On June 27, the U.S. Senate passed S.744, a sweeping comprehensive immigration reform bill entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” If this bill were to be passed into law, it would usher in a new era for U.S. immigration law, creating new challenges and opportunities for employers and foreign national workers, families, and undocumented foreign nationals.
Prepared for the Present, Preparing for the Future
Murthy Law Firm attorneys have been closely monitoring the immigration reform efforts in Congress, proactively devising strategies based on the proposed legislation to ensure the immigration needs of our clients will continue to be met, should a bill ultimately be signed into law. However, just as importantly, we have been combing through the legislation and the various amendments and proposals to anticipate the types of government actions the current administration and the relevant government agencies are likely to take, even if no new immigration laws are passed.
Much of what is included in the proposed Senate bill reflects policies that the relevant government agencies have already been putting into practice – increased auditing of companies that employ foreign workers; closely scrutinizing companies that station H1B workers off-site; opening up avenues for foreign entrepreneurs to create start-ups in the U.S.; demonstrating flexibility to allow for family unity. Many of the provisions in the Senate bill reflect policies that have already been adopted, and are the types of issues Murthy Law Firm attorneys are well-accustomed to addressing.
How We Can Help You
The Murthy Law Firm offers a host of services to help individuals, businesses, and families fulfill their American dreams. In addition to being poised to help affected parties navigate the new immigration rules, should an immigration bill be passed, out attorneys can assist you in taking steps now that will prove invaluable, regardless of what the future holds for immigration reform. Such services include:
- Conducting internal audits of companies to determine whether H1B and I-9 records comply with federal regulations.
- Defending employers in federal immigration-related investigations.
- Providing representation in connection with the preparation and submission of employment-based petitions, including assisting in the development of petitions that address government concerns related to off-site employment.
- Representing foreign-national entrepreneurs interested in investing, living, and working in the United States.
- Fighting to preserve family unity by finding solutions for families who wish to reside in the U.S.
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