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Guidance on the President’s Immigration, Deportation, and Deferred Action Executive Orders

Among other executive actions, on November 20, 2014, the President announced significant changes to removal and deportation policies, as well […]

Guidance on the President’s Immigration Initiatives

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a number of executive orders impacting US immigration policy. The Shapiro Law Group […]

How to Sponsor Same-Sex Spouse for Green Card

Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor in June 2013, in which the Court struck down section […]

What Employers Need to Know about the New my E-Verify Program

Last month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the launch of myE-Verify—a new website for employees. Whereas E-Verify is used by […]

November 2014 Visa Bulletin

The Department of State has released its November 2014 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates […]

Court Holds that USCIS Should Consider “Life Experience” as Part of Specialized Knowledge Requirement for L-1B Visa

The L-1 visa is often used to facilitate intra-company transfers of foreign national employees to work in a U.S. facility. […]

Why Your Company Should Consider Hiring Foreign IT Workers

Many employers look overseas to fill their employment needs. As we recently reported, hiring highly-skilled foreign nationals – particularly for […]

How Highly Skilled Foreign Workers Boost Productivity and Wages

An employer’s human resources goals are generally quite simple: attract the best employees to get the job done. But attracting […]

How Can an Employer Help an Employee with a Work Visa Obtain Permanent Residency?

Employers often seek temporary work visas for foreign national employees, but in some cases, an employer may want to sponsor […]