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The Law Offices of Richard Hanus

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The Immigration Law Office of Richard Hanus

For the past 25+ years, Richard Hanus has been providing immigration law representation and counsel to a varied spectrum of clientele, including individuals, families and businesses, and in locations across the U.S. and the world. National press and a great number of his clients consider him to be the best immigration lawyer in Chicago.

Watch our brief video talking about our immigration law office, our process and how we can help you with your immigration law needs.

For a consultation from a professional Chicago immigration attorney, please call us at:

(312) 357-0033

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Immigration Law Office Chicago News: Richard Hanus Speaks About Immigration Issues in the Media

Richard Hanus’ experience puts him in a position of authority when it comes to speaking to the media or in providing instruction to fellow professionals. It’s no wonder why many consider him to be the best immigration lawyer in Chicago. From counseling clients in navigating our complex immigration law system, to taking a deportation defense case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, Richard Hanus has gained a deep understanding of U.S. immigration law and shares his insights in a clear, articulate manner.

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Business Immigration

What type of companies and job offers are appropriate for work visa or green card filings?

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Marriage and Family Immigration

A foreign national’s path to a green card most often will be by way of a family relationship, including as the spouse or fiancé of a U.S. citizen, although several other family relationships can qualify as well.

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Removal/Deportation Defense

Immigrants are entitled to due process of law. Learn which options and strategies to defend against removal proceedings are available in your case.

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Citizenship & Naturalization

Eligibility for U.S. Citizenship depends on various factors; learn more here before taking this important step.

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The Benefits of Our Immigration Law Office

At the Law Offices of Richard Hanus, our guiding principal is to be the best immigration lawyer in Chicago. With this in mind, we approach every case with creativity, sensitivity and diligence – the three essential qualities an immigration law office should possess.

Along with these 3 essential qualities, Richard Hanus provides his clients with counsel founded in honesty and practicality, and applies his 25+ years of experience in representing immigration law clientele with matters before :

He fought hard for us and believed in us. Justice was served and now all of us had lived the life of American Dream. Thank you Atty. Hanus.

The Immigration Law Office of Choice

“My husband and I hired Mr. Hanus to assist us throughout my permanent residence and naturalization applications. It was the best decision we ever made.”

Find Out Why Many Consider Richard Hanus The Best Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

Finding the best, most practical, solution to your immigration law questions depends on having the most accurate and relevant information at hand. For certain, the immigration law playing field often presents itself as a confusing maze. The right decisions in your case will be based on a realistic and honest assessment by knowledgeable immigration law counsel, such as Richard Hanus of the Law Offices of Richard Hanus.

Our Languages and Counsel’s Educational Foundation

Our office offers access to a staff fluent in many languages and an Attorney with impeccable educational credentials.

  • Languages – English, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew, Russian, Tagalog and Lithuanian.
  • Education
    University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois, 1988 J.D.
    Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1985 B.S. in Communication Studies/Philosophy

OUR VALUES

Our aim is to make sure that decisions made in the immigration law arena are founded on the most complete, accurate and relevant information. Immigration law decisions tend to involve high stakes, whether it impacts sensitive family relationships, or a company’s ability to recruit or retain valuable staff. In a world of endless information, the Law Offices of Richard Hanus seeks to provide the most practical solution to a client’s particular immigration law scenario.

Nothing matters more than the client and the client’s interests.  Whatever feedback, counsel or services we offer, our approach to client goals is founded on honesty and realism, and with the sole focus on what is best for our client.  Our 25+ year track record helping clients successfully achieve their family or employment based immigration law objectives is a beautiful reminder that our philosophy and methods work.

We aim to provide the best possible representation in your case. For less complicated cases, we look to make sure the case remains complication free. For more difficult matters, we explore every angle to find a solution and zealously advocate to maximize the chances for a successful result. In all cases, we commit to keep our clients informed throughout the process at hand and with a sense of confidence that their case matters and has our full attention.

Our office provides information and services premised on truth and trust. We understand and appreciate the trust our clients place in us.   Accordingly, we zealously advocate on your behalf, solely devoted to your immigration law goals and keeping you informed along the way.  The counsel and representation we provide are the culmination of two-plus decades of “in the trenches” experience striving to learn all there is to know about immigration law and strategy.

When a client seeks our feedback or services, our first goal is to understand as much as possible about the immigration law issue presented, including all of the circumstances surrounding the client’s request and all of their short and long-term goals. When a client decides to hire us, it will only be after we have provided a thorough explanation of applicable laws and policies and a realistic assessment of the viability of the project being considered.

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Today’s Legal News

Accessing the most up to date immigration law news is essential – whether you are facing a family related immigration question or are a company manager looking to bring aboard a foreign worker. Federal laws, regulations and policies can change daily and immediately impact any given immigration law process. We feature the most up to date information, derived by way of conventional media, professional resources as well Attorney Hanus’ practical experiences as what many consider to be the best immigration lawyer in Chicago.

US Immigration to Begin Accepting Legalization Applications for Certain Undocumented Immigrants Next Month

By |July 17th, 2024|

The Biden Administration announced today that starting August 19, 2024,  U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHS/USCIS) will begin accepting legalization applications of certain undocumented spouses and stepchildren of U.S. citizens.  More than 500,000 foreign national spouses and 50,000 foreign national step children who entered the US without a visa stand to benefit from this “path to citizenship” program. As a reminder, prospective applicants will be required to demonstrate that as of June 17, 2024, A) they have lived in the U.S. for at least 10 years after entering the U.S. without lawful admission AND B) they are [...]

Expert Deportation Lawyer: Protect Your Rights and Stay in the US

By |June 27th, 2024|

Are you worried about deportation and looking for legal help? Each year, thousands face the threat of being removed from the United States. Having a skilled deportation lawyer can make a significant difference in these challenging times. Today we're taking a closer look into how a deportation lawyer can defend your rights, help you fight deportation, and secure your future in the US. The Role of a Deportation Lawyer Deportation is the process of removing a non-citizen from the United States. This action is often taken when someone violates immigration laws. It can happen for various reasons, including overstaying a [...]

Biden’s New Immigration Plan: What You Need to Know, Including 4 Big Questions and Answers

By |June 18th, 2024|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. June 18, 2024 In the Executive Order he announced today, President Biden establishes a path to legalization and a shielding from deportation for approximately 500,000+ foreign nationals who entered the US without a visa.  Applicants will need to satisfy a number of important requirements, including proving that as of June 17, 2024: they have lived in the U.S. for 10 years AND they are married to a U.S. citizen. Also benefiting from this program are approximately 50,000 foreign national step children of U.S. citizens. If eligible, the foreign national will be issued “parole in place” status [...]

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