Immigration and Firm News

I had the pleasure to volunteer my time and service at the Citizenship Day event in Yakima, Washington where I helped permanent residents review their eligibility and prepare forms for naturalization applications.  Started by an American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) colleague back in 2004 or so, the program has become a national one in many AILA chapters.  Around 2009 or 2010, I had the good fortune as chair of the AILA Washington Citizenship Day Committee to form a partnership with … [Read more...]

I am pleased to announce that on March 3, 2015, I will be participating in a national webinar hosted by the American Immigration Lawyers Association on "Immigrant Options for Small and Start-Up Businesses."   This program will focus on the unique challenges faced by foreign personnel working for small businesses, or founding start-up companies.  We will discuss various permanent residence options, ability to pay, bona fide job opportunities, capitalization, business plans, and best practices for … [Read more...]

Here at the Seattle immigration Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, we are committed to serving the men and women in uniform and their families.  On this Veterans Day, we take pride in honoring our clients who are serving or who have served in the military, and the organizations that we assist in their help for military families.  In 2014, I have had the pleasure to serve on the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Military Assistance Project (MAP) Task Force.  The Task Force oversees … [Read more...]

Seattle Immigration Attorney, Bonnie Stern Wasser, will be a speaker about immigration law and the military at the upcoming September 10-11, 2014 Washington State Bar Association training for military Judge Advocate Generals (JAG). This two-day seminar will be held in Seattle, Washington and is hosted by the Legal Assistance to Military Personnel Section of the Washington State Bar Association.  The program, Military Legal Assistance APR 8(g) Training CLE, is specially designed for military and … [Read more...]

I am honored to report that I will be serving on the American Immigration Lawyers Association US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) International Operations Committee.  This part of USCIS deals with issues related to I-130 family petitions and waivers of inadmissibility filed abroad, adoption, and humanitarian parole. The committee monitors trends in these areas.  From time to time, the committee also prepares practice advisories for AILA members. The USCIS international Operations … [Read more...]

Welcome to the newest website for the Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser.  It was time for an update. The new site is intended to be more client-oriented with a focus on how we solve problems for clients.  Please provide your comments and suggestions for content ideas, navigation, or other features. A new Advocacy page has been added to educate readers about why we need immigration reform and the necessary components needed for such reform plus comments about the immigration reform debate. … [Read more...]

I am pleased to announce that my newly revised article, “Investing for Fun and Profits in the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Industries” was just published in the second edition of Immigration Options for Artists and Entertainers published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The first edition of this popular book was published back in 2007. Although we typically think of O, P and Q visas for artists, entertainers and athletes who are tops in their fields, or “culturally unique,” … [Read more...]