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Judge Orders USCIS To Begin Accepting New EB-5 Regional Center Investment Applications – FAQ for Investors

On Friday June 24, 2022, a Federal District Court Judge ruled in favor of a regional center challenging USCIS’s implementation of certain portions of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022. In a nationwide preliminary injunction, the Judge ordered that preexisting regional centers retain their designation and may file for project pre-approval and investors […]

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 […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the USCIS’s policy alert for returning to the U.S., the salvaging of unused visas, Tribal Cards for entering the U.S., and more! USCIS Issues Policy Alert on Effect of Returning to United States During 3- or 10-Year Period After Departure or Removal  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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 […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on Biden’s immigration enforcement memorandum, COVID-19 vaccine requirements for travelers to Canada and Mexico, CDC rescinding the order requiring negative COVID-19 test before a flight to United States, and more! Federal Judge Vacates Biden Immigration Enforcement Memorandum On June 10, 2022, a U.S. district judge in the Southern […]

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 […]

Celebrating Juneteenth, the End of American Slavery

Juneteenth has long been celebrated by the African American community, but only recently became a federal holiday (June 2021).  Short for June Nineteenth, the holiday celebrates the end of 245 years of slavery in the United States, beginning in the British colony of Virginia in 1619.  With regards to its origins, Juneteenth marks the arrival […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on the June Visa Bulletin, TPS designation process for Afghans, an investor lawsuit against DHS, and more. June Visa Bulletin Includes Updates on ‘Other Workers,’ China, Diversity Visa Availability The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for June 2022 includes the following information: D. Establishment of Employment Third Preference […]

Reservations on Reserved Visas: Part 2 – A Simple Congressional Solution Exists

We previously blogged about the unfair impact that the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 has on the thousands of Chinese and Vietnamese EB-5 investors who are stuck in the visa queue, waiting for their I-526 priority date to become current in the Visa Bulletin. In short: The new legislation reserves 32% of all […]

June 2022 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has issued its June 2022 Visa Bulletin, and the most notable update is a significant advancement in the India EB-2 final action dates, which will advance by a full year to September 1, 2014. There is little movement in the final action dates for most other employment-based preference categories. Final action […]

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 […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, find the latest news on program requirements for entities seeking Regional Center designation under the EB-5 immigrant investor program, the State Department appealing four court orders on Diversity Visa adjudications, the USCIS increasing automatic work permit extension period for certain applicants, and more.  New Forms, New Program Requirements Announced for Entities Seeking […]