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Dear Sophie,

What on the planet is occurring with all this immigration breaking news and speculation about H-1Bs and J-1s and L-1s? Are we actually visiting changes?! What should I be doing to prepare?

— Immigration Doomsday Prepper

Dear Prepper,

It is times like these that I in some cases wish I did not have numerous amazing, informed and intelligent clients who can utilizing the news for breaking info. Some lawyers are advising everyone with visas to go back to the United States ASAP. If this will end up being needed, I don’t understand. As a lawyer, it is increasingly essential to remember that giving unsolicited recommendations (specifically guidance relating to things that have yet to take place) is frightening and a substantial gamble.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.