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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Trump’s Travel Ban Does Not Include Fiances

Hours before the revised travel ban took effect, the Trump administration reversed its decision and is now allowing foreign fiancés to travel to the United States while the ban is in place. Trump’s travel ban on six mainly…more
 /  Immigration Law

Clarifying the Rules for Certain L-1 Visa Petitions

The USCIS published an updated rule clarifying the rules for certain intracompany transferee L1 visa petitions. An employer filing an L-1 visa petition for the intracompany transfer of a foreign employee must substantiate that,…more
 /  Immigration Law

Converting Your H-4 Visa

H-4 visa holders may consider converting to other status options to access job opportunities in the U.S and avoid getting blocked from working in the jobs they have already secured. Since many H-4 visa holders are as educated…more
 /  Immigration Law

Trump Tells Salvadorans: Leave the Country or Adjust Your Legal Status

he Trump Administration’s announcement in January that special protections for Salvadoran immigrants will soon end is forcing hundreds of thousands of immigrants to either find alternative ways to obtain legal immigration status…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Visa Rule Changes Will Have a Drastic Impact on the Nursing Industry

Hospitals and other medical facilities continue to experience nursing shortages and qualified foreign nurses are needed now more than ever, but the stricter interpretation of NAFTA by the United States Customs and Border…more
 /  Health, Immigration Law

Nearly 20% of Fiance Visas Come from this Country

Nearly one-fifth of all fiance visas that were issued in 2016 went to citizens of the Philippines and about 24 percent of minors brought to the U.S. on K-2 visas were issued to children from this country as well. The total…more
 /  Immigration Law

What Is Chain Migration?

When United States citizens or lawful permanent residents sponsor their family members to enable them to move to the U.S., this family reunification process is often referred to as chain migration. Although family-based…more
 /  Immigration Law

IBIC Pushes for Solutions As the Clock Continues to Tick

The Illinois Business Immigration Coalition (IBIC) and other business leaders are currently working against President Trump’s difficult immigration policies, and are asking for Congress’s assistance. The IBIC consistent with…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Does the SUCCEED Act Miss the Mark?

There are several notable shortcomings that make the SUCCEED Act inadequate compared to other potential legislation. While the Act aims to provide an opportunity for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S at a young age to…more
 /  Immigration Law

How Do These DACA Replacement Bills Measure Up?

Congress is currently considering several bills that would affect the nearly 700,000 individuals currently residing in the US under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) implemented under President Obama in…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

What You Should Know About the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017

The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2017, also known as H.R. 392, would remove the per-country cap for employment-based visas and help eliminate the extensive backlog that immigrants from countries like China and…more
 /  Immigration Law

There Are Two Paths to Marriage for Immigrants

When a U.S. citizen or permanent resident decides to marry a non-citizen immigrant or foreign national, a fiancé visa or marriage-based green card helps ensure that the couple can build a life together as a married couple in the…more
 /  Immigration Law

Three-Step Path to Citizenship Gives Hope to Undocumented Immigrants

July 28 saw the introduction of the American Hope Act of 2017. The bill is intended to provide protection from deportation and the opportunity to gain permanent legal status for undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S. as…more
 /  Immigration Law

Why An E-2 Visa May Be Better Than An EB-5 Green Card

There are several reasons why investor immigrants may be better off applying for E-2 visas instead of EB-5 green cards. Some of the specific advantages that E-2 visas have when compared to EB-5 green cards include: Faster…more
 /  Immigration Law

Phasing In Interviews for Employment-Based Permanent Residence Cases

As of October 1, 2017, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has officially begun to phase-in interviews for individuals seeking permanent residence in the U.S. in employment-based cases. Interviews are typically…more
 /  Immigration Law
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