Chicago has long been a city of immigrants. Today, it has 1.7 million immigrants, representing almost 20 percent of its population. Nearly half of them are at risk of deportation.
Immigration lawyers help strangers who come to the United States to find their footing. Whether you’re a recent spouse of a citizen, a foreign worker called to work for a major Chicago business, or the family member of someone who came before you, the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren can help you navigate the complex maze of U.S. immigration law.
Our firm works with applicants for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas at embassies and consulates overseas.
If there’s a problem with your status, we can help. Our team works on waivers of inadmissibility and helps those who need to adjust their status to Lawful Permanent Resident. We are a full-service immigration law firm representing individuals and families in various legal matters. Let’s look at some of the ways the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren can help.
An adjustment of status is the process by which a visitor can become a permanent lawful resident of the U.S. You do this by getting a green card. There are several ways to obtain a green card, and we can help you find the one that will work best for you.
Filing for an adjustment of status does not require you to return home to your country of citizenship to obtain U.S. residency. You can complete the entire process in the United States, saving time, money, and stress.
In the meantime, you can apply for a work permit to continue working in the U.S. and stay with your friends and possibly family members here with you. During the pendency of your application, you can continue to work and live your American life while we handle the heavy immigration lifting for you.
You must be eligible for an adjustment under applicable sections of the Immigration and Nationality Act. You must not have become inadmissible for entry into the U.S. by, for example, committing a crime or misrepresenting something about yourself. Even if you have, however, we can help through our experienced immigration attorneys who work on waivers of inadmissibility.
Our team also handles many other immigration matters, including:
If you have an immigration concern, you want the right legal assistance. It can make the process go smoother and save you resources and stress.
If you want to obtain a green card or need assistance with any other type of immigration matter, let the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren help you on your path to living and working in the United States. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation.