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Kevin Lawrence Dixler

Kevin Dixler’s Legal Guides

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  • Asylum: Persecution is Not Prejudice. When and Whether to Fear Filing for Asylum

    Asylum can prove one of the most difficult matters to prove. Many who file for asylum without an attorney are referred to immigration court for deportation. For approval, what must an applicant prove to the satisfaction of an Asylum Official? An applicant's testimony that he...

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  • Top Reasons When to Avoid filing a B-2 Visitor Visa Extension

    When you intend to immigrate. If you decided that you want to stay and immigrate into the U.S., then filing for a non-immigration visa extension can lead to a denial. The visa can also be canceled. I

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  • What is Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal? How Can I Qualify?

    What is Cancellation? Permanent resident cancellation is a form of relief from removal. Only those who have a green card can qualify, but even those with a green card can be disqualified from getting a cancellation hearing. This form of relief requires that an application be prop...

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  • Engagement or Marriage? When Do K-1 Visas Prevent Mess? When Marriages Make Sense? View From Abroad

    A few commenters have warned against the K-1 fiance visa. I don't. Each situation is unique. In our current state of immigration law and slow visa processing, a K-1 visa can be a blessing, not a curse. Some are extremely wise to choose engagement over marriage for consular proces...

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  • Naturalization: Do I Have Continuous Physical Presence on a Green Card to File For U.S. Citizenship?

    Many lawful permanent residents with a green card assume that after three, perhaps five years of lawful permanent resident status, they should file for U.S. Citizenship by Naturalization. This may be an expensive and unwise idea. Some should consider filing to preserve continuous...

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  • Can or Should I file for My Parents? What are the Issues?

    Some who become U.S. Citizens immediately feel the compulsion to want their parents to immigrate to the United States. What should I consider before I file? Will I be responsible for my parents? Can the petition be denied? Here are some thoughts. 1. You must be a U.S. Citizen, wh...

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  • What is Non Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal? When and How Can I Qualify?

    Non-Permanent cancellation is an extreme form of relief for those who have lived in the U.S. for ten years or more, but never had lawful permanent resident status. Applicants who entered with or without a visa may be able to file if they are being charged with deportation in remo...

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  • Immigration Court - Chicago, Illinois

    The Immigration Court in Chicago is also known as the Executive Office of Immigration Review ("E.O.I.R."). The Chicago E.O.I.R. is located at 55 E. Monroe on the 19th Floor. This court covers foreigners who live in Illinois, Wisconsin and a significant portion of Indiana. These i...

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  • U.S.C.I.S. Chicago District Office - A Few Facts

    The Chicago District Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service is located at 101 W. Congress Parkway in Chicago. This is the green and white building at the Southwest Corner of Clark and Congress. The entrance is located at the corner. All visitors must consent to a ...

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  • Sailing Away: 10 Reasons Immigration Marriage Applicants Waste Money, Get Denied, or Deported

    Applicants File But Don't Qualify Even if Married to a U.S. Citizen Too many foreigners think that once they marry, file applications, and U.S.C.I.S. issues a receipt, then the application is approve

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