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'Voluntary' deportation practice scrutinized by immigrants

Immigrants in the Chicago area may feel pressure regarding their legal status every day. Making one wrong move could lead to deportation hearings, which puts a tremendous strain on families. Until individuals can obtain legal status and overcome immigration status issues, this concern doesn't go away.

Diversity visa program may be eliminated with immigration reform

In the 1990s, the federal government devised the diversity visa lottery system that allows immigrants from countries with low immigration quotas a better chance at staying in the United States. Although this program has allowed many individuals and families to become long-term residents of the Chicago area, it may soon be eliminated through legislative action.

Growing numbers of children involved in deportation hearings

Being detained by federal immigration officials and facing a hearing without adequate preparation or support can be an intimidating experience, which is something many in the Chicago area might already know. However, the situation is much more concerning for a growing segment of undocumented immigrants seeking an adjustment of status to avoid deportation: children.

Scary encounter puts Chicago family on path to immigration visas

One common experience among undocumented immigrants in the United States is the fear that officials could initiate deportation proceedings for almost any reason, at almost any time. As a result, some families refrain from communicating with public safety officials, even when it is in their best interests. This is exactly what kept one Chicago family from coming forward about an instance of police misconduct.

New Illinois license law creates mixed feelings among immigrants

Illinois lawmakers didn't waste time in the new legislative session, as they have already passed a measure that allows undocumented immigrants to legally obtain a temporary driver's license. Passed as a means to improve public safety on the roads, the new law also simplifies a lot of everyday tasks for those without permanent immigration status.

Congress considers visas for highly-skilled graduates

In a move that shows just how important immigration policy will become over the next few years, the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a measure that would grant permanent visas to those immigrants who have advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, which would affect many in the Chicago area. Collectively, these areas of study are known as the "STEM" subjects.

Godoy Olivieri, Ltd.-An immigration law firm

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312-445-0591 local
800-264-2752 toll free
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