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Asylum

The U.S. allows those people who fear persecution in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group to seek asylum (refuge) in America.

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Citizenship / Naturalization

Obtaining your U.S. citizenship is the final step of the immigration process. But don't assume that naturalization is as straightforward as it seems. Many permanent residents have found out the hard way that a citizenship application can go wrong and possibly lead to deportation.

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Deportation Defense

If you or a loved one is facing deportation back to your home country, it could be for any number of reasons. The government deports hundreds of thousands of people from the U.S. every year. But there may be a defense to your deportation - don't try and fight it alone.

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Employment Visas

As your company grows, you may want to hire foreign workers to help your company take the next step. Under current immigration law, you can apply for a nonimmigrant visa so as to allow that individual to come to, or remain in, the United States. Later, you can sponsor that person for permanent resident status. Find out how instituting an intelligent visa strategy can help maximize your chances of success at USCIS.

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Family Based Visas

We help American citizens sponsor a spouse or fiance to come to the U.S. Another large part of our practice involves helping a foreign national already in the U.S. who has married an American citizen to obtain lawful permanent resident status. Helping families stay together is one of the most fulfilling parts of our job.

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Green Card – LPR Status

Obtaining lawful permanent resident ("LPR") status, or a "green card", is another step towards citizenship. In many cases, it is more difficult to obtain LPR status than citizenship. Read about the various ways that you may be eligible for a green card and to find out how the Hacking Law Practice can help you achieve this important immigration goal.

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Immigration Delay Litigation

Have you been waiting too long for naturalization or for your green card? Our clients tell us that InfoPass appointments, calling the USCIS 1-800 number and sending letter after letter does no good when trying to get USCIS to act on an application. Learn how asserting your rights in federal court can lead to the one thing you want - action - from USCIS.

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I-9 Compliance

Individuals who want to work in the United States must have authorization to do so. Federal statutes and regulations, as well as an increasing number of state laws, govern this complex area of the law. The verification process can be complicated and confusing. The Hacking Law Practice, LLC, works with employers to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

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Top 10 Immigration Mistakes

Click here to download a free copy of Jim’s book on the ten ways that people screw up their immigration case.

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Staying Here – Immigration Book

Want to learn the path to finding your dream job and the rules governing how you can stay in the U.S. on a work visa? Get this free book.

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Fiance & Spouse Visa Report

Discover the 7 Questions that You Must Answer Before Filing For A Visa For Your Fiance or Spouse

Hacking Law Practice

Regardless of your reasons for choosing to come to the United States, there are few things other than your family, job, health, and well-being that are more important than ensuring your ability to stay.

You are proud to live in the U.S., and we are glad you are here. But along with the clearance to live and work in this great country comes a complicated world of paperwork and laws that is often difficult to navigate. This can be especially challenging when you are facing a language barrier or serious legal roadblocks.

Immigration attorney wows clients in Missouri

We submitted our application for green card more than 11 years ago. We had 2 prior immigration attorneys, but our ...

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St. Louis Immigration Attorney is Personable and Down-to-Earth

We used Jim’s services for a Green Card application. Jim is very personable and down-to-earth and does a great job ...

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St. Louis Immigration Attorney Jim Hacking Receives Positive Endorsement

Jim was recommended to me by a friend at a time I had a pressing immigration issue. Jim’s help has ...

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St. Louis Immigration Attorney who is Attentive and Professional

Jim and Adela were attentive and professional from day one. They walked me through the process, making sure I had ...

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Gratitude for Immigration Help Provided by the Hacking Law Practice

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. James Hacking for all the help and dedication him and ...

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Thanks for helping us with a difficult case | St. Louis Immigration Attorney Jim Hacking

Thank you Mr Hacking. You helped us finalize a difficult case. Your understanding, knowledge, and perseverance was greatly appreciated. -M.R., University ...

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Executive Office for Immigration Review Set to Launch Electronic Filing System

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The Justice Department’s Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which is responsible for overseeing immigration courts and deciding immigration cases ...

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Award-Winning Diplomat Resigns Due to Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy

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Elizabeth Shackelford, an award-winning U.S. diplomat, has tendered her resignation from the State Department.  Shackelford, who recently was based in ...

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CBP Arrests Undocumented Immigrants After DHS Makes Statement Halting Immigration Enforcement During Hurricane Irma

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The US Department of Homeland Security tried to quell those fears, promising that there would be a temporary hold on ...

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Muslim Travel Ban 3.0 to Take Effect

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On Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed President Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban to take effect. The ...

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A Crazy Day as an Immigration Lawyer

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Yesterday was a crazy day. Seems like immigration land always heats up in those days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s ...

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Wisconsin Immigration Attorney Disbarred for Ripping Off Clients

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An immigration lawyer and college instructor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was disbarred by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday, November 28. ...

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