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Immigration Update

In this edition, read about a second random selection of H-1B registrations, relief for certain OPT applicants, and the DHS’ announcement on the registration process for Haitian TPS. USCIS Conducts Second Random Selection from Previously Submitted FY 2022 H-1B Cap Registrations More H-1Bs!  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on July 29, 2021, that […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the extension of travel restrictions at Canada and Mexico land borders, a change in procedure for change of status for F-1 students, the expansion of the credit card payment pilot program for certain premium processing applicants, and more! U.S. Extends Nonessential Travel Restrictions at Canada, Mexico Land Borders; Canada Opens […]

WR Immigration Partners Named “Thought Leaders” by Who’s Who Legal

On July 26th, 2021, Who’s Who Legal (WWL) released its 2022 “Thought Leaders” in Corporate Immigration; WR Immigration Managing Partner Bernie Wolfsdorf and Partners Cliff Rosenthal and Avi Friedman have all been recognized. WWL Thought Leaders: Corporate Immigration brings together the world’s foremost practitioners in the area. Through interviews with the practitioners themselves, WWL’s Thought Leaders guide […]

Top Five Changes Needed to the International Entrepreneur Parole Rule

The International Entrepreneur Rule (“IER”) was created to spur innovation within America as the U.S. competes with other countries to attract entrepreneurs.  The IER provides a temporary immigration benefit pursuant to the Secretary of Homeland Security’s discretionary parole authority at Section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), 8 U.S.C. § 1182(d)(5) for international […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about a new ruling on DACA applications, challenges faced by the USCIS due to pandemic backlogs, and the Justice Department settling a retaliation claim. New DACA Applications Blocked by Federal Judge New Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications will not be allowed under a ruling by a U.S. district judge […]

HR Holds the Key to a Diversified Life Sciences Workforce

The Life Sciences industry runs on innovation – and in order to develop innovative solutions, companies need to have different perspectives, different backgrounds, and different cultures.  Opening doors to more diverse teams is essential to expanding prospects to find the best talent with the skillset to solve complex problems in unique ways and continue to […]

A ‘Giant Sucking Sound’: Why Are We Losing Top Talent?

To paraphrase Ross Perot – remember him? – there seems to be a “giant sucking sound” caused by highly skilled talent migrating from the United States to other countries. What is causing this, and what can we do about it? The Problem One thing is clear: this phenomenon can’t be blamed on the pandemic. At […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the updated guidance for the I-9 process, an announcement on national interest exception extensions, Yemen’s redesignation for TPS, and more. USCIS Announces Updated Receipt Guidance for I-9 Process The I-9 form has been with us for almost 35 years, and USCIS still finds things to tweak.  The agency recently announced […]

Life Sciences Boom Calls for HR Recruiting Pivot

As businesses begin to reorient after a year of unexpected changes, hiring pauses, and remote work, HR professionals are reimagining the workplace in a post-pandemic world, creating structured workforces that are agile, inclusive, and focused on future growth.   The signs of growth are clear. Venture capital funding has reached record highs throughout the U.S. […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the Biden Administration’s Naturalization Campaign, a District Court vacating a final rule affecting wages for H-1B and PERM workers, USCIS’ guidance following the June 30th expiration of the EB-5 Regional Center program, and more. Biden Administration Kicks Off Cross-Agency Naturalization Campaign Happy July fourth. The Biden administration announced an interagency […]

USCIS Releases Guidance on EB-5 Regional Center Lapse

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program expires at the end of the day on June 30, 2021, due to a lapse in Congressional authorization to continue the program. USCIS has released the following guidance today:  Alert: Statutory authorization related to the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Regional Center Program will expire at midnight on June 30, 2021, unless Congress reauthorizes […]

WR Immigration Boston Becomes Active in MassBio

The WR Immigration Boston office has become an active sponsor in MassBio, a not-for-profit organization geared at providing services and support for the life sciences industry in Massachusetts. Leadership in this new endeavor will be spearheaded under the capable guidance of Senior Associate, Julie Galvin. The entire WR Immigration team is looking with excitement at […]