RAISE Act Would Bring Major Immigration Changes if Passed

A newly proposed bill — the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act — aims to reduce the number of immigrants legally entering the United States through a merit, point-based system that would favor highly-skilled workers who are proficient in English. If passed, the bill could cut the number of immigrants who legally enter the Unites States each year [...]

By |2017-08-28T16:08:42-07:00August 29, 2017|

DOL and DHS Promise to Detect Fraud in Worker Visa Programs

A number of technology companies rely heavily on foreign workers — and the H-1B program — to fill positions requiring specialized, highly trained employees. However, a recent executive order asking for an overhaul of the H-1B program is beginning to take effect, and it could become increasingly difficult for tech companies to easily and affordably obtain a skilled workforce. Moreover, [...]

By |2017-08-02T10:46:55-07:00August 2, 2017|

News Articles Highlight Immigration Facts and Skilled Immigrant Labor Contributions

Immigration reform is a hot-button topic in large part due to current presidential politics, with many predicting that despite setbacks to reform in recent years, the issue will come before the United States Congress in 2017. Many organizations, including tech companies, universities and hospitals that benefit from skilled immigrants who fill the void for certain specialized knowledge are pushing for [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:19-07:00August 29, 2016|

United States v. Texas Examines Sweeping Immigration Matter

The Supreme Court held 90-minutes of oral argument in April on President Obama’s plan to prevent deportation of undocumented immigrant parents of American children. The decision hangs in the balance with the Supreme Court appearing evenly divided. The 26-state challenge to Obama administration plans involves deferring deportation of some four million illegal immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens. The Court [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:24-07:00May 31, 2016|

White House Releases Progress Update on Administration’s Immigration Reform Actions

In late July, the White House released a status report on President Barack Obama’s actions related to immigration reform from late 2014, including administrative actions related to border security, prioritizing deportation for immigrants deemed enforcement priorities and modernizing immigration systems to promote the hiring of highly skilled workers. The report, titled “Progress Update: President’s Immigration Accountability Administrative Actions,” particularly emphasized [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:36-07:00August 7, 2015|

President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform: What You Need to Know Now

President Barack Obama addressed the nation this week to unveil executive action on immigration reform, which will offer temporary legal status to undocumented parents of United States citizens and residents who have lived in the country for at least five years. The measures to be implemented include deferring the deportation of up to 5 million of the estimated 12 million [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:54-07:00November 21, 2014|

The Benefits of Business-Friendly Immigration Reform

Though President Obama has decided to delay executive action until after the midterm elections in November, his intention to release an executive order on immigration reform beneficial to American businesses has been in the news for the past several months. Throughout the summer, the president met with leading business groups in more than 20 meetings on the topic of business-friendly [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:06:58-07:00October 6, 2014|

Alternatives to the H-1B visa

Last week, I participated in a panel discussion on immigration reform at Techstars Boulder, a mentorship-driven seed stage investment program that assists fledgling technology companies to get the guidance and support to go to another level of success. And when these start-up firms succeed, high-paying U.S. jobs are created that can have a ripple effect throughout the community. The event [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:09-07:00April 30, 2014|

Brad Hendrick speaks at tech sector immigration events

Attorney Brad J. Hendrick of Caplan and Earnest LLC presented at two immigration-related events this week, including a town hall meeting with Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Jared Polis entitled “Demand a Vote” in Thornton. Recently named one of the top attorneys for immigration matters by Best Lawyers, Hendrick leads Caplan and Earnest’s immigration law team, which is focused on [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:09-07:00April 25, 2014|

Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

On Thursday, June 27, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill with strong bi-partisan support.  The bill, which passed by a vote of 68-32, provides for a full overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, including enhanced border security and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  The bill also mandates the use of E-Verify for nearly all employers. In [...]

By |2014-02-05T23:23:26-07:00July 2, 2013|