Will the Tech Industry Be Trumped By Immigration Reform?

The Shapiro Law Group

The Trump Administration could soon make it more difficult for talented immigrants to obtain tech jobs in the United States. As President Trump takes aim at technology companies throughout the nation who use H-1B visas and a variety of other business visa programs to bring skilled foreign workers into the workforce, science and technology sectors of the economy could suffer a significant blow. Read the rest of this entry »

Agricultural Industry May Be Harmed by Trump’s Hardline Immigration Approach

The Shapiro Law Group

Farmers in Illinois and across the country are afraid that the Trump administration’s hardline approach to immigration may decimate their available workforce. According to research into data from the U.S. Department of Labor by the Associated Press, as much as 46 percent of the workforce of the agricultural industry is made up of undocumented immigrants. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that increased deportations of agricultural workers could lead to substantial economic problems and result in food price increases of as much as 6 percent. Read the rest of this entry »

Can You Sponsor Your Same-Sex Partner for a Green Card in Chicago?

The Shapiro Law Group

In Illinois, same-sex unions gained legal recognition in 2014, and green card sponsorship for a foreign national came with that legal status. Despite being legal, permanent US residents often must still seek a Chicago immigration attorney to help them face the challenges that come with helping their partner obtain their green card. Read the rest of this entry »

Kushner Road Show Brings Spotlight to EB5 Visas

The Shapiro Law Group

Dubbed “the golden visa” by Chinese investors, the EB5 immigration program is taking front and center stage in light of a promotion undertaken by the family company of Trump’s top White House adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Kushner Companies has successfully motivated some of China’s wealthiest to invest in Kushner1, a U.S.-based commercial real estate project. Read the rest of this entry »

USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Premium Processing Petitions

The Shapiro Law Group

Premium processing has been temporarily suspended by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for all Fiscal Year ’18 H-1B petitions. Effective immediately, it is expected to last less than six months. This can impact employers whose employees wish to leave the USA during this time. Read the rest of this entry »

Illinois Trust Act to Protect Immigrants

The Shapiro Law Group

Although tension continues to build as an increasing number of communities reject President Trump’s anti-immigration agenda, lawmakers in Illinois remain dedicated to protecting immigrants. And individuals and families who are unauthorized immigrants in Illinois may no longer need to be afraid to leave their homes if those who support the Illinois Trust Act have anything to say about it.

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Green Card Holders and Dual Citizens Concerned with New Administration

The Shapiro Law Group

The winds of change are blowing and no one knows what changes they will kick up as legislators across the country debate immigration reform. Caught up in the heated discussions are the futures of millions of legal permanent residents and dual citizens who are unsure how the changes will affect them and their families. Read the rest of this entry »