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Special thanks to guest contributors David Serwer and Matthew Gorman.

The US is on the brink of a Presidential transition, leaving employers to consider how business immigration will be affected by a new Presidential administration. While the Biden administration has offered insight into its plan for the US as a nation of immigrants, how much of a priority business immigration will be to the new administration is not yet clear. We expect shifts in immigration policies implemented by the outgoing administration. Yet, the impact and timing is uncertain. Employers must be ready to acclimate to changes and to answer questions from the business, human resources and the foreign national population regarding potential effects of those changes on individual employees and the company as a whole. In this alert, we will look at changes that could take place under a new Presidential administration and, theoretically, how quickly those changes could occur.

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