Cook County Immigration Attorneys | Naturalization Lawyers, Cook County IL

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At O'Flaherty Law, our Cook County Immigration & Naturalization attorneys will be your advocates and fight for your rights while maintaining accessibility and affordibility. Our Immigration lawyers will use their experience to pursue every avenue under the law to ensure you and your family become naturalized citizens or remain in the country.

At O'Flaherty Law, our Cook County Immigration & Naturalization attorneys will be your advocates and fight for your rights while maintaining accessibility and affordibility. Our Immigration lawyers will use their experience to pursue every avenue under the law to ensure you and your family become naturalized citizens or remain in the country.

Our Experienced Cook County Immigration & Naturalization Attorneys Handle Cases Including But Not Limited To:

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Why O'Flaherty Law for My

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In this video, our Cook County Immigration attorney describes why O'Flaherty Law is the best choice for your immigration matter.

  • We Are Experienced and Take the Extra Step!  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award, and in 2016, we received the Avvo Client's Choice Award.  We have an A+ Rating with the Better Business Bureau and have never received a BBB complaint. We have built a solid foundation with our reputation in Cook County for the excellent legal work, skill, and experience necessary to put our clients in the best possible position to succeed. 
  • Get the Help You Need in the Language You Need!  Our Cook County attorneys work with an experienced team of interpreters in order to provide education and communication in your native language.  Our attorneys are accessible to our clients, and we always promptly return calls and e-mails, and many of our clients have been so thrilled with our above-and-beyond service that they have taken time out of their busy schedules to leave us positive testimonials.   
  • We Have Affordable Rates!  We understand that keeping yourself and your family in the country is your highest priority, and our hope is to make this an affordable goal for you and your loved ones.  We invite the comparison to other Cook County Immigration & Naturalization lawyers, and we would love to hear about it if you can find a more efficient and affordable solution to your immigration matter. 

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If our office locations are not convenient for you, we are happy to meet with you anywhere in Chicagoland that you find convenient.  

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5002 Main St, Ste. 201 Downers Grove, IL 60515

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105 Jackson Avenue, Ste. 4b Naperville , IL 60540

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​110 E. Schiller Street, Ste. 220B ​Elmhurst, IL 60126

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Lake in the Hills

8411 Pyott Road, Ste. 107, ​Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

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Tinley Park

​16557 Oak Park Avenue, Ste. B, Tinley Park, IL 60477

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210 S Fifth St, Ste. 107B, St. Charles, IL 60174

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Meet Our Owner

Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.

Here's What Our Client's Have to Say:

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."

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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."

Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!

An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.

John Paul Clancy
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"Kevin and his firm, O'Flaherty Law, are friendly, efficient, knowledgeable and professional. Kevin is a master at bringing people together and sharing ideas."
Kevin Sender
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"Kevin O'Flaherty and his team at O'Flaherty Law are among the friendliest and easiest to work with attorneys I've dealt with. I would suggest them to any friends or business associates."
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"Kevin and his team are my "Go To" resource for clients that need estate planning"
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Kevin O'Flaherty was instrumental during the purchase process of my new house. I highly recommend him and the entire firm!
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An excellent client experience, I recommend O'Flaherty Law to all of my clients that have a need for consultation in family law.
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Kevin is an excellent attorney. He helped me incorporate by business and provides legal counsel as need. I highly recommend him.

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The Differences Between Affirmative Asylum And Defensive Asylum

In this episode of the Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Kevin O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law discusses requirements for applying for Asylum in the U.S. and which factors can help overcome statutory deficiencies. Asylum can be based on a reasonable fear of persecution for one of the following reasons; race, religion, nationality, or member in a particular social group. Some newer asylums that have been recently approved in courts include; LGBT, Syrian civil war, bride kidnapping, and former Soviet Union countries.

If you have fled another country based on a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, you may be eligible for Asylum in the United States.  If you are granted asylum, after entering the United States either legally or illegally, you will be permitted to remain a resident in the United States.  Both refugees from outside of the country and individuals who have entered the country illegally are eligible for asylum. 

‍There are two pathways that individuals seeking asylum can follow: (1) Affirmative Asylum; and (2) Defensive Asylum.

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If you have fled another country based on a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group, you may be eligible for Asylum in the United States.  If you are granted asylum, after entering the United States either legally or illegally, you will be permitted to remain a resident in the United States.  Both refugees from outside of the country and individuals who have entered the country illegally are eligible for asylum. 

‍There are two pathways that individuals seeking asylum can follow: (1) Affirmative Asylum; and (2) Defensive Asylum.

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Learn How to Apply for Asylum from Our Cook County Attorneys

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Cook County Immigration attorney, Kevin O'Flaherty, explains how to apply for asylum.

