Author: The Shapiro Law Group

Spouses and Fiances Could Soon Be Facing Another Immigration Hurdle

The Shapiro Law Group

Illinoisans who plan to marry foreign nationals may have a harder time getting fiance visas because the USCIS is planning to close its overseas operations. The overseas USCIS offices process fiance and marriage visa applications for people who are in foreign countries to allow them to join their loved ones in the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »


Is the US Dependent on Foreign-Born Doctors?

The Shapiro Law Group

The health care system in Illinois and in the U.S. depends on foreign-born doctors who come to the country to live and work. Often times through immigration lawyers, these doctors obtain special visas that allow them to work and live in the U.S. in exchange for serving in under-served areas. Read the rest of this entry »


Unjustly Deported Nurse Returns to US: Anything Is Possible

The Shapiro Law Group

A nurse who was deported and later won back her right to return to the United States should serve as an inspiration to people seeking work visas for nurses after getting removed under harsh immigration policies. The undocumented nurse, Maria Mendoza-Sanchez, had been deported under Trump’s hardline immigration policies in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


Make Sure Everything Is in Order When Applying for a Spouse Visa

The Shapiro Law Group

It is vital to have everything in order when applying for a spouse visa because failing to include the necessary documentation and fees could result in significant delays or denials. Petitions for spousal visas are examined more closely than other types of visa applications. Read the rest of this entry »


What You Should Know About the Visa Bulletin

The Shapiro Law Group

People in Illinois who have petitioned on behalf of their family members for family-based immigration visas need to understand the visa bulletin and how to read it. When people receive notice that their petitions on behalf of their loved ones have been approved, that does not mean that their family members can immediately move to the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »


New Policy Will Impact Spouse Visas

The Shapiro Law Group

In Aug. 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service released updated guidance that people who apply for spousal visas must remain married and living together until they take the Oath of Naturalization. Previously, people were required to remain living together until the date that they applied for naturalization. Read the rest of this entry »