Bob White advises and works with companies from a variety of industries on all types of business nonimmigrant and immigrant visas (“green cards”) for their employees, managers and executives. He also represents and defends companies in U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) H-1B Labor Condition Application (LCA) audits, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-9 audits, and advises on avoiding the penalties often incurred in these actions.
Bob was Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a member of the AILA Board of Governors, a member of AILA National’s ICE Worksite Enforcement Committee, Chair of AILA National’s Social Security Administration (SSA) Liaison Committee, and a member of the AILA Chicago Chapter’s DOL Liaison Committee. He is currently a member of AILA National’s DOL Headquarters Liaison Committee with a focus on the Department of Labor’s PERM labor certification processes and H-1B LCA audits.
An immigration counselor for numerous colleges and universities, Bob is a member of the leadership team of the NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ Region V. He is also an active advocate for the reform of the U.S. immigration laws and frequently travels to Washington to meet with Congressional representatives. Notably, Bob speaks regularly on the topic to international educators, business executives and religious leaders, and was a member of the Immigration Reform Taskforce of the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Moreover, Bob has presented programs at several AILA conferences on how to structure and process applications to avoid problems with the DOL, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and SSA. He has also participated in AILA seminars and webinar for other immigration attorneys on managing and avoiding various DOL PERM labor certification issues. In addition, Bob has lead seminars for the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses and the Illinois Landscape Contractors Association, and routinely conducts immigration seminars for human resource managers at manufacturing, technology and healthcare companies. He regularly speaks on immigration topics at colleges, universities, trade and professional schools on how international students and faculty can properly maintain their status and obtain employment authorization.
Prior to joining the firm, Bob was an immigration assistant to the former U.S. Senator Alan J. Dixon, and established a business immigration practice in a suburban Chicago law firm.