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Limiting Legal Immigration Makes Labor Shortage Worse

The Shapiro Law Group

Businesses in Illinois are suffering from a labor shortage in part because of the limits that the Trump Administration has placed on legal immigration. The government has been delaying approvals of work visas, requesting additional information, and denying more applicants. Businesses have stated that they have struggled to fill their open positions Read the rest of this entry »


MIlitary Spouses Facing Citizenship Struggles

The Shapiro Law Group

Despite the military service of their husbands and wives, military spouses who are in the country illegally may be deported and might need help to adjust their statuses. One does not need to be U.S. citizens to join the U.S. Armed Forces, but they do have to be lawful permanent residents. Read the rest of this entry »


Working Multiple Jobs On an Employment-Based Visa

The Shapiro Law Group

Foreign nationals who are working in Illinois with H-1B visas are able to work for multiple employers, but they must obtain an approved I-129 for each employer. H-1B visa holders may not simply start working a part-time job without having an H-1B petition filed for that employer. Read the rest of this entry »


What Do USCIS Application and Benefits Processing Delays Mean to You?

The Shapiro Law Group

USCIS applications and benefits processing delays may cause multiple problems for immigrants and their employers. Families may face long periods of separation and financial hardships while employers may have to wait for long periods of time to fill their vacancies. Read the rest of this entry »


H-1B Visa Transfers: What You Should Know

The Shapiro Law Group

Workers who have entered the U.S. on H-1B visas may change their jobs through the H-1B transfer process. While the process is called a transfer, the worker must apply for a new H-1B visa after he or she has been offered a new job. The new employer must file a petition on behalf of the worker, but the worker can work while it is pending. Read the rest of this entry »


Applying for a Fiance Visa? Here’s What You Need to Know

The Shapiro Law Group

Illinoisans who plan to marry foreign nationals should understand several important things about the K-1 visa process so that they can determine whether they might be eligible to apply for visas for their fiances. Applicants must be U.S. citizens to apply for K-1 visas for a fiance. Read the rest of this entry »


Know Your Rights Campaign Helping Immigrants in Illinois

The Shapiro Law Group

In response to the federal government’s recent hardline immigration stance towards immigrants and sanctuary cities, the Illinois state attorney general initiated the Know Your Rights Campaign, which is focused on informing immigrants what to do if they are stopped by ICE agents or the police. Read the rest of this entry »