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Deportation processes in the U.S. about to get a whole lot faster

In the past, when the decision is made to deport someone from the United States, a careful process is followed to guarantee that it is not done on grounds that are unfair, illegal or inhumane. Currently, there are hundreds of immigrant families in Illinois who are awaiting their fate in the country. Many of them are waiting to hear whether or not they will be facing deportation as they are working toward gaining citizenship and being able to confidently call America, "home." 

Process to obtain citizenship lengthened for benefit users

Government assistance comes in many forms including food stamps, Obamacare and even insurance benefits for children and other dependents. For immigrant families in Illinois and across the nation, these types of benefits can provide an incredible advantage as they work to secure their success in a new environment and country. 

Understanding what to expect when you get a green card

You are excited about the opportunity you have to make a new home in Illinois. You and your family have worked hard to gain eligibility to enter the United States and have access to the freedoms that you have heard so much about. One of your options is to get a green card that will allow you temporary privileges that enable you to do things like get a job. At Francis Law Center, we are committed to helping immigrants to acclimate to their new surroundings by providing reliable legal assistance. 

Managing stress related to family immigration

In recent weeks, a considerable amount of attention has focused on some of the immigration-related hardships that families are facing in the U.S. Even if your circumstances are less dramatic, you may still be feeling very stressed out as a result of family immigration issues. Perhaps you are worried about whether or not your family will be able to successfully join you or you have uncertainty related to paperwork and the entire process. We know how overwhelming family immigration matters can be, but it is important to focus on handling your stress and other negative emotions properly.

How can I bring my child to the US?

If you are a parent of a child who lives in another country, you may wonder if you have to do anything to legally bring him or her to the United States. This is often an issue if you had lived in a foreign country and given birth to your child there. That child would then be a citizen of that country. It requires immigration paperwork to ensure your child can legally come to live in Illinois.

Do not allow your immigration status to affect your job success

You have recently arrived in the United States and are excited to begin learning about the culture and experiencing the freedom that you have long anticipated. One of the first goals you want to accomplish is to find employment so you can make a living and support your family. At Francis Law Center, we have helped many immigrants in Illinois to learn about the skills they need to excel in their job, despite their immigration status. 

Why are families being separated at the Mexican border?

The news in Illinois is filled with stories about families being separated at the border with Mexico. There are two sides to this story, which each blaming the other, which is a common theme in modern politics. However, how can you figure out the real reason behind what is happening? It helps to get some backstory.

How can you help immigrant children adjust to their new home?

Your family has recently immigrated to a new country and have decided to make a home in Illinois. While you are excited to be in the United States and looking forward to seizing new opportunities, your drastic move required you to uproot your family and transplant them in a new place. Your children in particular, are going to need some time and plenty of support as they adjust to their new surroundings, home and culture. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help them ease into their new normal without compromising the importance of maintaining your own culture and traditions. 

Migrants hopeful to cross border, could face detention

For many immigrants, the thought of making a new home in America, building a better life and finding protection for their families are some of the common goals they share. However, getting into the United States and acquiring legal citizenship requires time, attention and commitment. Immigrants who try to get into Illinois without following the designated legal process could face a variety of consequences including detention, deportation and fines. 

Family preference visas explained

For the naturalized citizens or legal permanent residents living in Chicago, their ultimate goal may be to have the remainder of their families join them in the U.S. Immigrating can be a complex legal process, yet the good news for those who already have family living in America is that they have a built-in advantage when it comes to gaining legal admission. 

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