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Immigrants Missing Out On Workforce Development Services

September 2016: Karen Weinstock mentioned in a publication by the Bureau of National Affairs. “Immigrants Missing Out On Workforce Development Services”. Read the full article in the link.

Over half of successful start-ups were started by immigrants

March 2016: Weinstock Immigration Lawyers wishes to congratulate the immigrants to the United States who have started over half of all American start-up companies that reached revenues of $1 billion or more.

The issues behind H-1B visas

March 2016: The reasons why companies actually hire foreign talent and the obstacles they encounter when doing it.

Winning strategies for on boarding immigrant talent

March 2016: Hiring expert immigration counsel to guide GCs through every step of the process is absolutely essential to succeed. These best practices and tips will help general counsel to better manage these legal issues.

Family resisting deportation by taking sanctuary in a church

August 2015: Family takes sanctuary in a church to avoid been deported to El Salvador. They are threatened by an armed gang who forced their emigration from their country because they were been extorted. What will happen now?

Karen Weinstock featured in December’s Newsletter of Conexx

December 2014: Our managing attorney, Karen Weinstock was featured in the Member’s corner of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce.

What does President Obama’s new immigration plan mean to you?

November 2014: Last week, in a historic speech, President Obama announced that he will use his executive powers to help millions of undocumented immigrants come out of the shadows and obtain temporary permission to live in this country without fear of deportation.

How will the Midterm Election affect Immigration Reform?

November 2014: Agreed by everyone that the current immigration system is broken, what will happen now that the election is over?

Investor visas for Israelis around the corner 

October 2014: A new visa category allowing Israeli business owners and investors to work and live in the U.S.has grown closer to becoming reality thanks to recent moves by both governments.

Local police must stop Immigration enforcement

August 2014: A new report by advocacy associations has been published based on information released by government records obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. 

Conexx will present at anual business seminar

August 2014:  at the end of this month Conexx will host its 18th Annual Professional and Business Seminar at the Selig Center, offering area professionals an opportunity to become aware of the recent innovations in Israel and how their clients can capitalize on these developments.

U.S.-Born Citizens Would Benefit from Increase of H-1B Visas

July 2014: recent study shows the positive impact on economy and employment that a higher number of H-1B visas would have. Having a strong strategy when planning to hire international talent is crucial.

Also seen here: Chron, Stamford Advocate, Seattle Pi

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers Open

January 2014: Acclaimed immigration lawyer Karen Weinstock has opened her own immigration law firm to serve immigration clients in Atlanta and throughout the world with U.S. inbound immigration services. The new Atlanta Immigration law firm is called Weinstock Immigration Lawyers.

Immigration Lawyer Branches Out With New Firm

January 2014: Karen Weinstock and three other attorneys started their own immigration practice.

Infosys to be Fined $35 Million for Immigration Violations

November 2013: The U.S. government will fine Infosys, India’s second largest software exporter, approximately $35 million dollars for immigration violations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

ICE Finally Recognizes the Protection of Parental Rights in Removal Proceedings.

October 2013: The protection of parental interests is finally recognized by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the enforcement arm of DHS, as part of the agency’s commitment to a more humane enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws.

Danger in House Piecemeal Approach to Immigration Reform

August 2013: 400,562 young people or 72% of the estimated total eligible for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), have applied and been approved since last August.

New Georgia Law Limits Public Benefits for Undocumented Immigrants

August 2013: Obtaining public benefits in Georgia just became much more difficult for non-citizens.

Battle in the House After Immigration Reform Passes Senate

July 2013: Although a comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate recently, proponents of immigration reform now must gear up for a tough fight in the House of Representatives.

SCOTUS Strikes Down DOMA: Happy Day for Same-Sex Immigrant Couples

July 2013: Immigration Lawyers are informing their clients about same-sex marriage options now available for immigrants.

New Supreme Court Decision May Help Immigrants with Minor Drug Convictions

June 2013: Immigration Attorney Explains New Case That May Help Immigrants with Minor Drug Convictions

Video of Immigration attorney Zulma Lopez Talks SB160 with Mundo Hispanico

May 2013: Georgia immigration attorneys Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez talk about immigration reform and Georgia’s SB160 with Mundo Hispanico.

Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez Talk About Immigration Reform and SB160 with Mundo Hispanico

May 2013: Georgia immigration attorneys Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez talk about immigration reform and Georgia’s SB160 with Mundo Hispanico.

Video of Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez Talk About Immigration Reform

May 2013: Georgia immigration attorneys Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez talk about immigration reform with El Nuevo Georgia.

Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez Talk About Immigration Reform

May 2013: Georgia immigration attorneys Karen Weinstock and Zulma Lopez talk about immigration reform and Georgia’s SB160 with Latin American consuls.

Immigration Attorney Joins Top Atlanta Immigration Law Firm

May 2013: Georgia immigration attorney Zulma Lopez joins Weinstock

Immigration Reform Law Introduced Today in Congress Gives Hope To Millions of Immigrants

April 2013: Immigration Reform Law Introduced Today in Congress Gives Hope To Millions of Immigrants

U.S. Supreme Court Limits Protections for Non-U.S.-Citizens Who Received Bad Legal Advice

March 2013: U.S. Supreme Court Limits Protections for Non-U.S.-Citizens Who Received Bad Legal Advice

Immigration Reform May Happen This Year After All

January 2013: Georgia immigration attorney Karen Weinstock explains why immigration reform may happen this year despite political objections.

Atlanta Immigration Law Firm Selected as Finalist for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards

January 2013: Atlanta Immigration law firm Weinstock was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Business Excellence Awards.

U.S. Immigration System Prevents The Entry Of Needed Doctors, Nurses And Other Medical Professionals

November 2012: Immigration Lawyer in Atlanta Karen Weinstock: A recent report by NFAP found that the U.S. immigration system prevents the entry of needed doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals such as physical therapists.

U.S. Immigration Policy Stifles Immigrant Entrepreneurship

October 2012: Immigration Attorney in Atlanta Karen Weinstock: Our immigration system is more and more unwelcoming to immigrant entrepreneurs.

USCIS Systematically Undercounting H-1B Cap Usage

September 2012: Immigration Lawyer Karen Weinstock: A recent FOIA reveals USCIS has been undercounting H-1B visa usage by nearly 15%

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Fuel The U.S. Economy

August 2012: Immigration Attorney Karen Weinstock comments on a new report showing that immigrants are more than twice as likely to become entrepreneurs.

Karen Weinstock of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers Reviews Immigration Reform: DREAM Partially Comes Through To Immigrant Children

June, 2012: Managing Attorney Karen Weinstock comments on President Obama’s new policy to grant Deferred Action for children who came here at a young age, in a twist on the DREAM act. Find out whether you are eligible for DREAM or DACA.

NFAP Policy Brief Finds High Denial Rates for L-1 and H-1B Petitions by USCIS

February, 2012: Managing Attorney Karen Weinstock comments on the National Foundation for American Policy policy brief analyzing the government’s data which reveals that USCIS, our immigration agency, dramatically increased the denial rate of L-1 and H-1B petitions over the past four years, harming the competitiveness of U.S. employers and encouraging companies to keep more jobs and resources outside the United States.

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers Helps Client Fight Deportation

January, 2012: Weinstock helping client in Athens, long term U.S. resident, to fight against deportation.

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers Atlanta Office was selected to Best Law Firms in America and our managing attorney has been selected to Best Lawyers in America

September, 2011: Atlanta immigration lawyer Karen Weinstock has been selected by peers again to Best Lawyers in America and Atlanta immigration law firm Weinstock has been selected by peers and clients to Best Law Firms in America.

Georgia Immigration Panel Stirs Controversy

September, 2011: Georgia immigration lawyer Karen Weinstock interviews to Georgia Public Television about Georgia HB87’s immigration review board and its appointees.

DHS policies much change so that U.S. immigration policy can spark economy and attract entrepreneurs

August, 2011: Georgia immigration attorney Karen Weinstock explains that beyond just talking about it, DHS internal policies and adjudication trends must change in order for the economy to improve and for the U.S. attract foreign entrepreneurs.

New Study: Immigrants Create More Jobs

November, 2010: Weinstock Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Karen Weinstock explains a study finding that immigrants create more jobs.

Weinstock Selected to Best Immigration Law Firms in America

October, 2010: Weinstock was selected to Best Law Firms in America in the specialty of Immigration Law as one of the Best Immigration Law Firms.

