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Immigration Compliance Issues During the Trump Administration

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Produced on March 20, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 5m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Immigration

Course Description

Join attorneys Nataliya Rymer and Jennifer Hermansky for an overview of the Form I-9 and immigration compliance requirements. They will address important expected changes in enforcement, as well as what employers can do to understand, evaluate, and minimize and eliminate the associated risks. Nataliya and Jennifer will discuss the Form I-9 and immigration compliance, including origins, general requirements, and evolution of enforcement. Additionally, they’ll discuss the consequences and effects of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement on employers and the increased enforcement expected in 2018 and beyond (as the Department of Homeland Security promises a four to five-fold increase in ICE audits). New partnerships between government agencies - such as between the Department of Justice and the Department of State - will also be addressed.  

In this program, Nataliya and Jennifer will also discuss steps all employers should consider taking to prepare for increased enforcement, such as:

  • Self- audits to review all forms I-9 and remediate as necessary
  • Self-audits to review all immigration-compliance files and remediate as necessary
  • Continuing training of HR personnel regarding Form I-9 and immigration compliance requirements and practice; strategies to ensure continuing compliance
  • Creation of compliance related processes
  • Increased monitoring of E-Verify trends
  • Review of conspicuous patterns in Form I-9 practice , even when such practices are facially legitimate but which, as a pattern and practice and in concert with other issues, could be found problematic by government agencies

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify I-9 and immigration compliance and its requirements
  2. Recognize the consequences of government finding of noncompliance
  3. Address the current political environment and its direct effect on the government enforcement practices
  4. Ensure I-9 and immigration compliance requirements are thoroughly understood by all involved parties, processes and practices are developed to implement compliance, and all needed steps for remediation are taken
  5. Continue vigilance with respect to important issues to ensure employers are apprised of the latest enforcement trends and their potential effects
  6. Evaluate risk relating to I-9 and immigration compliance and taking the necessary steps to minimize/eliminate it where needed

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Jennifer Hermansky

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jennifer Hermansky focuses her immigration practice on employment-based immigration. Jennifer has experience serving health care, pharmaceutical and real estate industries, as well as entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers in scientific communities for a wide range of temporary visa options and permanent residence solutions. 

Nataliya Rymer

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nataliya Rymer focuses her practice on employment-based immigration and compliance. She represents clients in a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant matters, including professionals, managers and executives, artists and entertainers, treaty traders and investors, immigrant investors, and persons of extraordinary ability.

Nataliya also has experience working with employers on I-9 employment verification matters as well as H-1B and LCA compliance-related issues. She counsels employers on due diligence issues, including internal audits and reviews, as well as minimization of exposure and liabilities in government investigations. In addition, Nataliya is experienced with family-based immigration and immigration-related federal court litigation issues, as well as waivers of inadmissibility.


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Magin P.

Good instructors, good lecture.

Maureen H.

Excellent, very organized and well-presented. the materials and resources included are so helpful.

Jessica H.

Super informative.

Robert K.

Great presentation!



Elizabeth F.


Claire K.

Best one yet. I really liked this format. The presenters played off of each other well and it made the presentation much more engaging.

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Todd L.

Helpful, entertaining

Caroline H.

I appreciate Nataliya's wit and humor.

Holly R.

Well done presentation. Thank you!

Antoine M.

Information packed presentation with obviously experienced practitioners; great moderator support.

Katie F.

very informative topic and well presented

Davyne W.

Fantastic presentation!

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