Category: Employment-Based Immigration

The Future of H-1B Visas

The Shapiro Law Group

Legislators in Washington are considering a number of changes to the H-1B visa program that could significantly alter, and ultimately reduce the number of visas issued in the future. Individuals wishing to immigrate to the United States for work should closely monitor these proposed changes and consult with an immigration attorney in Chicago to determine how these changes could affect their ability to secure a visa for their employment. Read the rest of this entry »


DHS Finalizes Rules on Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas

The Shapiro Law Group

In November, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued its final rules on the employment-based, non-immigrant and immigrant visa programs available in the United States. The changes were intended to make it easier for US employers to hire foreign citizens eager to work in the country. These rules will come into effect on January 17th, 2017. Read the rest of this entry »


Why are Americans Working Abroad Giving Up Citizenship?

The Shapiro Law Group

Many Americans working abroad are renouncing their citizenship because of tax requirements imposed by U.S. tax laws. For Illinois residents employed overseas, an immigration lawyer in Chicago can explain tax laws that have an impact on people working in a foreign country. Read the rest of this entry »


Immigration Reform and the American Economy

The Shapiro Law Group

America’s broken immigration system is in desperate need of reform, and according to expert analysts, changes to the system could have a significant impact on the U.S. economy. While advocates for immigration reform are quick to highlight the economic boost that would likely result, critics point out a number of negative effects it could have on the American economy, native born laborers, and the United States as a whole.

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Common Issues Confronting Corporate Recruiters

The Shapiro Law Group

A variety of factors from increased government crackdown on businesses employing illegal immigrants to a gap between the skills American companies require and the skills American workers can provide. Businesses all over the country are spending ever greater attention on immigration law matters as they make up their workforce gaps. Unfortunately, companies are continually confronted with the same set of problems as they try to navigate the nuances involved in immigration law matters. Read the rest of this entry »


Proposed Legislation Would Restrict H-1B Visas

The Shapiro Law Group

As Congress has increased its scrutiny on immigration and related issues, a proposed bill would change the application process and restrict H-1B visa exemptions for certain workers. Chicago corporations have relied on the availability of H-1B visas to hire foreign nationals to fill highly skilled positions for which the companies have had difficulty finding qualified U.S. citizens and residents. Read the rest of this entry »


Labor Certification Offers Employers More Permanent Options For Skilled Workers

The Shapiro Law Group

The foreign worker program in the United States allows employers to hire non-American workers for a variety of skilled and unskilled positions. Most employers are familiar with the H-1 temporary work visa program; however, for skilled laborers, an immigration lawyer in Illinois can find a more permanent solution through the EB visa program.
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