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Greenberg Traurig Expands Global Immigration Practice With Prominent Atlanta Attorneys

The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP welcomes four new attorneys to its Business Immigration & Compliance practice as the firm grows its Atlanta office to further address the market’s global capabilities. Attorney Ian Macdonald, previously Co-Chair of Littler Mendelson’s Global Mobility & Immigration Practice Group, joins as a shareholder. Scott Decker, Emily Liss and … Continue Reading

The Department of State Reopens Embassies and Consulates in the Middle East After Security Threat Prompts Region-wide Closures

The Department of State (DOS) indicated that 18 of the 19 U.S. Embassies and Consulates that were recently closed due to security threats in the region were reopened on August 11, 2013. The Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen remains closed due to ongoing security concerns. The Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, which was closed on August 8, … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Immigration Attorneys Ranked in 2013 Chambers USA Guide

The 2013 Chambers USA Guide includes 186 Greenberg Traurig attorneys in 33 practice areas, including the Immigration Practice and Corporate & Securities Practice that received “Band 1” placement in statewide and/or nationwide rankings. Attorney Kate Kalmykov was also recognized as “Up and Coming” in Immigration law, and Martha Schoonover and Laura Reiff received “Band 2” ranking for Immigration law. Additionally, Greenberg Traurig … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Continues to Expand Business Immigration and Compliance Practice in Philadelphia

We are excited to continue to grow our Business Immigration and Compliance Practice in the firm’s Philadelphia office. Attorneys Jennifer Hermansky and Nataliya Rymer joined the firm earlier this year, and we have now added senior paralegal Casey O’Brien to the team. Hermansky focuses her practice on both employment-based and EB-5 immigration. She has dedicated the majority of her immigration practice to EB-5, … Continue Reading

Please join the Business Immigration and Compliance group for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) Bill Webinar

Please join the Business Immigration & Compliance group of Greenberg Traurig for an analysis of the recent Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) Bill and itsimpact on colleges and universities. TOPICS INCLUDE: Student Visas STEM Extensions H-1B Visas Changes in the Allocation of Visas Compliance Latest Updates from Capitol Hill Monday, May 6, 2013 2:00 – 3:30 … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Jennifer Hermansky and Nataliya Rymer

We're excited to annouce that we've expanded our Business Immigration & Compliance Practice with the addition of attorneys Jennifer A. Hermansky and Nataliya Rymer. Jennifer and Nataliya's experience complements our business immigration team and adds to our global platform that offers our clients a wide variety of experience in various business compliance and immigration issues.… Continue Reading

President Obama to Outline Plan for Comprehensive Immigration Reform on Tuesday

According to the White House, President Obama will unveil his plan for comprehensive immigration reform during a visit to Nevada on Tuesday, January 29. Calling reform "a top priority" of his second term, the president will call for legislation that creates a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States.… Continue Reading

New Report Highlights Obama Administration’s Robust Stance on Immigration Enforcement

A new report released by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) - "Immigration Enforcement in the United States: The Rise of a Formidable Machinery" - reveals that the Obama administration has spent more on immigration enforcement in fiscal year 2012 than on all other federal criminal law enforcement combined, with an estimated $18 billion in expenditures.… Continue Reading

New CIS Report Criticizes SEVP Enforcement Record

A new report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) concludes that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), the office responsible for overseeing close to 1.2 million foreign students currently living in the United States and the nearly 7,000 educational institutions that sponsor them, regularly fails to exercise its enforcement authority despite significant resources and regulatory responsibility.… Continue Reading

Senator Specter – the Independent with a Penchant for Immigration Reform

In the wake of all the memories surrounding Senator Arlen Specter and his service in the U.S. Senate, I think it is important to underscore his leadership in the immigration reform debate. Some remember the valiant efforts of senators McCain and Kennedy. But behind the scene and at the helm of the Senate Judiciary Committee was its then Chair, Senator Arlen Specter.… Continue Reading