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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Overview


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Slides from a speech I gave to the East Memphis Rotary Club yesterday.

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Overview

  1. 1. The Immigration Debate: Preparing Your Organization for Change Presented by: Greg Siskind, Partner, Siskind Susser Bland, P.C. – Immigration Lawyers December 6, 2006 [email_address]
  2. 2. Three Approaches <ul><li>Enforcement only/first </li></ul><ul><li>Do nothing </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Immigration Reform </li></ul>
  3. 3. What’s in the Senate bill <ul><li>Border enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Worksite enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Guest workers </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals/high level workers </li></ul><ul><li>Backlog reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Legalization </li></ul><ul><li>Naturalization </li></ul>
  4. 4. Border Enforcement <ul><li>Massive increase in Border Patrol </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Fence </li></ul><ul><li>Troops </li></ul>
  5. 5. Employer Sanctions and Employment Verification <ul><li>New electronic verification system </li></ul><ul><li>Increased penalties </li></ul><ul><li>New document fraud provisions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guest Workers <ul><li>H-2C visa </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>How to apply </li></ul>
  7. 7. Legalization program <ul><li>The general approach </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements for the three groups </li></ul><ul><li>How to apply </li></ul><ul><li>Converting to green card status </li></ul><ul><li>AgJobs </li></ul><ul><li>DREAM Act </li></ul>
  8. 8. H-1B, L-1 and other Work Visa Program Changes <ul><li>New cap number for H-1Bs </li></ul><ul><li>New L-1 restrictions for startups </li></ul><ul><li>Athletes </li></ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul>
  9. 9. Backlog reductions <ul><li>Family categories </li></ul><ul><li>Per country limits </li></ul><ul><li>Employment based green cards </li></ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul>
  10. 10. Foreign Students – New Opportunities for US Employers <ul><li>The new F-4 </li></ul><ul><li>Who is eligible? </li></ul><ul><li>The transition into the US work force </li></ul>
  11. 11. How To Reach Me (Greg Siskind) <ul><li>Phone – 901-682-6455 </li></ul><ul><li>Email – [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web – </li></ul><ul><li>Fax – 901-339-9604 </li></ul>