What Nurses Can Do: Waiting for Visa Availability

The Shapiro Law Group

Nurses affected by visa retrogression and waiting for their work visa availability can engage in various meaningful activities including developing clinical skills, pursuing higher studies, obtaining a relevant nursing experience, preparing civil documents, and taking English exams. Read the rest of this entry »

How President Trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order has Affected H-1B Work Visas [infographic]

President Trump’s Buy American and Hire American Executive Order will enforce immigration laws with policies that award H-1B visas to only the most skilled or highly paid workers.

Are Foreign Workers in Danger?

A recent executive order that seeks to protect U.S. economic interests may take jobs away from foreign nationals employed in the U.S. with H-1B work visas. 

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States Are Suing to End DACA

The Shapiro Law Group

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, joined by six other states, including Arkansas, Alabama, South Carolina, West Virginia, Nebraska and Louisiana filed a lawsuit Monday 1, 2018 to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, citing that its creation unconstitutional and violated the federal law. The lawsuit asserts that the Obama administration overstepped its authority when the program was created. Read the rest of this entry »

Failure of the US Immigration System Is Leaving Spouses Stuck

The Shapiro Law Group

The failure of the U.S immigration system is leaving spouses confused and many people are discouraged from applying for immigration relief for fear of becoming separated from their families. Several spouses and immigrant advocacy groups have moved to file lawsuits alleging that immigration officials have developed an illegal pattern of separating families and detaining noncitizen spouses who are trying to obtain lawful immigration status. Read the rest of this entry »

Federal Grant Funds Cannot Be Tied to Immigration Enforcement

The Shapiro Law Group

A federal judge on April 2018 issued a nationwide ban against a new policy that showed favoritism for local police departments that work with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on immigration enforcement. In 2017, Attorney General Jefferson Sessions made amendments regarding how scoring would be determined on applications for federal grant funds, Read the rest of this entry »

Will New Immigration Laws Prevent International Nurse Recruitment?

The Shapiro Law Group

The recruitment and professional landscape of Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) are likely to be affected by the new immigration policy that seeks to protect American jobs for native Americans. But this would mostly affect recruitment from countries under the travel ban. As the Trump administration stipulated, the aim of the new immigration laws was creating a lawful migration system, secure the American borders and cancel the visa lottery. Read the rest of this entry »