Ronald Shapiro (JD Supra Canada)

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  • Guidance on the President’s Immigration, Deportation, and Deferred Action Executive Orders

    Among other executive actions, on November 20, 2014, the President announced significant changes to removal and deportation policies, as well as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

  • What Employers Need to Know about the New myE-Verify Program

    Last month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced the launch of myE-Verify—a new website for employees. Whereas E-Verify is used by employers, the myE-Verify website is intended to be one-stop shop for employees to create and maintain secure personal accounts and access new features for identity protection.

  • November 2014 Visa Bulletin

    The Department of State has released its November 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 permitted to file applications for an adjustment to status or for approval of an immigrant visa as long as the priority date is prior to the respective cutoff date...

  • Guidance on the President’s Immigration Initiatives

    On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a number of executive orders impacting US immigration policy. The Shapiro Law Group stands ready to assist anyone impacted by President Obama’s executive actions with respect to immigration.

  • How to Sponsor Same-Sex Spouse for Green Card

    Prior to the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor in June 2013, in which the Court struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), same-sex married couples were not allowed to seek a green card on behalf of a spouse. But after the Court struck down DOMA, same-sex married couples are now allowed to file petitions for their spouses to receive green cards.

  • Court Holds that USCIS Should Consider “Life Experience” as Part of Specialized Knowledge Requirement for L-1B Visa

    The L-1 visa is often used to facilitate intra-company transfers of foreign national employees to work in a U.S. facility. In order to be eligible for the L-1B visa, the sponsored employee must have been employed by the company outside the U.S. in a specialized knowledge position for one or more years (continuously) within the three years prior to the transfer, and must be transferring to fill a...

  • Free Trade Agreement Visa Options

    The United States has free trade agreements with a number of countries around the world. Many of these agreements create programs to create additional immigration options for foreign nationals from those countries. For instance, foreign nationals from the following countries are provided visa options under a U.S. free trade agreement with that country...

  • U.S.-Canada Business Travel Guide Released to Public

    The Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters association and the global law firm of Baker & McKenzie recently released a comprehensive overview of visa categories applicable to U.S.-Canada business travelers, which is written in plain English and well-organized.

  • Wave of Canadian Refugees Possible This Spring

    After authorities identified a suspect in the recent Los Angeles area arson cases as a refugee from Canada who lost a bid for asylum there, the spotlight on Canadian immigration policy intensified. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article by Kim Murphy, Canada’s government has begun “rolling up the welcome mat” to asylum seekers who previously enjoyed a fairly generous chance at legal

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