AILA CT Chapter Meeting Roundtable Discussion: H-1B Visas in the age of BAHA

October 18, 2018 at 5:00pm
Peppercorn's Grill
357 Main St
Hartford, CT 06106

Host: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) – Connecticut Chapter

Wiggin and Dana Partner Najia Khalid, a business immigration attorney and Founder/Co-Chair of the AILA-Connecticut Chapter's Business/Corporate Immigration Committee, will speak at and lead the monthly chapter meeting roundtable discussion to address recent developments related to H-1B visas. Following the issuance of the "Buy American Hire American" (BAHA) executive order, the current government administration has taken steps to increase scrutiny of H-1B visas in particular, which are used to employ foreign workers in professional occupations where the role requires at least a Bachelor's degree education. H-1Bs are one of the commonly sponsored work visas used by U.S. employers who hire foreign workers.

AILA, founded on October 14, 1946, is a voluntary bar association of over 15,000 world-wide attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 38 chapters and over 50 national committees. Its national headquarters are in Washington, D.C.