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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 »



Should I Hire an Immigration Attorney Even if I Plan on Pleading Guilty?

The Shapiro Law Group

Even if an immigrant plans on entering a guilty plea when charged with a crime, he or she should hire a Chicago immigration attorney. Working with an experienced attorney can help immigrants avoid deportation, conviction, and other consequences of a guilty plea. Read the rest of this entry »


Immigrant Visa Processing Changes to Expect in 2017

The Shapiro Law Group

A number of visa processing changes have been made so far this year, and more are expected throughout the remainder of 2017. Charles Oppenheim, the Department of State’s Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division, has recently shared his most recent report Read the rest of this entry »


Changing Jobs During the PERM Labor Certification Process

The Shapiro Law Group

PERM Labor Certification is the initial step that individuals need to take for employment-based green cards, but sometimes another job might come along during the immigration process that’s better suited for them. This can lead to uncertainty regarding whether or not they can get a PERM Labor Certification and change jobs at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »