Mastering U.S. Business Immigration Law

Mary Margaret Kenney
Mary Margaret Kenney | Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Molly is a Partner at Fragomen’s Boston office. She joined the firm in 2007 and has worked in the New York, San Francisco and London offices.

On-Demand: April 12, 2023

Mastering U.S. Business Immigration Law

$195.00 1.5 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Attendees can expect an overview of United States Business Immigration law, including a synopsis of key business visa categories, non-immigrant and immigrant business visa processes, and employer best practices. The class will cover business immigration fundamentals, as well as address current “hot” topics and considerations for employers to adapt to a frequently changing.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • What is U.S. Business Immigration law?
    • non-immigrant vs immigrant visa distinction
    • overview of visa classifications – e.g. alphabet soup
  • How does an U.S. employer sponsor a foreign employee?
    • Nuts and bolts
    • Labor market test -fact vs. fiction
    • Hiring and onboarding (e.g. H1B portability, F-1 Student Visa considerations)
  • Best practices – compliance and beyond
    • Work authorization and onboarding documentation
    • Prevailing wage obligations
    • Sponsorship termination – considerations
  • Tips/Takeaways for establishing and building an US immigration program
  • Advanced topics
    • Consular processing
    • Naturalization
    • E-Verify and I-9 compliance
    • Employee inadmissibility considerations
    • FDNS site visits

Date: April 12, 2023

Closed-captioning available


Mary Margaret Kenney_Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP_FedBarMary Margaret Kenney | Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP

Molly is a Partner at Fragomen’s Boston office. She joined the firm in 2007 and has worked in the New York, San Francisco and London offices. Molly provides counsel to a range of international corporations, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, on all matters of corporate immigration, including immigrant and nonimmigrant work visas, the PERM labor certification process, maintenance of status, consular processing and naturalization. In addition, she advises on family-based immigration and corporate compliance matters.

Prior to joining Fragomen as an Associate, Molly worked as a law clerk with the firm. During law school, she interned for the criminal defense unit of the Brooklyn Legal Aid Society, and also interned with the Safe Harbor Project, where she worked on asylum and refugee cases.

Molly speaks English and Spanish.


I. Mastering immigration forms | 2:00pm – 2:30pm

  1. Best practices on H1 visas
  2. Effective petitions for permanent residence
  3. L-1 Non-immigrant visas
  4. Path from naturalization to US citizenship

II. Mastering immigration issues for employers | 2:30pm – 3:00pm

  1. Nonimmigrant visas for visitors, students, trainees, and specialty workers
  2. Ensuring proper employer immigration compliance
  3. Employment certification

Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm

III. Compliance and related immigration law issues | 3:10pm – 3:40pm

  1. Employing documented foreign workers
  2. Immigration investors
  3. Consular processing
  4. Criminal and administrative penalties for failure to comply with employer
  5. Compliance laws
  6. How to respond to a notice of inspection and ICE subpoena for I-9 records
  7. How to deal with a notice of suspect documents