Ronald Shapiro

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900 Skokie Boulevard Suite 240
Northbrook, IL 60062, United States
Phone: 847.564.0712
Fax: 847.564.0871
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  • Immigration Law
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How Social Media Can Impact the Fiance Visa Process

As social media continues to grow in popularity as a means of sharing relationship activities with people, fiancé visa applicants should also understand how it could impact the visa process. A record of online communications…more
 /  Immigration Law

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

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…more
 /  Immigration Law

Immigrant Visa Processing Changes to Expect in 2017

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…more
 /  Immigration Law

Chicago Continues to Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Immigrants

Chicago recently launched a public-service campaign to welcome immigrants to the city. As a sanctuary city, Chicago plans to celebrate its thousands of immigrants by providing important support and resources…more
 /  Immigration Law

Changing Jobs During the PERM Labor Certification Process

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…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

DACA Program Hangs on by a Thread

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) remains in effect, but there is considerable pressure building in legislatures across the country to end the program. As of January 2017, more than 750,000 applicants were granted…more
 /  Immigration Law

Chicago Lawsuit Underscores Need for Improved Regulation of Government Watch Lists

An illegal immigrant alleges he had his application for immigration relief denied because the Chicago Police Department wrongly included him in their gang database. These events show how much damage being included on a…more
 /  Immigration Law

Can You Sponsor Your Same-Sex Partner for a Green Card in Chicago?

In Illinois, same-sex unions gained legal recognition in 2014, and green card sponsorship for a foreign national came with that legal status. Despite being legal, permanent US residents often must still seek a Chicago…more
 /  Immigration Law

Illinois Bill Takes Aim at Administration’s Immigration Policies

In response to fears of a government crackdown on undocumented immigrants by the Trump administration, the Illinois senate passed a bill that would prevent police from arresting people solely based on their immigration statuses…more
 /  Immigration Law

Will the Tech Industry Be Trumped By Immigration Reform?

The Trump Administration could soon make it more difficult for talented immigrants to obtain tech jobs in the United States. As President Trump takes aim at technology companies throughout the nation who use H-1B visas and a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Agricultural Industry May Be Harmed by Trump’s Hardline Immigration Approach

Farmers in Illinois and across the country are afraid that the Trump administration’s hardline approach to immigration may decimate their available workforce. According to research into data from the U.S. Department of Labor by…more
 /  Agriculture, Immigration Law

USCIS Temporarily Suspends H-1B Premium Processing Petitions

Premium processing has been temporarily suspended by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for all Fiscal Year ’18 H-1B petitions. Effective immediately, it is expected to last less than six months. This…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Does Length of Time in the US Count for or Against Unauthorized Immigrants?

An unauthorized immigrant going through removal procedures can apply for a cancellation of removal waiver. The waiver can allow an unauthorized immigrant to remain in the United States permanently if they have lived in the…more
 /  Immigration Law

Why are Americans Working Abroad Giving Up Citizenship?

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…more
 /  Immigration Law, International Law & Trade, Taxation

Choosing the Best Path to a Green Card

There are many paths to obtaining a Green Card. Deciding which path is best to follow depends on an individual’s personal circumstances. Whichever path is taken, a Green Card grants an individual permanent residency. This allows…more
 /  Immigration Law
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