Published September 2, 2020

Tune in on September 17, 2020 at 7 pm CDT when I will be hosting the first of a series of live web events to address the latest U.S. immigration law issues facing individuals, families and businesses. See:

I will answer your questions on topics ranging from green cards, U.S. citizenship, work visas and defense in deportation/removal proceedings.

Whether you are in the U.S. or overseas, in lawful status or undocumented, a U.S. citizen or non-citizen, an intending immigrant or a U.S. employer of a foreign national, this event is for you, as I will address issues such as:

  • How does the pandemic impact the most common U.S. immigration processes both here in the U.S. and abroad?
  • How are processes and laws different under the Trump Administration when it comes to processing of visas, green cards and U.S. citizenship?
  • I am undocumented – what are my options to legalize my status in the U.S.?
  • Who is at risk of being placed in removal/deportation proceedings, and what rights does a person have in defense?
  • What pitfalls should I be concerned with when it comes to applying for my green card based on a marriage?
  • What pitfalls are concerning when it comes to green card filings based on other family relationships, or through an offer of employment?
  • What are the requirements for a company to petition a worker for temporary or permanent status in the U.S.?

Even without the pandemic and weekly, and sometimes daily, changes to our policies, U.S. immigration law is a maze.  The truth and genuine answers to your immigration law questions are not always easy to find, especially when dealing with a desperate or complex situation.

Let me and my 25+ years of experience help guide you in navigating our complicated immigration system and overcome hurdles most often faced by individuals and businesses.

Submit your questions in advance to and I will do my best to incorporate the answer in our discussion.  Questions can also be submitted through the website contact form at

***Disclaimer:  No attorney/client relationship is formed by virtue of a conversation in this forum, and all feedback provided here is strictly for general information purposes and should not be construed as legal advice.

PUBLISHED September 2, 2020– “IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM” Copyright © 2020, By Law Offices of Richard Hanus, Chicago, Illinois