Norris Conference Centers - Houston/CityCentre

BAL Seminar: Navigating Immigration Today and Tomorrow: Veer Right or Stay Center?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:00AM - 2:30PM CDT

After a year of populist and nationalist movements pushing immigration policy to the right – including the U.K. Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election – the tide may be ebbing. In recent months, several countries, including Brazil, Canada, France and Ireland, have embraced more open immigration strategies to further their economic, political and humanitarian goals.

Join BAL’s team of immigration professionals from our Houston office Oct. 11 at the Norris Conference Centers – Houston/CityCentre to discuss what changes to expect and how to adapt your company’s immigration program while maintaining compliance. We will look at global trends and recent immigration developments in key countries around the world, including:

  • Top immigration trends that BAL is analyzing globally, including U.S. policy changes, the U.K. approach to Brexit, Australia’s immigration reform
  • Key analysis on the status of U.S. business immigration executive orders
  • Discussion of the new AC-21 regulation and its effect on corporate immigration programs, H-1B employer obligations and the use of PERM as an alternative to non-immigrant category restrictions
  • Industry benchmarking, highlighting the importance of change management in the current environment and how to drive decision making for your organization

Moderator:
Rob Caballero, Partner

Speakers:
Ruth Clark, Senior Associate
Angelica Grado-Wright, Senior Counsel
Sophia Johnykutty, Associate
Brendan Kinne, Director, Global Programs
April Nakanishi, Senior Associate
Matt Tomerlin, Immigration Manager
Ben Wright, Consular Services Manager

Client Speakers:
Vina Brown, Immigration Team Lead, Chevron Services Company
Lynne Florence, Manager – Global Mobility, National Oilwell Varco Inc.
Antonio Sevilla, Global Mobility Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

CLE Credit approved.