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We Oppose These Raids: As a law firm both founded by immigrants and located in Chicago, Illinois, a declared welcoming city, McEntee Law strongly opposes the Administration’s decision to conduct these cruel and unnecessary raids which have already caused undue burden and irreparable harm to our communities everywhere. We stand with Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Governor Pritzker and the rest of the city of Chicago in denouncing yet another anti-immigrant decision coming from this Administration. Who…
NOS OPONEMOS A ESTAS REDADAS (“RAIDS”) Como firma de abogados fundado por inmigrantes y ubicado en Chicago, Illinois, una ciudad declarada acogedora a todos, McEntee Law se opone firmemente a la decisión de la Administración de llevar a cabo estas incursiones crueles e innecesarias que ya han causado daño indebida e irreparable contra nuestras comunidades en todas partes. Estamos con la alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot, el gobernador Pritzker y el resto de la ciudad de Chicago…
At McEntee Law, when we file visa applications for bands, we submit hundreds of pages of carefully curated evidence. Meanwhile, bands must pay hundreds of dollars in government filing fees – and then there’s the waiting. On top of all the other logistics involved in planning a U.S. tour, the visa application process can definitely feel daunting.   Last week, the U.S. government added yet another obstacle for artists with approved visa applications which requires…
In today’s heated climate (both figuratively and literally), it has become all too easy for positive stories to be drowned out by the ongoing cycle of breaking news (unfortunately also figuratively and literally).  This week, amidst ongoing media discussions on potential new immigration policy proposals by the Trump administration, the House Judiciary Committee voted on three major pieces of legislation that stand to protect millions living in the U.S.  The Dream Act (H.R. 2820),…
We came. We saw. We advocated. It mattered. Last month, our Managing Attorney, Fiona McEntee, and 500 other fierce immigration lawyers, returned to Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to take part in the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Day of Action (AILA NDA).  One specific issue addressed “was the tremendous increase in USCIS processing times and getting Congress involved in oversight of the agency. From FY2017 to FY2018, while the overall case receipts were down…
 McEntee Law Group applauds Congress’ bipartisan bill to extend E-3 visas to Irish nationals. We are closely monitoring the bill as the US House of Representatives prepares to vote and we are very excited for the incredible opportunities this proposal would offer to eligible Irish nationals and US companies alike. On April 30th, Congressman Richard Neal introduced the E-3 visa bill (H.R. 2418) to the House of Representatives, and the proposal requires unanimous approval from…
At McEntee Law, we regularly prepare E-2 visa applications for investors and business owners from E-treaty countries around the world – from restauranteurs to startup technology entrepreneurs.   As of May 1, 2019, Israel will finally join the list of treaty countries making the much-anticipated E-2 visas available to Israeli nationals. President Obama originally signed legislation that added Israel to the list of countries eligible for E-2 treaty investor status in June 2011. However, since that…
At McEntee Law, we frequently prepare and file O-1 and EB-1 green card cases on behalf of extraordinary clients in various industries and specialties. Our clients include the creative director of an award-winning Irish clothing line, a world class event producer, a music tech entrepreneur, an innovative green roof technology expert, a leading professional sports executive, an incredible fine artist, and a top business executive of a life-saving technology company. Extraordinary ability cases are a…
A group of 13 migrant farmworkers, represented by the Legal Aid of North Carolina Farmworker Unit, won a $75,000 civil settlement against farm labor contractors. The farmworkers alleged that the contractors enticed them to come to the U.S., promising them well-paying work and a better life, only to pay below the minimum wage and publicly threaten one worker who requested his wages. According to the complaint, these contractors failed to provide workers’ compensation, kept their…
 Congratulations!  Your H-1B case has officially been filed. Your case will arrive at the USCIS Office on April 5th, 2019, the last day of the H-1B “cap” for the 2020 Fiscal Year.  We know this process can be nerve-wracking, especially in today’s climate. As a law firm founded by immigrants, we truly understand and sympathize with the inevitable anxieties during this waiting period. Rest assured, you are our first point of contact and will be…