ProfNet Experts Available on Mass Deportations, Government Technology

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Mar 16, 2016, 15:25 ET from ProfNet

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  • Mass Deportations Not Without Consequences
  • Today's Government Technology Landscape


  • Reporter – Crain's Chicago Business (IL)
  • Social Media Manager – Colorado Springs Gazette (CO)
  • Quebec Business Reporter – Bloomberg (QC)


  • Giving a Good TV Interview, Part Three: Message and Interview Techniques
  • Expert Spotlight: Steven Rothberg, College Recruiter
  • Live via Satellite: Pitching Media Tours to Morning Television Shows


Mass Deportations Not Without Consequences
William Hopkins
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, Austin
The increasing anti-immigrant stance shared by several current political candidates might be touching a nerve with some, but the sudden removal of a large number of immigrants from the workforce could have a profound impact on such occupational areas as home health care. Says Hopkins: "Most licensed professionals, including nurses and physicians, must establish their ability to work in the United States and participate in the state regulatory process in order to have a license. So they are not likely to be affected by anti-immigration or deportation policies. However, many unlicensed personnel who work as home health aides, personal aides and medication aides potentially could be caught up in so-called 'immigration sweeps.' Without these workers, a lot of companies would encounter a shortage of low-cost employees and could face significant challenges in finding suitable replacements."
Hopkins advises both individual health care providers and institutional health care clients on matters involving administrative law, regulatory defense and litigation.
Contact: Rhonda Reddick,

Today's Government Technology Landscape
David Young
Regional Vice President, Government Markets Group
Level 3 Communications
"There is perhaps nothing more important in today's government technology landscape than the network. It enables a wealth of opportunities for governments to streamline operations and better serve their customers. From SDN to IoT to cloud to security, a strong network can bring about unprecedented collaboration and innovation -- all while creating more cost and time efficiencies."
For nearly 30 years, Young has worked with hundreds of government agencies to deliver a variety of telecommunications services, including Internet, VPN, voice, security, cloud and video services. He can speak to a wide array of topics related to government and networking, including IoT, SDN, security, cloud, BYOD/shadow IT, as well as working within government procurement cycles. He has written several articles, including:, and He is based in Washington, D.C.
Contact: Francie Dudrey,


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  • Reporter – Crain's Chicago Business (IL)
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