Bloomberg Law
July 10, 2018, 10:30 AM

Deportation Referral Policy Could Be Employers’ ‘Final Straw’

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

A new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services policy allowing the agency to refer foreign workers for removal proceedings in immigration court could make businesses think twice about sponsoring workers for visas.

“I think this could be the final straw,” American Immigration Lawyers Association President Anastasia Tonello told Bloomberg Law July 9. With the new policy adding to existing hurdles employers must overcome to sponsor a foreign worker for a visa in the U.S., they may just jump ship and move operations overseas, she said.

“This could really disrupt businesses and discourage businesses from sponsoring employees,” Tonello said.

The new policy, ...

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