On April 12, 2018, Jennifer A. Grady, Esq. will speak to a group of over 100 Canadian business owners at SelectUSA Canada, which will take place this year in Calgary. Her topic, “Moving people across the border: Immigration considerations for investors“, will provide an overview of considerations and options for moving key personnel to the United States. She will be joined as a panelist by executives from the U.S. Consulate in Calgary, and Custom and Border Protection (CBP).
This will be Ms. Grady’s third time as a SelectUSA speaker–for the past two years, she was a panelist on hot topics in immigration and employment law at the flagship SelectUSA summit in Washington, D.C., which was attended by President Obama and John Kerry in 2016, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in 2017. Continue reading
On March 19, 2018, The Grady Firm, P.C. celebrated its sixth anniversary. Founded in 2012, the firm has evolved from assisting startups in the Silicon Beach area of Los Angeles, to adding immigration, employment, and intellectual property law departments with a network of twelve of-counsel attorneys in offices in Beverly Hills, Irvine, and San Diego, California. Moreover, the firm partners with attorneys licensed in Texas, Louisiana, Washington, Canada, Italy, and Germany to assist its international clientele with their matters in those jurisdictions.
In addition to assisting individuals, the firm acts as the outside legal counsel for rapidly expanding companies that add employees to its offices across California and the United States by providing on-demand employment and immigration counsel. For its international clients, the firm is the main point of contact for successful entrepreneurs who bring their ideas and business acumen to the United States.
The Grady Firm thanks its attorneys, clients, and referral partners for their support and confidence over the years.
The Trump Administration has repeatedly indicated that it will take an aggressive and proactive approach to enforcing immigration laws. While it is not yet clear how and when this will translate into developed policy, it is prudent for employers to be prepared for increased oversight and enforcement. One issue that demands particular attention is how employers should handle on-site visits by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and/or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. These visits can range from basic inspections and audits to large-scale immigration raids and arrests. While such visits can be confusing and intimidating, developing a coherent plan for dealing with immigration visits and effectively communicating that plan to relevant employees will reduce the risk of making costly mistakes.
The following is a brief overview of immigration-related site visits, and what employers can do to properly prepare for, and react to, such visits. Continue reading
The United States is signatory to a number of treaties with other countries, allowing individuals and companies to develop business opportunities in the United States. As a result, “E- Visas” are available to visitors to the US interested in trade and investment.
As discussed in a previous post, E-2 visas are temporary visas based on a reciprocal commercial treaty between the United States and the individual’s country of nationality, where the individual is visiting the US primarily for investment purposes.