Executive Summary - Recent Presidential Action on Immigration System Reform

Employment Practices Alert

November 24, 2014
Employment Practices Alert

Last week, President Obama outlined his plans for Presidential action relating to U.S. immigration system reform. Setting aside the significant process and procedural controversies, following is a brief summary of some of the most important aspects proposed in this action which may affect your company and your employees. Our Hinshaw Immigration group is closely monitoring the developments and is ready to field all inquiries which you may have regarding this evolving topic.

Impact on Workers (Employees)

The action proposes to provide legal work authorization and international travel authorization for millions of people who are currently undocumented and/or working without authorization in the U.S.  Many will have questions for their employers about process and procedure. They should be advised to beware of scams by notarios and other unscrupulous providers of immigration services soliciting money for immediate action or filings; there currently is no process or procedure in existence, but procedural details are expected to be published within the next several weeks. The benefits are expected to be available for various individuals within 90 to 180 days, depending upon classification.

Impact on Employers

These are some significant basics of the program as we currently understand them. Please feel free to contact your regular Hinshaw attorney with questions.

This alert has been prepared by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. It is not intended to provide legal advice for a specific situation or to create an attorney-client relationship.