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Top Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

When officers from the U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement come knocking, or when you need something done with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you need the services of a top immigration lawyer in Chicago. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, we have a team of committed immigration lawyers who provide professional legal representation and counsel in all areas of immigration law.

Areas of Practice and What We Can Do for You

Although we provide aggressive legal representation in all areas of immigration and nationality law, the following are some of the areas you can count on our representation:

Employment-Based Immigration

American companies are allowed to recruit and bring foreign workers to work for them but to do so, they must first get approval from the USCIS. The process of hiring a foreign worker starts with the employer first filing a petition with USCIS. The petition can be for the prospective foreign worker to be given a temporary work visa or a permanent one (green card). A temporary visa is one that allows the foreign worker to come work for an American company for a limited period, after which they are required and must leave the United States. In some cases, it may be possible to extend the temporary visa for one time only, but after this extension, the foreign worker must leave the country or change their visa to a different visa category which will allow them to remain and legally work in the United States.

If you hire foreign workers, there are additional labor and employment laws that you must comply with. These laws and regulations are designed to make sure the employer keeps and maintains proper employment records concerning these foreign workers. One of the areas that is commonly investigated is non-compliance with I-9 requirements, which can lead to serious sanctions, including fines, criminal sanctions, exclusion from government contracts, or court orders to back pay or hire a specific individual. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, we counsel employers in making sure they are in full compliance with these laws to avoid all these consequences.

Family-Based Immigration

The law allows United States citizens and green card holders to have their relatives obtain green cards. Not all relatives qualify, but those who do are typically spouses, children, siblings, and parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders. For these relatives to obtain their green cards, the U.S. citizen or green card holder must first petition USCIS by filing Form I-230 Relative Petition. If it is a U.S. citizen filing the petition, the petition can be filed together with a green card application of the relative. If it is a permanent resident filing the petition, then the petition must be approved first before the relative applies for their green card. There are many complications that arise in processing these petitions and applications, and it is best to have an experienced immigration lawyer from Kriezelman Burton & Associates to help.

Removal Proceedings and Appeals

At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, we have removal defense and appeals lawyers who aggressively represent our clients in removal proceedings and stop their deportation. If you or a loved one is in removal proceedings, we can help.

Speak with Our Top Immigration Lawyers in Chicago Today

If you need an immigration lawyer in Chicago for any reason, contact us today to discuss your case. Kriezelman Burton & Associates is dedicated to helping clients through immigration matters, and we are ready to help you.