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Chicago Irish Immigration Lawyer

Cook County Ireland immigration lawyers

Attorney Assisting With Family-Based and Employment-Based Immigration From Ireland to the Cook County Area

Immigrants from Ireland and people of Irish descent have played an important role in Chicago's history. For over 150 years, the city, the communities throughout Cook County, and the surrounding suburbs have provided a home to Irish people, who have built a strong community, including churches, schools, hospitals, community centers, and charities. Because of this, people in Ireland who wish to immigrate to the United States may consider settling in the Chicago area.

Irish immigrants must address multiple complex laws and procedures, and they can do so with the help of an attorney who has a strong knowledge of immigration laws. At Khan Nayyar & Associates, LLC, we understand the ins and outs of the immigration system, and we can provide legal help and representation to ensure that you can successfully obtain a visa, Green Card, or citizenship. In addition to helping both family members and employees with their immigration needs, we can assist with defense in "crimmigration" cases where a conviction on criminal charges could lead to removal by immigration authorities.

Family-Based Immigration From Ireland

The most common way that foreign citizens immigrate to the United States is through sponsorship from a family member. The visas available in family-based immigration cases are based on the relationship between a person in the U.S. and their family members. A person who sponsors their family members for immigration will need to submit an affidavit demonstrating that they will be able to financially support those who will be entering the United States. Family-based visas include:

  • Immediate relative visas for spouses of U.S. citizens, minor children who are unmarried, or parents.
  • Family preference visas for certain immediate relatives of lawful permanent residents or other relatives of United States citizens, such as siblings or adult children.
  • Fiancé(e) visas allowing a person to enter the United States and get married to a U.S. citizen.

Typically, family members who receive a visa allowing them to enter the United States will be able to live in the country and seek employment. They may also apply for an adjustment of status, allowing them to obtain a Green Card that recognizes them as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.

Employment-Based Immigration for Irish Workers

The other way that foreign citizens may receive approval for immigration is through sponsorship from an employer. Employees may receive multiple types of employment-based visas that may allow them to live in the U.S. on a temporary or permanent basis. These visas usually fall into one of the following categories:

  • H visas that allow a person to remain in the United States for a certain period of time. H-1B visas may be available for people in specialty occupations, and other visas may be available for agricultural or non-agricultural workers who will work on a temporary or seasonal basis.
  • EB visas that allow a person to apply for a Green Card. These include EB-1 visas for people with extraordinary abilities in certain specialty professions, and EB-2 and EB-3 visas may be available for people with advanced degrees, certain professionals, or those who are considered to be skilled or unskilled workers.

Contact an Illinois Irish Immigration Attorney

If you are planning to immigrate to the United States, or if you would like to sponsor a family member or employee for immigration, our attorneys can make sure you meet all legal requirements. We will make sure you understand how the immigration laws apply in your situation, and we will guide you through the process and help you address any concerns or difficulties that may arise. Contact our law office by calling 630-LAWYERS to arrange a consultation with our immigration lawyers.

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