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Who Want to Come
and Stay in the U.S.

We fight for immigrants. Every Day.

Our dedicated attorneys work hard to unite families, protect your rights, and make this overwhelming journey a little less stressful. One of our top priorities is making sure you are ready to start your life in the United States on the right foot. We Fight for Immigrants. Every Day.
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“Jim and his team are extremely knowledgeable individuals. It is great to have someone like this on your side. I have and will continue to recommend Hacking Law Practice, LLC to anyone who needs legal advice on immigration issues.”

Justin Charboneau

“Jim and his team are extremely knowledgeable individuals. It is great to have someone like this on your side. I have and will continue to recommend Hacking Law Practice, LLC to anyone who needs legal advice on immigration issues.”

Here's How We Can Help You

Delay Lawsuit

The only way we have found to get USCIS moving on your case is to sue the agency in federal district court and ask a judge to compel USCIS to take action. If you or a loved one are going through an immigration delay, it is important to get in touch with an immigration lawyer immediately.

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Green Card

If you’re interested in becoming a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) in the United States, you will need someone to file a petition to start the process. In the US, LPR status can only be granted to noncitizens who fall into specific categories. This is known collectively as the “Family-Sponsored Preferences”.

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Family-Based Visa

You are here in the United States. You have successfully navigated the immigration system and are here as a legal permanent resident or citizen. And you are making the most of your opportunity here. Now you have started to think about your loved ones and helping them join in the American Dream too. You want your family members to be here with you.

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Citizenship

The opportunity and process for becoming a United States citizen are straightforward. For most permanent residents, if you have held and maintained resident status for five years, you may apply to naturalize.

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Asylum

Returning to their home country would be dangerous or life-threatening for some people in the United States. Immigration allows certain people in this situation to remain in the United States under a process known as Asylum.

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Employment Visa

You are a company that is growing and succeeding. You want to hire a foreign worker to fill an important position. That worker may be abroad or already be in the U.S. — maybe they are already working for you temporarily.

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Having Issues With Your Citizenship Requirements?

Many people in the United States in permanent resident status want to find out more about becoming U.S. Citizens. It is important to get in touch with a skilled immigration lawyer to discuss the citizenship process. When this opportunity does arise, it is wise to fully consider the benefits and obligations of U.S. citizenship with an immigration lawyer before proceeding. As St Louis citizenship attorney can explain, there are many benefits to being a citizen of the United States:

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Our Lawyers Have Received Over 500 Google Reviews

Sriram Devanathan

im is a great attorney who always has his human side “ON”. The clients come first to him. When approached for time sensitive issues, he was readily available and was prompt. I have had to reach out to him for myself & have recommended him to others. He always welcomed everyone and gave patient hearing. And he would not mind recommending other attorneys’ if he feels that they would better serve that particular case. Even if it means one less client for him. That sums up who Jim is. Thank you Jim!

Justin Charboneau

Jim and his team are extremely knowledgeable individuals. It is great to have someone like this on your side. I have and will continue to recommend Hacking Law Practice, LLC to anyone who needs legal advice on immigration issues.

Bouchra Aanouz

This firm was amazing helping me with my husband’s case. Jim and his team were very responsive to all my questions and concerns. i wish I had consulted them earlier as my husband’s case was stuck in Administrative Processing for over a year and a half. Two months after I gave my case to Jim, my husband was granted his visa. Would definitely recommend them and already have recommended them to my friends.

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Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

The attorneys at the Hacking Immigration Law are dedicated to helping the foreign-born people of St. Louis to live and work in the United States. This dedication is reflected in the kind and grateful words of the clients they have helped. Read what others have to say about the hard work that the Hacking Immigration Law has done to help those in St. Louis.

Does paying for premium processing on an H1B case mean I will find out sooner if our case was selected in the lottery?

Premium processing is an add-on service that USCIS offers for a variety of immigration cases, primarily in the employment-based visa categories.Premium processing costs an additional $1225 in USCIS filing fees.
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What is the H-1B visa lottery and how does it work?

In 2014, USCIS received more than 172,000 H-1B visa applications on the April 1st deadline, exceeding Congress’s cap by 87,000 applications.
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May an unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident keep their F2B classification after their sponsoring parent naturalizes?

The immigration laws treat the adult, unmarried children of citizens differently than the adult, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents.
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What is the "newspaper of general circulation" for PERM job postings?

The Department of Labor requires employers to advertise positions that they intend to submit a PERM application on to publish the job position in the local newspaper of general circulation.
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Can I Apply for Citizenship if I Lost My Green Card or It Expired?

In the past, USCIS and some immigration attorneys believed that you could not become a naturalized citizen if you did not have a valid green card (LPR) card to bring with you to your naturalization interview.
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Is there such a thing as expedited removal of an immigrant and, if so, what is it?

Most people believe that removal orders or “deportation” orders only happen when you go to the immigration court and see an immigration judge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
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Does testing positive for HIV make someone inadmissible to the United States?

On January 4, 2010, the United States officially removed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” that make an individual ineligible for admission to the United States.
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Are there any special visas for translators who assisted US forces in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Under United States immigration law, there are two Special Immigrant Visas available for Iraqi citizens or nationals who have worked for the United States.
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