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Planning for End-of-Year Travel and Expiration of Travel Bans

Sponsor(s):  Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

The busy end-of-year and New Year’s travel season will entail additional complications this year. International employees and their families in the U.S. may want to travel home for visits and will need to consider whether there are any restrictions on their returning. At the same time, the presidential proclamations suspending entry of immigrants and certain work-visa holders are set to expire on Dec. 31.

At this event, you will learn:

  • What the end of the immigrant and nonimmigrant travel bans means for H-1B, L-1, J-1 and green card applicants.
  • Keeping your employees abreast of global and U.S. COVID-19 related travel restrictions.
  • Latest on ICE guidance for students and online coursework.

CE Credit (fees may apply):  CRP GMS

The Speakers


L. Ruth Clark

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Ruth is a Partner in the Houston office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. Ruth focuses her practice on corporate and business immigration matters related to temporary work visas, employment-based immigration, naturalization and consular processing. She represents multinational corporations in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, and engineering, advising on development of corporate immigration policies, and immigration effects of corporate restructuring, mergers, and acquisitions.

Senior Counsel

Poonam Gupta

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Poonam is a Senior Counsel, and leads local operations for BAL’s New York office. She provides strategic and legal counsel to clients on all aspects of corporate and business immigration, working with organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of industries globally. Her practice focuses on employment-based immigration matters, including assisting companies and their employees with all facets of non-immigrant and immigrant visa matters. Poonam also provides guidance to employers on immigration compliance and immigration strategies related to corporate reorganizations. She is a regular speaker at local and national conferences and events on corporate immigration and I-9 compliance.

Senior Associate

Michael Sela

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Michael is a Senior Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP. His practice is focused on meeting the US immigration and visa needs of multinational corporations and their employees. Michael has expertise in numerous business immigration matters including nonimmigrant and immigrant visa issues. He has represented clients of all sizes within a wide range of industries, including healthcare providers, business and healthcare professionals, and technology firms.