There’s a lot to accomplish when building a strong global mobility program for your company. Strong global mobility and immigration programs maximize outcomes and ROI; utilize efficient processes; leverage technology; stay compliant; achieve cost-savings; advance diversity and inclusion; and show compassion. That’s no short order, which is why choosing the right immigration counsel is critical. […]
In this edition, find the latest news on Title 42 ending, work authorization extensions, COVID-19 vaccine updates and more! Uncertainty Reigns as Title 42 Ends; Mayorkas Announces New Rule, Other Measures In response to reports of a potential surge of migrants at the southern U.S. border due to the end of the Centers for Disease […]
In this podcast, WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Partner Joey Barnett give an update on the investor visa program. Our team covers a range of topics including a review of 2022 visa report, the May Visa Bulletin, concurrent filing strategies, and more!
In this edition, find the latest news on DOS Managing Regional Migration, USCIS Temporary Suspensions of Biometrics and more! DHS, DOS Announce New Actions to Manage Regional Migration On April 27, 2023, the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and State (DOS) announced new measures “to further reduce unlawful migration across the Western Hemisphere, significantly expand […]
Former U.S. Department of State (DOS) Chief of Immigrant Visa Control Charlie Oppenheim has joined WR Immigration as Director of Visa Consulting. Charlie will take lead on a multi-webinar series titled “Chatting with Charlie.” Chatting with Charlie will focus on projections, predictions and guidance for strategic visa planning that will be invaluable to Human Resource […]
In this edition, find the latest news on H-2B petitions, predictions for the May visa bulletin and the six new DHS subcommittees. Employers May File H-2B Petitions for Late Second Half of FY 2023 On April 13, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting petitions for workers for the late second half of […]
In this edition, find the latest news on the April Visa Bulletin, COVID-19 flexibilities, the H-1B electronic registration selection process, and more! April Visa Bulletin Shows Worldwide EB-4 Backlog of 5+ Years, EB-2 Retrogression EB-5 Backlog DOS is no longer including a separate column covering applicants chargeable to El Salvador, Guatemala, or Honduras in the […]
In this podcast, WR Immigration Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim and Partner Joey Barnett give an update on the investor visa program. Our team covers a range of topics including a review of 2022 visa report, delays on the April Visa Bulletin, concurrent filing strategies, and more!
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a policy alert on March 15, 2023, on employers’ ability to pay the proffered wage to prospective beneficiaries of certain I-140 immigrant petitions. This is important in many employment-based green card petitions. USCIS said it is updating its guidance to discuss in more detail various types of evidence […]
In this edition, find the latest news on enforcement date of Real ID, extension for certain paroled Ukrainians, Somalia for TPS, and more! DHS Delays Enforcement Date for Real ID On May 3, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an interim final rule extending the REAL ID card-based enforcement deadline to May 3, […]
In this month’s Chatting with Charlie Director of Visa Consulting Charlie Oppenheim, Partner Charina Garcia and Senior Associate Laura Bloniarz update HR professionals with the latest employment-based green card processing information from the latest Visa Bulletins. Learning Topics Include:– April Visa Bulletin Summary– Understanding 2022 State Department Annual Report Table V– Predictions and Trends in […]