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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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

US Resumes Premium Processing for H1-B Visas

After premium processing of H-1B visas was temporarily suspended because of a large number of applications for work visas, the US is now resuming it. The H-1B visa is a work visa intended to allow companies in the US to…more
 /  Immigration Law

DACA Recipients May Have Other Options

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on September 5th that the Trump administration planned to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but DACA recipients may have other options available to help…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Restrictions on L-1 Visas Could Increase Outsourcing

Forbes contributor Stuart Anderson has recently stated that recent L1 visa and US H1B restrictions could result in increased outsourcing of jobs. As the federal government and Congress continue to deny access to temporary visas,…more
 /  Immigration Law

Will Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Lose Their Right to Work?

Work permits for H-4 visa holders could soon disappear. While the H-1B visa allows families of immigrant employees to live in America, these family members were often restricted by H-4 visas, which are issued to spouses of H-1B…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Green Card Lottery Winners Are at a Loss

Trump’s recent travel ban has been utilized to deny Green Cards to visa lottery winners from affected countries like Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, according to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. In July, the ACLU…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

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
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