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The team at Berardi Immigration Law is frequently contacted by the media throughout the globe. They have been interviewed by Forbes, The Huffington Post Mexico, The Los Angeles Times, and The National Post (Toronto), to name a few. Contact our team today for a radio, phone, or in-person interview. Our lawyers are at the forefront of national immigration trends.
Speaker at the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s new GEICO Power Lunch Series
On January 15, 2019, Rosanna Berardi was the very first speaker in the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce’s new GEICO Power Lunch Series. Rosanna spoke to a full house at the West Seneca Community Center & Library, where she discussed hot topics in immigration such as the government shutdown and Canada’s new DWI laws.
Why a D.W.I. conviction could now keep you out of Canada
It could now be a lot harder, longer and more expensive to get into Canada if you’ve been convicted of a D.U.I. or D.W.I. It used to be that anyone living outside Canada who has been convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is banned from traveling to the country for 10 years.
New Canadian Law Blocks Convicted Drunk Drivers from Entering Canada
Starting today, a new law takes effect in Canada that can impact your ability to cross the border. That is, if you’re convicted of drunk driving. The Canadian government now considers drunk driving a serious enough conviction to deny entry into Canada.
Buffalo is home base for some Canadian natives
Buffalo has become home base for three attorneys who were born in Canada. Francesco Savoia is an associate at Pfalzgraf Cunningham LLC, Tiffany McKenzie is counsel at Berardi Immigration Law and Christine Jurusik is a partner at Richards Jurusik Immigration Law.
Your iPhone at the U.S. border
Imagine this: You’re returning to the United States after a business trip abroad. While going through customs, you are unexpectedly pulled to the side and brought into secondary inspection. The officer asks for your cell phone and the password to access its content. As you travel for work very often, you keep all of your sensitive client and corporate information on this cell phone. You freeze…
Hot Topics at the U.S./Canadian Border
Do you cross the U.S./Canadian border in a business capacity? Do you send your employees to the U.S. for meetings, conferences, and trade shows? Our September session will focus on the recent changes at the border regarding work permits and business admissions.
Is the Travel Ban Illegal? Immigration Attorney Weighs in on Trump’s Executive Order
It’s been a busy weekend for immigration attorneys, who constantly fielded calls related to President Trump’s executive order that calls for a temporary immigrant and refugee ban from seven countries.
Trump’s move on H-1B visas won’t hinder Canadian applicants
U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest executive order to “Buy American and Hire American” likely won’t hinder the Canadians heading south to take up high-skill tech jobs, but may see more immigrants seeking work in Canada.
International law practices see changes amid Trump transition
The battle over the president’s travel ban has been raging between the states and the federal government since the original executive order was issued Jan. 27. It has been blocked, withdrawn, redrafted and blocked all over again.
Business Immigration Essentials
The best way to understand U.S. immigration law is to know that it is divided into two principal categories: immigrants and nonimmigrants. Immigrants are foreign nationals who are permitted to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.
Business Immigration Essentials
Since President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” the now infamous travel ban has bounced around the judicial system and provided us with an inside look at what really happens when an executive order is challenged.
What The SCOTUS Travel Ban Decision Means For Immigrants & Refugees
In a blow to immigrant rights advocates, on Tuesday morning the Supreme Court upheld the third iteration of President Trump’s executive order to stop members of seven countries — five of which are Muslim majority — from entering the country.
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Select USA Conference Speaking Event
Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi was honored to speak at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Select USA conference in Washington, D.C. on June 20, 2018. Rosanna’s panel discussed “Understanding Business Immigration Programs and U.S. Visas” and was attended by more than 100 prospective investors from around the world.
How Trump’s Family Separation Executive Order Leaves Wiggle Room For It To Continue
President Trump has insisted for weeks that only Congress could act to stop the practice of removing immigrant children from their families at the U.S. border. But he issued an executive order to address the subject Thursday that doesn’t actually require that his administration ends the practice.
Sessions ruling could impact number of asylum seekers coming to the U.S.
A ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week will severely limit the ability of asylum-seekers fleeing their country of origin from gang violence or domestic abuse to seek asylum status in the United States.
Immigration lawyers explain southern border situation
How did the United States get to the point of separating children from their parents at the southern border? 7 Eyewitness News got some clarification from Western New York immigration experts. Rosanna Berardi has been practicing immigration law for decades. She says, the laws haven’t changed, but the implementation of the laws have.
