Senior Supervisory Attorney Leah A. Duckett Interviewed by ViveloHoy on Citizenship

Senior Supervisory Attorney, Leah A. Duckett, was interviewed by ViveloHoy on February 12, 2016 about the importance of applying for citizenship and the process involved.  You can watch the interviews on the ViveloHoy site here. Watch ViveloHoy Video on the Importance of Becoming a U.S. Citizen Watch ViveloHoy Video on the Process of Becoming a […]

General Recent News January 22, 2016

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci named a Rising Star in Illinois by Super Lawyers Magazine for the 3rd year in a row!

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci has been selected to the 2016 Illinois Rising Stars list for the 3rd 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 […]

General Recent News November 9, 2015

Attorney Tess Feldman is Named the 2015-2016 Chair of the Chicago Bar Association Immigration and Nationality Committee

Congratulations to Attorney Tess Feldman for being named the 2015-2016 Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Immigration and Nationality Committee.  Each month the Immigration and Nationality Committee hosts a different speaker to cover various topics in immigration law.  The committee puts on their annual CLE Seminar every January.  This year the CLE seminar will take […]

Noticias Recientes Recent News October 14, 2015

New Change LIMITS Early Filing of Adjustment of Status Applications

Today, October 14, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it will limit when applicants may file an early I-485 Adjustment of Status application, i.e., before the visa has become available, in advance of the applicant’s priority date becoming current. (For an explanation of how the priority date system works, please see our […]

Noticias Recientes Recent News September 16, 2015

Important Changes to the Adjustment of Status Process

On September 9, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), along with Department of State (DOS), announced important changes to the adjustment of status process, which will go into effect beginning on October 1, 2015.  Importantly, many people will now be eligible to apply for adjustment of status even before a visa would be available […]

Certain DACA Recipients must return their 3-year Employment Authorization Documents

USCIS is in the process of collecting the 3-year Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that they issued to DACA recipients after 2/16/15. This affects 2600 people: 2100 people whose EADs were mailed after 2/16/15, and 500 people whose EADs were mailed before 2/16/15, but then were returned as undeliverable to USCIS, and USCIS re-sent them after 2/16/15. USCIS […]

Attorney Kathleen Vannucci Featured on AILA’S Hometown Radio Tour 2015

This year, the Hometown Radio Tour interviews done at National Day of Action on April 16, 2015 reached a larger audience than ever before, demonstrating that the radio outlets are aware of the public interest in immigration issues and that AILA members are perceived as experts on those issues.  AILA National conducted 35 interviews that […]

Nepal Designated for Temporary Protected Status

TPS Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status for Nepal On June 24, 2015, in response to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security designated Nepal for Temporary Protected Status (TPS).[1]  Nationals of Nepal who file a TPS application prior to December 21, 2015 are eligible for immigration […]

Immigrant Heritage Month: Legal Assistant Felipe Urquiza’s Family Immigrant Story

June is National Immigrant Heritage Month! The Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates is partnering with Fwd.US to promote and celebrate National Immigrant Heritage Month.  During the month of June, we will be featuring profiles of some of our own members’ family immigrant stories. The fifth profile is from Legal Assistant, Felipe Urquiza: I am first generation […]

Attorney Tess Feldman Was Recently Interviewed on CAN TV Discussing Her Pro Bono Work in Dilley, TX

This past Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Attorney Tess Feldman was interviewed on CAN TV in association with the Chicago Legal Clinic.  During her interview, she discussed the issue of family detention and her pro bono work in Dilley, TX where she represented detained women and children seeking asylum in the United States. In March of […]