Hebron, Illinois Immigration Lawyers

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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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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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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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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John W. Gaffney
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Harvard, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(815) 943-0900 67 North Ayer Street
Harvard, IL 60033
Immigration, Civil Rights, Criminal and Education
The John Marshall Law School
Mr. Gaffney began his legal career in the prestigious field of clerking for a Federal judge. He went on as an Assistant State’s Attorney to prosecute complex narcotic and gang cases.
Afterwards, he went into private practice in Harvard, Illinois where he serves his clients in the areas of State and Federal criminal defense, school law, second amendment issues, and general litigation.

Mr. Gaffney is especially proud of his record in the areas of expungement, clemency, pardons and sealed records. Utilizing these legal avenues, he has helped countless clients move forward with their lives.
Kevin P. O'Flaherty
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Lake in the Hills, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(847) 231-2102 8411 Pyott Road
Ste. 107
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156
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...
Carla M. Casas
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Chicago, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(312) 971-7221 4660 N Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630
Immigration
University of Florida
Carla M. Casas-Torres has been practicing law since 2002 and currently focuses her practice on immigration and nationality law. A native of Peru, she immigrated to the United States in 1980. Having personally experienced the difficulties of the immigration system, she has a unique perspective when handling immigration matters and an intimate understanding of the struggles her clients face. It is because of her own immigrant experience that she chose to focus her practice on immigration law. Carla feels fortunate for the opportunity to pursue her goals in the United States and is passionate about helping...
Faraz Nayyar
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Oakbrook Terrace, 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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Wheaton, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 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: ...
Jason G. Shore
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St. Charles, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(630) 443-0600 https://bankruptcy.mevorahlaw.com/
333 N. Randall Road, Suite 104
St. Charles, IL 60175
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...
Omar Khan
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 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.
Esther Contreras
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Schaumburg, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(847) 734-8811 200 N Martingale Road
Suite 800
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Immigration
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
I provide immigration solutions to corporate clients including foreign investors, domestic businesses hiring foreign workers, and multinational companies transferring foreign employees to the United States. I also represent individual executives, professionals, researchers, scientists and artists regarding their specific immigration-related needs. My practice comprises all aspects of nonimmigrant visas, permanent residence, citizenship and worksite enforcement, including Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, and E-Verify compliance.

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...
Farrah Qazi
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Elgin, 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...
Julianne M. O'Grady
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(312) 338-1808 2550 Golf Rd 2nd Floor
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Free ConsultationRolling Meadows, 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...
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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Tracey A. Hower
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(630) 797-5505 2300 Barrington Rd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationHoffman Estates, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Consistently achieving positive results for her clients does not happen by accident. Attorney Tracey A. Hower is a certified Guardian Ad Litem and Mediator which requires intense listening skills, and she is an effective communicator who keeps her clients regularly informed of the case status and strategy. Inquiries are a top firm priority. Simple inquiries like, “when is my next court date” are handled by the staff. Complex inquiries regarding the case are answered immediately by Tracey, if she is available, or promptly at the next available time.

Some attorneys will sugar coat the truth. Although compassion is a priority...
Drew Elesh
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Chicago, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(773) 679-8613 5240 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL 60641
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Miami School of Law
Concentrating on Immigration law since 1996.

Deportation defense and green cards and work permits including work visas and waivers for green cards. U visas and asylum and more. Student visas and
U.S. embassy processing for overseas clients.

Dreamers and DACA and U.S. citizenship.
AILA & Federal Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association trained.
Attend Japan America Society functions
Attended U.S. Embassy in London for attorney tour
Participate in monthly sessions with London and Asia Chapters
of American Immigration Lawyers Association meetings/ phone
conferences/ continuing legal education


Educated at the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, and University of Miami School of Law

Office Manager Alberta Cruz is fluent in...
Mrs. Ana M. Mencini
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Itasca, 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...
Thomas Keith Mirabile
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Wheaton, 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
Eyad Tabahi
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Skokie, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(847) 260-8182 5250 Old Orchard Road
Suite 300
Skokie, IL 60077
Free ConsultationImmigration
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Sara N. M. Dady
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Rockford, 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...
Megan E. Gieseler
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Bloomingdale, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(630) 529-4761 https://immigration.mevorahlaw.com/ - https://personal-injury.mevorahlaw.com/
134 N. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
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...
Melissa Jane Chavin
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Northbrook, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
707 Skokie Bl 600-6062
Northbrook, IL 60062
Immigration
American University Washington College of Law and University of Connecticut School of Law
Now located in Kensington, London, UK. Specializing in consular processing for marriage based immigration (green cards), investment in the US (E-2 and EB-5), multi-national business managers and specialists (L visas), waiver and citizenship applications.
Matthew S Kriezelman
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Waukegan, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(312) 332-2550 16 N West Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Immigration
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Paul Marinov
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Des Plaines, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(847) 991-4188 2400 E. Devon Ave.
Ste. 284
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Immigration and Divorce
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Attorney Paul Marinov has been a practicing immigration and family law attorney since 2004 upon obtaining his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Chicago- Kent College of Law, located in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from law school, Mr. Marinov worked at a law firm in downtown Chicago where he practiced immigration and family law. After gaining extensive experience handling a wide variety of immigration and family law cases, Mr. Marinov founded the Law Offices of Paul Marinov, P.C. Attorney Marinov works directly with his clients to ensure that he knows all their concerns and represents them effectively. Mr. Marinov guarantees that...
Paul M. Marriett
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Rockford, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(815) 391-0089 308 West State Street
Suite 327
Rockford, IL 61101
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Florida Coastal School of Law
The majority of my practice revolves around fighting for those injured in major and catastrophic motor vehicle accidents and defending those accused of DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Traffic offenses. I have NEVER worked for, or taken on an insurance company as a client, and I've NEVER prosecuted anyone on behalf of a state or federal agency. When you hire me, if you e-mail, call, or text message the office, I'm the one that answers, when we go to court, I'll be the one there with you, NOT an associate. Feel free to read some reviews from former clients...
Bayarjargal Bayar Sereenen
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Chicago, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(773) 387-7901 3657 W. Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
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.
Yevgeny 'Gene' Meltser
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Northbrook, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(847) 444-9000 3100 Dundee Road Suite 915
Northbrook, IL 60620
Immigration, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
DePaul College of Law
Gene received his Juris Doctorate Degree from DePaul University College of Law.

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...
Ms. Mary K. Neal
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Chicago, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(773) 681-1335 2731 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Immigration and Elder
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Globally aware and community focused, attorney Mary K. Neal has a talent for language and penchant for logical reasoning that makes immigration law a natural fit for her legal practice. The Law Office of Mary K. Neal is dedicated to assisting clients overcome life's obstacles to build a better future for their families here in the United States. The firm is available to serve the legal needs of Rogers Park, West Ridge, and greater Chicago. For immigration matters, the firm accepts clients from all states where such representation is allowed by law. Individuals and families can face many problems as a result...
Steven Pick
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Glenview, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(312) 593-0901 950 Milwaukee Avenue
Suite 219
Glenview, IL 60025
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
I have been practicing law since 1992. My practice has been devoted to helping individuals and families through the areas of criminal defense, DUI, and immigration. I have dealt with individuals and families from all walks of life. I have represented doctors, lawyers, union workers, factory workers, corporate business personnel, immigrants, mothers, fathers, children, students, grandparents, athletes, musicians, members of organized street gangs, nurses, sales people, and truckers. I strive to give honest and hard-working legal representation to all clients.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: I have represented clients charged with drug cases, gun cases, domestic battery,...
Nancy A. Berté
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Evanston, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(847) 570-9587 BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
1101 Dodge Avenue , Unit 202
Evanston, IL 60202
Immigration
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jason Sager
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Chicago, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(773) 338-3200 2915 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659
Immigration
University of Iowa
Sreenivasarao Vepachedu
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Evanaston, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(847) 859-3077 1603 Orrington Ave, Suite 2000
Evanaston, IL 60201
Immigration and IP
Patrick Metcalf
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Hoffman Estates, IL Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(847) 882-1992 525 W HIggins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
Kurt Larsen
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Elmhust, 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.
Raheel Shahzad
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Chicago, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(630) 665-5060 2335 W. Devon Ave.
Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60659
Immigration, Business, Consumer and Divorce
Ronald Shapiro
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Northbrook, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(847) 564-0712 900 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 240
Northbrook, IL 60062
Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Moises L. Barraza
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Aurora, 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...
Bethany T. Hoffmann
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Rockford, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(815) 394-1359 401 E State Street
Fl 2
Rockford, IL 61104
Immigration
DePaul College of Law
Elizabeth Mallor Walder
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Skokie, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(847) 763-8500 8707 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
Immigration
Immigration Law Associates, P.C. has nearly 20 years of experience in the immigration field. Our immigration attorneys assist individuals, corporations, and other institutions around the world in all aspects of U.S. immigration matters. We have extensive experience in H-1B visas, Green Cards, L-1 intra company transfers, student visas, investor visas, J-1 visas, deportation, employer compliance, citizenship and much more. Our clients include executives, information technology professionals, students, scientists, highly skilled foreign workers, and other foreign-born individuals who seek to legalize their immigration status either temporarily or permanently. Our firm pledges to offer you the most personable and accessible immigration services....
Renee Burek
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Skokie, IL Immigration Law Lawyer
(847) 763-8500 8707 Skokie Blvd.
Suite 302
Skokie, IL 60077
Immigration
St. Charles, 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
Melrose Park, IL Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(708) 410-2000 3415 W North Ave
Ste D
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Immigration
St. Mary's University School of Law
Wheaton, IL Immigration Law Attorney
(630) 665-9300 200 S County Farm Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Waukegan, IL Immigration Law Attorney
1014 Washington St
Waukegan, IL 60085
Immigration and Real Estate
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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.