WHAT THE WH EXECUTIVE ORDER MEANS FOR EMPLOYERS

On December 3, ImmigrationWorks USA held a national conference call to discuss President Obama's executive order that will grant work permits to up to 4 million unauthorized immigrants – primarily parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents – who will now be allowed to remain in the U.S. legally.

The new policy has important implications for employers. 

On the conference call, the IW Legal Advisory Committee explained what the policy means for businesses that rely on less-skilled immigrant workers.

Here's a recording of the call, a write-up from the BNA Workplace Immigration Report and an article from the Financial Times.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services details the executive actions here. In 2012, USCIS published a guide for employers on the DACA process.

 

IW LEGAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

Dan Brown partner, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Lynden Melmed partner, Berry Appleman & Leiden

Louis R. Moffa, Jr. partner, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads 

Leon Sequeira, senior counsel, Seyfarth Shaw

Patrick Shen director of global compliance, Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy

Gregory Siskind partner, Siskind Susser

Anthony Weigel principal, Weigel Law Office