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Immigration Site Visits & Notice of Inspection: What's Your Plan When Agents Come Knocking on Your Door?

October 24, 2019

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Panel discussion will include: The various agencies involved in site visits & why it matters;  Different types or Reason for? site visit or notice of inspection (STEM, Employees, Contingent Workforce, I-9s);  AB 450 and its role during site visits; Best practices 

Session Objectives 
To provide education about Dept of Homeland Security site visits and Form I-9 inspections, so HR representatives are equipped with knowledge of why they occur and know how to handle.

Karine Wenger is a Partner at global immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Lowey LLP. Karine serves a wide range of clients, from small domestic entities to large multinational corporations in varying industries. She manages a growing legal team of attorneys and paralegals that provide cutting-edge immigration solutions to corporate clients and counsels them on all matters of U.S. immigration and nationality law, regulation, policy and compliance. Karine immigrated from France in the 1980s and has practiced exclusively in the field of U.S. corporate immigration and nationality law for over 12 years. Karine's pro bono work is extensive, having provided legal counseling to the Center for Community Solutions, Healing & Preventing Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence, and the nonprofit organization Casa Cornelia based in San Diego, CA. Karine speaks English, Spanish and French.

Kristen Alters is a Supervising Human Resources Immigration Coordinator with Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.  Kristen started her career working in the legal field in the areas of family law, litigation, and non-profit immigration.  She has now worked in corporate immigration for over eight years and consults onsite at Qualcomm on the US Immigration team.  After finding a passion for blending the worlds of HR and legal, she earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Southern California.  Kristen holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification. 


Daniel has been part of the mobility industry for over 15 years.  As Global Immigration Program Manager for Qualcomm, Daniel oversees a global immigration program with over 3,500 visa holders.  This includes policy definition, issue escalation, vendor management, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has also managed intracompany moves for permanent transferees while at Qualcomm and is currently leading the company’s relocation program on an interim basis.  Prior to Qualcomm, Daniel was an International Assignment Specialist at Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia, where he handled international immigration, relocation, and tax.  

Camilo started his immigration career as a paralegal for Fragomen and has worked as an immigration/mobility specialist for companies like Qualcomm, Facebook and Illumina for the last 11 years.  He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Law/International Relations/Political Science.  He is also a free-lance UX Designer and ScrumMaster and has implemented these methodologies to solve problems and manage projects within HR programs, HR systems and immigration/global mobility.  Camilo built the immigration program for Illumina Inc. where he manages vendors, drafted policy, implemented process strategies, forecasts expenditures, and adjusts the program to the current immigration climate.  


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