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Pollak PLLC Selected a 2022 Law Firm 500 Honoree

Posted by PR Team on Sat, Feb 25, 2023 @ 2:51 PM

Pollak PLLC Named a 2022 Law Firm 500 Honoree for Fastest Growing Law Firms in the U.S. 

Over the past 6 years, our team at Pollak PLLC, have been dedicated to providing excellence in customer service resulting in many happy clients. In doing so, our commitment and focus has taken us on a fabulous journey of growth – both personally and for our business. 

We are pleased to announce that our law firm has been named a 2022 Law Firm 500 Honoree awarded to the Fastest Growing Law Firms in the US. Although this recognition is calculated on growth, it could not be possible without the continued operational excellence and commitment to client service exhibited by our team each and every day.  

We are ranked 144th on the 2022 Law Firm 500 and have grown 70% year over year!

Thank you so much to our loyal clients, and partners who have supported us as we have grown.  Managing Attorney, Karen-Lee Pollak, commented “We are grateful and humbled to be acknowledged to be included in this elite list of the fastest growing law firms in the United States.  Our immigration team is passionate about what we do.  We know how critical and life-changing it is to move employees, investors, entrepreneurs and family to the United States in the most cost-effective and timely manner.  We pride ourselves on our excellent client service and this recognition illustrates both our dedication and talent and our firm’s commitment to immigration law.” 

Pollak PLLC specializes in providing comprehensive immigration solutions to corporations, small businesses, investors and families interested in obtaining immigrant and non-immigrant visas to live and work in the United States. 

The Law Firm 500 Award is an honor for our firm to receive and a tribute to our team. Of course, we could not have achieved this truly remarkable accomplishment without our devoted team members. Each in their own way has contributed to making this possible. 


As we continue to grow we encourage you to follow our progress and stay in touch! You can view the full list of 2022 Law Firm 500 Honoree firms here:  Law Firm 500 Honoree List 2022

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When Immigration Matters Selected to Top 100 Immigration Blogs By Feedspot

Posted by PR Team on Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 10:22 AM

We are excited to share that our blog, "When Immigration Matters" has been selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Immigration Blogs on the web. This is the most comprehensive list of on the internet and we are honored to be part of this!  We are thrilled that our thoughts and insights are valued and helping those seeking to immigrate to the United States.

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The Entrepreneur Start Up Visa is Back

Posted by PR Team on Mon, May 10, 2021 @ 4:37 PM

The Biden Administration has announced that it is reviving the International Entrepreneur Program, which provides foreign-born entrepreneurs a temporary immigration pathway for up to five years.  Primarily aimed at start-ups, the program will be accessible to individuals who have founded new companies within the three years prior to applying and that has attracted at least $250 000 in capital from American Investors or at least $100 000 in grants from Federal, State or local government agencies. 

The program was first introduced by the Obama administration in 2017 but was blocked from being implemented by President Trump shortly after his inauguration.   In reviving the program, the Biden administration hopes to attract promising entrepreneurs to the USA since the program not only allows its beneficiaries to legally work for their start-up companies, but it also provides work authorization for accompanying spouses.

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Posted by PR Team on Mon, Jan 25, 2021 @ 9:26 PM

Today January 25, 2021, President Biden issued a “Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Non-Immigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Disease.”   In regard to both immigrants and non immigrants:

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Karen-Lee Pollak Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for 2020

Posted by PR Team on Sat, Dec 12, 2020 @ 6:51 PM

DALLAS – Managing Attorney Karen-Lee Pollak from the Dallas law firm Pollak PLLC, once again has earned recognition as a Texas Super Lawyer in 2020 by Texas Monthly Magazine based on her work in Immigration Law.

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BREAKING:  Changes to USCIS Premium Processing Approved as Part of Resolution to Stop a Government Shutdown

Posted by PR Team on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 @ 10:00 PM

Breaking:  Tonight the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan continuing resolution to extend federal government funding through December 11 and avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month.

The legislation is H.R. 8337, the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2021 and Other Extensions Act.    

Part of this Act is Division D—The Employment Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act which increases the premium processing fee from $1440 to $2500 for Employment based Immigrant Visas in the EB1, 2 and 3 category and $1750 for nonimmigrant visas where premium processing was available as of August 2020.

It also expands premium processing to Multinational Executive and Manager Green Cards as well as EB2 National Interest Waivers. Cases must be adjudicated in 45 days.  The cost is $2500.  

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Lawsuit Filed to Set Aside Trump's April & June Proclamations

Posted by PR Team on Fri, Jul 17, 2020 @ 2:30 PM

Today, our client and 22 individual and organizational plaintiffs, including family-based immigrant visa petitioners, diversity visa lottery winners, and nonimmigrant visa sponsors, including those who want to bring in healthcare professionals from abroad to help during the pandemic, sued to prevent the devastating effects of President’s Trump’s unlawful and unconstitutional immigration ban.  Litigators from the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Justice Action Center and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono support from Mayer Brown LLP as Lead Counsel, filed the plaintiffs’ claims as an amended complaint in Gomez v. Trump, (copy attached) which had initially challenged President Trump’s April immigration ban.  Today’s amended complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, marks the first legal challenge to the entirety of President Trump's immigration ban, which has been extended through the end of 2020.

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Webinar with Yocket on Executive Order's Impact to Students and H1B Visa Holders

Posted by PR Team on Thu, Jul 02, 2020 @ 2:34 PM

Thanks to Yocket for hosting Karen on this webinar to discuss the impact of the executive order to students and H-1B visa holders.  The executive order impacts H-1B, H2, L1 and J Visas and suspends immigration to the USA until the end of the year December 31, 2020.  It goes into effect on June 24, 2020 at 12:01am.  This Executive Order only impacts people located outside the USA who do not already have visas or a travel permit to enter.     

Here is a link to the recording:


Yocket is an online platform that aims to be a one-stop solution for students planning to study abroad. It is connects aspiring students planning to study abroad with university officials and alumni to simplify the process and guide students in firming up their plans.


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Yudi J & Karen Break Down Trump's June 2020 Executive Order

Posted by PR Team on Wed, Jun 24, 2020 @ 10:06 PM

Many thanks to Yudi J for hosting Karen on his show to discuss Trump's suspension and travel ban.  The executive order impacts H-1B, H2, L1 and J Visas and suspends immigration to the USA until the end of the year December 31, 2020.  It goes into effect on June 24, 2020 at 12:01am.  This Executive Order only impacts people located outside the USA who do not already have visas or a travel permit to enter.     

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US-India IOC Immigration Webinar Features Karen-Lee Pollak

Posted by PR Team on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 @ 4:29 PM

The US-India Chamber of Commerce in Dallas-Ft. Worth is proud to sponsor this informative webinar on immigration and possible changes to the H-1B visa program.
Join Immigration lawyers Karen-Lee Pollak and Ann Badmus for an in-depth update about potential changes to the H1B visa program.

Date & Time: Friday, June 19, @ 2:00pm

Topic: H1B Rumors - What you need to know in case there are changes to the H1B visa program

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