On June 22, 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation suspending entry into the United States for certain employment-based nonimmigrant visa holders. The Proclamation is effective June 24, 2020,and it suspends such entry until December 31, 2020, pursuant to INA §§ 212(f) and 215(a), with exceptions as outlined below. The Proclamation also extends to December 31, […] Read more..

Executive Order Suspending Entry of Immigrants

On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a proclamation “Suspending Entry of Immigrants Who Present Risk to the U.S. Labor Market During the Economic Recovery Following the COVID-19 Outbreak.” The proclamation went into effect April 23, 2020 at 11:59 PM (ET). The proclamation suspends the entry of certain Immigrants into the U.S. for a period […] Read more..


The quickly evolving COVID-19 public health emergency has had an undeniable impact on daily life worldwide. BMK continues to monitor these unfolding events and assessing issues that may impact our clients. Through this website, the firm will provide ongoing updates concerning such impacts including travel restrictions and related protocol, agency closures, and immigration benefit compliance […] Read more..

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner partner, Deborah J. Notkin, to Moderate Webinar at 2019 Trends in PERM and BALCA Cases: What You Need to Know

BMK partner, Deborah J. Notkin, will be moderating a Webinar for the American Immigration Lawyers Association entitled “2019 Trends in PERM and BALCA Cases: What You Need to Know” later this month. This program is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, live via webcast, at 2:00 pm ET with a 90-minute duration. Ms. […] Read more..

Barst Mukamal & Kleiner partner, Deborah Notkin, included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News Best Lawyers for Immigration Law

BMKLLP partner, Deborah Notkin, has been included in the 2020 Edition of U.S. News’ Best Lawyers for Immigration Law. Moreover, The BMKLLP standout has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America, for her work in Immigration Law, since 1995. During her 30 years in practice, Ms. Notkin has acquired a nationally recognized expertise in […] Read more..

Alexis S. Axelrad at The Practising Law Institute: Immigration Law 2017 Seminar

The Practising Law Institute is holding the Basic Immigration Law 2017 seminar on March 2, 2017. The program will provide an overview of U.S. immigration law, including basic concepts of U.S. immigration law and procedure, and current developments and trends. Learn more about the seminar: This program will be extremely useful to attorneys who […] Read more..

FAQs Regarding the Executive Orders

Updated 2/2/17 TRAVEL BAN Q: I am on a nonimmigrant visa and I hold a passport of one of the affected countries, can I leave the U.S. and re-enter? A: As of 2/01/2017, the following citizens of the following countries on nonimmigrant visas should not depart the United States or if outside of the United […] Read more..

Immigration Related Executive Orders

On January 25, 2017, President Trump signed two executive orders regarding immigration. The first executive order entitled” Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements” directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure the U.S.-Mexico border by constructing a physical wall immediately. The order also instructs DHS to construct and operate detention facilities at or near […] Read more..

EB5 Immigration Visa Creates Jobs, Commerce, Revenue

The EB5 program has created millions of dollars to funnel into major residential housing and commercial projects, making the United States eager to welcome foreign entrepreneurs via the EB5 immigration visa. Thousands of people have an affordable home, well-paid employees are happily working, and foreign investors are earning US citizenship. Immigration Reform Meets Affordable Financing […] Read more..

2016 Immigration Policy: Year in Review

2017 is here, and most media and public attention are squarely focused on the expected changes in immigration policy to come with the inauguration of the president-elect next month. However, although not an especially momentous year for immigration reform, several noteworthy changes in US immigration have occurred over the last 12 months. Known Employer Pilot […] Read more..