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As Immigration Policy Shifts, Smarter Strategies Are Key

March 8, 2017
Tonkon Torp's Business Immigration practice group is the subject of a brand story published in the March issue of Oregon Business Magazine. The article features quotes from Turid Owren, Alan Perkins, Melany Savitt, and Melina LaMorticella and features a timely discussion of the importance of businesses hiring attorneys to assist with their immigration needs.

In Oregon, businesses of every size and sector – from apparel, advertising, and architecture to health care and high tech – hire from abroad. Immigration law is full of pitfalls; different visas carry different permissions and restrictions, and professional or personal situations can change overnight – especially in moments of national change, such as the country is currently going through with the Trump Administration and its Executive Orders on immigration. The best way to protect Oregon businesses is to protect the people who keep them running, says Melany Savitt. "We're constantly thinking about our clients' best interests – and not just about their business, but the foreign nationals they're hiring. For us, it's not a mechanical approach; it's personal."
The Oregon Business Magazine article can be downloaded below. For more information about our Business Immigration practice, visit their website here.