Many lawyers and their clients are understandably concerned about changes that will occur in the immigration system under Donald Trump’s term as U.S. President.  This panel will outline how the Trump Administration and a Republican-controlled Congress could impact the current U.S. immigration structure, particularly as it relates to employers.  Our esteemed panelists will address crucial questions, including (a) Which of the President’s plans would have the most impact on business immigration policy? (b) What changes could the new Administration enact via Executive Orders and regulations without Congressional action? (c) Will Congress pass any of the business immigration-related legislation that has been introduced? (d) What would be the immigration consequences of NAFTA renegotiation or withdrawal? (e) With such an increased focus on enforcement and removal (deportation), which of these changes are most likely to affect employers? (f)  What are the effects of the Administration’s actions on immigration-related rule of law and human rights issues?  (g) Is there anything we can do to educate the new Administration on the impact of shifting immigration policies on the global economy?


Committee Sponsor: Immigration and Naturalization Committee

Panel Chair: Program Chairs with e-mail addresses: 

Gabrielle M. Buckley, Vedder Price P.C., Chicago, Illinois, (

Mohammad A. Syed, Syed Law Firm PLLC, Washington, DC (

Hedwin Salmen-Navarro, Salmen Navarro & Lavergne, P.C., New York, NY (



Gabrielle M. Buckley. Vedder Price P.C., Chicago, IL



  • Ira Kurzban, Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A. and Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • Cyrus D. Mehta, Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners, PLLC (CDMP), New York, NY
  • Amy Nice, former Director of Immigration Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC 
  • Mohammad A. Syed, Syed Law Firm, PLLC, Washington, DC


ABA Section of International Law

2017 Fall Meeting, Miami, Florida

10.27.2017 JW Marriott Marquis Miami – 9 am – 10:30 am

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