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Ms. Shotwell has served as Executive Director for the Council for Global Immigration since 2004.She began her career at the Council in 1996 as Legal Counsel and Director of Government Relations. Ms. Shotwell has served on steering committees and Boards of numerous organizations including the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange, Compete America, Multinational Employers for Working Spouses, and the Executive Working Group on Global Mobility Policies. She is a frequent lecturer on global mobility policies and practices and has testified before the U.S. Congress, the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Bank, the International Organization on Migration and the Global Commission on International Migration. Prior to joining the Council, Ms. Shotwell practiced immigration law at Arent Fox and worked in the human resources department at Oldsmobile. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University and a J.D. from University of Michigan.

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Articles by Lynn.Shotwell

B20 Urges Employer-Friendly Migration Reform

May 19, 2017


Hire [fill in the blank] First

April 20, 2017



December 28, 2016



Two weeks ago I wrote that we need to separate what we know about potential changes to the US immigration system from what we don’t know and what is speculation.  Over the past week, a couple of important indicators are telling us that employers need to prepare for more enforcement and scrutiny of their employment of foreign nationals.

November 30, 2016



Making sense of trends affecting the world of work

September 7, 2016


I am excited to share with you the new Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) and Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guide, “Moving Forward on Immigration: How the U.S. Employment-Based Immigration System Works – and How It Can Work Better,” which contains information on:

March 24, 2015