Column: Canada’s marijuana policy could be tricky at border
This summer, our friends north of the border plan to legalize recreational marijuana use. It will be lawful to purchase and smoke marijuana in Canada. This will raise a host of issues when crossing the U.S./Canadian border because the United States treats an “admission” of using marijuana the same as a “conviction” for purposes of admissibility.
NEBS Featured Speaker
On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Managing Partner Rosanna Berardi was one of the featured speakers at the New Exporters to Border States (NEBS) Seminar. This seminar is hosted quarterly in Buffalo, New York by the Ontario, Canada government and offers a practical, hands-on introduction to the basics of exporting to the United States.
Rosanna Berardi, on the Can-Am border
BLJ: Law firms join forces on immigration
‘Very damaging’ or inevitable? Lawyers assess US proposal to rummage through visitors’ social media
Small Shift in Handling Some Canadian Visas Could Make Big Waves
A Homeland Security Department pilot program is shifting the decision-making process on certain temporary visas for Canadians away from the border. But what is starting out as a relatively small test run could have much broader implications for this and other visa programs if the pilot is expanded …
Travel Abroad Could Spell Trouble for Green Card Seekers
There may be a new snag for immigrants in the employment-based green card backlog: an inability to travel outside the U.S. for three or more months at a time. “We’re basically forcing people to be grounded,” Laura Danielson of Fredrikson & Byron in Minneapolis told Bloomberg BNA …
Supreme Court won’t hear DACA case, for now
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t take up the Trump administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that temporarily keeps the DACA program intact before the case makes its way through the lower courts.
Under an injunction through two lower courts, the Department of Homeland Security must continue to accept renewal applicantions for the…
University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, Rosanna Berardi was one of the featured speakers at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Ask the Experts event. Rosanna Berardi gave a 20-minute presentation titled, “Your iPhone and the Border: Your Privacy Rights at the Border.”
Trump and NAFTA: The end to a robust trade agreement
The North American Free Trade Agreement was a hot topic of the 2016 presidential election. NAFTA received an unprecedented amount of attention by both candidates. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to “rip up” NAFTA, although his team has since clarified that he is “looking to rightsize it and make it fairer.”
Refugee resettlement agency on Trump’s ban:’Our clients are very concerned
Catholic Charities of Buffalo planned to welcome 19 refugees to Buffalo this week, but instead those refugees are temporarily banned from entering the United States for the next four months. An executive order signed Jan. 27 by President Trump suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and halts…
A Lawyer Aids Immigrants’ American Dreams Through Her Firm
When a mother and stepfather were kept an ocean apart from their teenage son for almost a year by U.S. immigration officials, Rosanna Berardi of Berardi Immigration Law came to the rescue. Marleen Pfeiffer, a Dane, had married a U.S. citizen in June of 2014, and become a permanent resident about a year later Her son, Mads, joined her in…
Nearly 13,000 Mexicans facing the threat of losing their jobs if the US withdraws from NAFTA
Mexicans living and working in the United States are not all illegal or criminal, as President Donald Trump has said, on the other hand, there are almost 13,000 professionals trained, with good jobs and who pay the same taxes as a US citizen : they are Workers with a TN visa product of the North American Free Trade…
Trump travel ban is ‘scary’ for Hollywood, which relies on a global talent pool
Los Angeles producer Rossi Cannon relies heavily on foreign directors and cinematographers to make commercials for brands such as Nike. Cannon, 48, never thought that her access to the global talent pool might be limited. Now she’s not so sure.
The election of President Trump, she says, has…
There are no digital secrets at the border
Each day, hundreds of foreign nationals travel to the United States for business meetings. Most business travelers carry a laptop and smartphone that contains confidential business information. This information may include e-mails from lawyers, proprietary data and trade secrets.
Imagine this: upon presenting your passport to Customs and Border Protection, you are…
Northern aliens: Around 100,000 Canadians live under the radar in U.S. as illegal immigrants
It was the late 1990s when the Canadian man crossed the border into the United States, a visitor like millions of others, free to stay up to six months.
Except that he never actually left the U.S., and never obtained U.S. government permission to stick around. He simply made a new life for himself in America. For the last 18 years, the Canadian…
Kuwaiti neurosurgeon invited to University of Miami denied entry into U.S.
A distinguished Kuwaiti neurosurgeon with ties to the South Florida medical community says he and his wife were singled out by a U.S. federal agent at an airport in Dubai last week and told, without explanation, that they could not enter the United States for vacation.