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Chatting with Charlie Webinar Series

Former U.S. Department of State (DOS) Chief of Immigrant Visa Control Charlie Oppenheim has joined WR Immigration as Director of Visa Consulting. Charlie will take lead on a multi-webinar series titled “Chatting with Charlie.” Chatting with Charlie will focus on projections, predictions and guidance for strategic visa planning that will be invaluable to Human Resource […]

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

In this month’s Chatting with Charlie “April EB-5 Investor Visa Outlook,” WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Partner Joey Barnett give an update on the investor visa program. Our team covers a range of topics including a review of 2022 visa report, the June Visa Bulletin, and more!

Chatting with Charlie: Unpacking the June Visa Bulletins

In this month’s Chatting with Charlie, Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim, Partner Charina Garcia and Senior Associate Laura Bloniarz update HR professionals with the latest information from the June Visa Bulletin. They also take a deep dive into the Visa Bulletin and make predictions for the future! Watch below!

Top 5 Reasons Employers Should Choose WR Immigration

There’s a lot to accomplish when building a strong global mobility program for your company. Strong global mobility and immigration programs maximize outcomes and ROI; utilize efficient processes; leverage technology; stay compliant; achieve cost-savings; advance diversity and inclusion; and show compassion. That’s no short order, which is why choosing the right immigration counsel is critical.  […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on Title 42 ending, work authorization extensions, COVID-19 vaccine updates and more! Uncertainty Reigns as Title 42 Ends; Mayorkas Announces New Rule, Other Measures In response to reports of a potential surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border due to the end of the Centers for Disease […]

ICE Extends Form I-9 Requirement Flexibility

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced on May 4, 2023, that employers will have 30 days to comply with Form I-9, Employment Authorization Verification, requirements after the COVID-19 flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023. ICE is encouraging employers to plan ahead to complete all required physical inspections of identity and employment eligibility documents by […]

11 WR Immigration Attorneys Recognized by Who’s Who Legal (WWL) 2023

WR Immigration’s Who’s Who Legal performance index rankings showcase our expertise in immigration law. WR Immigration Attorneys’ Who’s Who Legal Rankings WR Immigration is honored to announce that 11 attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 Who’s Who Legal (WWL) performance index, a significant achievement. The following attorneys received this distinction:  In commenting on the […]

DV Green Card Lottery Results Out. Hoorah!

I have been Provisionally Accepted—Do I need a lawyer? A deceptively complex program involving a “lottery within a lottery”. By Bernard Wolfsdorf & Naveen Bhora The U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) has advised that: DV-2024 Entrants from last year) can check their confirmation information. This is for the DV-lottery registration period that closed in November […]

Three WR Immigration Partners Selected in 2023 Lawdragon® 100 Leading Immigration Attorney Rankings

WR Immigration Law’s Managing partner, Bernard Wolfsdorf, San Diego partner Kimberley Best Robidoux, and 2023/2024 incoming AILA President Farshad Owji have been selected  for the 2023 Lawdragon® 100 Leading Immigration Lawyers list. This new guide recognizes lawyers who have dedicated themselves to opening doors and borders for businesses and other organizations in their talent needs, as […]

How Top Innovative Immigration Law Firms Can Use ChatGPT

How WR Immigration Uses AI to Build a More Personal Connection with Our Clients. By Charina Garcia, Strategy and Innovation Partner, WR Immigration In today’s fast-paced world, it’s no secret that technology has become an integral part of our lives. From smartphones to artificial intelligence (AI) tools, technology has enabled us to accomplish tasks more […]

Global Newsletter

In this look around the globe, find the latest immigration news regarding Australia’s Temporary Salary Migration Income Threshold , Canada’s federal worker’s strike, the Hague Convention on Apostilles and much more! But first, we start with this month’s WReview. WReview: WR Immigration at EuRA The WR Immigration team recently attended the European Relocation Association (EuRA) […]

WR Immigration Podcast: Chatting with Charlie March 2023 Webinar

In this podcast, WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Partner Joey Barnett give an update on the investor visa program. Our team covers a range of topics including a review of 2022 visa report, the May Visa Bulletin, concurrent filing strategies, and more!

OFLC Posts ‘Unofficial’ Form ETA-9089 Preview Copy

After the Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced on April 21, 2023, that it will begin accepting the revised Form ETA-9089, Application for Permanent Employment Certification, in the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system on May 16, 2023, OFLC posted an “unofficial watermarked preview copy” of the form “to allow stakeholders […]