A Guide to Trump-era Changes in Business Immigration

This resource seeks to provide employers and foreign nationals working in the United States with meaningful information on expected changes to U.S. business immigration laws and policy under the upcoming Trump administration. Although specifics remain uncertain, we will focus squarely on what is known through policy statements, recent Republican immigration bills (particularly S. 2266, the “H-1B and L-1 Reform Act of 2015”), and post-election comments from the President-elect. We also take into account the inherent delays associated with new legislation, treaty negotiations, regulatory drafting and approval, and similar procedural factors. This resource is presented in Q&A format, starting with general business immigration questions and followed by specific nonimmigrant categories and then employment-based green cards.

F. Brian Graham, K&L Gates LLP