Immigration attorneys in Illinois tend to focus on either employment based or family based immigration. Lawyers focusing on immigration law help individuals work legally in the United States, defend against deportation actions, file asylum requests, or apply for citizenship or naturalization. Employment based immigration attorneys help businesses with compliance issues under state or federal law, help foreign workers get temporary work visas or a green card for permanent residence, obtain an E-1 or E-2 visa or the H-1B visa for specialty occupations, or work with executives in multinational corporations for an L-1A visa or TN visa for companies in Canada or Mexico under NAFTA. Many immigration attorneys in Illinois are former INS attorneys.
AILA promotes justice, advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advances the quality of immigration and nationality law and practices to enhance the professional development of its members.
Lawyer Referral Service in Chicago - The Chicago Bar Association sponsors a non-profit Lawyer Referral Service. The public service refers individuals and businesses to local attorneys in Chicago, and the surrounding areas of Cook County, DuPage County, and Lake County, Illinois. More than 300 pre-screened attorneys participate in the Lawyer Referral Service. These attorneys serve on more than 40 different subject matter panels depending on their experience in a particular practice area. The attorneys that participate in the service have an average of 20 years experience.