US Immigration Issues for Businesses, their Founders, Investors and Employees


6:30 – 7:00 pm Registration & Networking
7:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation
8:00 – 8:30 pm Q&A

Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served

*Please note this is an evening seminar

US Immigration Issues for Businesses, their Founders, Investors and Employees

The Trump administration has materially changed the landscape of immigration law and policy in the United States. Without passing any new legislation, we have seen a fundamental shift in the way current immigration laws and policies are being implemented. We see that an entirely new approach is being taken to immigration enforcement both at the border and inside the US. The fate of the so-called “DREAMERS” remains uncertain. Some of these changes profoundly impact the competitiveness of the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley.

During this seminar, we will focus on:

  • The challenges that the Trump administration poses to an economy that relies on highly trained workers to compete in a global environment
  • Visa options available for foreign entrepreneurs
  • How to find the right work visa for the right employee
  • The do’s and don’ts of hiring foreign students and interns

The objective of this seminar is to:

  • Show how foreign-born entrepreneurs and high-skilled professionals can stay in the United States, start and work for their companies-without being deported!
  • Explain the basics of how US business’ can hire and retain foreign-born talent.

Who should attend this seminar:

  1. Entrepreneurs-wherever born, because if you want to do business in Silicon Valley, you’ve got to know immigration and love immigrants
  2. A Rock Star in your profession (or on stage) and working or looking to work in the US
  3. Arm-chair advocates & policy lovers

This session will tell you all that you need to know about US Immigration laws. We will explore the old and the new and will also try to venture into the uncertain.


Sweta Khandelwal

Principal Attorney
The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal

Sweta Khandelwal is the Principal Attorney at The Law Offices of Sweta Khandelwal.  Her practice is exclusively restricted to Immigration Law.  Her office has represented companies, their founders and employees across diverse industries – Information Technology & Hi-Tech, Software & Hardware, Hotels & Construction, Energy & Biotech, Restaurants & Schools, Artists & Entertainers; and individuals and their families across multiple nationalities.

An immigrant herself, Sweta came to the United States as a dependent on an H-4 Visa, transferred to a student/F-1 visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on an H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed as a Permanent Resident.

Sweta has been recognized as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney by SuperLawyers, Rising Stars 2018; as amongst the “Top 40 under 40” immigration attorneys in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates; and is the recipient of the 2014 Advocacy Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Sweta completed her J.D equivalent from the Faculty of Law, Delhi and her LL.M from UCLA.  Sweta is also a Chartered Accountant- equivalent of a CPA.  Sweta is actively involved with immigration issues and immigrant communities in various capacities: Member of the Business Immigration Committee at the National Board of AILA (2014 to Present); Member of the Law Student Committee at AILA National (2014); Chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of AILA (AILA-SCV) (2013-2014); Chair-Elect (AILA-SCV 2012-2013); Media Liaison at AILA-SCV (2014-2015); Advocacy & Media Liaison (2014-2015); AILA liaison for the San Jose Customs and Border Protection unit of U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2011-2012); and as a pro-bono/volunteer attorney for several legal-aid clinics. Sweta has addressed multiple conferences/forums world-wide on immigration and business issues.

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Abbott, Stringham & Lynch
1530 Meridian Ave. 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95125