Adapting to the New Immigration System: Tips for Hiring Foreign Talent During a Pandemic

2021 Talent Conference & Expo
Attendees will obtain the latest strategies for overcoming visa restrictions and long-term options for how to manage foreign employees inside the U.S.

Over the last four years, an already complicated immigration system has become even more confusing and unpredictable. Combined with constant travel and visa restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employers and immigrants are facing unprecedented uncertainty. This discussion will focus on how employers are overcoming immigration restrictions and growing their companies with foreign professionals, examine potential changes on the horizon to the H-1B visa program, and provide tips for navigating the current employment immigration landscape. This session is advanced-level and is geared toward human resource leaders, recruiters, and business leaders who oversee and/or are involved in the hiring process.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what employers are doing to mitigate risk during the pandemic.
  • Hear how the election changed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudication trends of visa petitions.
  • Find out how recent policy changes impact the H-1B visa going forward.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Jason Finkelman


Jason Finkelman is an Immigration Attorney working with domestic and foreign businesses, as well as international individuals in a variety of employment-based and family-based immigration matters.  He represents U.S. and international companies, entrepreneurs, investors, business-owners, executives, professionals, skilled workers, students, and families in obtaining employment visas, lawful permanent residence ("green cards") and U.S. citizenship.  Jason has worked with clients across a number of industries including high-tech, semiconductor, healthcare, higher education, energy, oil and gas, import/export, research, video game, as well as professional athletics, music, and entertainment to help them meet their immigration goals.  Jason continues to be at the forefront of immigration law.  Please visit for more information on his services.

Room: Summit 212
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
HR Expertise
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