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December 02, 2019
Zeena Barazanji

5 Tips to Make the Most of your Immigration Consultation

At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, our attorneys conduct consultations everyday with individuals, families, and businesses. We understand the importance of your immigration case and we want you to get the most out of your consultation. Here are 5 easy things...

November 26, 2019
Aaron Lawee

USCIS Proposes to Nearly Double the Fee for Applying for a Green Card and Citizenship! Consider Applying Before the Change Takes Place

On November 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule which would increase U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) fees by a weighted average of 21%. The fee changes have not yet gone into effect, and members...

November 21, 2019
Andres Diaz Jr.

Renew Your DACA Now in Advance of the Supreme Court Decision!

On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the three consolidated cases where Plaintiffs challenged the termination of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) by the Trump Administration. A holding that the termination...

November 04, 2019
Chandni Shah

The Ongoing Battle Over Health Insurance for Immigrants

On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security published a final regulation that would have radically changed the way that USCIS considers certain benefits used by immigrants in determining whether they are a “public charge” and therefore not eligible...

October 29, 2019
Ana Maria Echiburu Tyrrell

Diversity Visa Lottery

At noon Eastern Standard Time (EST) on November 5, 2019, registration for the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the “Green Card Lottery” or “Diversity Visa Lottery,” will close. This program, established by the U.S. government to encourage immigration...

October 23, 2019
Marjorie M. Filice

Impact of REAL ID on Immigrants in Illinois

After initially opposing the REAL ID law, Illinois is now providing optional REAL IDs. The REAL ID Act Passed in Congress in 2005. Illinois only started issuing compliant IDs in April 2019. REAL ID sets national standards for how people...

October 17, 2019
Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan

Principal James Hallagan Recognized by Leading Lawyers

Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. is proud to announce that our principal, James Hallagan, was once again named one of the Top 10 Family Immigration Lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers Magazine. James Hallagan has received this honor numerous times...

October 16, 2019
Andres Diaz Jr.

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Deportation of Lawful Permanent Resident After He Was Convicted of Unlawfully Possessing Xanax

In Najera-Rodriguez v. Barr, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which hears appeals from the federal district courts in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, held that an Illinois state conviction for possession of a controlled substance under a 720...

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