Many employers hire foreign nationals to work in the United States, but the process of obtaining the necessary work permits for foreign national employees can be difficult and time-consuming. The success of a visa petition…more
Divorce is an unfortunate reality for many couples. In fact, approximately 41 percent of first marriages and 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Divorce is a stressful and unsettling time for anyone, impacting a…more
The Department of State has released its April 2014 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates for specific countries in order to regulate the flow of visa applications. Foreign nationals are…more
The process of obtaining a marriage-based green card can be long and fraught with challenges. Married couples seeking to obtain a green card for one of the spouse should keep in mind the following do’s and don’ts when embarking…more
Many people use the words “work visa” and “green card” interchangeably when they are talking about employment-based immigration, but there are several key differences between the two immigration options.
As we move toward a more global economy, many employers are choosing to hire foreign nationals to meet their employment needs. While hiring a foreign national may be in an employer’s best interest, the process of obtaining the…more
Employers take note: Vigilance and accuracy is key when it comes to I-9 employment verification forms.
I-9 investigations are at an all-time high, with more than 3,000 audits taking place in 2012 compared to only 250 in…more
America is home to more than 21 million non-citizen immigrants, according to Kaiser Health News, and for many of these immigrants, health coverage is a top concern. Given that the health care landscape has undergone significant…more
The PERM labor certification program allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work in the U.S. permanently. In most cases, the employer must first obtain a certified labor certification application from the Department of…more
Businesses looking to obtain capital and financing for projects in the United States often think of bank loans or securities offerings, but the EB-5 investor program is a little-known investment vehicle that is a viable option…more
The U.S. tax filing deadline is fast approaching on April 15, 2014. Green card holders often have a number of questions when it comes to tax obligations. As we explained in this recent post, green card holders are generally…more
At Shapiro Law Group, clients often come to us after a visa petition has been denied. In order to prevent a visa denial, it is helpful to be aware of some of the pitfalls and reasons for potential denial of a visa petition…more
Tax season is upon us and Americans across the country are busy preparing their state and federal income tax returns. Many green card holders wonder whether they are subject to U.S. tax reporting obligations and, if so, what…more
The EB-5 investor visa is a business-based immigration option for foreign nationals with significant investments in the United States.
What is the EB-5 investor program?
The EB-5 visa was created as part of the…more
The 2015 H-1B visa application period is fast approaching and applicants are reminded to act quickly so that a petition can be submitting in a timely manner. It is highly recommended that applicants submit the H-1B visa…more
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