WR Immigration and Corporate Social Responsibility

Diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility

Creating a better world through our firm, our community, and our work

To be at our best, we built a firm that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible for everyone at WR Immigration. Our work in the immigration arena provides us an opportunity to help people from all nations. As leaders, we know our role goes beyond our crucial work. We have built a firm that prioritizes opportunity for all.

Firm leadership

We believe that diverse leadership is critical to our firm’s success and have an exemplary record of promoting women and minorities. Our mentorship model ensures that attorneys of all backgrounds are supported, encouraged, and recognized for their unique strengths.

Inclusion by the numbers:

  • Women partners: 42%
  • Women in leadership: 46%
  • Minority partners: 35%
  • Minorities in leadership: 40%
  • Both women & minorities (partners): 50%
  • Both women & minorities (leadership): 53%

Diversity, equity, inclusion & accessibility committee

Our DEIA programs celebrate differences, build inclusivity, and lend support to our employees and communities. Core initiatives include:

  • Building equal opportunity and a culture of respect in the workplace through trainings, education, and fair employment practices;
  • Fundraising to support organizations committed to racial and social justice;
  • Hosting firm-wide learning experiences that create dialogue about bias, gender expression, and respect in the workplace;
  • Providing training and support to women and minorities in the legal profession through our involvement with the American Bar
    Association’s Women in Tech Summit, the Cambridge Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship, the Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and Asian American Bar Associations, and more.

Learning & education

We strive to ensure a positive working environment by promoting a diverse, equitable, inclusive and collaborative workplace. We are committed to our role in the legal profession by educating, promoting, and maintaining a respectful and inclusive culture. We dedicate resources through talent development, management trainings, and a collegial, open forum.

Our DE&I proactivity is embedded in our culture, giving us the tools and environment to attract and recruit talent and advance the skills of our team within the legal community.

WR Immigration Cares about Accessibility

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WR Immigration gives back

We care about our role in the communities we serve

The firm has a strong history of pro bono work. In 2016, we launched WR Immigration Gives Back to extend service opportunities to everyone, including our legal support and professional staff. Enjoy reading the posts below about our initiatives!

WR Immigration Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: And the Oscar Goes to…Rita Moreno

Puerto Rican-born and New York-raised, Rita Moreno started her career early on Broadway at the age of 13, performing “Skydrift.” Since then, she has become a household name over the decades, starring in over 40 films and captivating audiences with her portrayal as Anita in the 1961 West Side Story. Moreno’s role in West Side […]

Gender at a X-Road in Global Mobility

Pride month takes place in June, and marks a celebration of the achievements, culture, and activism of the LGBTQ+ community.  This June, WR Immigration is proud to be standing with the LGBTQ+ community by leading efforts to combat discrimination, violence, and disruptions for transgender, non-binary, and gender persons as they pursue career growth and opportunities […]

Celebrating Juneteenth, the End of American Slavery

Juneteenth has long been celebrated by the African American community, but only recently became a federal holiday (June 2021).  Short for June Nineteenth, the holiday celebrates the end of 245 years of slavery in the United States, beginning in the British colony of Virginia in 1619.  With regards to its origins, Juneteenth marks the arrival […]

My Immigration Story with Miki Kawashima Matrician – Being the Bridge

This May, WR Immigration is celebrating the outstanding contributions of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) partners.  Miki Kawashima Matrician is a partner at WR Immigration’s Boston office and a Japanese immigrant from Nara, Japan.  Having experienced the immigration process herself, Miki seeks to provide a bridge between the complex, labyrinthian immigration process and […]

My Immigration Story with Naveen Rahman Bhora – Lessons in Compassion

This May, WR Immigration is celebrating the outstanding contributions of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) partners.  Partner Naveen Rahman Bhora quickly stands out as a leader in the field, having cultivated an international reputation for her expertise in U.S. immigration matters.  Her accomplishments include scores of publications on advanced immigration topics, presentations at […]

Invitation to Reflect on Buffalo Mass Shooting 

The following is an open to letter that was sent last week to our entire WR Immigration staff from the DEIA committee. We share it here in hopes that its invitation might also prove fruitful to all WR Immigration circles. Dear WR Immigration Family,  We are heartbroken by the mass shootings that have occurred over […]

AAPI History Quiz – Continue the Learning

This May, WR Immigration is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. For nearly two centuries, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been important contributors to American society, culture, and the economy. AAPI is an umbrella term that includes cultures and ethnicities from the entire Asian continent (including East, Southeast and South Asia). […]

WR Immigration Shortlisted for Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards

Chambers and Partners has announced its nominations for the North American Diversity & Inclusion Awards and WR Immigration is proud to announce that we have been nominated! Managing Partner Bernie Wolfsdorf is in the running for Pro Bono: Lawyer of the Year while WR Immigration has been nominated for Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm. We are […]

Protecting Migrant Workers – Obtaining Temporary, Seasonal Work Authorization Through the H-2 Visa Program

Want to learn more about the H-2 Visa program? Register for our upcoming H-2 webinar, and keep reading below! What is a migrant worker?  There is much confusion over the role that migrant workers play in the United States, and unsurprisingly several conflicting definitions are used for this important labor group. In the context of […]

“My Immigration Story” with Partner Vivian Zhu: Courageous Moves

A special WR Immigration post celebrating Women’s History Month. by Lindsey Hogan According to WR Partner Vivian Zhu, living your best life means learning to embrace change and challenge.  Vivian’s immigration story involves a series of courageous moves that show this mantra in action.  In a period of less than 10 years, Vivian lived on […]

Why Women’s History Matters

Women have always played a vital role in building America, yet their accomplishments have too often gone unnoticed.  Learning about the women who history overlooked allows us to deepen our gratitude for the trailblazers who sacrificed so much to contribute to the improvement of our society. It also allows us the space to challenge misconceptions […]

2022 Women’s History Month Begins; WR Immigration Launches “Continue the Learning” Program

Staying informed and cultivating knowledge is critical to our job as immigration professionals.  At WR Immigration, this pursuit is foundational to who we are as a firm and is a quality we prize in every employee.  We strive to be the leading voice on immigration-related topics by reporting on best practices and regulatory changes across […]