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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.

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, Chicago immigration law office 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 the best immigration lawyer in Chicago: 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.

Update: Imperfect Voter Registration Initiatives and the Dangers Faced By Noncitizens

By |February 18th, 2024|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. February 17, 2024 Far too often, highly imperfect voter registration processes create moments of government assisted immigration suicide, whether it leads to a denied application for lawful permanent resident status ("Green Card") or U.S. citizenship or even the commencement of removal proceedings aka deportation proceedings.  The good news is that in many cases, all is not lost and a solution for non-citizens facing a seeming immigration dead-end may be available. The doom a noncitizen may face in this context is rooted in the coming together of two realities at play in our society: 1) federal legislation [...]

Immigration Law in Chicago: What Is the Deportation Process?

By |February 15th, 2024|

It's estimated that forty million people in the United States were born in different countries. While some of these individuals immigrated legally, others are undocumented immigrants. Either that or their visas have expired for one reason or another.  In other cases, a foreign national might immigrate legally, but engage in an act or crime that subjects them to deportation. When this happens, the U.S. government will begin the deportation process. So, what is the deportation process? And should you get the help of an immigration lawyer to help you? If you need to know the answer to these questions, you're [...]

Everyone’s Talking About H-1B Visas, Lottery Registration and US CIS Filing Fee Increases

By |January 31st, 2024|

By: Richard Hanus, Esq. January 31, 2024 It’s always around Thanksgiving when chatter starts swirling about when the next chance to obtain an H-1B work visa will happen.  A couple months later employers and their prospective H-1B workers get news that the H-1B visa lottery registration is a few weeks away and that parties need to put the pieces in place to avail of the process.  With this week’s announcement of the upcoming H-1B visa lottery registration, we are officially at “put the pieces in place” time.   Specifically, starting on March 6, 2024 at noon EST and through March 22, [...]

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