Over the past few months, numerous oil and gas companies have announced layoffs. Both supermajors and smaller companies have undergone workforce reductions, leaving an impact on the Houston economy and the individuals who find themselves out of work.
Immigration Lawyer: What Oil and Gas Workers in the U.S. Should Know
If you are in the U.S. because of your work in the oil & gas industry, you may be facing a number of immigration issues. (And even if you aren’t, you likely have employees or coworkers who are.) You are here with a temporary work visa, which has limits. You may be wondering what you can and can’t do while you’re here. You may also feel uncertain or exposed – if you are laid off or your employment is terminated, what will you do? If your authorization to remain in the United States ends with your employment, what happens if you have children in school, or if your spouse has a good job?
Kathryn talked to the number one Oil & Gas podcast about immigration law. If you are an Oil & Gas professional currently working and trying to get into the US, or if you are concerned about layoffs and your immigration status, or perhaps you are a graduating student with questions about immigration, this is the podcast for you!
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Read Kathryn N. Karam's latest article in OilPro magazine on considerations for employees in the United States on nonimmigrant visas who are laid off.
Read Kathryn N. Karam's latest publication in OilPro Magazine: As Businesses Expand & Contract, Companies Need To Be Mindful Of Employees On Work Visas
The Houston Business Journal reported Wednesday that large numbers of expatriates are returning to Houston due to growth in the energy sector. With many of these expats come spouses and stepchildren who will need to apply for lawful immigration status in the United States. An experienced immigration attorney can assist with these processes.
The Law Office of Kathryn N. Karam PC welcomes Jessica Chance Anselment as Marketing and Operations Specialist. She brings over four years of experience with business immigration, particularly in the oilfield services sector, to our practice.