• The Daily Report: How Will Trump Policies Affect H-1B Logjam?
  • March 28, 2017 | Author: Anton F. Mertens
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Atlanta Office
  • In an article published on Feb. 6, 2017 in the Daily Report, Anton F. Mertens provides insight to how the Trump Administration will affect the country’s H-1B visa program, a program that has become essential for many businesses in the U.S. to fill open positions. Mertens says that the H-1B visa has become the workhorse for many companies needing to hire foreign nationals, and that it is available to foreign workers who hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. Whatever happens in the first 100 days of the Trump administration, it appears that the H-1B program is clearly in the crosshairs, and it should be expected that there will be increased requirements to qualify for an H-1B visa, explains Mertens. Georgia employers and their in-house counsel should manage immigration-related risks and understand how future policies may impact their workforce, while identifying workers who will need visa sponsorship to remain employed in their company.