8 01, 2022

7 Tips for Finding The Best Immigration Lawyer in Chicago To Represent You

By |2022-01-08T11:36:06-06:00January 8th, 2022|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

Each year, there are more than 1 million immigrants come to the United States each year. However, the process to immigrate to the United States is very complicated and taxing. You may need the help of an immigration law firm to help you through the process. Are you looking for the best immigration lawyer in Chicago? Keep reading these top tips for selecting the best Chicago immigration attorney to work with. Get Referrals One of the easiest ways to find a great immigration lawyer to work with is to ask trusted friends and acquaintances for referrals. If you know other people who [...]

7 11, 2021

Do You Really Need a Chicago Immigration Lawyer? Here’s How to Figure Out the Answer

By |2021-11-07T11:02:27-06:00November 7th, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By Richard Hanus, Esq. Many people do not appreciate how much value immigration lawyers create for individuals, families and companies looking to navigate our complex immigration system.  They help to radically transform lives and companies by helping family members and key employees move to new countries. Maybe that is why the market for immigration lawyers is worth more than $5 billion every year! Of course, there are a lot of differences between some immigration lawyers and others. You will want to find the best Chicago immigration lawyer when you need one. Not everybody realizes how big of a difference it can [...]

24 10, 2021

What to Look For in a U.S. Immigration Lawyer

By |2022-01-08T11:31:19-06:00October 24th, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By, Richard Hanus, Esq. You open up the mail and find a notice that your green card application is denied, or even worse, deportation proceedings are being initiated against you. What do you do now? This is when you need to contact an immigration lawyer. An immigration lawyer focuses on helping clients who are dealing with a wide variety of immigration issues. This includes benefits, citizenship, green cards, and visas. Not every incident requires legal assistance, such as when you are only visiting the United States for a short period of time. When dealing with more complex issues, hiring an immigration [...]

2 08, 2021

The Grounds for Deportation From the United States

By |2021-08-02T07:09:42-05:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. Published August 2, 2021 In 2018, over 300,000 immigrants were deported from the United States. While the U.S. houses millions of immigrants, there are plenty of ways the government can deem your status illegal and seek to send you back to your home country. Understanding grounds for deportation is crucial to gaining insight into ways a foreign national, non-U.S. citizent's future in the U.S. might be vulnerable, and in ways one would never think of . But what are those grounds? What are the typical reasons for deportation? That's what we're here to look at today. Read [...]

3 07, 2021

Understanding the U.S. Refugee Law: Refugee Rights and Protection

By |2021-07-03T08:54:49-05:00July 3rd, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By Richard Hanus, Esq. Published July 3, 2021 Are you a refugee? Are you trying to bring a loved one to the U.S. who is a refugee and in order to protect them? Refugee law can seem complicated and confusing to anyone who isn't well-versed in refugee rights and protections. Trying to navigate this area of law and its related processes without significant expertise and experience will undoubtedly be challenging. We're here to provide an overview of refugee laws to provide you with basic insight and to sort out fact from fiction.  Keep reading to learn more. Who Is a Refugee? [...]

20 06, 2021

The Different Types of Green Cards Explained

By |2021-06-20T08:56:33-05:00June 20th, 2021|Categories: Employment-Based Immigration Law, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. Published June 20, 2021 The Trump administration was not a positive force for immigrants in the US. However, recent changes made by the Biden administration make things far less difficult for immigrants to acquire a green card. If you're interested in how to get a green card, first consider what categories of eligibility are available.  In this regard, there are various avenues to green card, and each have their own distinct requirements and complexities. Here are some of the green card options you should know about. What is a Green Card? First of all, a Green Card allows [...]

5 06, 2021

5 Immigration Laws to Know About Before Moving to the US

By |2021-06-05T15:25:54-05:00June 5th, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. Published June 5, 2021 For centuries, America has been a prime destination for international immigrants. If you're currently considering coming to the US, then following the law is paramount. Consistent with the public's perception, our overall immigration system can present problems now. Temporary detention centers are way over capacity, and Covid-19 hasn't made things easier. The pandemic has been causing extreme delays, supply shortages, and more. That doesn't mean you shouldn't come, though! If you know what immigration laws to follow, then you'll be in a better position. Read on to learn five important ones you need [...]

23 05, 2021

Understanding the Trump Immigration Law Changes

By |2021-05-29T14:48:17-05:00May 23rd, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By Richard Hanus, Esq. Published May 23, 2021 During his four years in office, former President Trump transformed the immigration system in the United States. He issued more than 400 executive actions that cut legal immigration significantly . One of President Biden's priorities has been undoing much of former President Trump's legacy with his own executive actions. Yet, Trump immigration law has left a mark on the U.S. immigration system. Here are the most important changes you should know about. What You Should Know About Trump Immigration Law President Trump's policy dramatically restricted immigration. Trump's promises to build a wall on [...]

7 05, 2021

State vs Federal Immigration Law: The Main Differences

By |2021-05-07T08:29:52-05:00May 7th, 2021|Categories: U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. Published May 7, 2021 With one million immigrants coming to the US every year, there are laws in place to control and regulate entry into the United States. It is important to understand that there is both state and federal immigration law. Although the two share many similarities, there are notable differences as well. This guide will compare the two so that you can be more informed, especially if you're looking for legal advice. Let's get started. Federal Immigration Law The US immigration policy is regulated at the federal level. Although certain matters pertain to the states, federal laws trump those [...]

22 02, 2021

Biden Reaches For the Stars and Starts an Important Immigration Conversation

By |2021-02-22T17:44:49-06:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Amnesty for Immigrants in the U.S., Asylum in the United States, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment Authorization / Work Cards in the U.S., Employment-Based Immigration Law, Family-Based Immigration Law, General, immigration reform, U.S. Immigration Law and Legislation, Undocumented Immigrants and Workers in the U.S.|

Published February 22, 2021 By Richard Hanus, Esq. It’s been more than 20 years since our nation has enacted any significant legislation to allow our nation’s undocumented population an avenue to legalize their status.  The most recent provision,  Section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, was neither simple nor straightforward.  It was potent, though, affording hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of otherwise law abiding foreign nationals without immigration status a path to permanent residence (green card).  Its primary requirements included having a qualifying family member or employer to petition them along with the payment of a financial penalty for violating their status. Fast [...]

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