Mr. Tsai counsels universities and companies in the healthcare, technology, and energy sectors on securing temporary and permanent visas for foreign national employees, including H-1B visas and permanent resident status. He also represents companies under investigation by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and helps companies perform internal audits of their employment eligibility documents. He leads the firm's immigration practice which was recently recognized by Chambers USA as an “increasingly strong immigration practice.”
Mr. Tsai is a strong advocate on immigration issues nationally. As a member of the Board of Governors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), an organization that represents more than 10,000 immigration attorneys nationwide, Mr. Tsai testified on landmark state immigration laws before the Utah State Legislature. He has also spoken at national conferences for the Federal Bar Association and the AILA on immigration worksite enforcement. Mr. Tsai's articles on immigration have been published by the American Bar Association and the AILA. He was the first non-Hispanic member of Governor Herbert's Hispanic Advisory Council, and was instrumental in finding common ground on the divisive issue of immigration through dialogue between state lawmakers and the Hispanic community.
A dedicated community servant, Mr. Tsai has successfully represented several asylum seekers pro bono from China, Kosovo, Guatemala, and Ethiopia. Outside the practice of law, he has led numerous projects as president of the Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce and as a board member of the Society of Human Resource Management to engage and strengthen Utah's minority community.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Mr. Tsai was an attorney in the Salt Lake City office of Parsons, Behle & Latimer. He is licensed to practice in Utah and Texas (inactive).