Do you face threats to your dream of becoming an American citizen? Do you spend each day in fear, wondering how long you and your family can live together in a place you love? For anyone facing these immigration challenges, you need a Chicago immigration lawyer.
At Vantage Group, we are dedicated to helping immigrants realize the American dream. Our group legal services team knows many hard-working immigrants who are seeking a better life for themselves and their families. If you are one of these immigrants, we want to help you achieve or maintain legal status in the United States.
We know it’s difficult to trust anyone when you fear deportation. Let us assure you: we are a legal services team you can trust. We work differently than law firms. Our group legal services model offers you an affordable, efficient monthly subscription that gets you a network immigration attorney and a team of legal support.
Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about Vantage Group. We look forward to hearing about your experience and letting you know how we can help. To learn more about Chicago immigration legal issues, keep reading.
Chicago Immigration Statistics
Chicago is a melting pot of people from different regions all over the globe. A Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) report reveals, “In 2017, the Chicago region was home to 1.72 million foreign-born residents, representing 18 percent of the region’s total population.”
The report goes on to say that of these people, 1.1 million foreign-born residents represent 22 percent of the Chicago area’s total labor force.” Many of these immigrants have become American success stories. Fifty-four percent of immigrants to the Chicago area since 2010 have attained a bachelor’s degree, and many of these immigrants have accessed higher paying jobs. The report opines that Chicago’s economic strength in the face of a declining population depends largely on immigrants.
These statistics point to the fact that immigrants are critical to Chicago’s economy. Also, immigrants give Chicago a world-class culture and enhance the lives of those around them. At Vantage Group, we value immigrants and appreciate all the ways that these hardworking people enhance Chicago. If you are an immigrant facing deportation policies that threaten your way of life, we want to help you.
What Legal Services Do We Offer?
Vantage Group legal services gives you an affordable, professional way to access legal help. For a simple monthly subscription, you gain representation by one of our network Chicago immigration lawyers. Our legal support team stays in close contact with you about your case, and we are always available to answer your questions.
Vantage Group’s network attorneys and legal support team handles immigration cases such as employment, removal defense, and federal litigation.
We can help you obtain the following:
- Employment visa,
- Family visa,
- Investor visa,
- Finance visa,
- Permanent-work visa, and
We know that important life decisions rest on the successful resolution of your immigration status. You may be wondering where to work, where to marry, and when you can see your family again. So many questions create an emotionally charged case. We will advocate for your interest with compassion and skill.
How US Immigration Works
United States immigration law consists of a confusing mix of statutes and executive orders, which frequently face court challenges. What’s more, federal and local enforcement varies. When you face a US immigration challenge, you need skilled legal professionals to help you navigate the complicated laws.
At Vantage Group, we can help you determine where you stand in the immigration process and what legal options are available. Here’s a brief overview of how immigration works in the United States:
- The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) grants up to 675,000 permanent visas each year;
- Additionally, the INA “sets no limit on the annual admission of U.S. citizens’ spouses, parents, and children under the age of 21”;
- Each year, the President and Congress set the number of refugees to admit to the US through the US Refugee Resettlement Process;
- The US also dispenses temporary visas to travelers, students, and workers, granting them access to live in the US for a limited time; and
- There are no annual limits on the number of temporary visas the US government can dispense.
Once a person obtains a US immigrant visa, they become a lawful permanent resident (LPR).
Some people already in the US may also obtain LPR status. LPRs can apply to almost any US job and can remain in the US permanently, even if they are not employed. After living in the US for five years, LPRs can apply for citizenship.
Once you are an American citizen, you can help your family get to the United States through a family visa. The US issues over 400,000 family visas during most years. In 2017, family visas accounted for two-thirds of all permanent visas issued by the US government.
If you seek a temporary or permanent visa or would like to petition for a family visa, contact Vantage Group. Our skilled legal team can connect you with a network Chicago immigration lawyer who will advise you on the best way to secure legal status in the US.
What You Should Know About DACA
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order allows “certain unauthorized aliens who arrived in the United States as children to apply for a two-year forbearance of removal. Those granted such relief become eligible for work authorization and various federal benefits.” President Obama introduced the initiative on June 15, 2012, and the program began accepting applications in August of 2012. The program has aided 700,000 immigrants so far.
On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced that it would end DACA. Several lawsuits over this policy emerged, and in November 2019, the issue wound up before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court decided the issue in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California on June 18, 2020, blocking the administration’s effort to end the program.
For now, DACA benefits stay in place for recipients, and the program might open to new applications. DACA does not provide a direct path to citizenship, but it provides a two-year renewable shield from deportation. If you are eligible for continuing DACA protection, contact Vantage Group for assistance renewing your status.
Find Immigration Legal Services Support Today
If you need immigration legal support, you have no time to waste. Your way of life could be compromised at any moment. At Vantage Group, we care for and value the immigrants that make this city great. Some members of our legal support team descended from immigrants, so we know the hard work it takes to establish life in a new country.
Our legal support team helps people who live and work in our community and people who dream of coming to the United States. No matter your circumstances, it’s better to seek immigration legal support sooner rather than later. Our compassionate legal services team is ready to assist you with any immigration challenge you experience.
At Vantage Group, we want the legal system to be accessible to everyone. We think big law firms require too many hurdles and cost too much money. Our Vantage Group founders wanted an affordable, efficient method of delivering legal services that focuses on each client. That’s why we designed Vantage Group’s innovative method of offering group legal services.
When you contact us for a free consultation, our in-house legal services team will discuss your immigration situation and let you know how we can help. We’ll explain how Vantage Group works and answer all of your questions. If you decide to enroll in our legal services group subscription, you’ll pay a simple monthly fee. This subscription gives you access to our Vantage Group network attorneys and our in-house legal support services.
We will handpick a network attorney with immigration experience, who will contact you promptly and represent you for as long as you choose to remain a Vantage Group legal subscription member. Our legal support team will back this attorney, communicating with you regularly to let you know the status of your case.
Contact us for a free consultation, and start the path toward legal residency in the United States.
FAQs on Vantage Group
Vantage Group innovatively delivers legal services. When clients first learn about our exciting alternative to traditional law firms, they might have a few questions.
How Is Vantage Group Different from a Law Firm?
Vantage Group offers a group legal services subscription. If you sign up for our monthly subscription, you gain access to a network attorney experienced in immigration issues as well as our legal support services.
Does Your Legal Team Speak Other Languages?
Members of our Vantage Group legal support team and network attorneys speak several languages, including Spanish. In addition, we may be able to provide a translator to assist with communication in languages outside our expertise.
Where Can I Learn More About Vantage Group?
We are happy to answer any of your questions about Vantage Group’s legal subscription. We offer an innovative solution to your immigration legal needs, and we want to help you and your family. Call us for a free and confidential consultation.