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Chatting with Charlie Webinar Series

Former U.S. Department of State (DOS) Chief of Immigrant Visa Control Charlie Oppenheim is WR Immigration’s Director of Visa Consulting. Mr. Oppenheim leads two webinars each month in his “Chatting with Charlie” series regarding current visa issues. The Chatting with Charlie HR  Webinar Series assists companies and individuals with planning to meet hiring needs in shortage occupations. This […]

2025 US Diversity Visa Lottery to Open Next Week

The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DIVP) is a government lottery program that offers a straightforward path to obtaining US Permanent Residence (green card). This program allocates 50,000 visas annually to applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States and specific education qualifications. The registration period for the FY2025 U.S. diversity visa […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the effects of a potential government shutdown, the October Visa Bulletin, USCIS’ DACA update, and more! Potential Government Shutdown Effect on Immigration Agencies There has been much speculation in the news that the federal government is headed for a shutdown starting October 1, 2023, if Democrats and […]

Shutdown Alert: Assessing the Potential Fallout for Business Immigration Programs

As the deadline for passing the spending bills required to fund the government approaches, the possibility of a government shutdown on October 1, 2023, looms large. Such a shutdown can have significant implications for various agencies involved in immigration processes. While self-funded immigration programs may continue to operate, other processes may experience delays, rescheduling, or […]

Chatting with Charlie Webinar: Unpacking the October Visa Bulletin and More!

Our Chatting with Charlie series continues with WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim, Partners Dan Maranci and Kimberley Best Robidoux, and Senior Attorney Laura Bloniarz. They give the latest insights to the October Visa Bulletin and information regarding the New I-9 process. Watch below!

UK Confirms it Will Increase Immigration Fees as of October 4

The UK has now set a date for its much-anticipated immigration fee increases – as of 4 October 2023 fees will be increasing. This includes a 15% increase in work visa filing fees, a 20% increase in the Certificate of Sponsorship fee, and alignment of fees charged for optional priority expedited application processing services. This applies both to […]

Webinar: Confusion on the New I-9 Alternative Procedures for Virtual Review

If you’re confused about the details of these recent changes of the I-9 process, don’t miss WR Immigration Partner Kimberley Robidoux’s in-depth review of the topic. She covers the end of COVID-19 flexibilities, the new alternative procedure, and much more! For more information on the webinar, watch below!.

Chatting with Charlie Webinar: August EB-5 Investor Visa Outlook

WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Joey Barnett provide unique insights on the August EB-5 investor visa outlook. The team also covers the latest updates on the September Visa Bulletin. Watch below!

WR Immigration Welcomes Dan Maranci to Boston Office

WR Immigration is pleased to announce the addition of Dan Maranci to our Boston office. A notable business immigration attorney known for providing high-quality, high-volume business immigration services, Dan’s work focuses on improving the immigration experience for both employer and employees. Adding Dan to our east coast operations bolsters our ongoing effort to guide stakeholders […]

Chatting with Charlie: September EB-5 Investor Visa Outlook

The next installment of our Chatting with Charlie EB-5 series continues September 27th. Be sure to apply early so you can ask Charlie your own question! For more information on the webinar, click here.

USCIS Policy Updates on CSPA Age Calculation & “Sought to Acquire” Requirement under CSPA on Adjustment of Status Cases – Confusion and Heartbreak for Consular Processing Applicants

By WR Immigration – Joseph Barnett, Jinglin “Kim” Sogbesan, Bernard Wolfsdorf Summary – Two USCIS Policy Updates regarding CSPA  New USCIS Policy on CSPA Age Calculation Effective Since February 14, 2023: USCIS Policy Updates on “Sought to Acquire” Requirement under CSPA Effective Since August 24, 2023: Background: Age at time of visa availability – Pending […]

WR Secures First Form I-526E Approval

WR Immigration, a distinguished U.S. law firm that specializes with EB-5 visas, has secured its first approval on a Form I-526E, Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor since the U.S. Congress passed the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”).       This is particularly exciting news because it only took around 8 months for USCIS […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the USCIS policy guidance, OFLC round 4 FAQs, USCIS’ new online appointment request form, and more! USCIS Updates Policy Guidance on CSPA ‘Sought to Acquire’ Requirement U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on August 24, 2023, that it is updating the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify […]