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WR Immigration in EB5 Investors Magazine Top Attorneys Awards

Breaking: On May 11, 2021, EB5 Investors Magazine released the 2021 Edition of their awards issue, and in it is listed WR Immigration Managing Partner Bernie Wolfsdorf and Partner Vivian Zhu. Congratulations to them and our entire Main Office, where our high-touch approach and innovative technology continues to create ongoing value for our clients.

Immigration Update

In the news this issue you’ll read about the refugee cap being raised, withdrawal of a Trump administration proposed rule regarding biometrics use, and relief for asylum applicants waiting for work authorization. President Biden Raises Refugee Cap to 62,500 in FY 2021 President Joe Biden revised the United States’ annual refugee admissions cap to 62,500 for […]

DHS to Withdraw Trump Opposition to International Entrepreneur Parole Rule

There have been reports that U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) will soon be withdrawing the Trump Administration’s plan to remove the International Entrepreneur Parole Program. This would be part of President Biden’s and DHS’ Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ “America First” policy of growing the U.S. economy The International Entrepreneurial Parole provides eligibility to certain entrepreneurs […]

Immigration Update

In this edition, read about the limits on visa services for India, NIE expansion, USCIS deference, and more! President Biden Suspends Entry of Noncitizens/Non-LPRs Traveling From India; U.S. Mission in India Announces Limits on Visa Services President Biden has issued a proclamation suspending the entry of non-U.S. citizens who were physically present within India during […]

Could EB-5 Green Cards Be Processed in 2 Years Without Expedites? Will I-526 EB-5 Petition Processing Dramatically Improve In Near Future?

By Bernard Wolfsdorf When I first started filing EB-5 petitions many years ago, my clients were frustrated if their EB-5 petitions took 6 months to process. Today, USCIS’ published processing time for an I-526 petition is between 30 and 48.5 months, and if from China, which is quota backlogged, it is between 63.5 and 80.5 […]

Immigration Update

Please see below for updates and changes from SSA, DHS, ICE and CBP! SSA Ends “No-Match” Letters Good news!  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has ended the practice of sending employers “no-match” letters, called Employer Correction Request Notices. SSA said it will instead work to make it better, easier and more convenient for employers to […]

WR Immigration in Best Lawyers in New England

On April 23, 2021, Best Lawyers released the 2021 Edition of the The Best Lawyers in New England, and in it is listed WR Immigration Partners Leslie Ditrani and Philip Curtis, and Of Counsel Lorie Lunn. Congratulations to them and our entire Boston Office, where our high-touch approach and innovative technology continues to create ongoing […]

WR Immigration Selected to Present at 2021 WERC Spring Virtual Conference

BREAKING: On May 24th at 2:45 p.m. EST, WR Immigration will be presenting at the WERC Spring Virtual Conference! Here are the details on the panel: Reinventing Global Mobility Through Tech: Solutions for a Post-Pandemic World After a year of crisis, disruption, and novel challenges, the mobility industry has begun a technology revolution to address […]

Bernard Wolfsdorf to Present at the AILA Asia-Pacific Chapter EB-5 Annual Conference

WR Immigration is proud to announce that on May 11 at 7 p.m. PST, Managing Partner, Bernie Wolfsdorf, will present at the EB-5 Annual Conference for the Asia-Pacific Chapter (APAC) of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). EB-5 practice has been impacted significantly by November 2019 regulations, changes in visa processing methodologies, and the global pandemic. […]

7 Years for a “Special” Form I-526 Approval

On April 14, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved our former client, Mr.  Zhang’s, Form I-526 – Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur.  His case had been pending since December 2013.  This is a special Form I-526 approval, as Mr. Zhang was one of the two named plaintiffs in Zhang v. USCIS et al.¸ […]

WR Immigration Partners, Naveen Rahman Bhora and Avi Friedman, Present with the APPNA YPC

On April 14th, WR Immigration partnered with the Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America (APPNA) Young Physicians Committee (YPC) to present to a group of recently graduated medical school students. Topics ranged from nonimmigrant visa options to consular processing to trends in U.S. immigration. Reception to the presentation was excellent and was […]

Immigration Update

More news this month about visa processing backlogs as well as news from Washington DC about the refugee cap, and more. State Dept. Releases FAQ on Immigrant Visa Backlog and Consular Processing The Department of State has recently issued an FAQ on the immigrant visa backlog and consular processing. The FAQ notes that the immigrant […]