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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 […]

WR Immigration Garners Multiple Awards in Chambers USA 2022

Announced May 26, 2022: WR Immigration has received several prestigious rankings in Chambers USA 2022. Firm Awards Include: WR Managing Partner Bernard Wolfsdorf – Eminent Practitioner Ranking California, Nationwide, and Globally WR Immigration Partner David Fullmer – Band 3 Ranking California WR California – Band 2 Ranking WR Boston – Band 2 Ranking WR Nationwide […]

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 […]

WR Immigration Expands Its Global and Southern California Practices, Announces WRapid™ Global

March 28, 2022 – Santa Monica, CA – The latest in a series of bold moves, WR Immigration is adding two partners to its team. Effective April 11th, 2022, leading global immigration lawyer with over 15 years’ experience, Audrey Lustgarten, will join to lead the WR Global team in providing comprehensive global visa assistance. Effective […]

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 […]

Partners Rich Yemm and Naveen Rahman Bhora Named 2022 DEIA Committee Co-Chairs

WR Immigration is proud to share that partners Naveen Rahman Bhora and Richard Yemm have been again named 2022 Co-Chairs for WR Immigration’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee, a program that celebrates differences, builds inclusivity, and lends support to our employees and communities. Under their leadership, the DEIA committee has helped to foster […]

And the Oscar Goes to…Sidney Poitier

Handsome, svelte, controlled yet intense in his acting, Sidney Poitier is emblematic of a true Hollywood star.  He broke through Hollywood’s color barrier with leading roles in films such as No Way Out (1950), A Raisin in the Sun (1959), Paris Blues (1961), Lilies of the Field (1963), and The Heat of the Night (1967) […]

WR Immigration Celebrates Charlotte E. Ray – America’s First Black Woman Attorney

As a part of Black History Month, WR Immigration is releasing a series of posts dedicated to highlight some of the incredible stories of exceptional people from the annals of Black History. Many are unfamiliar with the story of Charlotte E. Ray, Esq. – the first Black woman to become an attorney in the United […]

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Press Release: WR Immigration Expands Northern California Practice, Appoints Two New Managing Partners

Highlighting WR Immigration’s continued commitment to service the Bay Area’s thriving economy and diverse, visionary talent, immigration attorney Melissa Harms will join forces with the firm effective January 1, 2022. Meanwhile in Boston, WR Immigration has appointed Amanda Brown and Miki Matrician to serve as co-managing partners of the firm’s Boston office, effective January 1, 2022.   1,133 total views, […]

Upcoming Webinar: Critical Travel Updates for Foreign Nationals Entering the U.S.

Travel bans are over, but vaccine requirements have replaced them. What do travelers need to know? For a complete picture of how the changes in travel restrictions relates to you, consider attending our free zoom webinar led by Managing Partner, Bernie Wolfsdorf, and Partner Avi Friedman on Nov. 18, 2021, at noon Pacific. All are welcome to join.  In […]

Success Story: EB-1A Approved in Just a Few Days!

WR Immigration recently filed an EB-1A Extraordinary Ability case for a creative director that was approved just days after filing. Despite having 15 days to adjudicate a decision, USCIS approved the case within just 5 days, and without issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE).    The EB-1A has the most stringent requirements among all green card […]