Kevin L Dixler

Kevin L Dixler

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
  • Immigration Law
  • Illinois
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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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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.
Awards
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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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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Appointment required for new clients. General information provided over phone.
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
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I got my green card through my mom who got her citizenship this year. I have already spent 4 years in the USA.
A: More information is needed. It is possible that you’re ineligible to get lawful permanent resident status, while you are in the U.S. A delay can be based upon the fact that you are subject to visa quotas, so USCIS is in no hurry to make a decision. If so, you seem to have overstayed. This means that if you depart the U.S., you can be barred from immigration for ten years. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. You may need to consider other immigration options. The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
Q. I need help filing an I-601 waiver for immigration purposes.
A: It’s one thing to say that you can and another thing to prove it. Some applicants may have other issues that complicate the waiver process. Many applications for waivers are delayed or denied, because the evidence to prove the claim was not enough as a matter of law and/or discretion. You and your family ought to decide how much they value your return to the United States. Also, whether it is worth it to hire an competent and experienced immigration attorney.
Q. Can I do my contract remote work for my US company as a tourist in US? I've read that you can if you are not an employee
A: A B2 visitor for tourism cannot lawfully live and work in the U.S. You must have a work visa where your employer must prove that it has a need for you to work in the U.S. That means, if you are working and deriving an income, while residing in the U.S. in non-immigrant visitor status, then this is a violation. If the funds that are earned are being used while you are in the U.S., then you are receiving remunerations for employment while residing in the U.S. Employment is considered an immigration benefit, not a privilege, for those visiting the U.S. on non-immigrant visas. This is abusing the terms of your B2 visitor visa if you plan to enter to engage in work while you are on a tourist visa. You will be considered a tax resident for taxation purposes if you are in the U.S. for more than 183 days. This may create more complications.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
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Blog
Kevin Dixler, Updates on Immigration and Visa Law
Contact & Map
Immigration Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 588-0500