You are personally invited to the September 2012 education program of the Houston International HR Roundtable. We have an exceptional program on business immigration practices and we will learn “What’s Best and What’s Next.” Our presenter will be Kenneth Harder, partner in charge of immigration and nationality services at Dunbar Harder, PLLC.
Companies seeking to access international talent to perform job duties in the United States are confronted with more restrictive interpretations of existing laws and regulations by immigration authorities. At the same time, the focus of immigration enforcement policy has shifted from individual aliens to employers. There currently is a profusion of resources with information about the U.S. business immigration process, yet there often seems to be more questions than answers.
This presentation will review best practices related to bringing foreign workers to the U.S., evaluate whether and when to pursue the resident alien process for foreign workers and current trends in compliance programs. The program will evaluate the impact of new Department of State regulations permitting five year L visas and the practical implications of CBP’s plans to eliminate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record.
Kenneth J. Harder is the partner in charge of immigration and nationality services at Dunbar Harder, PLLC. Mr. Harder graduated from SUNY at Buffalo, BA, cum laude (1981). He received a J.D. degree in 1985 and a LL.M. degree (International Economic Law) in 1995, both from the University of Houston Law Center. He is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Immigration and Nationality Law and serves on the advisory committee to the Board. Mr. Harder is the Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Customs and Border Protection Liaison Committee. He is past chair of both the State Bar of Texas International Law Section and the Houston Bar Association International Law Section. He has served as Vice President of the Houston Lawyer Referral Service. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Houston World Affairs Council and currently serves as a Director of the British American Business Council of Houston. Mr. Harder has contributed numerous articles on immigration and nationality law to legal journals, conferences and business publications, including the chapter on immigration law in Doing Business in Texas: A Guide for Foreign Investors. For more information, please see www.dunbarharder.com
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