Leaked Immigration Internal Memo Shows Its Director’s Support for Major Immigration Policy Changes

August, 2010: Weinstock Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Karen Weinstock explains the memo and its impact.

Atlanta Immigration Attorney Karen Weinstock: Research Shows Immigrants Don’t Take Jobs From Americans

May, 2010: Weinstock Atlanta immigration attorney Karen Weinstock discussed a recent research published by factcheck.org which demonstrates based on a lot of academic research that immigrants, even undocumented workers do not take jobs from Americans. In fact, the opposite is true — according to most economists and unbiased research tanks. USA Today.

Karen Weinstock Selected by Peers to The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys

February, 2010: Weinstock Atlanta immigration attorney Karen Weinstock has been selected by her peers to the International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Attorneys 2010 Edition. It is the official research partner publication of the International Bar Association and the American Bar ASsociation section of International Law.

H-1B Memo by USCIS Violates Employment Laws and Precendents

February, 2010: Weinstock Atlanta immigration attorney Karen Weinstock claims new memo by USCIS goes against employment laws and precedents.

Atlanta Immigration Attorney Karen Weinstock Selected By Peers to The Best Lawyers In America 2010

November, 2009: Karen Weinstock the managing attorney of the Atlanta Immigration Law Firm Weinstock has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America (2010) in the specialty of Immigration Law. Best Lawyers is one of the most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal world, and used by many publications such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Law.com and other esteemed publications.

Weinstock Atlanta Office And Its Managing Attorney Karen Weinstock Selected By Peers To The Best Lawyers In America 2010

October, 2009: Attorney Karen Weinstock, Managing Attorney of the Atlanta office of Weinstock was selected by her peers to the directory of The Best Lawyers in America for 2010 in the specialty of Immigration Law. Best Lawyers is one of the most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal world, and used by many publications such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Washington Post, Bloomberg, Law.com and other esteemed publications.

Labor Department Loses in Suit to Force Faster Decision on PERM Case

October, 2009: Weinstock Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Karen Weinstock recently won a landmark case in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Georgia against the U.S. Department of Labor to expedite adjudication of a PERM case.

Atlanta Immigration Attorney Publishes H-1B Visa Book

July, 2008: Attorney Karen Weinstock’s book on H-1B Visas was published recently, and GlobalAtlanta recently conducted an interview with Weinstock to discuss her book.

Federal court digest: Kurdish woman’s long battle ends with green card

April, 2007: Karen Weinstock was featured in an article about a Kurdish woman’s nine year battle to obtain permanent residency in the United States.

Suit Snips Red Tape for Iraqi Immigrant

September, 2006: Attorney Karen Weinstock represented an Iraqi man who was granted permanent U.S. residency. How immigration officials are trying to untangle red tape that has left his mother in a holding pattern for seven years.

Iraqi Refugees Stuck in Limbo in Mobile

June, 2006: Attorney Karen Weinstock was quoted in an article in reference to the case of Necheveran Barwary and his mother, who have been trying to gain residency in the U.S. for seven years.

GlobalEXECWomen 2006 International Woman of Influence Awards(TM) Nominees

February, 2006: Attorney Karen Weinstock was a finalist in the 2006 International Women of Influence Awards presented by GlobalEXECWomen and the International Council. The award goes to top female business and technology executives.

Atlanta Journal Constitution Op-Ed Column

Attorney Karen Weinstock wrote an op-ed for the Atlanta Journal Constitution in favor of a complete immigration reform since immigration enforcement only bill is impractical and would cause lasting damage to the U.S.

Israelis relocating to the U.S.

May, 2004: Globes, the leading Israeli business newspaper, featured an article by Karen Weinstock discussing the relocation of Israelis to the United States.

Honest People Pay For Anti-Terrorism Initiatives

August 4, 2003: The Atlanta Journal Constitution carried this editorial by Karen Weinstock on the Government’s immigration policies and new security measures since the Sept 11 terrorist attacks. Weinstock is managing partner in Weinstock’s Atlanta office.

Immigrants’ Contribution To Economy Cannot Be Ignored

September 23, 2002: Karen Weinstock, SSHD’s Atlanta Office Partner, wrote an article published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution discussing the vital contribution of foreign workers in the US.