E-2 Visa for Israeli Nationals

On May 1, 2019, U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that E-2 Treaty Investor visas became available for Israeli nationals. For citizens of a treaty country, an E-2 visa is a convenient way to obtain a visa to enter, work, and live in the United States. The E-2 Treaty Investor visa is a non-immigrant […] Read more..

New EB-5 Rules to take effect November 21st, 2019.

On July 24th, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule making significant changes to the EB-5 Immigrant Investors Program. The final rule will go into effect on November 21st, 2019. In order for investors to be grandfathered under the much lower, $500,000 investment amount, they must file their I-526 petitions […] Read more..

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner Partner Alexis S. Axelrad Re-elected to AILA Board of Governors.

On June 20th, BMK partners Alexis S. Axelrad and Deborah J. Notkin spoke at the American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Conference on Immigration Law in Orlando, Florida. Ms. Axelrad spoke at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Open Forum as well as Regulatory and Policy Changes at USCIS and DOS: Part II. Ms. Notkin […] Read more..

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner Partner Deborah J. Notkin quoted in Bloomberg Law

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner partner Deborah J. Notkin has been quoted in Bloomberg Law. Read the full article, “Big Immigration Impact Could Come From Modest Deficit Proposal,” here. For over 25 years, partner Deborah J. Notkin has served as a distinguished immigration attorney in New York. Learn more about Ms. Notkin here. Read more..

Alexis S. Axelrad to Speak at AILA Audio Seminar this March

BMK Partner, Alexis S. Axelrad, will be leading an audio seminar, hosted by AILA, for which she is an acting member of the Board of Governors, in order to discuss the latest U.S. Customs and Border Protection practices through the United States. The seminar will take place on March 14th, 2019 at 2:00pm EST and […] Read more..

Alexis S. Axelrad to Speak at Ajax Union LinkedIn Meetup in Dumbo

BMK Partner, Alexis S. Axelrad, will be delivering a speech surrounding immigration law as it pertains to business owners and entrepreneurs at an upcoming networking event in Brooklyn, NY. The event, LinkedIn Meetup in Dumbo – Networking March Madness, will take place on March 27th, 2019 at 6:00pm EST at WeWork Dumbo Heights, 81 Prospect […] Read more..

Partial Government Shutdown 2019: Implication on US Immigration

The debate over border security funding continues as we enter the fourth week of 2019. There has been little to no sign of compromise or resolve between President Trump and Congress. Approximately 25 percent of government functions are currently shut down. How does this affect future and existing immigration cases? While the answer still remains […] Read more..

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner Attorneys Are Listed as Super Lawyers

BMKLLP is pleased to announce that three of our distinguished partners have been selected as Super Lawyers in the New York metro area for immigration again in 2018. Deborah J. Notkin, Alexander G. Rojas, and Alexis S. Axelrad are recipients of this honor due to their deep expertise, outstanding dedication, and advocacy on behalf of […] Read more..

Deborah Notkin is recognized as one of the top 20 Business Immigration Attorneys in the US

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner LLP is pleased to announce that Ms. Deborah Notkin has been recognized as one of the Top 20 Business Immigration Attorneys in the United States by Human Resource Executive.  HRE is the premier publication focused on strategic issues in HR.  It is written primarily for vice presidents and directors of human […] Read more..

Recent USCIS Policy Memos on RFEs/NOIDs & Notices to Appear (NTAs) to Impact a Wide Range of Visa Holders

POLICY UPDATE Implications of USCIS Policy Memos concerning (1) Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens and (2) Issuance of Certain RFEs and NOIDs; Revisions to Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 10.5(a), Chapter 10.5(b) Two recent policy memoranda issued by the […] Read more..