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Iskra Panteva
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Illinois Immigration Law Lawyer

Iskra advises multinational companies, executives and individuals in all aspects of employment-based immigration, investment and family immigration. She has assisted companies in best practices and corporate compliance... Read More »
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Shelley Kalita
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Illinois Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Shelley Kalita received her Juris Doctorate with Honors from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois in June 2000. She graduated in the top 10% of her law class, achieving the honors of the Order of the Coif, and... Read More »
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Sofia Zneimer
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Illinois Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience

Sofia Zneimer is a lawyer who litigates immigration and injury lawsuits. Sofia Zneimer represents businesses and individuals in need of an immigration benefit, including visa, work permit, permanent residency, or... Read More »
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Christopher Helt
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Illinois Immigration Law Attorney

Christopher Helt, Esq. of The Helt Law Group LLC is a nationally recognized removal defense immigration attorney, providing legal counsel to immigrants, nationwide. Read More »
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Omar Khan
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(630) 529-9377 One Lincoln Centre
18W140 Butterfield Road, Floor 15
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Employment
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Former State's Attorney, top 40 under 40 Trial Attorney.
Farrah Qazi
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Kane County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(630) 504-0648 2400 Big Timber Road
Suite 200
Elgin, IL 60124
Immigration, Business, Estate Planning and International
DePaul College of Law and University College of London
Farrah Qazi is the founding attorney and owner of Qazi Law Offices. She received her Juris Doctorate from DePaul University Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University Chicago, where she majored in Political Science, with minors in English Literature and Spanish Language and Literature.

She also attended the University College of London where she studied Global Business and International Law. As an intern and associate at the International Human Rights Institute, Farrah handled cases involving the trafficking of women and children in Latin America, and translated critical court documents from Spanish into English. Farrah is multilingual and...
Beata McCann
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
5504 S. Brainard Ave.
Suite B
Countryside, IL 60525
Immigration
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Faraz Nayyar
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(630) 529-9377 One Lincoln Centre
18W140 Butterfield Rd., Floor 15
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Immigration, Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Former Attorney for the United States Department of Labor and United States Department of Justice. Years of complex litigation experience.
Thomas P. Miller
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 403-8441 460 South County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
DePaul University
Experience, integrity and flexibility form the backbone of my client oriented practice in Cook and DuPage Counties. My twelve years of negotiating, mediating, trials and appeals, inform my opinion of your case, and from our initial consultation onward, you always receive an honest assessment of the likely outcome. I strive for innovative solutions to your issues, minimizing expense and grief, strategizing to let you retain control over the results, while always being ready to "go all the way". Throughout, I will always be accessible to you and bill you fairly, tailoring payment options to your circumstances. About Me: ...
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(331) 330-7466 105 Jackson Avenue
Ste. 4b
Naperville, IL 60540
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
At O’Flaherty Law, we are your community law firm. we are committed to providing personalized, efficient, and quality legal service. We pride ourselves on our “above-and-beyond” approach to client care, affordable fees, and communication. Please call us today at (630)324-6666 to schedule a free in-person or phone consultation. We are located in Downers Grove, Illinois. Our attorneys are happy to meet with you at our office or any other location convenient to you in order to work to accomplish your legal goals. Our team has expertise in many areas of law including but not limited...
Mrs. Ana M. Mencini
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(630) 875-1700 550 E. Devon Avenue
Suite 160
Itasca, IL 60143
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney Ana Mendez Mencini is an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney with a history of strong advocacy in service to her clients. Herself the daughter of a Colombian immigrant, Ms. Mencini understands the many challenges immigrants face while dealing with immigration matters. She has the knowledge and experience needed to guide clients through the often-difficult immigration process.

Ms. Mencini began her legal career working for the legal content provider, Lexis-Nexis. She then joined the firm of A. Traub & Cadiz where, as a staff attorney, she worked on family law, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant, and real estate cases. At the same time, she...
Tracey A. Hower
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(630) 797-5505 27474 Ferry Road
Suite 492
Warrenville / Naperville, IL 60555
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
With over a decade of experience, Ms. Hower is highly regarded by local Judges in the surrounding counties. She is a Certified GAL and Mediator in Kane and DuPage Counties. She is compassionate about her clients and vigorously advocates for her clients' needs, both in the courtroom and with opposing counsel during negotiations, never losing sight of what is important to her clients. Ms. Hower takes the time to develop a perspective of the entire case and uses her negotiation, litigation, and business experiences to creatively and successfully advocate for her clients.

