America’s Real Immigration Crisis: Billions Left On The (Visa) Line

A multibillion-dollar shortfall at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is threatening to slow job growth and weaken the country’s first-line defense against national security threats. We’re not talking construction of border “walls,” but a latent risk that could impact the readiness of the U.S. consular corps — the individuals responsible for the welfare
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Congress Must Act Now to Protect Dreamers—the Economic Recovery Can’t Wait

Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was introduced in 2012, it’s been a rocky nine years for Dreamers who have weathered on-again, off-again threats that they could be stripped of their protection from deportation at any time. That threat is closer than ever to coming true, now that a court has struck
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State Department Attorney Joins BAL, Adding More High-Caliber Immigration Talent to Government Strategies Team

Tiffany Derentz served in the Visa Office and as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Legal Advisor DALLAS (June 1, 2021) –“Immigration is central to recruiting top talent, and I am excited to work with businesses and assist them in navigating their global mobility needs,” said Derentz. “BAL is such a dynamic, forward-thinking firm,
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BAL is a Top-Ranked Firm, ‘Powerful Force in Corporate Immigration’ in newly released Chambers USA Guide

‘Strategic, efficient and very client-oriented.’ DALLAS, May 20, 2021 – Immigration powerhouse Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL) is once again a top-ranked law firm in the just-released Chambers USA 2021 guide, the prestigious annual ranking of the best law firms in the United States. Chambers rated BAL a Band 1 firm, calling it a “powerful force” in corporate immigration
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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP is Top Ranked in Chambers Global Guide for Seventh Year Running

Preeminent global ranking guide recognizes BAL’s “deep experience” and “ever-expanding US footprint” Dallas, February 26, 2021 – Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL), the world’s leading corporate immigration law firm, is once again a top-ranked firm in the 2021 Chambers and Partners Global Guide. This is the seventh year in a row that Chambers has
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Are your green card employees overseas? Re-entry to U.S. may be harder than you think.

For many U.S. immigrants, achieving lawful permanent residence, commonly known as a “green card,” is a momentous milestone and the final step in their immigration journey. Some employers assume that these employees are exempt from travel and entry restrictions once they have a valid green card. After all, employers no longer need to file extension
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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Expands Bay Area Reach, Launches Silicon Valley Campus

DALLAS, Jan. 26, 2021 — Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) LLP, the world’s preeminent corporate immigration law firm, opens the doors to its new office in Santa Clara, Calif., on Jan. 25. The expansion into Silicon Valley is not only part of the firm’s national growth strategy, it also solidifies BAL as the dominant immigration
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Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP Promotes Matthew Gross and Mark Yelich to Partner

Dallas, Jan. 4, 2021 – Berry Appleman & Leiden (BAL) LLP, the world’s preeminent corporate immigration firm, is pleased to announce the promotions of Matthew Gross and Mark Yelich to the partnership. “Matt and Mark exemplify the best of BAL, and we are excited to welcome them to the partnership. Both have an unwavering desire and
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Are your work-from-home employees prepared for a knock on their door from immigration?

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently resumed employer worksite visits that were put on hold because of COVID-19 and social distancing precautions. This may pose challenges for USCIS and your company, as much of the workforce is still working from home or telecommuting from outside the office. That means employees should be prepared
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