This Week in Immigration

Atty. Richard Wilner

Atty. Richard Wilner Richard M. Wilner is a principal in the firm of Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC. He is Board Certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California’s Bureau of Legal Specialization. He is a former Commissioner for the State Bar’s Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in International Business Practices and a Juris Doctor from McGeorge as well. Additionally, he was granted a Certificate in International Law by the National University of Singapore.

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The Trump administration on sanctuary cities

Generally, a sanctuary city is viewed as a place where individuals without lawful immigration status may reside without undue fear of targeted raids, harassment and mass deportation.  So-called sanctuary cities do not provide immunity to those residing in the U.S. … Continue reading

May 19, 2017

What’s next for immigration reform?

Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the federal district court in Brownsville, Texas, issued an injunction preventing the new expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and  Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs from moving … Continue reading

February 27, 2015

Immigration reform on the horizon

AT Wilner & O’Reilly, we have come across many heart-warming success stories that give strength to the need for Immigration Reform. Since 2012, there have been some extensive changes in US immigration laws.  Many have benefitted, but more needs to … Continue reading

September 13, 2014

Leaders in immigration law

ON August 2, 2014, Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC celebrate its 11th anniversary.  Eleven years ago, it started with a vision from Richard Wilner & Kelly O’Reilly to start a boutique firm that specializes in immigration and nationality law.  From a … Continue reading

August 16, 2014

Proposed provisional unlawful presence waivers

IN January of this year, we first wrote about this exciting topic, which was based on the January 6, 2012 announcement by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  In the announcement, USCIS indicated its intent to amend the regulations pertaining … Continue reading

November 16, 2012

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