The Hower Law Firm LLC is focused on meeting...
Megan E. Gieseler
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 932-9100 https://www.mevorahlaw.com/
900 E. Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Megan Gieseler has a tremendous amount of experience, knowledge, and vigilance in family law cases. She is well versed and knowledgeable about the applicable statutes and case law. Ms. Gieseler’s family law clients often refer to her as their personal "pit bull." She handles contested divorces and post-decree matters involving complicated property divisions, maintenance calculations, and business evaluations. In addition, Ms. Gieseler excels in contested custody cases for paternity and divorce clients. She has the winning combination of empathy and kindness for her clients and assertiveness and intelligence required for the courtroom. Ms. Gieseler fights vigilantly for her immigration...
Bayarjargal Bayar Sereenen
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(773) 387-7901 1769 Robin Lane
Lisle, IL 60532
Immigration, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Unlike most other attorneys, as a former immigrant student of law, I have keen understanding about common needs of people of immigrant communities. I specialize in family/employment immigration, deportation defenses, all issues regarding visas, and asylum. You can have an assurance that I will resolve your immigration problem in timely, efficient, and more importantly, creative manner.
Gerald Cipolla
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Illinois Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Cipolla Law Group is a Chicago based immigration law firm. We have 28 years of collective experience representing families, professional workers, businesses, investors and undocumented individuals for their immigration... Read More »
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Julianne M. O'Grady
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Illinois Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Capable Lawyer, Dependable Service, Sensible Solutions Julianne (Julie) O'Grady has more than 15 years of experience handling immigration and consumer bankruptcy cases. She has helped countless immigrants achieve their... Read More »
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Jason G. Shore
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Will County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(815) 727-4500 https://criminal-defense.mevorahlaw.com/
58 N. Chicago Street, Suite 500
Joliet, IL 60432
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
Mr. Shore is acutely aware that when an individual contacts Mevorah Law Offices LLC about a legal problem, that for the client it is also a personal problem. In addition to litigating or negotiating settlements in many major cases, Mr. Shore is a skilled listener who is adept at developing and implementing cost effective and winning strategies. Mr. Shore represents divorce and parentage clients in settlement negotiations, pre-trials, hearings, and trials. Mr. Shore is also appointed by the Court to represent minors in custody proceedings. As an appointed guardian for the children (referred to as a Guardian Ad Litem...
Thomas Keith Mirabile
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(630) 665-6904 1745 South Naperville Road Suite 200
Wheaton, IL 60189
Immigration, Bankruptcy and Health Care
Oklahoma City University School of Law and DePaul College of Law
40 years experience in Immigration and International Law, Complex Bankruptcy and Health law Visiting Professor of International Law DePaul University College of Law Global Faculty International Law, Faculty of Law ,University of Liverpool School of Law U.K. Advanced law degree (LL.M) DePaul University
Theresa Johnson
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(630) 321-1330 200 E Chicago Ave
Suite 200
Westmont, IL 60559
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Pallavi Samariya Dave
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(312) 870-0316 P O Box 175
Hinsdale, IL 60522
Immigration
Samuel Olutola Akeju
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(312) 404-7840 1133 E 83rd St
Chicago, IL 60619
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and International
Nigerian Law School
Kurt Larsen
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DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(312) 909-1128 116 S. York Street, Suite 215
Elmhust, IL 60126
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
The most important thing to know about Mr. Larsens practice is the level of concern and commitment he brings to each and every client who come to him for representation. He realizes the outcome of these matters represent extremely important events in your life. People want service, quality and trust. Mr. Larsen is an experienced lawyer and he directly handles all the details associated with your legal issues. Count on his help and availability every step of the way, from your initial meeting with him to the final resolution of your case.
Alfredo Acosta
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(708) 788-9900 6825 West Stanley Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Mr. Acosta graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a B.S. in Anthropology in 1996. He immediately went on to graduate from John Marshall Law School where he obtained his J.D.. Prior to, and 6 months after graduating from law school, Mr. Acosta worked for the Cook County State’s Attorneys Office in Chicago, Illinois where he gained valuable experience on how the Criminal Justice System works, including the procedural aspects of the criminal justice system. Mr. Acosta also prosecuted dozens of drug cases as well as gun cases and many other types of felony offenses. After working for the...
Moises L. Barraza
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Kane County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(779) 379-2770 556 West Galena Blvd
Aurora, IL 60506
Immigration
Washburn University
Moises Barraza's passion for immigration law developed through personal experience and faith conviction. His parents are immigrants, so he knows firsthand the work necessary to become a part of America. He also understands Christ's special concern for immigrants (Mt 25:35). Moises is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, and, in addition to practicing immigration law, he enjoys spending time with his family, writing and recording music, traveling, and learning about other cultures.

