US Resumes Premium Processing for H1-B Visas

The Shapiro Law Group

After premium processing of H-1B visas was temporarily suspended because of a large number of applications for work visas, the US is now resuming it.

The H-1B visa is a work visa intended to allow companies in the US to employ foreigners in certain occupations that demand specific expertise. Read the rest of this entry »

EB-5 Investor Visa Has Been Extended

The Shapiro Law Group

As part of the “Continuing Appropriation Act,” the EB-5 has recently been extended through till December 8, 2017. President Donald Trump signed the Act in September.The EB-5 visa program is intended to enable qualified investors from overseas to acquire green cards. Read the rest of this entry »

Restrictions on L-1 Visas Could Increase Outsourcing

The Shapiro Law Group

Forbes contributor Stuart Anderson has recently stated that recent L1 visa and US H1B restrictions could result in increased outsourcing of jobs. As the federal government and Congress continue to deny access to temporary visas, investing in outsourcing will only become more appealing. As a result of these restrictions, the US economy suffers and the country continues to lose its reputation as an embrace of foreign workers and investment. Read the rest of this entry »

Will Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Lose Their Right to Work?

The Shapiro Law Group

Work permits for H-4 visa holders could soon disappear. While the H-1B visa allows families of immigrant employees to live in America, these family members were often restricted by H-4 visas, which are issued to spouses of H-1B visa holders. Until recently, Read the rest of this entry »

Green Card Lottery Winners Are at a Loss

The Shapiro Law Group

Trump’s recent travel ban has been utilized to deny Green Cards to visa lottery winners from affected countries like Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, according to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. In July, the ACLU stood against the Trump administration’s denial of Green Cards to these U.S. Green Card lottery winners. Read the rest of this entry »