Kevin L Dixler

Kevin L Dixler

Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
  • Immigration Law
  • Illinois
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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
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Appointment required for new clients. General information provided over phone.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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.
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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Awards
Super Lawyer
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Super Lawyer
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Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
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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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Legal Answers
385 Questions Answered
Q. What can my son do if his wife refuses to return to the US after a visit to Thailand.
A: This is a challenge. There appears to be domestic issues that need to be resolved. Perhaps, marriage counseling is needed in Thailand. If his wife wishes to abandon her lawful permanent resident status, and live in Thailand, then she and your son need to decide whether they can remain together as a married couple. There will need to be a compromise. Otherwise, there are irreconcilable differences. I strongly recommend that your son also seeks counseling from both immigration and domestic relations attorneys, soon. Otherwise, Thailand will definitely have jurisdiction, that is control, over this child custody issue. Efforts to remove the child from Thailand without the mom’s consent may result in international kidnapping charges. That is, both spouses must consent to a child’s travel to the U.S. The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
Q. If I am detained in county jail for 10-20 days, will I be deported?
A: The answer depends upon the 'few small things.' Immigration law mandates removal for multiple crimes involving moral turpitude. If you were tried as an adult, then that may have been a mistake made long ago. It is unclear whether the criminal conviction orders can be re-opened, which is known as vacated. Someone needs to review those 'few small things' before an immigration judge decides for you. You are entitled to an attorney only if you can pay for one or get pro bono assistance. If you don't need to file for relief, then that can be significant. You can be detained after serving your sentence in county jail if ICE claims that you are deportable, even if it is wrong. You can be deported, even if you have an argument, but are unable to present nor understand the argument. Once you are deported, you don't get 'a do-over!' Most will have to pay for a competent and more experienced immigration attorney. I recommend that you seek help from your family before anything more life changing takes place. They should contact a competent and experienced immigration attorney, who can review the conviction record. The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
Q. What are the options to work and stay in the country apart from H1B Visa?
A: The decision in the 1990s not to make permanent, the 200,000 visa cap pretty much created the professional work visa mess of the 2000s. Most will find the road to seeking a work visa cost ineffective. There may be other visa options for some, but not for others. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.
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Contact & Map
Immigration Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler
542 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 590
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: (312) 588-0500