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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 […]

Canada Launches New Immigration Stream for Ukrainians

The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) allows Ukrainian nationals to apply for a Canadian visa without most of the usual requirements (free of charge, exempt from completing an immigration medical exam overseas, the option to apply for an open work permit, exempt from Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination requirements) excepting biometrics in certain cases and ArriveCAN. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

USCIS Announces ‘Trio’ of Backlog Relief Actions, Expansion of Premium Processing, Relief for Work Permit Holders

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on March 29, 2022, a “trio” of efforts, including setting new agency-wide backlog reduction goals, expanding premium processing, and working to improve timely access to employment authorization documents (EADs). Reducing Backlogs USCIS is establishing new internal goals to guide backlog reduction efforts and case processing. As part 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 […]

Afghanistan: Tips and Resources for HR Professionals, Employees and Others

Following the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, the Taliban takeover, and the resulting crisis and evacuation, affected HR professionals, and Afghan and other employees, have been scrambling to address the ensuing resettlement and immigration issues. Approximately 70,000 Afghans have arrived in the United States as part of Operation Allies Welcome, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) […]

Ukraine: Ways You Can Help

Below is a non-exhaustive selection of nonprofit organizations providing help with various aspects of the Ukraine crisis and taking donations. There are many other legitimate charities. Some have Ukraine-specific funds, while others use the money for their work in Ukraine and elsewhere. WR Immigration encourages anyone wishing to donate to do independent research on their […]

Ukraine: News Updates

U.S. Senator Padilla Coordinates Help for Ukrainians U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, has been coordinating efforts to work with allies in the Ukraine region to provide refugee and humanitarian assistance, protect Ukrainian nationals in the United States, and impose sanctions. Sen. Padilla’s office has provided a form […]