A Partner for Your Personal Immigration Journey

Making an impact on your life, family, and career

We have a long history of representing individuals and families in immigration matters. We take the necessary time to understand the specific situation and then work with you to find the best solution. With our decades of experience and strong relationships with local immigration offices, we will be certain that every avenue is pursued. Whether a case is routine or challenging, we pride ourselves on our ability to make an impact on your life, your family, and your career.


Our nation has long been a beacon of hope and opportunity for people from around the world, and we know that new Americans contribute to our society at all levels.

We consider it an honor to work with you through the naturalization process. We help ensure you are on the right path by:

  • Reviewing derivative citizenship possibilities;
  • Evaluating all the facts – perhaps you are already a U.S. citizen;
  • Determining if you are eligible to apply for naturalization;
  • Identifying any roadblocks to citizenship before applying;
  • Determining whether you qualify for certain exceptions and modifications to the naturalization requirements;
  • Preparing the application, monitoring progress, and making sure you are prepared for the interview, including the English and civics tests; and
  • Resolving passport issues.

Family-based immigrant visas

There are a number of ways to obtain lawful permanent residence through family members. It’s not always clear what immigrant visa category applies, or what process to follow after it is determined that you may be eligible for a green card. We work by your side to choose the right path, and we ensure an easy, cost effective process to get your petition approved and your visa granted as quickly as possible.

Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens – F2A

This includes spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S. citizen petitioners age 21 or older.

Other relatives of U.S. citizens – F1, F2B, F3, F4

This includes unmarried sons or daughters over the age of 21, married children of any age, and brothers and sisters of U.S. citizen petitioners age 21 or older.

Certain relatives of lawful permanent residents

This includes spouses and unmarried children of green card holders.

Certain special immigrants

This includes survivors of domestic violence, widowers of U.S. citizens, and others.

Consular processing

If your loved one is not in the U.S., we will guide them through the process at the U.S. consulate abroad.

Fiancé(e) visas – K-1

Not married yet? There are separate options to come to the U.S. on a fiancé(e) visa.

Consultation & advice

We recognize that immigration solutions are not always immediately apparent, and that U.S. immigration law and procedure can seem intimidating, confusing, and sometimes contradictory. Through a consultation in our office, our experienced attorneys can assist individuals and families in understanding and planning their immigration future.

Additional options

Our attorneys guide individuals who may qualify for a variety of nonimmigrant, immigrant, and other special options.

Expedited processes

We assist you with requests to expedite the adjudication of your application or petition. USCIS reviews all expedite requests on a case-by-case basis and requests are granted at the discretion of the agency. We help to establish that one or more of the expedite criteria have been met.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Certain people who came to the U.S. as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.

Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

The Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent that country’s nationals from returning safely, or in certain circumstances, where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. USCIS may grant TPS to eligible nationals of certain countries (or parts of countries) who are already in the U.S.

F-1 student reinstatement request

The U.S. is home to a large variety of top universities and colleges, and students from around the globe come here to study. Maintaining student status can be tricky, and it is easy to fall out of status inadvertently. We assist students who are applying for reinstatement to F-1 student status.

U & T visas for those who are victims of crimes

Nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to victims of trafficking and certain crime victims. The T visa allows victims to remain in the U.S. and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking cases. U nonimmigrant status provides immigration protection to crime victims who have suffered mental or physical abuse as a result of the crime. The U visa allows victims to remain in the U.S. and assist law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.


Every year people come to the U.S. seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. If you are eligible for asylum, you must file within one year of arriving in the U.S. or qualify for a limited exception to this rule.

Mandamus Lawsuits for Administrative Delays

If your application has experienced an unreasonable delay, a mandamus lawsuit can be used to remediate government inaction and move your case forward. Find out more info about Mandamus here.

Change of status applications

Nonimmigrant and immigrant visa options are tied together in complex ways. If you are seeking to change or extend your nonimmigrant status, we provide consultations and full representation if warranted.

Immigrant visa petitions for battered spouses, children & parents (VAWA)

As a battered spouse, child or parent, one may file an immigrant visa petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The VAWA provisions allow certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (green card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser’s knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser, who is not notified about the filing.

Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ)

If you are in the U.S. and need the protection of a juvenile court because you have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by a parent, you may be eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification. If SIJ classification is granted, you may qualify for lawful permanent residency (also known as getting a green card).

Naveen and her team were incredibly professional and a true pleasure to work with. They helped me get my green card under pretty challenging circumstances. It's hard to find good immigration lawyers and I am very grateful for them. Thank you!

Julius Steffen, Bionest

Fantastic experience! Very professional and much more reasonable than any other law firms offering the same services.
From the day first I got the confident comment from Attorney Joseph (Joey) that I will get my work done within 3 months and it got done in less than 2 months. A big thank you from me and my family!

