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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.

Fed Indictment:  Fraud Ring Staged Armed Robberies to Establish Work Permit Eligibility

By |May 26th, 2024|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. May 22, 2024 Immigration fraud is a big business and our society just received yet another reminder of how booming a business it is.   Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice handed down an indictment of an immigration fraud ring alleging its ringleaders staged armed robberies across Chicago and the Midwest so that undocumented foreign nationals – paying thousands of dollars each -  could pose as crime victims and secure employment authorization and green cards, pursuant to “U visa” regulations.   This indictment is also a reminder of the desperation of so many undocumented foreign nationals to [...]

Adventures in Navigating the New Filing Fee Schedule: Green Card Marriage Applicants

By |May 13th, 2024|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. May 5, 2024 Even for me, a 30-year immigration law veteran, the new US Department of Homeland Security/Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) filing fee schedule can present a menacing head ache.    In so many contexts, whether for an H-1B work visa petition, or a marriage based adjustment of status (Green Card) filing, the process of selecting the proper fee can be overwhelming, especially when the US CIS website user experience features a multi-link labyrinth of sub appendixes and fee lists. Below is just one scenario where applicants are presented with a mind numbing set of options [...]

What Are the Benefits to Becoming a US Citizen?

By |April 17th, 2024|

You might be surprised to learn that nearly 1 million people became lawful residents of the US in 2022. Coming to the US has countless opportunities, such as taking advantage of the country's robust economy. However, many would argue you can only fully experience what the United States has to offer when you become a citizen. We've created a brief guide that outlines the key information you should know before moving forward. Let's explore the most notable benefits to becoming a US citizen. The Right to Vote This is something crucial to consider if you're looking into becoming a US [...]

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