Theodore (Ted) Ruthizer


  • Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Editor: Please review for our readers the principal immigration reform proposals in the Border Security and Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.
  • Recent Developments In Immigration Law
    Monday, January 3, 2011
    The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") has been making unannounced site visits at companies that file H or L work visa petitions for their workers. For the most part, the visits have focused on a company's H-1B workers. The United States Department of Labor ("DOL") also has been carrying out its own investigations. For example, in...
  • Wednesday, June 2, 2010
    Editor: There is much publicity today about Arizona's enactment of a state law regarding what many consider an illegal interference in questioning random persons within its borders. There are those who support the action of the Arizona legislature in enacting the law as necessary in view of the absence of federal action. Do you expect that this law will be...
  • Sunday, March 1, 2009
    Editor: Would you first tell our readers something about your background in immigration law?
  • Friday, June 1, 2007
    Editor: Would each of you gentlemen tell our readers something about your professional experience? Koestler: I am a partner at Kramer Levin and a member of the business immigration group. I have been practicing in this area of the law since 1993. I am a former Chair of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • Sunday, October 1, 2006
    On August 28, 2006, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting certain employment-based immigrant visa petitions for Premium Processing Service, meaning that, for an additional $1,000 fee, the cases will be adjudicated within 15 calendar days. Later, the pool of petitions eligible for Premium Process was expanded, and now includes...
  • Saturday, October 1, 2005
    Editor: Would each of you summarize for our readers your career experience? Ruthizer: I have been practicing immigration law since the mid-1970s. I started with a small boutique firm that specialized in business immigration. In the late 1980s I moved on to become the first full-time immigration partner at a major New York firm which eventually merged...
  • Friday, October 1, 2004
    Editor: Would each of you gentlemen tell our readers something about your background and experience?