I am very happy and recommend Joey from Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP.

Thank you WR team for your all support and professional assistance.

Asif Chhipa

An absolute blessing to have found not just the right firm, but hands down, the best firm and team of experts....

From my H-1B visa through to permanent residence, Avi and his team walked with and guided my family and I through the immigration process without missing a step. Avi and his team at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal explained each step of the process to us beforehand and it played out just as they explained. They fought the fight for us and left us assured so we could focus on taking care of daily life. We cannot recommend them enough. We couldn't do it it without them.

Thank you again to Avi, Bernie and the Wolfsdorf Rosenthal 'army'. You are the best!

The Visagie Family

WR immigration was so helpful and professional with my Permanent Residency application... A big thank you especially to the WR Team for their assistance, kindness, and patience throughout the different phases of the process. But the whole team was great. Their service is highly recommended!

Anna Boncompagni, UC Irvine

A massive "Thank You" to Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP for supporting my L1 visa application. Very professional yet approachable service that I could rely on during any time of the process!


When our 31-year-old son's fiancé was recently stricken with a near lethal bacterial infection in Ensenada, Mexico we were terrified. As she's Chinese and her U.S. visa had expired, they were stuck in Mexico in a scary and potentially deadly circumstance. At the recommendation of our corporate lawyers, we reached out to Bernie Wolfsdorf, who, with his exceptional colleagues Avi Friedman and Anastasia Tsareva instantaneously went to work building the case for why she needed a special humanitarian visa. Over the past weeks, they have worked tirelessly to make a miracle. The visa was just granted and we'll have our son and his fiancé home for Thanksgiving. This is a truly extraordinary law firm and they truly know what they're doing with regard to the ins and outs of immigration law. Our family will be forever grateful.

Ken Dychtwald PhD, CEO of Age Wave

Over the last 14 years in the USA, I have worked with more than 5 immigration law firms. In my experience, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP has been the most responsive and technologically advanced. They have helped me with successful H1B, H4, and H4-EAD filing.

Saurabh Gupta, NICE

The WR team from New York were very helpful in resolving my issues, ranging from handling H1B RFE to successfully filing I-140/H4/EAD petitions. They were very methodical in their approach, understood the case history and kept me informed in all stages of the case execution. They also had a very short turn-around time in answering any of the random questions I had. I would totally recommend WR and their team for anybody that needs their immigration issues taken care of.

Anand Srinivasan, NICE

I have received great support during a concurrent NIW and AOS application from WR Immigration. Bernie & his team were absolutely wonderful! They helped me obtaining a permanent resident (Greencard) in less then 7 months since I applied as newly-wed.

They walked me through the process and supported my case. Can’t be happier of their care, consideration and incredible success! Thank you with all my heart!!

Yi Wei

I have received great support during a concurrent NIW and AOS application from WR. Despite the pandemic, I received prompt responses and assistance from the administrative team, very personal support and guidance from the legal team, and felt that my final application (over 300 pages long, with different attachments etc.) was as strong as was feasible. I thought that pricing was competitive and I received much more than a cut-and-paste support that other law firms may offer. Case was recently approved after a little over 12 months since the initial submission. Highly recommend.

Jakub Hlavka

Joseph Barnett "Joey" is a rare find; he came highly recommended by one of the top immigration lawyers. Joey went above and beyond to get our EAD adjudicated and responded exceptionally quickly to our questions and concerns; I appreciate the tech-savviness!!

In short, we couldn't have found a better match, this may sound cliché, but I genuinely wish there was a better word than a "Thank you." 

Briha Ansari

The WR team was fantastic to deal with, always friendly and quick to respond. The process of extending my visa was made painless and easy!

Alice I’Anson, Dow Jones

Glad that I came to know about Joseph and reached out to him. Joseph filed my H4 EAD litigation in a week and I received my EAD Card within 2 weeks. He is very responsive over email and phone calls. I strongly recommend Joseph Barnett  as an immigration attorney. He is professional, knowledgable and really cares about his clients.


American Dream Fund retained WR Immigration to assist with the filing of its I-924 Application for Regional Center Designation for one of its projects. The work was done quickly and expertly, and when the matter was unduly delayed by USCIS we retained the firm to file a Writ of Mandamus Federal District Court Action. I can recommend this law firm without hesitation.

George W. Ekins, American Dream Fund, LLC

WR Immigration are the Rockstars of Immigration Law. Vivian and her team were reliable, available and precise. Their communication and follow up was fast, concise and thorough. We were always treated as though our case was a priority and we were treated like VIP's. We are so grateful for their hard work and we would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone needing immigration assistance of any kind.

