Immigration, It’s Complicated! The Legislative Landscape, Agency Developments & the Role of Human Resources

2014 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Workplace Application: This session will cover the biggest challenges employers face in 2014 when it comes to hiring foreign nationals, recent developments and trends at the immigration agencies, and the current immigration landscape on Capitol Hill.

Through a review of Council on Global Immigration research into how employers structure their in-house immigration functions and the time and money needed to hire foreign nationals, understand why the need for reform is greater than it’s ever been. Get the inside scoop on the latest developments and what we can expect in Washington from both Capitol Hill and the agencies. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 3:45pm to 5:15pm

Rebecca Peters


Mrs. Peters has worked with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since October 2018. She previously worked for SHRM’s former affiliate the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) in the Washington DC metro-area for nearly fifteen years, helping to advance high skilled immigration and employment verification reforms with the U.S. Congress, the White House and the federal agencies. She has served as a chair of the policy committee of the Compete America coalition. She also serves on other coalitions and working groups to educate and advance immigration system efficiencies and to ensure critical changes to employer immigration compliance are reasonable.

Justin Storch


Mr. Storch supports the Council for Global Immigration’s Government Affairs team as Manager of Agency Liaison, responsible for working with federal immigration agencies to ensure employment-based immigration policies enable U.S. employers to build America’s future workforce, grow the economy and create U.S. jobs. Prior to joining the Council, Mr. Storch worked as an immigration paralegal at both Trow & Rahal, PC and Freilicher & Hoffman, PC. Mr. Storch has also spent time serving in the offices of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and U.S. Representative Jerry Costello (D-IL). Mr. Storch received his JD from American University, where he worked as a student attorney in the university’s Immigrant Justice Clinic. Mr. Storch also holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Wisconsin and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Mount Vernon Square
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Business Acumen
Critical Evaluation
HR Expertise
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