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About Bernard P Wolfsdorf
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is an immigration attorney and a managing partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP (WR Global Immigration) an immigration law firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Santa Monica, San Francisco and Shanghai. Wolfsdorf has been designated as a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California for over 25 years.
WR Global Immigration is known worldwide for its excellence in providing value and top-quality global immigration representation.
Chambers USA – California rated only three firms as Tier 1, including WR Global Immigration. He has been consistently rated as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as the “2018 Lawyer of the Year for Los Angeles” by U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers in America. Wolfsdorf serves on the American Immigration Lawyers Association's EB-5 committee and he is a past national president of AILA, where he was awarded its Service Excellence Award for his voluntary contributions. EB5 Investors Magazine has named him in its Top 25 immigration lawyers for the past 5 years.
He is a frequent speaker and author on EB-5 topics. The firm is known for providing innovative solutions to complex issues for its clients and handles a broad range of global mobility cases. WR Global has developed the most advanced Immigrant Management System available – WRapid - that has transformed the practice of immigration law. Chambers USA describes him as “[o]ne of the hardest-working immigration lawyers around.”
Answers to EB-5 2104 Questions Answered
- What is the cost to file a Writ of Mandamus?
- Does USCIS require a source of funds details from non-EB-5 investors in an EB-5 project?
- How can we prove the source for funds from bitcoin investment for our EB-5 application?
- Is my I-131 still valid after the green card interview?
- How could the new I-526 processing time affect the adjudications of Writ of Mandamus?
- Can I apply for EB-2 after I receive the conditional green card from EB-5?
- Should I file for writ of mandamus for my I-526 pending for two years?
- How can I renew my advance parole document outside the U.S.?
- Is taking unemployment insurance money counted as public charge?
- How can I use loans against fixed deposits of a business for EB-5?
- How can I apply for EB-5 with an E-2 visa?
- How long does it take to process I-829 petitions?
- How could the Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization impact my EB-5 case?
- How long does it take to process an EB-5-based I-485?
- Can I sell equity of an EB-5 enterprise and re-invest to qualify for EB-5?
- How can we get back our EB-5 investment?
- What is the success rate of Writ of Mandamus for I-526 adjudication delays?
- Can I file an I-485 with an expired I-94?
- Do I need to be physically in the US to process I-829?
- How long does it take to process I-526 with expedition?
- How can I withdraw my I-526 application?
- What can I do if the EB-5 project owner decides to sell the land?
- Can I apply for EB-5 with a pending asylum application?
- What is the current wait time for Chinese EB-5 investors?
- Do F-1 students with pending I-485s have to leave the U.S. due to the new SEVP regulations?
- How can I apply for an extension on my re-entry permit outside the U.S.?
- How could the executive order improve I-526 processing?
- When can I get work authorization as an EB-5 investor?
- Can I include dependents in my I-829?
- How could executive order on immigration affect I-551 renewal?
- Do I need to apply for an SB-1 visa with a pending I-829?
- Does the time spent in Puerto Rico counted for naturalization?
- Can my I-829 be denied if I use government welfare programs?
- How should I fix mistakes in my DS-260 form?
- Can I travel out of the U.S. with a pending I-526?
- Does USCIS require I-485 interviews for EB-5 investors currently?
- Do I lose my EB-5 green card if my mother cannot meet residency requirements?
- How could the furlough of USCIS workers impact I-526 adjudication?
- How can I use my EB-5 business for an E-2 application?
- What happens if our EB-5 business cannot meet the projected revenue?
- How will the new executive order affect EB-5?
- Is USCIS processing I-526 petitions now?
- Do I have to apply for an EB-5 visa out of my home country?
- Can one have two pending I-485s?
- How can an EB-5 investor acquire a U.S. company?
- How can EB-5 investors apply for naturalization?
- How could a pending I-526 impact J-1 visa?
- Can a DACA beneficiary apply for EB-5?
- Why do I receive a "Your Name was Updated" notice from USCIS?
- How many pages does an I-526 petition contain?
- How effective is it to file an Ombudsman?
- How long does it take to process an I-526?
- What happens to our EB-5 visas if we are overseas for over six months?
- How can an F-1 student open an LLC and invest in real estate?
- What happens to our child if our I-829s are denied?
- How can my wife attend I-485 interviews with expired OPT?
- How can I change the visa interview location in DS-260?
- How can I file a EB-2 I-140 with a pending EB-5 I-485?
- What is the processing time for I-526?
- What is the processing time and cost of a Mandamus action?
- How could extended stay outside U.S. impact I-829s?
- How can I apply for EB-5 on H1-b?
- When should I file I-829 for my wife?
- How can I file an NIW I-140 with a pending EB-5 I-485?
- How should I handle two green card applications?
- Is contacting the congressman of my state advisable for accelerating my EB-5 case?
- How can I work under an E-2 visa while I-485 is pending?
- How can I file an adjustment of status application when my priority date is not current?
- How can I help my current spouse get a green card while I-829s for me and my ex-wife are pending?
- How can I withdraw my investment with a conditional green card?
- Am I still a legal resident after my I-551 stamp expires?
- How long is the waiting period for biometrics after submitting an I-829?
- Why is the processing time on USCIS website much shorter than it is for my case?
- How can I transfer fund for EB-5 from Bangladesh?
- When should I file a mandamus?
- Can I get back to H-1b status if my I-829 is denied?
- What is the best way to contact USCIS on I-526 inquiries?
- Does the new I-526 processing policy apply to cases filed in December 2018?
- What could cause the differences in I-526 adjudication timeline?
- What is the impact of public charge on my I-829 application?
- Will more visas be allocated to the EB-5 category?
- How can I apply for naturalization with continuous residency breaks?
- Could I experience any delays in my EB-5 visa process as a result of the Trump Immigration Ban and COVID-19?
- Will Indian EB-5 I-526 applications be processed faster?
- Can green card holders enter the U.S. if forced to stay abroad for an extended period of time due to COVID-19?
- Can I still enter the U.S. with my EB-5 visa in face of the Trump immigration ban？
- How does the Trump Immigration Ban affect my EB-5 process?
- Can I apply for EB-5 if I have applied for a U visa?
- How would the Trump immigration ban impact a pending I-829 application?
- How can I include my daughter in my EB-5 petition?
- How should we attract EB-5 investors?
- How can I protect my status if my EB-5 business goes bankruptcy?
- Do I need sponsorship for work permit if my I-526 has been approved?
- How can I work with a valid EAD and expiring I-94?
- How can we to remove a beneficiary after I-526 approval?
- What should we do if both the subscription agreement and the Memorandum are silent on the timing of repaying investment to investors after their I-829 are approved?
- Can EB-5 or E-2 business apply for the COVID-19 relief program?
- Can EB-5 investors file marriage-based green card application for spouses?
- How can we sell a business to an EB-5 investor?
- Will I-829 removal of conditions be impacted because of covid-19?
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