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PDXWIT Recent changes in US Immigration: A Q&A with immigration lawyers

Planet Argon
3530 N. Vancouver Ave Suite 300
Portland, OR 97227-1426, US (map)

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3rd floor (hit 3R in the elevator)

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Here are a few immigration headlines taken at random from the recent news:

Reuters: Iranian academics scared and stranded by Trump travel ban

New York Times: Immigrants Hide, Fearing Capture on ‘Any Corner’

USA Today: It's a frightening day to be an undocumented immigrant in America
Fox32 Chicago: Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines, won't even go outside
Independent: Donald Trump's new 'Muslim ban' will have 'same outcome' as old one, says senior White House adviser

Bloomberg: Trump’s H-1B Visa Crackdown Threatens Cutting-Edge U.S. Medicine

Washington Post: He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one

Do you have questions about these recent changes on immigration? Are you worried about how these changes can affect you, your family, or other loved ones?

Join us for a discussion with , Lisa Yu and Chanpone Sinlapasai who can address your questions and provide some clarity on the situation.

Come hear from our community member, Shabnam Jahromi, on how the recent immigration changes,specifically the travel ban, have impacted her life and what this means for her future. Shabnam Jahromi is a Technical Account Manager at Jama Software. She was born and raised in Tehran/Iran and moved to the US in 2012 with a student visa. She will share her story on the process she went through to come to the US and how long it took.

Lisa Yu has been practicing immigration law since 1997. She specializes in corporate immigration matters ranging from non-immigrant visas to permanent resident applications (green cards). She has developed a particular expertise in labor certification applications, employment-based immigrant visa petitions and adjustment of status applications.

Chanpone Sinlapasai is a partner at Marandas & Sinlapasai. She focuses on immigration law and specializes in assisting survivors of crime. She strongly believe that victims' right is a human right, regardless of alienage. Her immigration practice also assist clients before the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and U.S. Court of Appeals.

Have questions? Contact Aishwarya @aishwarya@pdxwit.org

PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.

Trans and non-binary people are always welcome at our events.

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