USCIS immigration application stats

808,000+
applications denied by USCIS in 2021
8.8 mil
applications received by USCIS in 2021
95%
our office USCIS approval rate for our clients since 2007

JLB Law Group global success

2007
In practice since 2007
5,000+
Over 5,000+ immigration applications filed
Extensive experience helping clients from Nigeria, Ghana, India, Tanzania, and Mexico
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Filed immigration applications for clients from 50 out of 54 African countries
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Filed immigration applications for clients from over 200 different countries around the world

Chicago Immigration Attorneys Empowering Your Dreams

Between work, family, and other responsibilities, it can be difficult to find a moment of rest in our day to day lives. Often, we are required to work tirelessly to ensure that our family is able to see the opportunities that this country has to offer. Dealing with life’s challenges while simultaneously facing concerns about immigration status can be stressful and frightening, forcing a person to live in the shadows rather than pursuing the dreams that brought them to the United States in the first place. At the Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett, our Chicago immigration attorneys have witnessed these struggles time and time again. For this reason, we have dedicated our practice to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in the United States for our clients. If you or a loved one needs help with immigration status, consider contacting our office at (312) 972-7969 today.

What Clients Are Saying About Our Firm:

Jennifer is a patient, highly knowledgeable, and competent attorney, who’s advice and guidance was instrumental in helping me secure citizenship. I will definitely recommend her to anyone in need of high-level immigration service.

- Dayo from Nigeria, Successful Citizenship Case

She was the only one who told me I can file for my status and she understood my difficult financial situation. She doesn’t just take cases to make money. She will tell you upfront if you have a chance or not.

- Veronica from Mexico, Successful B-2 Visitor Visa Case

Attorney Bennett is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. She had a very calming demeanor and doesn’t sugarcoat things. She outlines facts clearly, points out red flags, and comes up with lines of action that are doable. You can never go to her and not come out of her office without feeling reassured, and she is committed to your case till it is won.

- Divya from India, Successful EB-5 Visa Case

About The Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett

Founded in 2011 by a passionate traveler and citizen of the world, the Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett was established with the exclusive goal of protecting immigrants in the United States. What started as a single person’s story has grown into a team of dedicated individuals, all of whom share a deep-rooted appreciation for what it means to be an immigrant in this country. We see the strength, we see the struggle, and we see the success in every person we work with.

While we are based in Chicago, Illinois, we serve immigrants who live in all corners of the United States. Immigration law operates at the national level, meaning that regardless of city or state, we are able to help you secure legal immigration status in the country. Our team of Chicago immigration attorneys is here to facilitate your success and continue your story in the United States of America.

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Serving Our Clients with Honesty, Integrity, and Respect

We have spent a great deal of time developing the culture and values that are practiced within The Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett. In doing so, we have identified the three major pillars of our law firm, which we consciously weave into every area of our practice.

Honesty. We practice honesty in the way we communicate with our clients. You can expect full transparency and detailed information every time you correspond with a Chicago immigration attorney at the JLB Law Group. 

Integrity. When we commit to providing excellent legal counsel, we do not take this responsibility lightly. We work with integrity, only putting forward the highest-quality work in every legal matter. 

Respect. The very foundation of so many cultures and communities around the world, respect is supremely important. Working through the immigration process can feel overwhelming and, at times, even dehumanizing. We treat every client as an individual with unique goals, passions, and visions for the future; we treat every client with respect.

Who is Chicago Immigration Attorney Jennifer L. Bennett?

Attorney Jennifer L. Bennett has been on both sides of the coin when it comes to immigration law. As a former employee of the United States government, she was a firsthand witness of the struggle that so many immigrants face. Wanting to evoke change and provide a voice for those impacted by the bureaucratic immigration system, Jennifer L. Bennett established the JLB Law Group. Since its inception until now, she has been fighting tirelessly to protect the rights of immigrants and their families within the United States, with a great deal of success. 

Notably, Attorney Bennett is an avid traveler and prioritizes cultural sensitivity in every area of her practice. She has represented individuals coming from 40 of the 54 countries in Africa, as well as immigrants coming from all other pockets of the globe. Having obtained successful results for some of the most difficult cases in immigration and family law, there is no case too messy for Attorney Jennifer L. Bennett. 

Furthermore, Attorney Bennett has seasoned experience in helping immigrants from Nigeria and is uniquely familiar with Nigerian culture, having even traveled to Nigeria! For clients from Nigeria who face an immigration issue, Attorney Bennett has had a history of success.  

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does an Immigration Attorney Do and How Can They Help You?

Immigration attorneys are skilled professionals who help individuals understand their rights as immigrants in the United States. They can help to pursue legal citizenship, visa status, and/or residency in the country. United States immigration laws are extraordinarily complicated, and even the smallest mistake in a visa or green card application can lead to delays, denials, or even deportation. We ensure that all immigrants to the United States are able to pursue their goals in the country while abiding by the rules and regulations of immigration law. 

How to Choose a Good Immigration Attorney?

