Law Office of Christine Contreras

Law Office of Christine Contreras At the Law Office of Christine Contreras, we are committed to providing competent and diligent legal representation relating to immigration law.

At the Law Office of Christine Contreras, we believe in the important words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty which state, "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." This is a country built on the foundation of welcoming immigrants. I want to help everyone reach and obtain that American Dream. I am an experienced attorney that will fight for you and do everything possible to help you reach that goal.

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Filing waivers for unlawful presence, smuggling, criminal offenses, and fraud are possible but it doesn’t mean it is eas...
11/02/2021
What You Should Know Before Filing a Waiver | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

Filing waivers for unlawful presence, smuggling, criminal offenses, and fraud are possible but it doesn’t mean it is easy. The assistance of a qualified immigration attorney is highly recommended in cases like these.

Here is an overview of the process to file waivers: http://ow.ly/M3GK50GBKcq

Read a brief overview of the documents required to prove hardship and what you need to know before filing a waiver.

Some exciting developments are in motion as the Biden administration attempts to implement its version of immigration re...
10/29/2021
October 2021 Newsletter | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

Some exciting developments are in motion as the Biden administration attempts to implement its version of immigration reform.

Read the latest updates on DACA, a New Deportation Policy and more here: http://ow.ly/uRhh50GArzE

October 2021 Newsletter Posted on October 28, 2021October 28, 2021 by admin Some exciting developments are in motion this month, as the Biden administration attempts to implement its version of immigration reform. USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests First off, late last month...

USCIS made a decision to extend the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record...
08/31/2021
August 2021 Newsletter | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

USCIS made a decision to extend the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, from two years to four years.

Read all the most recent immigration updates on our blog: http://ow.ly/gbuF50G1Tbu

August 2021 Newsletter Posted on August 31, 2021August 31, 2021 by admin Immigration Updates A couple of small, but useful changes to the immigration process took effect this month. First, USCIS made a decision to extend the validity period for Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccinati...

Earlier this month a judge in Texas declared the DACA program illegal. But DACA renewals and advance parole through DACA...
07/26/2021
July 2021 Newsletter | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

Earlier this month a judge in Texas declared the DACA program illegal.

But DACA renewals and advance parole through DACA still continue as this is happening. If you are looking to file for either of the mentioned right now, contact me for more details!

Read our July newsletter here: http://ow.ly/P8iM50FDYEJ

July 2021 Newsletter Posted on July 26, 2021July 26, 2021 by admin Federal Judge Blocks DACA We had some frustrating immigration news last week, as U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen from Texas declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program illegal. The verdict was handed down in a...

So grateful for thankful clients! We fought the hard fight, and now she’s a US Citizen. Shared a hug with my client and ...
06/24/2021

So grateful for thankful clients! We fought the hard fight, and now she’s a US Citizen. Shared a hug with my client and was so happy for her. Loved my gift too!

So grateful for thankful clients! We fought the hard fight, and now she’s a US Citizen. Shared a hug with my client and was so happy for her. Loved my gift too!

If you are a victim of domestic violence and your legal status depends on your abuser, you can file a petition under the...
06/23/2021
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, You Have Options! | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

If you are a victim of domestic violence and your legal status depends on your abuser, you can file a petition under the VAWA Act to gain temporary rights such as work authorization and deferred action.

If your self-petition is approved and you meet other requirements, you may be eligible to become a lawful permanent resident.

Read more information about the process here: http://ow.ly/8nnq50EXjMe

If you have questions, reach out to us today!

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) gives victims of domestic violence a chance to secure their own lawful status.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows victims of domestic violence that depend on the abuser for their legal resi...
06/15/2021
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, You Have Options! | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows victims of domestic violence that depend on the abuser for their legal residency in the United States to apply for their own legal status.

You can read more information about this type of application here: http://ow.ly/uFwE50EXjK2

If you or someone you know are eligible to file an application under the VAWA act , reach out to us!

