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Quality Immigration Lawyers in Rockford, Illinois

Welcome to the USA and the American Law Firm. The American law firm is dedicated to protecting immigrants just like you. A substantial portion of our practice concentrates on immigration law. America is a diverse melting pot comprised of people from all over the world. In fact, the director of our Immigration Department is Christian Solares, a naturalized citizen and licensed lawyer born in Guatemala. Christian speaks fluent Spanish as do his paralegals.

In protecting you, we understand your plight, we understand that you traveled to the USA for a better life for you and your family. We understand that you’ve endured some bumps in the road and that you may be here in an undocumented status desperately wanting to come out of the shadows and live the American Dream and we intend to help you do that.

Below are a number of frequently asked questions. Please read them over, as they may pertain to you. Feel free to give us a call so we can schedule your FREE initial office consultation. We offer flat fees to help you avoid unknown expenses. We understand the cost of immigrating can be very high, that is why we will help you develop a budget and provide payment plan options. We’re sure that you will find our fees reasonable and fair. We know that sometimes lawyers have a stereotype of demanding high fees and taking advantage of people in difficult situations. While that may be true for some, we believe you will find our fees reasonable and our services extraordinary!

FAQs

Q: I am an undocumented individual living in the United States. I’m living in fear and desperately wanting to come forward and become an American citizen. How do I do this? What is next?

A: The first thing to do is seek out a consultation with an attorney immediately. Attorney’s will help direct you to the appropriate paperwork, given your situation, and will guide you through the processes while ensuring your safety and protection to the full extent of the law. Here at the American Law Firm, our number one priority is protecting you!

Q: I came to America with a work visa and it has expired but I still live here. How do I become a citizen? What is next?

A: Again, your next step should be to find an attorney. There is a variety of paperwork that needs to be completed to ensure that you are either re-issued a visa or to put you on the path to citizenship. Each case is different as each person’s needs and desires are different. In order to better evaluate your particular situation, feel free to call the American Law Firm and schedule a FREE consultation with Attorney Solares, the head of our immigration department.

Q: I came here on a student visa and it’s expiring. How do I continue my stay and become a citizen?

A: Another good question and again, there are several ways of answering. Depending on what you are attempting to achieve, the answer may be an application for permeant residency, or it may be an application for another visa. It depends on what you’re looking to do. These questions are best answered in person where your whole story can be told. No matter your immigration issue, you can rely on the American Law Firm to advise you professionally and provide you with a safe place to tell your story and to seek answers. Our consultations are FREE with no strings attached. Give us a call today and schedule your consultation.

Q: I’m an undocumented citizen and in an abusive relationship but I want to stay here. What do I do?

A: The first thing you need to do is find a safe place where you will no longer be threatened with harm. Often in these situations, a victim is fearful of calling the police due to the nature of their status. This is not an entirely misguided fear, but if the issue is serious enough, the police should be involved. You need to see an attorney who can help coordinate with the police while ensuring your protection. An attorney will be able to work with the police and court system to protect you from the threat of violence while also protecting your ability to remain in this country. The first step, though, is to find a safe place, whether it be a friend or family member, do your best to remove yourself from the situation. Once you have made it to a safe place, seek consultation regarding how to move forward in the court system. Our attorneys may suggest an order of protection while engaging in an immigration case. In this

Q: I’m undocumented and seeking asylum connected to political and religious persecution. What can I do?

A: Political persecution accounts for a large number of immigrants in our country and is a serious problem around the world. If you fear for your safety or the safety of your family, based on threats or implications by the government of your home country, you may well qualify for asylum. Again, each situation is different and it really depends on the country you live in and the type and degree of persecution, but if your government has threatened you or your family you should certainly contact an attorney immediately. Our immigration department understands the complexities and uncertainties that are associated with these types of cases and puts a large emphasis on the safety of our clients. We are here to serve and protect you, our client.

Q: I am undocumented, have fallen in love with an American citizen, we want to get married. What’s next?

A: This is a very common question and one of the more common paths to citizenship. If you have fallen in love with a U.S. citizen and wish to marry that person, it can certainly make your own path to citizenship quite a bit easier. That said, there are still a lot of variables that make each case unique, obviously, prior status issues and criminal issues can always hinder your path.

It is very important to consult with an immigration attorney, regardless of what your issue may be. The answers to the questions above are very general and certainly do not address each and every issue, but they do give a basic understanding to some of those situations. The majority of cases, though, will require a more in-depth understanding of the facts surrounding your case. Understanding exactly what has happened to you is one of the most important aspects of being your lawyer. The American Law Firm is a place where you can feel comfortable telling your story and a place where you will be heard. It’s the stories of each and every immigrant that has come to this great country that has made it the bastion of hope that it is today. Add your story to that ever-growing list. Call the American Law Firm today to schedule a FREE consultation. We’re more than happy to help!

Services & Cases We Handle

  • Religious and political
  • Family-based petitions
  • U visas (Victims of Violent Crimes)
  • Citizenship
  • Naturalization
  • Adjustment of status applications
  • Political and religious asylum
  • Student, work and other visas
  • Undocumented citizen
  • Married/fiancé status
  • Green cards
  • Other similar services

If you’re in need of immigration lawyers in Rockford, don’t hesitate to call our team at the American Law Firm.

Call us now to get the legal advice you need.815-394-1776

Client Testimonials

After with meeting with Mr. Crosby I feel that i have the information that I need to make the right decision..

R.B

10/28/2017

Client Testimonials

Professional and personable. Tyler listened to us and explained everything thoroughly. It was nice to have someone who could understand and relate.

Regina Klikas

10/28/2017

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Very professional, straightforward and honest about options for my case.

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10/28/2017

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