Human Resource Council Meeting: Global Talent Migration to the United States
Talent is increasingly flowing to the U.S. as we deal with an aging workforce and a skills gap in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Having the right talent is the most critical factor for business growth. Wherever you are located, whatever industry you operate in and no matter the size of your company you will be competing for top talent, and understanding complex immigration laws is vital.
This program will address
· Options for the transfer of international personnel to the U.S. for short- and long-term assignments, including the current state of affairs under the new administration.
· Specific issues relating to the transfer of executives, managers and “persons of specialized knowledge,” including the impact of arbitrariness and unpredictability in decision making.
· The increase in denials being issued by USCIS, which is engaging in heightened scrutiny of all applications and issuing more denials then previously.
· Massive backlogs and delays in applications and petitions continue to plague the system as a result of this greater scrutiny, in some cases leading to disruptions in travel, work, and study plans for foreign nationals living, working, and studying in the U.S.
· The interaction between Customs and Border Patrol agents and travelers with a bona fide legal basis for entry, and the Department of State, whose representatives control visa issuance.
Presented by Neil Dornbaum and Kathleen Peregoy, Co-Chairs of the Corporate Immigration and Global Mobility Practice at Connell Foley LLP.