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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 […]

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 […]

UKRAINIAN RESOURCE PAGE

As the world reels from the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and the resulting crisis, affected HR professionals, and Ukrainian and other employees, are scrambling to address the ensuing issues and problems. Below are tips, updates, and resources that may be helpful.  Tips for HR Professionals  Ukrainian employees will be suffering, and it’s understandable that […]

DHS Announces National Interest Exception for ‘Noncitizen Nonimmigrants’ Traveling From Ukraine With a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident

In light of the current situation in Ukraine, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced a national interest exception (NIE) to permit the entry until March 1, 2022, of noncitizen nonimmigrants who (1) are traveling with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident; (2) were physically present in Ukraine as of February 10, 2022; and (3) […]

Afghanistan in Crisis: Helping Refugees

President Biden’s decision to extricate the United States from Afghanistan has come with a cost: a humanitarian crisis impacting Afghan allies. The lives and families of interpreters, translators, and others who provided critical help to the U.S. in its two decades of war and nation-building, have been shattered by the Taliban’s takeover. U.N. Secretary General […]