Recent News March 27, 2020

Resources for Immigrants During the COVID- 19 Crisis

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) has complied a comprehensive list of resources for the immigrant and refugee community in Illinois. Click here to explore these resources.

Recent News Uncategorized January 1, 1970

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci Featured by Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci, a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is highlighted in a new article discussing the ways in which knowledge is serving others.  Loyola is active in providing education & resources for immigration issues and training the future immigration lawyers. Our firm has 6 attorneys that are graduates of Loyola University […]

Recent News October 10, 2018

Our Attorney, Margaret O’Donoghue’s Reflection on ICE’s Denial of Her Request for A Stay of Removal for her Client with a U.S. Citizen Daughter with Spina Bfida

By:  Margaret O’Donoghue, Associate Attorney For about the past two years, I have represented Alejandro Medina Franco in his applications for “stays of removal” with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”).  Alejandro had been deported previously and for this reason he no longer had the opportunity to present his case in front of an immigration judge. […]

Recent News Uncategorized June 4, 2018

Death of our Partner, Leah Duckett

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of our partner, Leah Duckett.  Leah passed away on May 31, 2018 surrounded by her family after a courageous fight against leukemia.  Leah had been an attorney with our office for the past 15 years. She worked tirelessly to protect and defend the rights […]

Recent News Uncategorized January 2, 2018

Attorney Dario Castaneda Featured in the Chicago Tribune

Attorney Dario Castaneda was featured in a Chicago Tribune article published on January 2, 2018.  Attorney Castaneda was quoted discussing the impact of the long delays at the Chicago Immigration Court on clients.   Click here to read the full article: Chicago Tribune Article

Trump Administration Announces the Termination of the DACA Program

It was announced yesterday, on September 5, 2017, that the Trump Administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) Program. What does this mean? U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) will adjudicate—on an individual, case-by-case basis—properly filed pending DACA initial requests and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents that have been accepted by […]

Supervisory Attorney Kathleen Vannucci and Her Client Featured in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently shared the story of our client, Oscar, and how the changes in policy under the current Administration are having a real impact on real families here in Chicago. Chicago Tribune Article

Senior Supervisory Attorney Leah Duckett Interviewed on Univision Chicago discussing 287(g) Agreements

Senior Supervisory Attorney Leah Duckett was interviewed on Univision Chicago on Saturday, March 18, 2017 discussing the recent changes in immigration enforcement including the use of 287(g) agreements with local police authorities. Watch Video Here

General Recent News January 23, 2017

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci named as a Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers Magazine

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci has been selected to the 2017 Illinois Rising Stars list for the 4th year in a row.  Congratulations Kathleen! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super Lawyers,a Thomson Reuters business, is […]


USCIS EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR PROVISIONAL UNLAWFUL PRESENCE WAIVERS BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Established by President Obama in 2013, the provisional waiver process allows certain individuals who are subject to the 3 or 10 year unlawful presence bars to request a waiver or “pardon” from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before departing the United States for consular processing […]