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
Super Lawyers
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Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
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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
348 Questions Answered

Q. Can visitors on B1/B2 stay in USA for a maximum of 1 year. If so, are there any relaxations due to COVID.
A: This can be viewed as visa abuse, where you can return. An abused B2 visa may result in review on renewal. Remaining in excess of six months may result in delay at a future primary inspection at an airport, even exclusion from the U.S. A future admission may be denied based upon the presumption of immigrant intent each time an applicant applies for admission. A visa holder may be questioned, then required to overcome that presumption before admission. A visitor visa may also be revoked depending upon the situation. If a previous stay suggests that a person may be using their visa in a way inconsistent to being simply a non-immigrant visitor, such as unlawfully working, then the B2 visitor applying may suffer visa cancellation or summary exclusion. At this point, I strongly recommend an appointment, or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. You may want to determine what is best at this point. You may need to consider other options. The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
Q. CAn I leave the U.S if my I-539 extension application is in review? I'm on B2 visa & My I-94 is expired.
A: The automatic revocation of the I-539 can create issues in the future. If you wait for a decision, it is unclear whether such a delay coupled with the exceptionally long stay can affect your right to return to the U.S. in the future. In general, such I-539 extensions should be carefully considered before filing due to these sorts of delays and the uncertainty of a denial. If the extension is denied, then it can be very difficult for you to ever be lawfully admitted into the U.S., again. The visa may be revoked. If you need any more legal advice, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any further complications. Good luck. The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
Q. With a conditional green card in the US, would filing for bankruptcy overseas affect my ability to remove GC conditions?
A: That's a loaded question best discussed in the office. Some additional questions will include, "How did you obtain your conditional greencard? (e.g. investment based or family based?) What sort of bankruptcy is it? (personal or business based). There is a form I-944 that has to be completed in some situations. At this point, it seems unneeded, so this sort of situation 'may not' be an issue after discussion of all of the details. In order to avoid complications, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any complications. The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
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Immigration Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 588-0500