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What Comes Next: Predictions for Business Immigration Under the New Administration

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Produced on February 15, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Advanced
Topics covered in this course: Immigration

Course Description

President Trump has promised major, wide-ranging changes to U.S. immigration policy. In particular, he has stated that his immigration plan will focus on increased enforcement and protecting U.S. workers. Several key initiatives include securing the southern border of the United States, adopting extreme vetting of certain nationals, re-negotiating or revoking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and increasing immigration audits and employment verification compliance. These directives may impact numerous employment based visa categories, as well as timing and travel requirements for foreign workers. Employers who hire foreign talent will need to adapt quickly in order to remain compliant and meet business objectives.  

This course, presented by Julie Muniz and Ethan Kaufman, Partners at Fragomen, will review what the new Administration's changes might look like, and how they may affect employers with foreign talent in their U.S. workforce.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand which immigration policy changes may be on the horizon
  2. Determine how quickly these changes could take place
  3. Understand how a new wave of government audits and investigations could impact your company
  4. Determine ways to avoid immigration related exposure in unexpected areas, like vendor management policies

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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. 


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Stephen G.

Good overview.

Chelsey E.

I've found this one to be the most interesting of the bundle so far.

Susan F.

Great course! Very informative. Thanks!

Kara R.

great speakers, kept it relevant and interesting

Darlene D.

Looking forward to Part 2 in light of rapid changes.

Julie A. B.

Appreciated the translation of practice-specific nomenclature as well as the fascinating portrayal of ripped from the headlines Trump executive orders and the dialogue about recent heart-tugging deportation cases.

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