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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.

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

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

(312) 357-0033

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Attorney 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. 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.

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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Why Hire Us?

At the Law Offices of Richard Hanus, our guiding principal is that each step in the immigration process is crucial. With this in mind, we approach every case with creativity, sensitivity and diligence – the three essential qualities an immigration lawyer 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 :

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE)
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review/Immigration Court (Defense in Removal/Deportation proceedings)
  • Executive Office of Immigration Review/Board of Immigration Appeals
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal
  • U.S. Supreme Court

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.

Law Offices of Richard Hanus

“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 How We Can Solve Your
Immigration Problem

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.

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 in the field.

Meet Richard Hanus, the attorney whose real-life case became the hit play, “The Courtroom”

By |October 9th, 2019|

Richard Hanus with producer, director, the Keathleys and cast Richard Hanus never thought he’d be a silent star of a major New York play. But the veteran Chicago immigration attorney is just that as the play “The Courtroom” will run in the Big Apple beginning Oct. 24. The play is based on a full transcript of court proceedings of trials featuring Hanus and his clients, Elizabeth and John Keathley of Bloomington, Ill. “It is otherworldly to say the least,” Hanus said. “I’m in awe of the process by which I was able to be in a position to [...]

Appeals Filing Fee May Skyrocket; Processing Times for Chicago Area Applicants

By |September 22nd, 2019|

Published September 22, 2019   Administration Aims to Dramatically Increase Filing Fees for Appeals In an effort that will effectively deter appeals of certain immigration decisions within the deportation court system, the Trump administration is reportedly advancing a regulation to dramatically increase the filing fees associated with such appeals. The regulatory proposal being considered would increase the current filing fee of $110.00 by 900% to a total of $975.00 in most cases. If imposed, the new filing fee will create a severe financial obstacle for a significant portion of the impacted population, a mostly vulnerable population seeking to advance their [...]

Deferred Action Comes to an End

By |September 22nd, 2019|

Published September 22, 2019 In an abrupt, yet not surprising policy decision, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced it is putting a halt to a Deferred Action program that has been a part of the immigration law and prosecutorial discretion landscape for more than 4 decades.  The political reasons for this announcement are obvious, but there exists no real practical reason for the program’s termination since it’s been employed so sparingly during its life. What is Deferred Action?   It is a formal statement by the Executive Branch of our government via U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that it will [...]

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