Assisting Clients Navigate the Immigration System During the Trump Administration


Live Broadcast on June 9, 2017

President Trump signed several Executive Orders within the first two months of taking office that impact the U.S. immigration system, resulting in heightened anxiety within immigrant communities and raising questions within the business community about employer’s ability hire foreign talent for hard-to-fill positions. We will explore President Trump’s immigration-related Executive Orders and regulatory changes that were introduced in the last days of the Obama administration, and discuss how to advise clients effectively during these uncertain times.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The fate of Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under President Trump.
  • President Trump’s Executive Orders pertaining to immigration.
  • Recent regulatory changes to the U.S. immigration system.
  • Identifying the immigration solution for your clients.

Date / Time: June 9, 2017

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Eastern
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  • 8:00 am – 10:00 am Pacific

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jim-alexanderJames Alexander, Esq. is a Managing Shareholder at Maggio + Kattar. Jim is committed to upholding the firm’s international reputation for creative thinking and legal excellence across a wide variety of disciplines within the practice of immigration law.

Jim is a nationally recognized expert in a wide variety of highly specialized areas within the immigration law field including corporate compliance, such as I-9 compliance and e-Verify, complex naturalization matters, gay and HIV positive issues, as well as many areas in between. Jim approaches each case with his breadth of expertise looking for the best possible solution to a client’s immigration challenges whether it is in employment or family based immigration, removal defense, asylum or beyond.

Jim assists institutional and individual clients across a wide range of industries. His clients range from large, multinational corporations with thousands of active matters to start-up enterprises that require innovative ideas in challenging situations. Jim’s corporate clients come from a diverse industry group and include companies within the finance, aviation, defense and technology fields.

Jim is a frequent lecturer at international, national and local events for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the District of Columbia Bar Association as well as other important industry organizations.

In addition to his extensive public speaking and teaching commitments, Jim has authored and been quoted in numerous important publications within the immigration law community. He was as an author of Employing International Workers, a Thomson Reuters book. He has also been quoted in numerous important national and local publications including Workforce Management, InfoTech and Telecom News, and The Legal Times and has done interviews on immigration matters for National Public Radio (NPR).

Jim has been selected as a top lawyer in the immigration law area by national and international publications such as Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and his law degree from the American University ‘s Washington College of Law. Jim is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.

elizabeth-quinnElizabeth Quinn, Esq. is a recognized authority on business immigration matters and the unique problems of J-1 exchange visitors. Among her clients are hospitality and biotechnology companies, artists and musicians, and those working in the human rights field. She also handles family-based immigration matters, naturalization, and waivers of inadmissibility.

Elizabeth has written and lectured on a wide-range of immigration issues, including the various visa options for international medical graduates. She served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Law and Policy of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, and has been recognized as a top lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who, Washingtonian magazine, and the Washington Post.

An active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Elizabeth serves on AILA’s national Department of State liaison committee. She lectures on immigration law topics at local and national events, including for AILA and the District of Columbia Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education program. She is a member of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA).

Elizabeth graduated with honors from the George Washington National Law Center in 1993. She received an undergraduate degree in government, with honors, from the College of William and Mary. Elizabeth spent her junior abroad at the University of Montpellier and is conversant in French.

Elizabeth limits her practice to federal immigration matters and is admitted to practice in the state of Virginia.

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Section I. President Trump’s About Face For DACA Recipients

Section II. Is Your Client Eligible For DACA?

Section III. Immigration Executive Orders Signed To Date By President Trump

Section IV. Other Trump Administration Immigration Related Actions

Section V. “New” Employment Based Regulations, finalized November 18, 2016

Section VI. What Is The Right Visa For Your Client?
a) B-1, Business Visitor Visas 9FAM 41.31 N7
b) B-1, Business Visitor Visas
c) Visa Waiver Countries
d) E-2 “Treaty Investor”
e) E-1 Treaty Trader
i) Additional “E” Visa Considerations

Section VII. L-1 “Intracompany Transferee” Visa

Section VIII. H-1B Overview
a) 65,000 Annual Cap
b) H-1B Cap Exempt Employers

Section IX. O-1 “Extraordinary Ability” Visa
a) O-1 in Science, Education, Business or Athletics

Section X. What’s Required To Obtain A Visa?