Immigration and Nationality Law Attorneys in Illinois
The Shapiro Law Group450 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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Law Firm OverviewThe Shapiro Law Group can help you or your employees overcome legal barriers to working and living in the United States. Our attorneys will handle your immigration needs with thorough attention to detail and the efficiency that comes with experience.
From offices in downtown Chicago and Northbrook, Illinois, we provide clients nationwide with a broad range of immigration services. We assist U.S. employers and multinational companies in obtaining immigration visas to fill labor and management needs. We can also help immigrants in Illinois and nearby states to secure permanent residency, legal entry for family members, or citizen status.
Shapiro Law Group is defined by our:
• Depth and breadth of expertise pertaining to all immigration and emigration law matters. We have successfully achieved our clients' objectives with over 30 years of experience on our side.
• Proactive and innovative approaches to expedite talent migration. We are known for our innovative approaches to solving difficult client problems.
• Exceptional responsiveness to clients. Each member of our team is committed to responding within 24 hours to a request and we communicate turnaround time clearly for each case.
• Unwavering commitment to service to create a seamless experience for our clients. Like you, our reputation is paramount to us, and it is no accident that we have long term and repeat clients.
• Consistency and efficiency in practice and advice through processes and relationships. We streamline the immigration process; develop organizational systems to facilitate the immigration process to alleviate the burden on legal and human resource departments.
• Technology leverage with a customized web-based case status monitoring system for our clients. You can access a secure Internet site to be apprised of the current status of all of your employees' cases.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Immigration Amnesty; PERM Labor Certification.
Areas of Law Description
The Shapiro Law Group provides legal representation and services in the following areas of immigration law:
- Business Immigration
Your company believes true talent transcends country borders and political bureaucracies. Your company makes a determination of the job that needs to be done, finds the right person to perform and has that person available where needed. The business immigration lawyers at Shapiro Law Group can help. Once talent is identified, Shapiro Law Group facilitates seamless immigration or emigration leveraging our core expertise so your company and your employees can concentrate on your business success with peace of mind. We have 30 years of experience with documented results of helping corporations and employers like yourselves.
• L-1 Intra-Company Transfers
You have just the right person for a critical job but this employee is based overseas. Let us facilitate L-1 intra-company transfers to bring employees with key knowledge into the United States to work. We enable multinational employers with operations or affiliates abroad to obtain L1A and L1B transfer visas for foreign executives, managers, and workers with specialized knowledge of processes and procedures. We also secure L2 visas for husbands and wives of L1 workers.
• H Visas
Our wealth of knowledge in H-1B and H visas helps your company bring foreign workers to the U.S., or hire foreign students graduating in the U.S. Our attorneys can expedite the process and capably address legal barriers, including work visa applications for citizens of certain countries.
• H1-B Professional Visa
It is widely known that only a certain number of H-1B visas are issued each year. Do you know the current cap of 58,200 H-1B visas are available for individuals who will fill a position requiring at least a bachelor's degree for the first time? An additional 20,000 H-1B visas are available for individuals who have a US masters or higher degree.
• NAFTA TN Visas for Canada and Mexico
Do you know that unlike the H-1B work visa, TN visas are not subject to a cap? We have helped many employers convert H visa applicants to TN visa status in the face of H caps on non-immigrant work visas. We can assist you in getting both non-degreed and professional workers qualified under the NAFTA work visa requirements.
• Australia Business Immigration Visas
Do you know that if your employee is an Australian National, your employee is eligible for the annual allotment of up to 10,500 E-3 Australia work visas above and beyond the USCIS' current cap of 78,000 on H-1B visas for professionals of any country?
• Chile Business Immigration Visas
Do you know that 1,400 H-1B1 visas may be issued each fiscal year to citizens of Chile?
• Singapore Business Immigration Visas
Do you know that 5,400 H-1B1 visas may be issued each fiscal year to citizens of Singapore?
• E Visas for Business & Investors
Are you looking to invest in the United States? The Treaty Trader (E1) and Treaty Investor (E2) Visa is a non-immigrant visa based around treaty agreements the U.S. maintains between certain countries. Do you know that E1 and E2 visas initially allows a stay of up to 2 years, although there is no limit to the total time the visa holder may remain in America providing they continue to meet all visa extension requirements? How do you choose the best visa option for conducting business in the U.S.?
• O-1 Extraordinary Ability, P-1, Athletes or Entertainers, P-2 Artists or Entertainers, I Visa for Journalists
Your company and certain industries can use special classes of visas for your employees of extraordinary ability.
- Hospitals and Healthcare Immigration
In your hospital, nursing home or healthcare agency, the medical professionals who care for patients are your most valuable asset. Is a shortage of talent of concern to you? Let us help you bring qualified employees for your immediate needs. We assist your healthcare facility and healthcare professionals with: H-1C Nurse Visas; J Visas; and, Labor Certification.
• H-1C Nurse Visas
We have assisted healthcare facilities, nursing homes, and hospitals across the Midwest and throughout the United States employ nurses from around the globe, including the Philippines, India, and other countries such as Canada, Ireland, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Poland and India.
• J Visas
Are you seeking physicians for underserved areas in your state? Many health-care specialists including physicians enter the country through J-1 visas. Learn More About J-1 Visas and Physician National Interest Waivers.
• Labor Certification
If you are seeking to employ and sponsor a physician for permanent residency status, we can assist you throughout this process.
- Family Immigration
The Shapiro Law Group can help you prevent or minimize separation of family members. We assist couples with marriage-based immigration, and help clients with relatives living abroad to plan the best reunion strategy. For those who have gained permanent residency, we can help assess whether naturalization is a desirable step.
• K-1 Visa for Fiancé/Fiancée Outside the U.S.
If you wish to bring your fiancée or fiancé into the United States to marry, you must file with the USCIS for a K-1 fiancé/fiancée visa on his or her behalf for their lawful entry into the U.S. Children of the K-1 holder can also enter the U.S. with a K-2 visa.
• K-3 Visa for Spouse Outside the U.S.
Are you a U.S. citizen who has married outside the country? You can file a K-3 spouse visa to bring your new husband or wife lawfully into this country. If the marriage is determined to be valid by the USCIS and a spouse visa is granted, the spouse is automatically eligible for application for Permanent Resident status.
• Permanent Residence (Green Card) For Member of Family Within The U.S.
Want to obtain a "green card" for a wife, husband, or parent already in America? Are you concerned about how to start or what papers to submit to the government? Do you know that an Affidavit of Support is a legally binding contract in which the family sponsor commits to providing financial support to the foreign relative beneficiary? Let us help guide you in this process.
• Naturalization or Citizenship
You want to become a U.S. citizen and live the American dream and care for your family. You may be nervous about the naturalization test or the interview with the USCIS. We can help you. Our firm has proudly helped immigrants from countries around the world become naturalized citizen status. If you are a permanent resident of the United States and wish to become a naturalized U.S. citizen we can guide you through the process.
- Amnesty / Guest Worker Program
The Shapiro Law Group stays abreast of all developments in immigration law, including Congressional progress toward an "amnesty" or "guest worker" program for illegal aliens. We will immediately provide information on our website as soon as President Obama signs legislation regarding undocumented workers and their families obtaining legal status within the United States.
Mr. Ronald S. Shapiro
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