What’s Behind the Executive Order on Immigration?

Thursday, Apr 30, 2020

Immigration Update regarding the Executive Order and Covid-19 Immigration Restrictions

Recent implementation of immigration restrictions in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the newly signed executive order as well as reduced U.S. consular services abroad have put the international community here on alert. Who can still travel to the U.S., what visa applications will be considered, who is affected by the Executive Order? Companies planning on hiring an international workforce or expecting management transfers from their headquarters abroad, are wondering if they can count on these essential employees. Educational organizations wondering if students and professors from abroad are able to join them in the fall.

Join us for a Q&A with Doug Hauer of Mintz and Elizabeth Goss of Goss Immigration who will be addressing the current immigration issues.

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The speakers

Doug Hauer is a Member in the Mintz Corporate & Securities Practice and Immigration Practice. On the corporate side, he focuses on private offerings and related securities work. Doug serves as counsel to developers and businesses seeking capital from offshore sources including through the EB-5 investor visa program. He also works with entrepreneurs, new ventures and established businesses on setting up operations in the US, providing advice on entity formation and on the legal risks of expanding into the US. In the immigration law space, Doug represents corporate, institutional, and individual clients in routine and complex immigration matters. He has in-depth experience advising companies on the immigration consequences of corporate restructuring, as well as representing clients in immigration-related investigations involving the US DOL, USCIS and FBI. Doug frequently speaks, writes and is often quoted in the press about immigration, corporate and securities law, and foreign investment.

Elizabeth Goss  of Goss Associates specializes in the representation of physicians, researchers, trainees and students in the higher education and health care fields, securing their temporary and permanent visas. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in representing professors, scientists, and artists under the extraordinary ability, outstanding researcher, and national interest waiver immigrant visa categories. She also has extensive experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial ventures in a wide array of immigration matters. Ms. Goss is an immigration practitioner with in-depth experience providing strategic immigration advice on a variety of complex business related issues. Ms. Goss is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). She has provided her expertise at immigration seminars and lectures as a guest of NAFSA; the American Immigration Lawyers Association; ILW and the Massachusetts Bar Association (MCLE). She is a former chapter editor of the NAFSA Advisor’s Manual as well as a contributor to a number of AILA and MCLE publications.

What’s Behind the Executive Order to Suspend Immigration
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Time: 1PM to 1:45 PM ET

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