La pasión de Moises Barraza por la ley de inmigración es una combinación de su experiencia personal y su convicción de fe. Sus padres son inmigrantes, y él...
Vivian Khalaf
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(708) 233-1122 10003 S. Roberts Road
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Immigration
Kane County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(331) 223-4529 425 W. Main Street
St. Charles, IL 60174
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
Regent University School of Law
Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(708) 410-2000 3415 W North Ave
Ste D
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Immigration
St. Mary's University School of Law
DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(630) 665-9300 200 S County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(630) 789-9262 825 N Cass Ave
Westmont, IL 60559
Immigration and Real Estate
Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(773) 376-6644 4535 S Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60632
Immigration
DuPage County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(630) 296-5070 2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Immigration
Will County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
425 Quadrangle Drive
Suite 101
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Iskra Panteva
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(312) 471-0014 444 W Lake Street
Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationImmigration
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Iskra advises multinational companies, executives and individuals in all aspects of employment-based immigration, investment and family immigration. She has assisted companies in best practices and corporate compliance with issues involving foreign workers. In her career, she has worked for a big international law firm and has lead the immigration department in a well-known Chicago firm. She has been recently nominated by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in the practice are of Immigration Law. In 2017, she was also recognized as Top 40 Under 40 by the National Advocates. She has given speeches...
Gerald Cipolla
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(773) 687-0549 332 S Michigan Ave
Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60604
Immigration
DePaul University and City University of Hong Kong
Cipolla Law Group is a Chicago based immigration law firm. We have 28 years of collective experience representing families, professional workers, businesses, investors and undocumented individuals for their immigration matters.

