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WR Immigration to Attend Biotech Week Boston’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit

WR Immigration is proud to be a gold sponsor of Biotech Week Boston’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Summit this September. As the Life Sciences community answers the growing call to engage, activate, and bring impact, foreign talent has become a crucial part of building a strong, diverse, remote workforce.   To help expand their potential impact, companies are embracing an intentional and holistic approach to DE&I. As part of that […]

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 […]

Black Lives Matter

To support the Black Lives Matter movement, the Firm provided four hours of civic engagement paid time off to encourage staff to participate in one of the many protests and rallies held across the country. Staff also donated money, matched by the Firm, to non-profits promoting social justice.

Victim Rights Center Holiday Drive

In collaboration with the Victim Rights Law Center, we adopted approximately 30 immigrant families and donated gifts from their wish list in December 2018 and December 2019. Wishes ranging from bed sheets to Primark gift cards were fulfilled by the Firm’s employees. Our elves enjoyed wrapping! We look forward to continuing this tradition for years […]

Hurricane Relief Initiative

In an effort to aid Puerto Rico after catastrophic Hurricane Maria, we launched the “Donate Your Lunch Hour to Puerto Rico Relief Efforts” initiative in October 2017, raising $802.30. The Firm matched this for a total donation of $1,604.60, all of which went to the United for Puerto Rico fund.

Gives Back and PAIR

We partnered with the Political Asylum/Immigrant Refugee Project (PAIR) and hosted our first asylum intake clinic, completing 22 intakes in 2016. The Firm is grateful for this important collaboration and continues to assist with asylum case intakes. New volunteers take part in a training session that provides the goals of the intake process, an overview […]

Dilley Pro Bono Project

Partner Leslie Ditrani volunteered in the field at the Dilley Detention Center in Dilley, TX in May 2019, spending a week preparing women for their credible fear interviews. Our Gives Back volunteers in Boston assisted Leslie’s efforts by providing remote interpretation via phone conferences for her Spanish speaking clients.

Veteran’s Day Letter – Writing Campaign

We participated in a Veteran’s Day letter writing campaign in November 2017, sending approximately 50 letters to Congress and state attorneys general appealing for protection of the MAVNI program, which allowed certain non-citizens to join the U.S. military and immediately apply for U.S. citizenship. Following the campaign, Partner Philip Curtis received a phone call from […]

Project Citizenship

We partnered with Project Citizenship and adopted three sessions in July 2018 to assist pre-screened clients with completing naturalization applications. Volunteers completed thirteen applications, helping to serve clients born in six different countries: Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Colombia, and Cape Verde. With the assistance of the volunteers, Project Citizenship was […]

KIND Holiday Drive

Our Gives Back program ran a holiday drive December 2017 to deliver gifts to Immigrant and refugee children represented by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a non-profit dedicated to providing legal services to immigrant children. Staff contributed gifts from a wish list provided by KIND, and WR delivered items such as gift cards, diapers, […]

City of Cambridge/ CLSACC

Partner Leslie Ditrani volunteered at CLSACC, the Cambridge Community Legal Services and Counseling Center. The clinic runs on the third Wednesday of every month, providing free legal consultation and advice to immigrants from Cambridge and the surrounding communities.

Work with a non-profit on border

Our Firm drafted “bond packages” to help asylum seekers get released from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Karnes City, Texas so that they can join their families in the U.S. while seeking to obtain asylum. This project is in collaboration with RAICES (the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal […]