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15 10, 2019

Richard Hanus Chosen as a Super Lawyer, 2020

By |2019-10-15T22:16:49-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: General|

Published October 15, 2019 Richard Hanus has again been selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the field of Immigration Law by Super Lawyer Magazine for performing at the highest levels in the Immigration Law field and being recognized by his peers for his achievements. Super Lawyer Magazine, a publication of Thomson Reuters, gives recognition to the top 5% of attorneys in various fields with the Super Lawyer honor – the culmination of a detailed, multi phase process involving candidate evaluation premised on 12 criteria which factor in achievement, peer evaluation and independent research information.  For more on Richard Hanus’ 2020 selection [...]

9 10, 2019

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

By |2019-12-03T15:31:53-06:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: General|

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” began its latest run in the Big Apple on Oct. 24, and with the next production slated for December 9. 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.  Hanus was recently played by Tony nominated actor Thomas Sadoski, whose credits include The Newsroom and [...]

22 09, 2019

Deferred Action Comes to an End

By |2019-10-15T20:38:54-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Categories: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., General, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

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 not [...]

31 08, 2019

Richard Hanus Talks Immigration Law, Business, and Politics on Scott Becker’s Business Leadership Podcast

By |2019-08-31T17:11:04-05:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: General|

Published August 31, 2019 Richard Hanus recently appeared on the popular Scott Becker Business Leadership Podcast, discussing a myriad of topics such as practicing immigration law in the Trump era, starting his own law firm and deciding on a professional path. PUBLISHED August 31, 2019– “IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM” Copyright © 2019, By Law Offices of Richard Hanus, Chicago, Illinois

25 07, 2019

Expedited Deportation for Undocumented Recent Arrivals

By |2019-07-25T12:13:18-05:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Asylum in the United States, Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), General, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, immigration reform, Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published July 24, 2019 The number of foreign nationals living in the U.S. in violation of our immigration laws is estimated to be in the area of 12 million. Whether they overstayed their visa status or entered without any visa or inspection at all, these are the individuals our society deems “undocumented”, or in some circles, “illegal aliens”.  No matter the label, the vast majority of these individuals have a right to a hearing before a judge where a variety of defenses can be considered, including cancellation of removal (for longtime undocumented residents with qualifying U.S. family) and asylum. Among the [...]

29 06, 2019

Deporting Millions, Deporting 2,000 – Same Thing

By |2019-06-29T13:40:59-05:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: Customs and Border Patrol / Travel to and from the U.S., DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), General, Immigration and Criminal Law / Detainees, immigration reform, Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S., Removal / Deportation Proceedings and Court Hearings, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published June 29, 2019 On June 17, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted one of the scarier official presidential communications I have heard in my lifetime: “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people.......” Once I read this, I was trying to figure out exactly what that meant.   I know there are approximately 12 million foreign nationals residing in the U.S. [...]

13 06, 2019

Avoiding Deportation: Why Working With United States Immigration Lawyers Can Help You Stay In The Country

By |2019-06-13T05:47:15-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: General|

Avoiding Deportation: Why Working With United States Immigration Lawyers Can Help You Stay In The Country   There were about 436 immigration arrests per day in the U.S. between February 2017 and September 2018. Refugee admissions are at an all-time low, with a 73.5% decrease in refugee resettlement from the fiscal years of 2016 to 2018. Visa application denials are soaring with a denial rate of 11.3% has been the highest in five years (since 2013). The U.S. is increasingly becoming a harder place to enter and stay for immigrants. As a matter of fact, President Trump's election has only made things worse. The good [...]

6 06, 2019

Asking the Right Questions: 7 Crucial Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer

By |2019-06-06T05:43:30-05:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: General|

Meeting with an immigration attorney is never a fun experience. You wouldn't meet with them in the first place if there wasn't a problem you needed help with. And the stress of that problem can cause you to stop thinking clearly, and you may not know what to say to an immigration lawyer. That means you won't know what questions to ask immigration lawyer office to make sure that the lawyers know what they're doing. If you can't think clearly during a meeting with an immigration lawyer, it can be harder to build your case. To help give you the confidence to face [...]

30 05, 2019

Social Security Administration Issues More Than 500,000 “No Match” Letters To Employers

By |2019-05-30T21:11:36-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), DHS / Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, General, Green Cards, Immigrant Health Care Workers in the U.S., immigration reform, Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Uncategorized, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Published May 30, 2019   When a company lists an employee on their payroll, pays payroll taxes and issues them a Form W-2, the federal government is officially notified of that individual's status as a U.S. worker.    For an estimated 8 million workers though, this process is an avenue through which the federal government is UNofficially notified of the employment of undocumented workers.  That is because many of these workers are either providing fake names, fake social security numbers or another person’s identification – all necessary means for the employer to offer them a job and for the worker to take [...]

30 05, 2019

Seeking Online Help: Can I Hire An Immigration Lawyer Online?

By |2019-05-30T05:43:12-05:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: General|

Immigrating to a new country is nervewracking, and you should try to prepare for the journey before you ever set off on it. To prepare for your new life in the U.S., you should speak to someone who has worked with immigrants and has expertise handling their cases. Before setting off a new adventure — speak to an immigration lawyer. Yet, it can be hard to find an immigration lawyer in most areas, much less one that's trustworthy. You might have an easier time scouring for an immigration lawyer online. Yet, finding a person to walk you through the complex immigration [...]