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U.S. Immigration Climate: Changes in Immigration Adjudications and Enforcement

11 JUN 2019
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Onsite registration will be available from 8:30 – 9:00am.
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Service Provider Registration: $150.00
Corporate HR/Government Agency: COMPLIMENTARY

Join Worldwide ERC® on 11 Jun 2019 in Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, Boston, MA.

Registration and Refreshments from 8:30 – 9:00am. Program runs 9:00am – 12:00pm

Sponsored by: Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP


New regulatory requirements, stiffer adjudication standards, delays, application denials and increased requests for evidence make the current immigration climate increasingly challenging for HR professionals. 

  • Are you developing the best prior to initiating the immigration process?
  • Are you asking the right questions for optimal recruiting and retention?
  • Have you taken the steps required to operate in an increasingly contentious compliance environment? 

BAL leaders will address these and other issues and offer tactics required to maximize success and minimize risk in light of USCIS, CBP, DOL and DOS adjudication and enforcement trends.

Addressing Adjudication Trends

  • Benchmarking adjudication trends across visa classifications (H-1B, TN, L-1) with USCIS, CBP and DOS
  • Learning Objective: Developing strategic, programmatic approaches to employee recruiting and retention

Navigating Borders (CBP) and Consulates (DOS)

  • Upticks in administrative processing, border searches and the politicization of visa issues
  • Learning Objective: Preparing employees for extreme vetting and establishing internal contingency planning protocols

Compliance and Risk Management

  • Adopting organizational policies and procedures that reduce the risks associated with global mobility programs
  • Learning Objective: Pinpointing the organizational and employee risks and developing policies designed to address those risks

Preparing for Enforcement

  • NTA Policy, I-9 compliance, and site visits
  • Learning Objective: Robust audit and compliance management plan


Service Providers: US $150
Corporate: FREE 

Downtown Harvard Club of Boston
Harbor Suite, 38th Floor
One Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110

Credits: 3 CRP, 3  GMS


The Speakers

Josiah Curtis
Senior Associate

Josiah Curtis

Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP

Stephanie Pimentel

Stephanie Pimentel

Berry Appleman & Leiden, LLP

Edward Rios

Edward Rios

Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP