Dupage County Immigration Attorneys | Immigration Lawyers, Dupage County IL

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Our DuPage Immigration attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to pursue every avenue under the law to ensure that you and your family can become naturalized citizens or remain in the United States. With affordable rates, above-and-beyond customer services, and in-depth experience, our DuPage immigration lawyers will be your trusted advocates and see your case through to the end.

Our DuPage Immigration attorneys have the skill and experience necessary to pursue every avenue under the law to ensure that you and your family can become naturalized citizens or remain in the United States. With affordable rates, above-and-beyond customer services, and in-depth experience, our DuPage immigration lawyers will be your trusted advocates and see your case through to the end.

Our Experienced Dupage County Immigration 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 Dupage County immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty describes the qualities you should look for when selecting an immigraiton lawyer.

  • We Are Experienced and Great at What We Do!   Our DuPage County immigration lawyers have built a reputation in DuPage County for the excellent legal work, skill, and experience necessary to put our clients in the best possible position to succeed.  In 2015 Kevin O'Flaherty was honored to receive Suburban Life Magazine's Best Under 40 Award.  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. 
  • Exceptional Client Service in Your Native Language!  Our DuPage immigration attorneys work with a team of excellent 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.  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 glowing testimonials.   
  • We are Affordable!  We are proud of our cost-effective rates.  We know 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 DuPage immigration 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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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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​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.

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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 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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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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DuPage Immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains how to apply for asylum.

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If you are in the United States an are afraid to return to your home country, we can assist you in obtaining Affirmative Asylum or Defensive Asylum.  

You can apply for Affirmative Asylum within 6 months of your legal status in the United States ending and before deportation proceedings have begun.  If this eligibility period has passed, you may still be able to apply for Affirmative Asylum if you can demonstrate extraordinary circumstances explaining your delay, including but not limited to:

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

Defensive Asylum can be filed as a defense to a deportation proceeding.  

In order to be successful in either an Affirmative Asylum or a Defensive Asylum proceeding, you must demonstrate that you have a reasonable fear that deportation to your home country would result from persecution based on race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion.  

Read an article by our DuPage immigration lawyers about how to apply for asylum. 

DuPage Visa Petitions

Our DuPage immigration attorneys will work with you and your employer to obtain a business immigration visa.  This can be a complicated process requiring you and your employer to meet several filing deadlines.  Our expert DuPage immigration attorneys will ensure that the process goes smoothly, and that your documents are filed correctly, on time, and in a cost-effective manner. 

DuPage Visa Petitions

Our experienced DuPage immigration attorneys will work with you and your family to educate you on the most appropriate visa application for your situation.  We can assist you with both temporary and permanent visas of the following types:

  • Temporary Work Permits - If you would like to live and work in the U.S. on a temporary basis, our DuPage visa attorneys will work with you to obtain a temporary work permit.  
  • Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B) - If you work in a highly sought-after specialty occupation, you and your employer can work together to apply for an H-1B visa, also known as a Specialty Occupation Visa, to allow 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 DuPage immigration attorneys can help you obtain a Treaty Trader or Tready Investor Visa to allow you to come to the U.S. for the purposes of investing in U.S. companies or trading U.S.-based stock. 
  • Educational/Student Visas (F-1/J-1/M-1):  A Student Visa will allow you to come to the U.S. for the purpose of obtaining an education.  At the completion of your education, our DuPage immigration attorneys will assist you in obtaining a temporary work permit.   

Dupage 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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Our DuPage immigration attorneys will work with you and your employer to obtain a business immigration visa.  This can be a complicated process requiring you and your employer to meet several filing deadlines.  Our expert DuPage immigration attorneys will ensure that the process goes smoothly, and that your documents are filed correctly, on time, and in a cost-effective manner. 

DuPage Visa Petitions

Our experienced DuPage immigration attorneys will work with you and your family to educate you on the most appropriate visa application for your situation.  We can assist you with both temporary and permanent visas of the following types:

  • Temporary Work Permits - If you would like to live and work in the U.S. on a temporary basis, our DuPage visa attorneys will work with you to obtain a temporary work permit.  
  • Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B) - If you work in a highly sought-after specialty occupation, you and your employer can work together to apply for an H-1B visa, also known as a Specialty Occupation Visa, to allow 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 DuPage immigration attorneys can help you obtain a Treaty Trader or Tready Investor Visa to allow you to come to the U.S. for the purposes of investing in U.S. companies or trading U.S.-based stock. 
  • Educational/Student Visas (F-1/J-1/M-1):  A Student Visa will allow you to come to the U.S. for the purpose of obtaining an education.  At the completion of your education, our DuPage immigration attorneys will assist you in obtaining a temporary work permit.   

DuPage County Family Immigration Visas

In this Learn About Law podcast & videoblog, Dupage County immigration attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the court's decision to lift the injunction on the Trump travel ban.

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Nothing is more important than keeping your family together and maintaining the ability to stay together in America.  Our DuPage immigration lawyers will work with you, your parents, siblings, fiancee, spouse, or extended family to help you select the appropriate type of visa for your loved ones.  If you or a family member lives in the U.S. legally, we can help you keep your family together with family-based or fiancee immigration visas. ​

Our attorneys can help you obtain an immigrant visa if you want to stay in the U.S. permanently, as well as non-immigrant visas if you only wish to work temporarily. 

Read the article by our Dupage County immigration attorneys

DuPage Deportation & Removal Attorney

Our experienced DuPage deportation lawyers will be your aggressive advocates, exploring every possibility under the law to allow you to remain in the United States.  We will make sure that you are prepared for your deportation interview with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and be your voice at every stage of the proceeding.  We will raise every defense available to you under the law, and will relentlessly pursue every avenue to keep you in America. 

How To Become A U.S. Citizen:

You can become a U.S. Citizen in the following ways:

  1. Being born in the U.S.;
  2. Being born to a U.S. Citizen; or  
  3. Going through the naturalization process.

What is the Naturalization Process?

Prerequisites to Citizenship

If you have entered the U.S. legally, you have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years (3 years if your spouse is a citizen), and are at least 18 years old, you may be eligible to become a U.S. Citizen. 

How to Become Naturalized

If you have met the above prerequisites, you can become a naturalized citizen by demonstrating that you have good moral character, that you are loyal the U.S., and that you can read and write English. 

The Benefits of Citizenship

American citizenship has many benefits such as:

  • Voting rights; 
  • The ability to run for public office; 
  • The ability to be employed by the government; 
  • The right to a United States passport; and
  • The ability to sponsor your family members for legal status in the U.S.

‍Our DuPage immigration attorneys will educate you on your eligibility for citizenship and the steps required to obtain citizenship.  We will work hard on your behalf to make the naturalization process as smooth, efficient, and cost-effective as possible for you and your family.  

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