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Riding the Shifting Tides of Immigration in 2018

January 25, 2018

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Change seems to be the only constant in immigration lately. Although last year's regulatory changes may not be fully implemented, that is not deterring the Department of Homeland Security from issuing notice of its intent to implement even more restrictions.

The Trump administration is adamant about reform, but it’s not always easy to differentiate between what’s a rumor, what’s being proposed and the timeline of what’s actually being implemented. Consider 2018 a year of contingency planning. Now is the time to get informed, get strategic and get started.

Join Envoy as we present a comprehensive roundup of the latest immigration news and policy updates relevant to your organization and the foreign nationals it employs.

You’ll receive:

  • A look at proposed regulation changes to the H-1B and H-4 visa programs and whether such changes could impact this year’s H-1B visa lottery
  • An understanding of the employment authorization programs the Trump administration terminated, failed to renew or has proposed to terminate – and what actions you should be taking now
  • Information on changes impacting travel such as new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) requirements for foreign nationals entering the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program and adjustments to identification documents under the REAL ID Act
  • …and more

Please note: this webinar is well-suited for HR practitioners with a good understanding of immigration processes and who would like to help craft or improve an internal immigration policy and/or program. If you’re looking for more basic information on immigration, please visit our resource center or stay tuned for more updates.


Allison Kranz

Immigration Solutions Partner, Envoy

Prior to joining Envoy Global, Inc. Allison Kranz practiced immigration law. She was a Managing Attorney at Maney & Gordon, P.A. and an Associate Attorney at Ogletree Deakins. In these roles she gained significant experience handling all aspects of corporate/employment-based immigration law and created strategy to address the visa, work, permanent immigration and citizenship goals of her clients. She represented fortune 500 companies in business immigration matters and acquired critical experience in H-1B, L, TN, O and permanent resident cases, as well as U.S. Department of Labor audits. Her immigration law practice emphasized the representation of universities, in addition to the information technology, financial, national security, and healthcare fields.


Jamie Gilpin

Ian Helms

Content Strategist, Envoy

Ian brings more than five years of combined experience in marketing, public relations and strategic communication to Envoy. As Content Strategist, he plays a key role in conceptualizing and developing all of Envoy’s resources – from educational webinars, like this, to visa guides, checklists, blog posts, emails, social media posts and more – to keep individuals up-to-date on the latest immigration trends, news and policy updates and help them better understand and navigate the immigration process. Prior to Envoy, Ian was the Communications and Engagement Strategist for bswift where he performed similar responsibilities for the health insurance and benefits administration space.

Earn Continuing Education Credit

The Riding the Shifting Tides of Immigration webinar grants attendees one general HR Certification Institute credit toward the PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRMP, or HRBP certification programs. The continuing education certifications allow HRs to demonstrate a mastery of industry operations, best practices and regulations.

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