Changes To U.S. Immigration Policy Are Affecting Pittsburgh’s Restaurant Scene | 90.5 WESA Radio


Hand-pulling noodles is a coveted culinary craft that takes years to learn and even longer to master. The chefs are part athlete, part artist, and restaurants like Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill need immigrants to make their business model work.

Tony Mao makes noodles at Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette food writer and restaurant critic Melissa McCart found that Trump administration restrictions to the H-1B visa program have made it much harder to employ hand-pullers. She’s joined by immigration attorney Ellen Freeman to talk about both the series, which was sponsored by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, as well the broader issues facing would-be visa recipients in Pittsburgh.

Original Source By MEGAN HARRIS & KILEY KOSCINSKI  NOV 21, 2018 | The Confluence

Ellen Freeman

Ellen Freeman

Ellen Freeman - Trusted Immigration Lawyer | Immigration Law Group PLLC With nearly 20 years of practice in all facets of employment-based immigration, Ellen works with growing organizations to advise on U.S. immigration law, strategy, compliance and training. Her depth of experience fully supports clients moving through the complex steps of business growth and shifting employment strategy, including formation of corporate entities, establishment of U.S. operations and applications for temporary visas through permanent residence.