Choosing a good immigration attorney is incredibly important. This decision will affect how you communicate with your legal counsel, the quality of work produced on your behalf, and the overall likelihood of application success. The following tips may help you select a good immigration attorney for your case: 

  • Speak with other people in your community. Family members, friends, religious leaders, and other members of your community may have experience with immigration attorneys and can provide a referral. 
  • Have a consultation with the attorney. How do you feel after you speak with them? Did you connect with individuals within the law firm? Did they treat you with respect? While intangible, this feeling is more important than you may think.

Immigration Services We Provide

Our attorneys headquartered in Chicago, Illinois have a deep understanding of immigration issues that can burden families striving to be together in the United States as well as immigrants striving to achieve legal status via employment-based and other immigration case types.  Immigration issues fall under federal law, and we can represent immigration clients wherever they are across the country. We currently serve clients in almost all of the 50 states in the US.  Our services include:

Family-Based Immigration

Often, individuals pursue life and employment in the United States to establish a better future for their children and loved ones. Family-based visas are designed to keep immigrant relatives together. Immigration law permits certain family members of United States citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents to obtain a Green Card or even citizenship. Depending on the situation, family-based visas can be secured for spouses, children, parents, or brothers and sisters.

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Employment-Based & Occupational-Based Immigration

Seeking an employment-based visa is a valuable avenue for many individuals who are living and working in the United States. In these cases, an employer will sponsor an immigrant employee so that they are able to fulfill work obligations. These visas are divided into five preference categories depending on the academic background, the occupation, and the prior experience of the immigrant employee. Some of the possible options for employment-based visas include: EB-1 visa EB-2 visa EB-3 visa EB-4 visa National Interest Waivers (NIW)

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Temporary Visas for Travel & Business

It is common for citizens of other countries to travel to the United States for business, study, or leisure. So long as this travel is on a temporary basis and the individual is not earning money in the United States, visitor visas such as the following can be obtained to meet the legal requirements for entry: B-1 visa for business, B-2 visa for tourism, Student visa, L-1 visa, E-1 and E-2 visas, O, P, and R-1 visas.

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Citizenship, Naturalization, & Permanent Residency

For some individuals and families, it makes sense to remain in the United States long-term. In these cases, seeking citizenship through naturalization or obtaining permanent residency status is a valuable option. The most common path to United States citizenship is through Lawful Permanent Residency for at least five years. We help our clients secure their Permanent Resident (Green) Card and, if possible, apply for citizenship to the United States.

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Asylum

Every year, individuals and families arrive in the United States due to persecution or fear of suffering persecution in their home country. This persecution can be on the basis of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion. Once they are safely in the United States, it is possible to seek asylum with the help of our Chicago immigration attorneys.

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Deportation Defense

The mere mention of deportation can inspire a great deal of fear for many immigrants based within the United States. A large part of our practice centers around representing and advocating for individuals who are at risk of deportation. Through direct action and creative legal strategy, we help our clients to avoid removal from the United States and secure the proper documentation needed to remain in the country.

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Humanitarian Visas

United States immigration law provides several options for individuals who have faced urgent or dangerous situations in in our of the United States. These programs establish help for those in need of shelter or aid due to disasters, oppression, emergency health issues, or other urgent circumstances. Some of the possible avenues for humanitarian visas include: U and T visas, Green card for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS).

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T Visa

The T visa is a non-immigrant visa that victims of sex or laboring trafficking can apply for if they agree to help in the investigation related to the prosecution of the sex or laboring traffic crimes. The T visa is valid for four years, and after those initial four years further immigration options can be explored such as adjustment of status or gaining permanent residency in the United States. The Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett has a high success rate for T visa applications and if you are eligible and meet the criteria, the firm can help you navigate the application process.

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Family Law Services for Immigrants

Another facet of our practice is in family law, where we handle divorce, custody and support agreements, and other related services for our clients. As a foreign national in the United States, you are not exempt from experiencing changes in family dynamics. For this reason, a portion of our practice is dedicated to helping immigrants overcome family law issues more quickly and easily than ever before.

JLB Law Group Global Success

We Work Globally

Our firm is passionate about expanding opportunity globally. While most of our clients come from Nigeria, Ghana, India, Tanzania, and Mexico, we have filed immigration applications for clients from over 200 different countries from around the world.

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Experience With African Countries

We are passionate about helping native born Africans live their dream in the US. We have filed immigration applications for clients from 50 of the 54 African countries.

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We Get Approvals

While we cannot guarantee results, we are confident in our ability to win your immigration case. We have maintained a 95% approval rate for our clients since 2007.

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Contact a Chicago Immigration Attorney at The Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett Today

If you are dealing with visa issues, applying for citizenship or permanent residency, or if you have sought refuge in the United States and don’t know how to start the immigration process, you are not alone. Unfortunately, the immigration process can take time, which is why it is important to contact an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. Starting the conversation can help ensure you find out the important information for your unique scenario and the steps needed to be taken. Do not wait to reach out, we are here and ready to help you.

At The Law Office of Jennifer L. Bennett, we uphold the rights of immigrants and their families. Through compassionate communication and fearless legal representation, we obtain successful results for our clients. To speak with an experienced Chicago immigration attorney today, consider contacting our office at (312) 972-7969.

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