Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

Beware of Immigration Scams
Mario A. Godoy

Immigration scams and fraud are serious problems and hurt innocent foreign victims and businesses. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides ...

Gordita Chronicles: Finding the American Dream
Mario A. Godoy

A new HBO Max sitcom, Gordita Chronicles, explores a Latino immigrant family trying to find the American Dream. The tv show follows the Castelli famil...

Updates to SIV Address Afghan Immigration Issues
Mario A. Godoy

The Biden administration has relaxed visa issues that prevented Afghan citizens who worked for the Taliban in civilian jobs or had some relationship w...

Some Employers Now Offer Immigration Benefits
Mario A. Godoy

Tech and other employers are finding it very hard to find, hire and keep foreign workers. The backlog of immigration applications, increasing immigrat...

Streets of Gold: Myths About Immigrants Challenged in New Book
Mario A. Godoy

Stanford economist Ran Abramitzky’s new book, Streets of Gold: America’s Untold Story of Immigration Success, proves many of the current polariz...

Happy Pride Month: LGBTQ+ Immigration FAQs
Mario A. Godoy

During Pride Month – and throughout the year – important emphasis is placed on the rights of LGBTQ+ individuals. Often LGBTQ foreign natio...

#CelebrateImmigrants June is National Immigrant Heritage Month 2022
Mario A. Godoy

On May 31, President Biden signed a proclamation declaring that June 2022 is National Immigrant Heritage Month. Established in 2014 by President Barac...

Can A Non-Citizen Sue The U.S. Government?
Mario A. Godoy

Is your immigration case taking too long? Do you feel the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) treated you unfairly? Did a U.S. Citizenship and Immig...

What To Do If You Receive a Denial Notice from Immigration Court
Mario A. Godoy

Submitting an immigration application is an accomplishment on your journey to achieve the American Dream. Unfortunately, there is also the chance that...

Promised Land: Giving A Face to the Undocumented
Mario A. Godoy

A new TV series drama debuted in 2022 called Promised Land about a Latina family in California’s Sonoma Valley and their quest for wealth and p...

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