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State Department Denies Substantial Percentage of Employer-Sponsored Immigrant Visas

Surprising data recently revealed that consular officers denied applicants for employer-sponsored immigrant visas at a far higher rate than U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers denied green cards to employer-sponsored applicants. Data analyzed by the Cato Institute shows that since Fiscal Year 2008, USCIS denied about 8% of employer-sponsored immigrants while the average denial […]

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Canada Launches New Immigration Stream for Ukrainians

The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) allows Ukrainian nationals to apply for a Canadian visa without most of the usual requirements (free of charge, exempt from completing an immigration medical exam overseas, the option to apply for an open work permit, exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements) excepting biometrics in certain cases and ArriveCAN. […]

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Farshad Owji Elected AILA President-Elect 2022

On June 16th, 2022, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced their newly elected officers for the 2022-2023 term. WR Immigration is proud to share that Partner Farshad Owji has been elected as the association’s president-elect. With current memberships in the Florida, Minnesota, and District of Columbia bars, as well as the Istanbul Bar Association […]

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