Immigration Reform

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Immigration reform is filled with complexities.  Just to name a few are the politics, the body of law and policy and often the use of terms that only add confusion. During the 2007 immigration debate, I recall the term “clay pigeon” (a Senate floor procedure) confused even the experts.  Right now, the term that is turning heads is “Queen-of-the-Hill”. So why does it matter you ask? Well let me explain.

April 23, 2018


On February 7, @shrmnextchat chatted with members of the SHRM Government Affairs team and Council for Global Immigration on 2018 HR Advocacy and Public Policy Priorities

In case you missed this excellent chat in advance of the 2018 SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Confernce, you can read all the tweets here


February 7, 2018



Last week President Trump outlined an ambitious agenda during his first State of the Union address. Meanwhile, lawmakers are wrapping-up their respective party retreats to set forth their legislative agendas.  Now the focus is on priority issues for the remainder of the 115th Congress, including many that will impact the workplace. 

February 5, 2018


With the looming elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on March 5, 2018, many employers face the prospect of losing employees who fill key roles within their organizations. Some of these employees may have self-identified as DACA recipients to their employer, but others may not have done so.

November 30, 2017


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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


This week, in the city of brotherly love, CFGI joined SHRM at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) to continue the two groups’ push to Create a 21st Century Workplace. The delegation to Philadelphia found many DNC attendees receptive to the message.

July 28, 2016


The very popular children’s book “Only One You” teaches the lesson of diversity and accepting others as unique individuals. So what does a children’s book have to do with immigration reform?

Well….at an early age children are taught that they are unique individuals, taken for who they are at face value.  However, in today’s modern age of technology having to verify one’s identity is becoming a common practice.

September 3, 2015


“When the Council puts a panel together these are the movers and shakers of all the key agencies. And to have them 25 feet away from you, and to be able to say, ‘I was in Washington and was able to hear from the director of USCIS’… That carries a credibility that’s priceless.” - Thomas Barnett, JD.  

President Obama's executive action on immigration is bringing major changes to the U.S. employment-based immigration system. Employers cannot afford to fall behind.

June 5, 2015

Injunction Against President's Immigration Action Remains

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May 29, 2015