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The Evolving U.S. Immigration Environment and its Impact on Business

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Many local companies rely on employment-based immigrant visas to hire foreign workers for specialized jobs that can be challenging to fill. U.S. immigration policy, however, is both complex and constantly changing. The Trump administration’s proposed changes to the immigration system have created additional uncertainty and have left many companies scrambling to determine the effects on their workforce.

Shahrzad Allen, an immigration attorney based in Dayton, Ohio, and Dan Fales, tax shareholder in Clark Schaefer Hackett’s International Business Services group, cover the evolving immigration environment and its impact on businesses in our region.


  • The current employment-based immigration environment
  • Why changes to the current system are being proposed
  • Opportunities for hiring foreign nationals
  • Implications of bringing in foreign workers
  • Various employment- and investment-based immigrant visa programs (H-1B, L-1 & EB-5)
  • The application process, including qualifications and timing
  • Immigration tax issues on both the company and individual level