Employment-Based Immigration in the Trump Era: HR Communication, Strategies and Best Practices

A SHRM Symposium: Spotlight on California
Learn best practices and communication tactics for complying with immigration laws and preparing for enforcement actions.

The Trump administration continues to be marked by policy changes and heightened enforcement for employment-based visa programs and employment verification. More of the same is expected, so you need to be prepared. Learn how to stay in compliance, and to acquire strategies for communicating internally about laws and policies—those recently enacted, as well as those coming down the pike from the administration, Congress and government agencies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain a better understanding of recent policy changes and enforcement trends for DACA, AB450, employment-based visa programs, and employment verification, and find out what to expect in the year ahead.
  • Learn best practices for visa compliance and audit preparation, especially for H-2Bs and H-1Bs.
  • Know what you are required to do if and when ICE shows up on-site to conduct an audit.
  • Learn communication strategies for ensuring that your C-suite, managers and foreign nationals have appropriate information about the current and future state of employment-based immigration.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Kristi Nevarez


Kristi is a Partner at the firm's Silicon Valley office, where she serves as corporate immigration counsel to emerging and mid-size clients in a wide range of industries, including technology, consumer products, civil engineering, and legal service providers. Kristi has experience in all areas of corporate business immigration, including nonimmigrant visas, labor certifications, and adjustments of status. Kristi first joined Fragomen in 1999. She served as the Congressional Assistant and Immigration Policy Advisor to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren from 2010 to 2012 before rejoining the firm.

Kristi earned her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from Santa Clara University. She speaks English and Spanish.

Metropolitan Ballroom
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