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US Business Immigration: Covid’s Effect on Companies & Staff

This interview features Reginald A. Pacis, a shareholder and immigration attorney with Butzel Long.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview “U.S. Business Immigration: Covid’s Current Effect on Companies and Employees” features Reginald A. Pacis. Pacis is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. He concentrates his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters and is an overall immigration expert.

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In the 17-minute Audio Interview, Pacis discusses these questions:

  • What has the impact of Covid been on business immigration into the U.S.?
  • What are some of the challenges that companies and individuals have faced due to the pandemic?
  • How has this effected companies’ efforts and abilities to retain people?
  • What are your recommendations for companies and individual, and do you have any final thoughts?

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About Reginald A. Pacis 

Reginald A. Pacis is a shareholder practicing in Butzel Long’s Detroit office. He concentrates his practice in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B specialty occupation cases, L-1 Intracompany transfers, Labor Certification matters, Immigrant Visa Petitions/ Adjustment of Status applications and interviews, TN Free trade cases, H-1B Department of Labor Investigations, I-9 employer verification compliance, and U.S. Port of Entry airport and land port interviews. Pacis is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” and Michigan’s Superlawyers (Immigration Law). He was recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” in Immigration law in 2013 by Best Lawyers and he continues to maintain an AV rating in the Martindale Hubbell publication.


Pacis is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Samahang Pilipino Ng Oakland Filipino organization. He served two consecutive terms from 2003 to 2004 and 2004 to 2005 as Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA and was a member of the AILA National Board of Governors for those terms. He previously served as Secretary (2001 to 2003) and Membership Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA (1998 to 2003).

Pacis received his J.D. from the Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University in 1996 and his B.A. from James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1992. He joined the State Bar of Michigan in 1997.


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