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...
Nancy Vizer
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(312) 957-1755 223 W Jackson Blvd #725
Chicago, IL 60606
Immigration
George Mason University School of Law
Nancy M. Vizer founded her law firm in 2001 in Chicago, IL, to provide an outlet for immigration clients to receive personalized service. The firm almost always charges a flat fee, so that clients can know exactly what to expect. Ms. Vizer works directly with each of her clients, rather than delegating work to a team that the client may never meet. The staff remains fully familiar with each of Ms. Vizer's immigration cases, and is able to answer questions when Ms. Vizer is occupied with other matters, but clients always have access to Ms. Vizer for their substantive concerns.
Sofia Zneimer
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(773) 516-4100 4141 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Immigration, Legal Malpractice, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sofia Zneimer is a lawyer who litigates immigration and injury lawsuits. Sofia Zneimer represents businesses and individuals in need of an immigration benefit, including visa, work permit, permanent residency, or citizenship. Sofia Zneimer also handles immigration, malpractice, and personal injury trials and appeals.
Nestor Vicario
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(312) 698-9066 150 S Wacker Drive
Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationImmigration
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Nestor Vicario has been an immigration attorney since 2014. His primary focus is family-based immigration, citizenship, hardship waivers of inadmissibility, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and removal defense. Mr. Vicario’s professional experience and background give him a unique perspective on the importance of having an immigration attorney who can navigate through the complexities of U.S. immigration laws armed with knowledge and compassion, whether fighting in immigration court to keep families united, assisting Dreamers, or guiding families through hardship waiver applications. Over the years, Mr. Vicario has volunteered at several Chicago nonprofit community organizations serving the immigrant community, including...
Christopher Helt
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(888) 739-6794 10 South Riverside Plaza
Suite 875
Chicago, IL 60606
Immigration
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Christopher Helt, Esq. of The Helt Law Group LLC is a nationally recognized removal defense immigration attorney, providing legal counsel to immigrants, nationwide.
Kevin L Dixler
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(312) 588-0500 542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Immigration
The John Marshall Law School
Robert Milla
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(312) 924-2862 225 West Washington Street
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
Free ConsultationImmigration
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Milla & Associates, LLC is a full-service immigration law firm, experienced at providing personal and professional legal services for family, employment, federal litigation, and removal defense cases. We can help keep your family united, bring your loved ones here, fight for your rights in court, and pursue employment in the United States. ROBERT C. MILLA has been an immigration attorney since 2006, dedicating his career to helping clients fulfill their family and employment goals in the United States. Mr. Milla’s approach has always been to invest the head and heart to provide 100% effort. Mr. Milla’s personal background has...
Sara N. M. Dady
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Winnebago County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(815) 520-0387 421 S. Mulford Rd, Ste 202
Rockford, IL 61108
Immigration
William Mitchell College of Law
Sara Dady has been practicing family based immigration including visas for victims of domestic violence and other crimes, citizenship, asylum law as well as deportation defense for over 13 years. She owns Dady Law Group LLC in Rockford, Illinois and is a board member of Justice for Our Neighbors of Northern Illinois (JFON) which provides high quality, free immigration legal services. In 2018 she made an unsuccessful but satisfying bid for Congress. She is a 4-H alumna and actively volunteers with U of I Extension in Winnebago County. Sara graduated with a BA in Classical Studies and Political Science...
Lauren Ann Anaya
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Champaign County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(217) 693-2952 101 West Tomaras Avenue
Savoy, IL 61874
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Iowa
Attorney Lauren A. Anaya has over 20 years' experience in the practice of law and is ready to put her experience to work for you. Dr. Anaya began her legal career with the United States Department of Justice after being hired pursuant to the Attorney General's Honors Program, the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind. She served with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and subsequently went to work for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in the Office of the General Counsel. She knows immigration law and can assist...
Daniel Joseph Conidi
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(708) 366-9900 200 E. Randolph, Suite 5100
Suite: 5100
Chicago, IL 60601
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
MId Atlantic School of Law
I worked as Senior Special Agent Criminal Investigator for the US Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice for over 26 years. As a Special Agent I worked in all aspects of the immigration mission both criminally and administratively. After leaving the US Government I was a founding partner of Alliant Law Group, LLC and currently oversee the business and operation of the firm. At Alliant, we emphasize client service in every matter, including the importance of attorney/staff accessibility, and client understanding regardless of their primary language. With the firm, I strive to provide...
Julianne M. O'Grady
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(312) 338-1808 2550 Golf Rd 2nd Floor
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationCook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Immigration and Bankruptcy
DePaul College of Law
Capable Lawyer, Dependable Service, Sensible Solutions
Julianne (Julie) O'Grady has more than 15 years of experience handling immigration and consumer bankruptcy cases. She has helped countless immigrants achieve their goals of obtaining permanent residency and U.S. citizenship; uniting fiancés and families in the U.S., and keeping families together; defending immigrants' rights in immigration court despite prior immigration violations and criminal offenses; and helping immigrants successfully win their claims of asylum. She has also helped numerous individuals and couples to file Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions, and obtain a fresh financial start. She is committed to helping individuals navigate their...
William Gaston McLean III
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Cook County, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(312) 714-5603 401 S LaSalle St.
Ste. #801R
Chicago, IL 60605
Immigration, Criminal and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am a Chicago and Miami lawyer practicing family- and employment-based immigration law, and removal and deportation defense and appeals. I also work with criminal and family law issues as they arise in the context of immigration cases.
Jason Spangehl
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Champaign County, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(217) 552-6114 302 West Hill Street
Suite 104
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationImmigration and Education
University of Illinois College of Law
Jason Spangehl is the Principal Attorney at the Law Office of Jason Spangehl in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. For nine years this practice has exclusively addressed immigration law in one of the fastest growing immigrant academic communities in the United States.

Jason brings nineteen years of experience in education at every level from elementary through post-secondary to his practice, including broad experience as an instructor at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, as a college administrator. He also works as executive consultant to senior administrators and governing boards at Universities across the country through his separate consulting practice, Spangehl Higher Education Associates.

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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.