Proposed RAISE Act could create most drastic changes to US immigration laws in 50 years

Up & Coming Lawyers: Leon Versfeld, 33

* Versfeld & Hugo, managing member * University of Pretoria, South Africa * Immigration law Leon Versfeld applies a global perspective to help his clients navigate a complex sea of immigration law. A native of Pretoria, South Africa, Versfeld founded…

Race is on for H-1B visas

The annual race for H-1B visas is under way, but if you’re only starting your application now, it’s probably already too late. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services opened a weeklong window Monday for companies to file visa applications for highly…

KC man from South Africa remembers Mandela

Born and raised in the country transformed by the anti-Apartheid icon, Kansas City resident Leon Versfeld finds sadness but celebration in the passing of icon Nelson Mandela. “How fortunate are we to live during the lifetime of this great man?…

Some warn Obama’s plan could still lead to deportations

President Barack Obama’s executive order on dealing with the issue of illegal immigration sparked heated debate on Friday. Of the 11 million people living in the United States illegally, Obama would allow 5 million to avoid temporary protection from immediate…

Living the Dream

From top athletes to top companies, South African native Leon Versfeld guides clients through immigration law with a global touch. After working as an advocate of the High Court of South Africa for almost two years—a role in which, under…