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Reservations on Reserved Visas: Part 2 – A Simple Congressional Solution Exists

We previously blogged about the unfair impact that the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 has on the thousands of Chinese and Vietnamese EB-5 investors who are stuck in the visa queue, waiting for their I-526 priority date to become current in the Visa Bulletin. In short: The new legislation reserves 32% of all […]

June 2022 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has issued its June 2022 Visa Bulletin, and the most notable update is a significant advancement in the India EB-2 final action dates, which will advance by a full year to September 1, 2014. There is little movement in the final action dates for most other employment-based preference categories. Final action […]

Foreign Labor Certification Updates

Streaming live on May 26th, Partners Charina Garcia and Melissa Harms headline a webinar on H-2 updates. Register now! The Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) announced updates to public disclosure data and selected program statistics; the H-2B Foreign Labor Recruiter List; and tips and assistance for stakeholders filing applications for prevailing […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on program requirements for entities seeking Regional Center designation under the EB-5 immigrant investor program, the State Department appealing four court orders on Diversity Visa adjudications, the USCIS increasing automatic work permit extension period for certain applicants, and more.  New Forms, New Program Requirements Announced for Entities Seeking […]

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 […]

Webinar: EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act Updates

WR Immigration Partner Bernie Wolfsdorf and Partner Joey Barnett lead a webinar focusing on providing practical information to EB-5 investors, attorneys and EB-5 regional centers and including an update on: New RC filing procedure Set aside visa projections 2022/2023 Adjustment filing procedures China Direct Retrogression for June 2022?  1,970 total views,  92 views today

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on filing adjustment of status applications for EB-5 investors, ICE’s announcement of the extension of I-9 flexibilities, OFLC’s announcement of a new submission process for H-2B applications, DHS’s details on the ‘Uniting for Ukraine’ process, and more.   Concurrent or Subsequent Filing of Adjustment of Status Applications for EB-5 […]

Webinar: Navigating the Great Resignation – Tools for HR Leaders

As the world continues to grapple with the fallout of the COVID-19 onslaught, companies are struggling with unprecedented volatility in the workforce, which has been denominated as “The Great Resignation.” Join our panel of subject matter experts in Employment, Immigration, and Rewards as we explore real solutions for recruiting and retaining employees in 2022. An […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the USCIS’s announcement of online filing for DACA renewal forms, the ‘Jumpstart Act’ to recapture unused visas introduced in House, updates related to the reauthorized EB-5 regional center program, and more!  USCIS Announces Online Filing for DACA Renewal Forms U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on […]

EB-5 Visa Availability for the May 2022 Visa Bulletin and Reservations on Reserved Visas-Skipping the Waiting Line is Un-American

By Joseph Barnett and Bernard Wolfsdorf The EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 brings the immigrant investor program back to life.  The May 2022 Visa Bulletin has just been published and it lists new fifth-preference visa categories as follows: A. DIRECT EB-5 CURRENT FOR ALL COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CHINA All countries are current under the […]

Webinar: New EB-5 Regional Center Program with Special Guest Charlie Oppenheim

WR Immigration Managing Partner Bernie Wolfsdorf and Partner Joey Barnett are joined by special guest Charlie Oppenheim, Former Chief of Visa Control and Reporting Division at U.S. Department of State, to provide analysis and observations on the EB–5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022.  5,836 total views,  88 views today