Don’t miss out on the upcoming webinar, The Immigration Kaleidoscope: Sensemaking in an Uncertain World



Managing Immigration Status over the Long Haul under Pandemic Restrictions

Sponsor(s):  Foster LLP

We have seen over the past 18 months how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted international travel and changed the way many employers and employees work.  Some employers are downsizing their brick-and-mortar office space, and many employees have become accustomed to working from home.  Employees are also starting to make travel plans with the slow lifting of the travel bans.  This presentation will examine some immigration-related changes and immigration-related impacts of our collective pandemic experience and cover considerations for employers and employees to manage and maintain legal immigration work status long term.

Objective: Attendees will be exposed to or reminded of the possibilities of a future that doesn’t ever really go back to “normal,” at least not fully when it comes to immigration.  Awareness of the possibilities allows for preparedness.

  • Possible permanent shift to work-from-home and flexible hours for many workers, and how that might impact sponsorship of H-1B workers.
  • Pursuit of U.S. lawful permanent resident (“green card”) status in a world where remote work has become more common than ever.
  • Navigating the impact of international travel restrictions on an employee’s immigration status in the long run.
  • How limited consular operations present challenges to an employee’s maintenance of legal status and options to overcome these challenges.


CE Credit (fees may apply): CRP, GMS, SHRM

The Speakers

Helene Danguari

Helene Dang is a partner at Foster LLP in the Houston office. Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in America, she works primarily in managing employment-based immigration processes for employers, including managing PERM labor certification campaigns. Helene is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and Houston Bar Association.