Cook County, Illinois Immigration Lawyers
Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney
Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an...
As the Principal Immigration Lawyer, I've successfully handled over thousands of immigration petitions for clients in Chicago and across the world. I am a frequent speaker on US immigration in varies settings including radio show, media interviews and seminars.
My practice focuses 100% on US Immigration and Nationality law. Helping clients with their immigration matters is what I do day in and day out. Our law firm strives...
Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
The Hower Law Firm LLC is focused on meeting...
Northbrook, IL 60062
American University Washington College of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
I try to anticipate my clients’ needs by making every effort to consider cost, timing and longer-term issues at stake, as immigration decisions can have a reverberating impact even decades into the future. By understanding what is important...
He is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States, Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, U.S. Federal District Court For The Northern District of Illinois, Federal Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and to practice Immigration Law in all jurisdictions of the United States.
Mr. Meltser is also licensed in the U.K. as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.
Gene is a co-founder of Immigrant Legal Defense Committee. Mr. Meltser is a member of the American...
CRIMINAL DEFENSE: I have represented clients charged with drug cases, gun cases, domestic battery,...
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.
Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.
Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.
Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.
Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.
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