Chicago Immigration and Naturalization Law Blog

Will Misdemeanor Crime Affect My Green Card Application?

Will Misdemeanor Crime Affect My Green Card Application?

Arrest and criminal records are virtually all online today, so an arrest or conviction in your past or in another state can impact your green card app...

How Does a DUI Arrest Affect Your Visa Application?

How Does a DUI Arrest Affect Your Visa Application?

When U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is reviewing immigration applicants, they conduct a background search and receive information f...

What is Green Card Abandonment?

What is Green Card Abandonment?

If you have received your green card – Lawful Permanent Residency (LPR) to live in the United States – there are things that can cause you...

New Green Card Rules

New Green Card Rules

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has instituted new green card rules that go into effect in 2020. If you are a green car...

Sponsoring a Same-Sex Fiancé for a K-1 Visa

Sponsoring a Same-Sex Fiancé for a K-1 Visa

International same-sex couples (one spouse American, one foreign) have immigration options available to them since the Supreme Court ruled against the...

Marijuana and Mixed Status Households

Marijuana and Mixed Status Households

On January 1, 2020, the recreational use of cannabis became legal in Illinois. The new legalization laws also expunge criminal records for prior marij...

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