Policy Updates

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

USCIS Policy Change has Serious Implications for Students & Exchange Visitors in F, J, or M Status

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued policy guidance that changes the way it calculates unlawful presence for foreign students and exchange visitors in F-1, J-1, and M-1 nonimmigrant status, as well as their F-2, J-2, and M-2 dependents. Under the previously established policy, the accrual of unlawful presence for F, J, and […] Read more

Family-Based Immigration: FAQs

Family-based immigration continues to be the primary vehicle used to gain U.S. citizenship and lawful permanent residence. Both citizens and legal permanent residents, commonly called LPRs, have the lawful right to sponsor others for visas if they meet the family member criteria under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Currently, family visas, or “Green […] Read more

Family-Based Immigration: The Current Environment

Family-based immigration continues to be the primary way people gain lawful residency in the U.S., but recent policy shifts and potential future changes to the system have made the process increasingly worrisome for those contemplating this process. For example, during fiscal year 2016, more than 800,000 people — upwards of 70 percent of all immigrants — […] Read more
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