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Immigration Affinity Group

The Immigration Affinity Group is dedicated to disseminating information on employment immigration topics including: specific requirements for hiring foreign physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals; compliance with all employment eligibility verification obligations pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act (Form I‐9 requirements, mandatory and voluntary use of E‐verify, and government audits); mergers and acquisition due diligence (proper transfer of all visas, potential liability from acquiring employees who are not work‐authorized); issues that arise when treating immigrant patients including eligibility for public benefits and the obligations of hospitals to treat illegally present patients, and immigration strategies for health care organizations wishing to pursue “medical tourists”; and updates regarding immigration legislation and executive branch actions, such as executive orders and changes in immigration regulations and policy, and the impact of such developments on health care sector employers and providers.


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Jennifer Minear Chair McCandlish Holton PC Richmond, VA 804-775-3822 Email


You must be a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Groups or a government, academic, or student member, or have paid for all-Practice Groups access to enroll in this Affinity Group. You will remain a member as long as you are a member of its sponsoring Practice Group or maintain membership in one of the aforementioned membership categories.

To enroll in this Affinity Group (or if you are not a member of the sponsoring Practice Group(s) and would like to join now), please contact the Member Satisfaction Center at or (202) 833-1100, #2 or complete and return the enrollment form.

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