USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Site Visits: 2017 Update - Recording (.MP3)

USCIS Fraud Detection and National Security Site Visits: 2017 Update - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 11/02/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-11-02-DL

Site visits were on the rise prior to the 2016 election, and are likely to escalate given the Trump administration’s focus on fraud in the H-1B, L-1, and R-1 arenas. Our panel of experts will discuss the recent increase in site visits, how to prepare your clients for a site visit, and how site visits differ depending on the NIV status of the employee.

Featured Topics

  • What Is the Purpose of a Site Visit?
  • How Are Site Visits Conducted (In-Person, Via Email, Through Video Chat, etc.)?
  • With Whom Does the Officer Want to Talk? What Is the Officer Really Trying to Find?
  • What, If Anything, Should You Do If Your Client Moves Within the Same MSA to Prevent an FDNS Officer From Going to the Wrong Place?
  • Best Practices for Preparing Your Client for a Site Visit

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Theresa Corcoran is a shareholder with the firm of Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. in Chicago where she practices exclusively in the area of immigration and nationality law. She has served both as Chapter Chair and member of the Executive Board for AILA's Chicago Chapter, and most recently as a member of AILA's National Business Immigration Committee and the AILA Annual Conference Planning Conference Committee. Ms. Corcoran holds degrees from the University of Illinois-Champaign and IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law.

Jan Brown has concentrated in the practice of immigration law since 1979. His professional background includes serving as Co-chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section Immigration and Nationality Committee. Mr. Brown is the former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association - NY Chapter. He is an editorial reviewer of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, has been a contributing author of the Visa Processing Guide - Process and Procedures at U.S. Consulates and Embassies, and is contributing author and senior editor of the Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook. Mr. Brown has edited articles on religious workers, National Interest Waivers and non-immigrant visas in Immigration Law Today and is a blogger on immigration issues for the Huffington Post. He is a frequent lecturer on diverse immigration related topics for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association, among other groups.

Rick Gump began his career as the 22nd lawyer at the Dallas law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, formed by Robert S. Strauss and Mr. Gumps's father. While he worked primarily on business structuring and bank representation (bank formation and lending, commercial transactions, etc.), his first immigration client emerged from a bank customer in 1973 when he developed experience in investor visas and labor certifications by opening three restaurants. By 1993, Mr. Gump made the complete transition to immigration law and opened his own firm to concentrate on assisting businesses and individuals cope with increasingly complicated immigration laws. His background with a sophisticated growing law firm coupled with experience in business, banking, and commercial transactions set him apart from many of his colleagues. For almost 45 years Mr. Gump has counseled individuals and companies on all types of temporary and permanent business and family visas, investor visas (temporary E-2 and permanent EB-5 visas), sports visas, and naturalization and citizenship issues. Rick has considerable experience in worksite enforcement (e.g. I-9 inspections by ICE and independent audits of immigration related practices). He advises businesses on risk assessment and strategic planning in the hiring and retaining foreign personnel, conducting due diligence in mergers & acquisitions, and creating and maintaining compliance policies.

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