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Israel Update

With the recent attacks on Israel, the US Embassy in Jerusalem is urging US citizens to exercise increased caution and requiring US government personnel limit travel and observe a nightly curfew. Some companies are considering evacuation of nonessential workers in Israel. Ben Gurion Airport remains open, although there are widespread flight cancellations. Current airport information […]

WR Immigration Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month: Honoring the Courage and Contributions of Queer Immigrants

As LGBTQ Pride Month comes to a close, June has been a time to celebrate the accomplishments, resilience, and diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community. As we revel in the progress made and honor the pioneers who fought for LGBTQ rights, WR Immigration wants to recognize that LGBTQ Pride is also […]

WR’s Juneteenth Celebration: Honoring Freedom Fighters Sojourner Truth, José Martí, and Olaudah Equiano

Juneteenth is a momentous occasion commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. On this day, we celebrate the long-overdue recognition of freedom and acknowledge the resilience and strength of those who fought tirelessly to end the abhorrent institution of slavery. In honor of Juneteenth, WR Immigration delves into the lives and […]

WR Immigration Partner Miki Matrician Elected Chair-Elect of American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter

We are thrilled to announce that Miki Kawashima Matrician, a Co-Managing Partner of WR’s Boston office, has been elected to the position of Chair-Elect of the New England Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA New England) , effective June 1st, 2023. This is a significant accomplishment, and we are proud to have Miki represent […]

DHS’ New Worksite Enforcement Strategy: What Does It Mean for Employers?

Previous U.S. Presidents’ worksite enforcement activities have run the gamut from K-9 helicopter operations to round after round of I-9 work authorization verification raids. New guidelines under the Biden administration for immigration enforcement priorities are set to take effect November 29, 2021. Additional policy memos are expected soon, but it’s clear that the new guidelines […]