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Our Cook County immigration attorneys can assist you in obtaining Affirmative Asylum or Defensive Asylum if you are here and are afraid to return to your home country,

Affirmative Asylum can be applied for within 6 months of your legal status in the United States ending and before deportation proceedings have begun. If your eligibility period has passed, it's still possible to apply for Affirmative Asylum if you can show extraordinary circumstances explaining the delay in your departure, including but not limited to:

  • New facts or information
  • Changed conditions in your home country 
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Recent attacks on similarly situated individuals or your family 

Defensive Asylum is an option as a defense to a deportation.  

To be successful in either Affirmative Asylum or Defensive Asylum proceedings, you must demonstrate that there is a reasonable fear that deportation would result in persecution based on race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion. You deserve to have the protection you need.

Read an article by our Cook County asylum attorneys about how to apply for asylum. 

Cook County Business Immigration Lawyers

Our Cook County immigration attorneys will work with you and your business to obtain business immigration visas. This can be a complicated process requiring you to meet several filing deadlines and our expert immigration attorneys will ensure your matter goes smoothly while your documents are file d correctly, on time and affordably.

Cook County Visa Petitions

We work with you, your business and your family to learn your situation and appropriate visa application according to your situation. W e specialize in both temporary and pernmanent visas in each of these areas:

  • Temporary Work Permits - For those living and working in the U.S. on a temporary basis, our Cook County visa attorneys will help you to obtain a temporary work permit.  
  • Educational/Student Visas (F-1/J-1/M-1):  Student Visas allow you to come to the U.S. for the purpose of obtaining an education.  Once your education is complete, our Cook County mmigration attorneys will assist you in obtaining a temporary work permit.   
  • Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B) - If you work in a highly sought-after specialty occupation, you and your business can work together to apply for an H-1B visa, also known as a Specialty Occupation Visa, which allows you to perform your occupation for a U.S. employer.   
  • Trader/Investor Visas (E-1/E-2) - If you are from a country with a trade treaty with the U.S., our Cook County immigration attorneys can help you obtain a Treaty Trader or Tready Investor Visa that will allow you to come to the U.S. for the purposes of investing in U.S. companies or trading U.S.-based stock. 

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Our Cook County immigration attorneys will work with you and your business to obtain business immigration visas. This can be a complicated process requiring you to meet several filing deadlines and our expert immigration attorneys will ensure your matter goes smoothly while your documents are file d correctly, on time and affordably.

Cook County Visa Petitions

We work with you, your business and your family to learn your situation and appropriate visa application according to your situation. W e specialize in both temporary and pernmanent visas in each of these areas:

  • Temporary Work Permits - For those living and working in the U.S. on a temporary basis, our Cook County visa attorneys will help you to obtain a temporary work permit.  
  • Educational/Student Visas (F-1/J-1/M-1):  Student Visas allow you to come to the U.S. for the purpose of obtaining an education.  Once your education is complete, our Cook County mmigration attorneys will assist you in obtaining a temporary work permit.   
  • Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B) - If you work in a highly sought-after specialty occupation, you and your business can work together to apply for an H-1B visa, also known as a Specialty Occupation Visa, which allows you to perform your occupation for a U.S. employer.   
  • Trader/Investor Visas (E-1/E-2) - If you are from a country with a trade treaty with the U.S., our Cook County immigration attorneys can help you obtain a Treaty Trader or Tready Investor Visa that will allow you to come to the U.S. for the purposes of investing in U.S. companies or trading U.S.-based stock. 

Family Immigration Visa Attorneys in Cook County

Cook County immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty discusses the changes to Immigration Form I-130, the Petition for Alien Relatives to enter the United States.

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Nothing is more important than keeping your family together and maintaining the ability to stay together in America.  At O'Flaherty Law, we know that keeping your family together is the most important thing in the world to you, which means it is for us . Our Cook County immigration lawyers will work with the following people to help select the appropriate type of visa for you and your family

  • You
  • Your parents
  • Siblings
  • Your fiancee or spouse
  • Employer
  • Extended family

If you or a family member is in the country legally, we will help keep your family together with family-based or fiancee immigration visas. ​

We also help you obtain an immigrant visa if you want to stay in the country. permanently, along with  non-immigrant visas if you only wish to work temporarily. 

Read the article by our Cook County immigration attorneys

Our Cook County immigration lawyers are happy To meet with you in Tinley Park, Elmhurst, Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Alsip, Bellwood, Bensenville, Blue Island, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Burr Ridge, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Des Plaines, Dolton, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elmwood Park, Evanston, Glenview, Hanover Park, Harvey, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Lansing,Melrose Park, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Lawn, Oak Forest, Oak Park, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, Skokie, South Holland, Wilmette or any other location convenient to you.

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