C & E Sayers

My family and I are so incredibly grateful for all the work done by WR Immigration. They worked endlessly on helping with my labor certification and adjustment of status to obtain my green card for my husband and I. As a client you can tell that they really care about you. They always worked professionally and had time to answer all of my questions. Special thanks to Naveen Rahman Bhora and her team for their incredible work and attention to detail.

Yolanda, HarperCollins

I came to the U.S. in 1994. My family and I obtained our green cards and U.S. citizenship with the help of your firm. Over the past 26 years, I have referred at least 30 individuals to your firm for their legal status. No cases failed. Success rate is 100%. Special thanks to WR Immigration!

Hardy (Songlin) Shao, Drillcraft Tools Corporation

I've worked with a number of legal teams through my immigration journey, but none have been as diligent, knowledgeable, and above all – caring – as the team at WR Immigration.  I would be remiss in not calling out both David Fullmer and Yonie Kim, who's excellent communication, attention to detail, and support helped me and my family feel safe and secure through a long and oftentimes stressful process.

Christian MacLean, Auctane

It has always been a pleasure working with the WR Immigration team. All of our immigration cases are handled promptly and effectively. They have a seamless way of explaining all aspects of cases so that everyone involved understands what is needed from all parties.

Zalima Oliver, Human Resources Director at Madison Park Development Corporation

There’s a lot more involved in managing immigration for our employees than I originally understood. WR Immigration makes it easy for us to access our data, tap into their expertise, and strategize together about our goals in different areas of the business.


Our WR Immigration attorneys were with us every step of the way, from the initial filing through calling for updates, through prepping us for interviews, through the interview itself and for any questions and concerns in the middle. I don’t know how we would have gone through this process without this team.

Shinjini S.

Avi Friedman is a great immigration lawyer. I have been his client since 2008 and have used his help in filing successful petitions for J1, O1, H1 and EB2 applications. He is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He is honest and clear about which approaches would or would not work. I recommend him to any one without reservations.

Dr. Siddiqui

I chose WR Immigration for my EB-5 visa because they have a strong track record of representing EB-5 clients and getting them their green card. I was impressed how thorough my attorney was with my application. From answering my early morning emails to giving me a few minutes when I would show up unannounced, the WR team been very professional and patient with me.

Ishaan Khanna

I highly recommend Allison. She helped me during the last 8 years in my US adventure as an expat from Belgium. I finally got my green card, thanks to her! I will never forget Alli's smile! She rocks!

Sophie Radermecker

Top-notch service! WR Immigration did an excellent job with my visa petition, twice! Their team were professional, knowledgeable, straight-forward and attentive in all the steps of the preparation and filing process. I would highly recommend the WR team to anybody filing for a model visa.

Cherie D.

Cliff and the WR team did a great job in helping me get from H-1B to a green card. Full process took under 2 years. Highly recommend using this team!

Josh Bloch

If I could rate WR Immigration 10 stars, I definitely would! Humble, professional, quick and easy to communicate for foreigners, affordable (yes, that too), but what is more important, willing to do the best they can with YOUR interest in mind and without up-selling.

M. Ali

The WR Immigration team in New York — especially Naveen Bhora and the New York team — were instrumental in making my green card application process smooth and seamless. They guided me through every step of the process and were always there to answer any questions that came up during the process. I don't think I would have gotten my green card in such a timely fashion (9 months from filing) without their careful guidance.


I was introduced to WR Immigration by one of their previous EB5 applicants. After speaking with a lot of EB5 attorneys’, I finally decided to go with this firm. My EB-5 case was a long application and the attorneys’ at WR Immigration worked tirelessly to get everything in before the EB5 price increase. Highly impressed by their professionalism and subject matter expertise.

Karn Rattn

Besides being amazing at what they do on the immigration side, they are kind and patient. I can tell that they genuinely care about the employees as people and helping them. They aren't just a client. My employees (and me) really appreciate the level of care and availability that the team provides.

Corporate Client

I am so glad that my company choose WR Immigration as the lawyer for my H1B application this year. They are well-trained, knowledgeable, professional and very responsive. I had a bad experience with my previous lawyer who I couldn’t get a hold of, but that is NOT the case with WR. I were able to contact directly with my representative lawyer, expressed my concern or asked the questions. The team will respond within 15 minutes!


I have been working with WR Immigration and am extremely impressed with their Immigration Management System WRapid which is powered by Salesforce. This state-of-the art system reduces HR time by at least half and provides 100% transparency to foreign nationals and to HR. Highly recommend!!

Pearl Change, HR Generalist

As the HR Manager of a Fortune 500 company with business activity on four continents, we need our talent to work and move across borders with confidence. WR Immigration’s technology and case handling ensure that our global mobility stays seamless and secure. The firm’s legal expertise is second to none, and its WRapid platform built on Salesforce stands alone as a stunningly high powered and easy-to-use.

Human Resources Director, Fortune 500 Company


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