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) gives victims of domestic violence a chance to secure their own lawful status.

An important and key aspect of the U Visa is that applicants need to be willing to work with law enforcement in the inve...
06/09/2021
How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

An important and key aspect of the U Visa is that applicants need to be willing to work with law enforcement in the investigation and/or prosecution of the crime.

If the U Visa may be applicable to your situation, reach out to us today to discuss your case with full confidentiality.

More information on our blog: https://ccontreraslaw.com/basics-advice/how-a-u-visa-can-help-you-if-you-are-the-victim-of-a-crime/

The program’s main purpose is to help ensure a safe status for noncitizens who are victims of certain crimes and are willing to work with law enforcement.

It’s important to note that a victim of domestic violence can self-petition under the VAWA Act without the knowledge or ...
06/08/2021
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence, You Have Options! | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

It’s important to note that a victim of domestic violence can self-petition under the VAWA Act without the knowledge or consent of the abusive family member.

If you are looking for more information about filing for VAWA protection, visit our blog: http://ow.ly/DRkD50EXjKJ

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) gives victims of domestic violence a chance to secure their own lawful status.

President Biden's 100 days in Office. Where do we stand? This and more news on our latest newsletter! Read our May Newsl...
05/25/2021
May 2021 Newsletter | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

President Biden's 100 days in Office. Where do we stand?

This and more news on our latest newsletter! Read our May Newsletter in full here: http://ow.ly/rSve50ESOTz

May 2021 Newsletter Posted on May 22, 2021May 22, 2021 by admin President Biden’s 100 days in Office As we passed the mark of President Biden’s 100 days in office, many immigration advocates are evaluating how he has done so far. Opinions are mixed. At this stage, the President seems to acknowle...

If you or someone you know are in a situation where the U Visa may be applicable, reach out to us today! We’ll discuss y...
05/12/2021
How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

If you or someone you know are in a situation where the U Visa may be applicable, reach out to us today! We’ll discuss your case with full confidentiality.

Visit our blog for more information on the U Visa application process: http://ow.ly/zPxJ50EERpg

The program’s main purpose is to help ensure a safe status for noncitizens who are victims of certain crimes and are willing to work with law enforcement.

The U NonImmigrant Visa was created by Congress in 2000 as a part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection ...
05/06/2021
How A U-Visa Can Help You If You Are the Victim of a Crime | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

The U NonImmigrant Visa was created by Congress in 2000 as a part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act. Its main purpose is to help ensure a safe status for noncitizens who are victims of certain crimes.

Find more information about the application process and coverage for family members on our blog: http://ow.ly/KOsh50EERmY

The program’s main purpose is to help ensure a safe status for noncitizens who are victims of certain crimes and are willing to work with law enforcement.

Nice to get thank you notes from my clients. 🥰🥰🥰
04/28/2021

Nice to get thank you notes from my clients. 🥰🥰🥰

Nice to get thank you notes from my clients. 🥰🥰🥰

Processing times for immigration applications have been increasing over the years. Take a look at what the processing ti...
04/14/2021
How Long Will My Immigration Application Take to Be Processed? | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

Processing times for immigration applications have been increasing over the years.

Take a look at what the processing times look like for applications such as a Petition for Alien Relative, Travel Document and Adjustment of Status: http://ow.ly/ZFvQ50Ehedx

After a significant slowdown over the past few years, there is hope that the application processing time might finally come down.

We are starting to see some much needed progress on the immigration front!Two immigration bills passed last month and th...
04/13/2021
April 2021 Newsletter | Chicago Law Office of Christine Contreras

We are starting to see some much needed progress on the immigration front!

Two immigration bills passed last month and the Public Charge Rule implemented by the previous administration has been cancelled.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/ou9L50EmSVj

April 2021 Newsletter Posted on April 12, 2021 by admin This month has been relatively quiet as compared to the craziness of the election season and post-election actions, but we are beginning to see some much needed progress on the immigration front. Immigration Bills On March 18th, the House of Re...

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