always been the apple of every employer’s and immigrant's eyes. Under the new administration, changes in the immigration industry is expected to skyrocket and potentially pose greater challenges for employers with a foreign national workforce. Regulations and requirements are expected to be equally difficult with the regulations on illegal immigration. In order to avoid potential risks and legal pitfalls, it is necessary to be updated and knowledgeable of the recent developments and trends in immigration and other applicable laws.
This LIVE Webcast brought together a panel of thought leaders and professionals to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the recent developments in Business Immigration under the new administration. Speakers will highlight the latest trends and legal issues surrounding this significant topic. They will also provide practical tips and strategies to avoid or minimize unnecessary risks and legal challenges.
Key topics include:
- Business Immigration Under Trump’s Administration
- Implications to Employers and Immigrants
- Scope and Limitations
- Opportunities and Pitfalls
- Recent Trends and Developments
Tracy Schauff, Senior Attorney
Fakhoury Law Group
- The potential changes the Trump Administration have discussed and possible upcoming executive actions pertaining to Employment-Based immigration. We will discuss changes leaked in the Draft Executive Order on January 25, 2017.
- Current legislation in the Senate including the H-1B and L-1 Visa reform act of 2017.
- Current legislation in the House of Representatives including the High-Skilled Integrity and Fairness Act.
- The likelihood of each House and Senate initiative being implemented.
Raluca Vais-Ottosen, Attorney
DeWitt Ross & Stevens
- Continued enforcement of I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and E-Verify
- The future of TN visas for professionals of Canada and Mexico
- Impact of executive order travel bans on business immigration and businesses in general
Osvaldo F. Torres, Shareholder
Torres Law, P.A.
- in the event of a minimum investment increase, how to handle investors who invested before the law went into effect versus those who will invest later and the impact such change may have on existing offerings
- SEC enforcement of broker dealer laws and how to comply with these laws in the context of EB-5
- How to structure redeployment to comply with the at risk requirement and the risks and uncertainty involved in redeploying funds.
Who Should Attend:
- Immigration Officers
- Immigration Law Attorneys
- Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
- HR Professionals
- Human Resource Personnel
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. “I saw first-hand the struggle that parents went through to complete the adoption/immigration process,” shw recalls. “Since then, I have also seen the need for a diverse and educated workforce to enable our U.S. business and industries to grow and innovate. It is the beneficial development of U.S. opportunities that excites me in this ever-changing field.”
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.”
Before joining FGI, Tracy Schauff has accumulated over twenty years of experience in immigration law within traditional law firms, as …
Raluca is an attorney at one of the largest firms in Wisconsin: DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. Her practice focuses on U.S. immigration law, as applicable to both individuals and businesses. She also has an extensive background in employment law, especially in employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Raluca routinely advises business clients regarding the I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and E-Verify process. She provides training and education to businesses regarding the proper I-9 and E-Verify rules and procedures, and also assists clients with internal audits as well as government investigations related to I-9 and E-Verify.
Raluca’s immigration practice also includes applications for permanent residence (green card) for individuals through family or employment, visa applications with U.S. Consulates abroad, H-1B and other work and business visas, student visas, J-1 visas and waivers, asylum, and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), among others.
Raluca is an attorney at one of the largest firms in Wisconsin: DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C. Her practice focuses …
Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq. is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. For his entire professional career spanning nearly 30 years, Mr. Torres has counseled clients on complex transactions, including securities offerings and large mergers and acquisitions. For the last 6 years, Mr. Torres has been immersed in EB-5 work and has prepared numerous offerings involving hotel development, multi-family residential construction, senior independent living complexes, healthcare companies, restaurants, franchised services and others. Mr. Torres frequently speaks at EB-5 conferences on securities issues and other aspects of the EB-5 practice. He is a member of the EB-5 SEC Roundtable, a group of distinguished securities law practitioners in the EB-5 space. He also serves on IIUSA’s President's Advisory Council and its Compliance, Public Policy and Editorial Committees, and also on the Steering Committee for the EB-5 Investment Coalition. Mr. Torres is rated AV® Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and ranked a Top 15 EB-5 Securities Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine. In addition, Torres Law has been selected as a Medallion Partner by NES Financial. Mr. Torres has worked as a corporate and securities attorney at several large and prestigious law firms, including Schulte Roth & Zabel in New York and Greenberg Traurig in Miami, and has served as General Counsel for Telemundo Group and HBO Latin America.
Osvaldo F. Torres, Esq. is a 1987 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. For his entire professional career …
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About Fakhoury Law Group
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 DeWitt Ross & Stevens
DeWitt Ross & Stevens S.C., including its affiliate DeWitt Mackall Crounse & Moore S.C., is one of the ten largest law firms based in Wisconsin, with an additional presence in Minnesota. It has more than 100 attorneys practicing in Madison and Metropolitan Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, in a variety of legal areas and has the experience to service clients of all scopes and sizes. The firm is known for its work in several areas, including corporate law, construction, employment, environmental, employee benefits, government relations, health care, litigation, real estate, tax, estate planning, family law, immigration, international, intellectual property, personal injury, patents, trademarks, and copyright law.
More information is available at www.dewittross.com
About Torres Law, P.A.
Torres Law, P.A., is a boutique South Florida law firm that concentrates on complex corporate and securities law matters. We counsel on a variety of offerings, including multiple EB-5 projects, and on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, financings, employment, licensing, distribution, franchising and company formation matters. We are trusted advisors to real estate investment firms, regional centers and real estate developers and project operators. We are fortunate to enjoy success because our clients trust our work and value our trust and dedication to their legal matters.