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Champaign Immigration Lawyer

Champaign Immigration Lawyer

The attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. have over 70 years combined experience. At Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., our practice focuses on immigration and nationality law, which allows us to help immigrants in Champaign, Illinois, the greater Chicago area, and throughout the nation.

Our consultations focus on an array of immigration matters including employment and family-based immigration, immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing, employer sanctions, requirements for employment authorization, deportation, exclusion matters, and political asylum. We also serve as legal counsel to the government of Mexico through the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago.

Experienced Immigration Attorneys in Champaign, IL

Scott D. Pollock has been practicing immigration law since 1985 and founded Scott D. Pollock & Associates five years later. Between 1990 and 1991 he served as the Chicago Bar Association’s Nationality Law Committee Chair. And in 1997 he joined Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) and went on to serve as co-founder of their pro bono immigration law clinic.

Since 2004, he has been named a Leading Illinois Attorney for immigration law, a distinction that is reserved for the top 5% of attorneys within his field. He has also been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Law and Politics since 2007. Scott D. Pollock is here to serve the Champaign area.

Our Practice Areas in Champaign

Some of the kinds of cases Scott D. Pollock & Associates can help you with along your immigration journey to Champaign include:

  • Citizenship
  • Employer immigration compliance
  • Immigration litigation
  • Immigration visas/green cards
  • Immigration visa consular processing
  • Investigations
  • Non-immigrant visas
  • Removal proceedings

Employment Immigration Lawyers

A green card is a permanent resident card often sponsored by a family member or employer. There are five types of employment-based green cards:

  1. EB-1, Employment First Preference
  2. EB-2, Employment Second Preference
  3. EB-3, Employment Third Preference
  4. EB-4, Employment Fourth Preference
  5. EB-5, Employment Fifth Preference

The attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates can provide legal representation to guide you through these options, fill out the proper forms, and take the necessary steps to receive a green card for employment.

We can help to provide pathways to the United States for students, visiting professors, and researchers who will be working at colleges such as the University of Illinois.

Removal Proceedings and Immigration Litigation Lawyers

Deportation is a common word used in place of the legal term, which is removal. Removal includes three main steps:

  • Removal proceedings
  • Order to deport
  • The act of removal/deportation

Removal begins when a United States judge or officer decides whether a person can remain in the United States. Grounds for removal are listed under the 8 U.S.C. § 1227 and include:

  • Violation of green card status terms
  • Marriage fraud
  • The individual is in the U.S. without proper legal immigration status
  • The individual stayed in the U.S. past visa expiration
  • The individual has been involved in criminal activity
  • The individual was inadmissible during adjustment of status or while entering the U.S.

All of our attorneys at Scott D. Pollock & Associates Law Firm represent our clients through the entirety of the removal proceedings. We have experience with every step in the process, including:

  • Adjustment of Status
  • Asylum
  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Convention Against Torture
  • INA 212(h) Waivers
  • Voluntary Departure
  • Withholding of Removal

Scott D. Pollock & Associates wants to help you remain in Champaign, IL and the United States.

National Interest Waivers (NIW) Lawyers

You can become a Lawful Permanent Resident through an EB-2 green card. NIWs help facilitate this process, as they allow you to work within the United States without employer sponsorship.The three types of EB-2 visas are:

  • EB-2 A: Advanced Degree
  • EB-2 B: Exceptional Ability
  • EB-2 C: National Interest Waiver

You must fill out Form I-140 to apply for an EB-2 visa.

Scott D. Pollock and his team can help you construct your best path towards acquiring an NIW, finding alternative options if denied, and filling out a self-petition if necessary.

Naturalization and Immigration Lawyers

If you were born outside the country, you can become a U.S. citizen through the process of naturalization. In order to become a naturalized citizen, you must fill out an application, attend an interview, and pass an exam on U.S. civics. There are various types of naturalization applications. It may be tough to determine which is best for you and how to properly complete the paperwork. We can guide you through the process with ease, efficiency, and understanding. We want to help you secure your U.S. citizenship and settle in Champaign, Illinois.

How Can a Champaign Immigration Lawyer Help?

There are a few options in the Champaign area for immigration attorneys, but none match the experience, prestige, and caliber of Scott D. Pollock & Associates P.C. We can provide you with immigration legal services that will increase the chances of having your application accepted. In the end, you will save both time and money working with us.

While the cost of an immigration attorney can seem expensive, navigating the various immigration statuses and the court system without an attorney can ultimately cost even more. Our team has experience working with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the U.S. Department of State (DOS). We can help make Champaign your new home.

Why Work With Us?

While we do work nationally, all of Scott D. Pollock’s attorneys have a great deal of experience working in both the Champaign and Chicago areas. And we have been recognized by local organizations and coalitions and worked on committees throughout the city.

  • Scott D. Pollock has worked in Illinois since he joined the Bar Association in 1985.
  • Anne G. Relias was named as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2009 to 2016.
  • Kathryn Weber served a six-year term—from 2010 to 2016—on the Executive Board of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Chicago Chapter.
  • Christina J. Murdoch has served as Co-Chair of the Chicago Chapter Litigation Committee since 2013.
  • Hugo Rojas was the Executive Director of Common Cause –

All of our attorneys have compassion, experience, and knowledge within their fields.

Reach Out Today to Speak With Our Immigration Attorneys in Champaign, IL

Selecting the right attorney to guide you through the immigration process can be just as tough as going through the immigration process itself. To ensure you are well prepared for the process, it is best to connect with a skilled, compassionate, and hard-working immigration attorney. Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. is based in Chicago, but our attorneys have worked around the state and nationally to help clients resolve their immigration issues. The firm’s lawyers have also done a great deal of immigration work with the University of Illinois and our combined 70 years of experience has made us leaders in the field. We are here to work with you no matter what part of the application process you are currently in. Call us at 312-444-1940 or visit our website today for more information.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!