One of the most popular articles on our website has just been updated by Immigration Attorneys John Gallini and Victoria Morte. In Managing Immigration Sponsorship: A Flexible Policy Is the Wisest Strategy, John and Vicki lay out key considerations in developing an effective and efficient immigration sponsorship policy, and stress the importance of flexibility.
Hiring and employing a foreign national, even temporarily, requires a commitment of your company’s administrative time and financial resources to successfully navigate the complex immigration system, including planning for near-term temporary work authorization and long-term strategy for green card sponsorship. Further, immigration sponsorship can be a powerful incentive and retention tool that may help to draw and retain talent.
Accordingly, efficient and cost-effective management of an immigration sponsorship requires a flexible company policy that accounts for shifts in the legal landscape, fluctuating processing times, economic volatility, and foreign national employee needs and hopes.
The article lays out the questions to ask when designing a policy such as:
- Who will pay for immigration sponsorship fees and expenses?
- When should Green Card sponsorship be offered?
Additionally, the article suggests key components to integrate into a flexible policy, with practical examples for implementation. Read the article here, and contact a Parker Gallini immigration attorney for assistance in developing your policy.