Business Immigration in the Trump Era: The First Year and Predictions for the Future

(612 Ratings)

Produced on: March 20, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

2017 brought many changes to immigration, and 2018 promises to continue this trend. The business community faces ongoing challenges related to international travel, longer processing times and increased scrutiny on petitions, with much of this increased enforcement framed as protecting U.S. workers. Business immigration attorneys anticipate new announcements that may impact numerous employment-based visa categories, as well as timing and travel requirements for foreign workers.  Employers who plan to hire from abroad will need to adapt quickly in order to remain compliant and meet business objectives.   

This course, taught by Julie Muniz and Ethan Kaufman, Partners at Fragomen, will review potential upcoming changes from this Administration, and how they could affect employers with foreign talent in their U.S. workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the 2017 immigration policy changes that impact your organization
  2. Determine how quickly new changes could take place
  3. Grasp how government audits and investigations could impact your company
  4. Identify ways to avoid immigration related exposure in unexpected areas, like vendor management policies


Julie Muniz

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Julie has extensive experience representing large multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, financial services, transportation, entertainment, healthcare, consulting, energy and oil and gas.

Her experience in the immigration field includes addressing a broad range of issues facing multinational companies, including global workforce mobility, mergers and acquisitions, compliance, security clearances, and policy development.

Julie works pro bono with Sanctuary for Families to provide immigration representation to Sanctuary professional employees in need of nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence.

She provides immigration representation and assistance to victims of domestic violence as referred by Sanctuary.  Julie also works pro bono with The Studio School to provide immigration representation to school teachers in need of nonimmigrant visas. 

Julie worked pro bono with The 9/11 Project-New York Lawyers for the Public Interest where she provided immigration representation to family of victim of 9/11 and obtained U.S. permanent resident status for immediate family under special provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

Ethan Kaufman

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy LLP

Ethan is a partner resident in Fragomen's New York office. His practice is limited to Immigration and Nationality law. During his 25 years with the firm, Ethan has been lead engagement partner for major corporate clients and has overseen all aspects of employment-based immigration including the full range of nonimmigrant and immigrant visas, naturalization and citizenship issues, compliance concerns, policy development and program management.

His clients have encompassed investors, emerging businesses, middle market and Fortune 500 and 100 corporations across diverse industries including financial services, technology, consulting, professional services, biotech, fashion and design, consumer goods, sports, entertainment, healthcare and universities. Ethan was responsible for opening the firm's office in Dallas and managing the practice for nearly eight years. He also has won election to the firm's national Executive Committee for nearly a decade and currently sits on the firm’s Global Executive Committee.  


patrick g.

good introductory level presentation of very complex and politically based material.. Presenters had a comfortable, easy chemistry that helped.

gary s.

interesting and well presented

Marc A.

I like that this program is timely and current.

Vanessa G.


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Martha L V.

Timely and interesting, given current events. Explained so non-practitioners can get a deeper insight into this area. Thank you for having this program!

Tanya C.

Timely topic

Cullen M.

Useful and timely information clearly presented.

Andrew B.



Very good speakers.

richard l.

Experts without a doubt!

Joe P.

thank you

Gwen I.

Excellent course. Presenters were very knowledgeable and captivating. So much going on in this area of law--this was very helpful and informative.

Rick M.

Very good presenters

Donald B.


Mark H.

good course

Lisa C.

Good interaction between the presenters.

michelle s.

This was an excellent presentation.

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