Kevin L Dixler

Kevin L Dixler

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
  • Immigration Law
  • Illinois
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Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Appointment required for new clients. General information provided over phone.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
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Immigration, visa and citizenship practice working with applicants and respondents at DHS, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Courts.
Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. | Law
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.A. | Liberal Arts and Science - History
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University of Illinois - Chicago
B.S. | College of Business Administration - Marketing
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Awards
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Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Active Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Assn., Chicago Chapter, Ethics Committee
Co-Chair
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Activities: Organize and facility Annual Ethics Conference, Liaison with CLE Committee, National Ethics and UPL Committees, and related responsibilities.
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Legal Answers
491 Questions Answered
Q. Does immigration reuse your biometric after four years when they denied the case, my friend remarry
A: Yes, this happens. It is unclear if your friend may have other issues, where she was already petitioned by another U.S. citizen or green card holder. U.S. citizens are disqualified from petitioning some who did not previously prove that they entered into a good faith relationship with their first spouse based upon love and mutual moral respect. If this is the situation, the I-130 petition may be denied without any consideration of the second marriage. If there was a denial of the first I-130 petition, then I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.
Q. I am currently a full time employee at Amazon so is there is a way to get a green card through the employer?
A: It depends. Often, not. In general, you must be lawfully present in the U.S. in order to become a green card holder. If you have been sponsored and approved for an H1-b visa, then Amazon may only need you on a temporary basis, but this is unclear. If you were approved for a USCIS employment authorization card, then more information is needed about how you were approved for the card. If you entered without inspection, overstayed a visa, fell out of status, or used fake documents to get your job, then these are some reasons for disqualification. In addition, Amazon must agree to petition you for an employment based visa. If Amazon finds out that you are without work authorization, it can end your employment. The job that you will fill must be one in which there is a proven shortage of workers. This makes hiring the foreign born, who are not already green card holders or U.S. citizens much more complicated. Congress passed a series of laws geared to deter employers from hiring foreigners as more permanent workers. The laws create such restrictions and quotas as to hinder our economy. It is the current misdirected belief of enough members of Congress that foreigners take too many jobs away from Americans. To retard employment in this way hinders economic growth. As a result, the process to test the market is very time consuming and contrary to the growth of businesses in the United States. This means that common sense is not at work. The law restricts your employer's ability to efficiently seek a visa on your behalf. However, there may be other options, as well. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.
Q. Is someone can apply for the citizenship who has misdemeanor charges and one year observation?
A: If you already have been approved for lawful permanent resident status while living in the U.S. for at least 3 years as the spouse of a U.S. citizen, then the offense that you were charged with becomes an issue when seeking citizenship by naturalization. Also, if you have not yet become a lawful permanent resident green card holder, the arrest, police report, and facts surrounding this incident become issues if you qualify to seek lawful permanent resident status. The right to seek adjustment of status to green card status and the right to eventually naturalize to become a U.S. citizen are regulated by law and discretion. An adjudicator or naturalization examiner has discretion to deny an applicant, who has been arrested. However, if often depends upon (1) the charge; (2) what is discovered during processing; (3) what is requested by USCIS; (4) and what is stated at the interview. Mistakes can be made, which have indefinite consequences. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.
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Contact & Map
Immigration Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 588-0500