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Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost

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Inspired by my personal experience as an immigrant with a working visa, I decided to pursue an immigration law practice to help individuals looking to fulfill their American dreams. I can fully relate to the aspirations of immigrants, as well as the fears and difficulties they experience when adjusting to a new life far away from home and loved ones. Through these perspectives, I I am able to work well with those who seek my professional help and effectively manage their expectations.

 As my practice developed, I have come to realize the need for U.S. employers to employ foreign talent as a strategy to gain global competitiveness and my firm provides this types of legal service. In addition, I have worked to raise awareness in the area of immigration compliance especially in I-9 employment eligibility verification, which every employer (whether they employ immigrants or Americans only) must comply with, in a non-discriminatory manner.


The leadership roles that I have taken from student days to being actively involved today in professional/business activities and community outreach have given me a plethora of wisdom and depth of understanding to be able to provide a well-rounded approach in addressing the needs of clients in the immigration arena.      


Lastly, I have a strong commitment to promote consumer protection and fight unauthorized practice of law by actively promoting    



Languages spoken: Tagalog, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    21 years, 7.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Madrid Crost Law Group

10 S La Salle Street
Suite 3320
Chicago, IL, 60603

Madrid Crost Law Group

4849 N. Milwaukee Avenue Suite 408
Chicago, IL, 60630

Madrid Crost Law Group

100 Park Avenue, Suite 1600
New York, NY, 10017



NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199407/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Leadership AwardVietnamese Association of Illinois2008
Pioneer Award - 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.Filipina Women's Network2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalMadrid Crost Law Group1996 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
APEC - Small & Medium Enterprises U.S. DelegationDelegate2015 - Present
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small BusinessesMember Cohort 122015 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Chicago chapter)Member2012 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
AILA Bangkok District ChapterConference Committee Chair, Immigration Thrilla in Manila2014 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember, Dept of State Liaison Committee2014 - 2015
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationNational Committee Chair, Consumer Protection and UPL2012 - 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Chicago chapter)Chair, ICE Worksite Enforcement Committee2011 - 2012
WorldChicagoDirector2011 - 2012
Council for International ProgramsDirector2009 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Waiver for Holder of Fraudulent C1/D Visa601 waiver granted just before Christmas.
National Interest WaiverGranted
LPR Cancellation of RemovalImmigration Judge exercised discretion in favor of the individual.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Asian Journal - New York/New JerseyCIRCLE of Immigrants2013
Filipino American Community BuilderImmigration Matters2012
Pacific Daily NewsImmigration Matters2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterN/ALL.M - Master of Laws1992
University of the Philippines College of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1985
University of the PhilippinesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2nd Annual AILA Bangkok District Chapter ConferenceUPIL & Ehics of Consular Practice2014
Midwest Regional ConferenceTaking Action Against Notario Fraud Nationwide2013
INSZoom WebinarChanges and Responsibilities Under The New I-9 Form2013
Immigration Advocates Network Webinar - How to Seek Good Legal Immigration AdviceCombatting Immigration Fraud2013
IL Assn of Realtors - Multicultural SummitThe Nexus Between U.S. Immigration Law and Real Estate Transactions Involving Non-U.S. Citizens2012
DACA Informational Sessions (English and Spanish)Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals2012
Madrid Crost Law Group - Community OutreachI-9 Compliance and Legal Audits2011
Guam Contractors Association General Membership MeetingH-2B Visas and Other Visa Options for Foreign Construction Workers2010
Annual Pacific Mayors' ConferenceU.S. Visa Options for Skilled Workers2010