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 Update affecting Virtually all Nonimmigrant Classifications Filed using Form I-129.

USCIS has issued updated policy guidance this week which directs officers to apply the same level of scrutiny when adjudicating both initial petitions and extension requests. The updated policy guidance applies to virtually all nonimmigrant classifications filed using Form I-129. Previously, officers were to give deference when a petition had been approved and an extension […] Read more..

BMK Partner Deborah J. Notkin Admitted to Practice Law Before the Connecticut Bar

For over 25 years, partner Deborah J. Notkin of Barst Mukumal & Kleiner, LLP has served as a distinguished immigration attorney in New York. As of June 30, 2017, Ms. Notkin has been admitted to practice law in the state of Connecticut by the Connecticut Bar Association. As a lead attorney of BMK’s PERM unit, […] Read more..

Human Resource Executive Names BMK Partner Deborah Notkin one of the Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys

Once again, partner Deborah Notkin of Barst Mukumal & Kleiner, LLP has been named by Human Resource Executive as one of the Top 20 Most Powerful Immigration Attorneys in the country. Now in its tenth year, the Guide to the Most Powerful Employment Lawyers is compiled by Lawdragon and recognizes the top 100 employment lawyers […] Read more..

Travel Advisory

UPDATE March 6th, 2017: On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States which revokes and replaces an initial order issued on January 27, 2017.  As with the initial order, the new order suspends all immigrant and non-immigrant entry of nationals and […] Read more..