Immigration is an ongoing issue across the globe, especially in the US. Kate McCarroll discusses what companies need to consider if they are hiring foreign nationals and if there is need for reform in employment-based immigration law.
Question: What are some considerations for corporations who wish to hire foreign nationals?
Answer: These days, the most important consideration for companies that employ foreign workers is to manage expectations. Processes take longer than they have in the past. The government agencies that adjudicate applications deny petitions and request evidence more often than they ever have. Patience is critical – for management, human resources, and foreign nationals. Having experienced immigration counsel to guide employers through this uncertainty is more important than ever.
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Kate McCarroll practices in the area of immigration and nationality law and leads the firm’s Immigration and Nationality law group. Kate has extensive experience in employment-related immigration law, including inbound and outbound immigration; physician immigration; I-9 and immigration-related compliance training; and, assisting corporations with Department of Labor/Department of Homeland Security audits. Kate has also handled immigration matters involving criminal and inadmissibility issues; family-based immigration; and asylum proceedings and has expertise in the specialized area of physician immigration.
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AttorneysKate M. McCarroll
Practice AreasImmigration Law Labor, Employment, Employee Benefits and ERISA