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Immigration Alert: Potential Impact of the Presidential Election

November 10, 2016

Following the election, our office has received numerous inquiries from clients regarding how their immigration status will be impacted by the Trump presidency. At this early stage, it is impossible to predict what changes lie ahead. President-Elect Trump has proposed reform of the H-1B program; increased recruitment of US workers prior to employment-based immigration filings; and, negotiation/elimination of treaties which include immigration provisions. However, these types of significant regulatory changes require a long, slow, Congressional process. Until we have more information, all that employers and foreign nationals can do is wait. 

Kerr Russell will continue to monitor immigration-related proposals and changes as they occur, and will advise as necessary.  In the meantime, should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.    

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