"Buy American, Hire American" Update - Recording (.MP3)

"Buy American, Hire American" Update - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 05/01/2018
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU WS2018-05-01-DL

On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed the (now well-known) Executive Order (EO), “Buy American and Hire American.” The EO indicated that it “shall be the policy of the executive branch to rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from abroad.” In this regard, the policy has been implemented to substantially impact a broad range of immigration benefits. The panelists will discuss those impacts, and how to deal with the implementation of this EO.

Featured Topics

  • H-1B Requests for Evidence, Including Level 1 Wage
  • Consular Processing Issues
  • Advance Parole Denials
  • Eliminating Deference

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Cyrus D. Mehta (DL), New York, NY
Cyrus D. Mehta, a graduate of Cambridge University and Columbia Law School, is the Managing Partner of Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners PLLC in New York City. Mr. Mehta is the former chair of AILA's Ethics Committee; special counsel on immigration matters to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, Appellate Division, First Department, New York; active member of the ABA Commission on Immigration and a board member of Volunteers for Legal Services and the New York Immigration Coalition. Mr. Mehta is the former chair of the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council and former chair of the Committee on Immigration and Nationality Law of the New York City Bar Association. He is a frequent speaker and writer on various immigration-related issues, including on ethics, and is also an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School, where he teaches a course entitled Immigration and Work. Mr. Mehta received the AILA 2011 Michael Maggio Memorial Award for his outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field. He has also received two AILA Presidential Commendations in 2010 and 2016. Mr. Mehta is ranked among the most highly regarded lawyers in North America by Who's Who Legal - Corporate Immigration Law 2017 and as a star individual lawyer in New York by Chambers USA 2017 in immigration law.

Dagmar Butte, AILA Board of Governors, Portland, OR
Dagmar Butte practices family and business immigration in high tech, health care, engineering, education and a variety of other sectors. She writes and speaks frequently on immigration law throughout the U.S. Ms. Butte, an elected director of the Board of AILA, received two AILA Presidential Commendations, is listed as a SuperLawyer since 2008, listed in Who's Who Among Business Immigration Lawyers and Chambers USA, served on then candidate Barack Obama's Immigration Policy Committee and received the Oregon AILA 2009 Gerald H. Robinson Immigration Advocacy Award. She currently chairs AILA's Service Center Operations Committee and serves on USCIS HQ Liaison Committee. In her spare time, she teaches international law at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Alec M. Kempster, Chicago, IL
Alec Kempster has been an attorney at Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. since 2012 and practices in the areas of immigration and civil litigation. Mr. Kempster's focus in immigration law has included family and employment cases, as well as removal defense. In addition to representing individuals and businesses in immigration matters, Mr. Kempster also represents clients in civil litigation matters, including contract disputes, workers' compensation claims, and personal injury claims. Prior to joining Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd., Mr. Kempster worked at the MSU College of Law: Immigration Law Clinic where, amongst other things, he focused on Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases, VAWA, and U visa petitions. His work included collaboration with the EEOC to protect the rights of migrant workers.

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