Immigration involves all legal processes surrounding a foreigner applying to permanently live, work or study in the United States. This category also includes a broad variety of protection based applications, which allow foreigners who have fled violence in their home countries or who have been victims of crimes in the United States to remain in the United States. Court may be held at: 525 W Van Buren, Chicago Il.

JEP lawyers working on Immigration provide services that may include:

  • Family and/or Employment Based Petitions
  • Employment Based Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Naturalization
  • Asylum
  • Green Card Applications
  • Fiancé Visas, Student Visas and U-Visas
  • VAWA
  • Deportation and Removal Defense
  • DACA Applications
  • Temporary Protected Status


  • Christopher Elmore

    EZ Law

    Serves in Cook County

    Christopher Elmore is an alumni member of the JEP. Christopher is fulfilling his passion for helping others by aiding individuals and their families as they seek to come and stay in the United States. He developed an interest in cultures from around the world prior to law school through relationships with family and friends, humanitarian and mission trips to India, Central America, and South America, and working with people from four different continents at an international graphics company. While at Chicago-Kent College of Law, he focused on immigration through coursework and five externships at various organizations including the National Immigrant Justice Center and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Christopher started his law practice to focus on providing affordable legal assistance to clients who need help navigating the pathway of fulfilling their dream to immigrate to the United States.

    Christopher can be reached at (312) 600-7273 or This firm charges a $150 consultation fee.

  • Daissy Dominguez

    Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC

    Serves in Cook County

    Daissy Dominguez is an alumni member of the JEP. Pursuing a legal career dedicated to social justice, Daissy Dominguez founded the Dominguez Legal Justice Center, LLC (DLJC) to focus on immigration and landlord/tenant disputes. Ms. Dominguez obtained her Bachelors from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School. DLJC offers innovative ways of providing affordable representation by incorporating the client into the process and working together as a team to meet the client’s needs. Ms. Dominguez believes in taking a holistic approach to her practice, providing not only legal representation but also connecting clients with other resources and conducting educational legal workshops within the community. Ms. Dominguez currently volunteers with the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Erie House Neighborhood Association, Wiley Resource Center, CARPLS, and the Legal Assistance Foundation.

    Daissy can be reached at (773) 430-7716 or This firm charges a $150 consultation fee.

  • Ericka A. McFee

    McFee Law Offices, P.C.

    Serves in Cook, DuPage, Kane, McHenry, and Will Counties

    Attorney Ericka A. McFee concentrates her practice on immigration matters of all kinds, from employment and family based immigration to removal defense and asylum. Prior to launching McFee Law Offices, P.C. in 2016, she was an Associate Attorney at the Chicago  office of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen, and Loewy, LLP. She is an active member of the Chicago chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Chicago Bar Association, and the DuPage County Bar Association. She also dedicates her spare time by volunteering with area non profit organizations and providing pro bono legal assistance to indigent clients.

    Ericka can be reached at (312) 569-0193 or This firm charges a $200 consultation fee.

  • Ambar Gonzalez

    Ambar A. Gonzalez, Esq., AAG Law Center

    Serves in Cook County

    Ms. Gonzalez has over 10 years of experience working with community organizations providing family-based immigration services. She founded AAG Law Center to continue to provide quality and affordable legal services. AAG Law Center is a law firm that provides security and comfort to our clients while navigating our complex immigration system and real estate transactions. All the while treating our clients like family with honesty and respect. Ms. Gonzalez believes that everyone should have access to the best legal services regardless of their income. She offers different flexible payment options. Her priority is ensuring clients receive the services they need. She obtained her Bachelors from DePaul University and her Juris Doctor from The John Marshall Law School.

    Ambar can be reached at 312-975-3500 or This firm charges a $100 consultation fee.


  • Mahdis Azimi

    Azimi Law LLC

    Serves in Illinois

    Mahdis Azimi founded her immigration practice in 2019. She has been practicing law since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Ms. Azimi practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. Specifically, she maintains a practice in removal defense; bond and custody redetermination; asylum; waivers; family-based immigration matters; naturalization; and nonimmigrant visas, among other areas of practice.

    In addition to her practice, Ms. Azimi is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the National Lawyers Guild. Specifically, she serves on the board of both the National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Chapter and is an active member of the Chicago and Michigan Chapters of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Ms. Azimi also actively volunteers with several Chicago-based organizations. She is a proud Iranian-American and currently resides in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. She is grateful and honored to represent immigrants because, as the child of immigrants, she realizes how much courage it takes to leave the familiar and pursue your dreams.

    This firm charges a $100 consultation fee. Mahdis can be reached via email at or via phone at 312-715-7695.

  • Mark Almanza

    Almanza Law LLC

    Serves in Cook, DuPage, and Will Counties

    Mark Almanza is an alumnus of University of Chicago Law School and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Mark is committed to working with clients to obtain affordable access to the legal representation they deserve. Prior to founding Almanza Law, Mark worked at Lawndale Christian Legal Center, a non-profit law office representing youth in juvenile and criminal court, and has handled numerous felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases ranging from DUI through First Degree Murder. Mark currently works with First Defense Legal Aid providing representation during arrest and investigations by the Chicago Police Department. As a child of immigrant parents, Mark understands the difficulties the immigrant community faces and is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of the immigration system. Additionally, Mark has experience in real estate issues including handling mortgage foreclosures during the housing crisis and landlord/tenant issues. Mark focuses his practice on criminal defense, immigration, and residential real estate.

    Mark can be reached at (312) 380-9012 or This firm charges a $100 consultation fee. You can book a consultation here.

  • Keith Southam

    Southam Law

    Serves in Cook County

    Keith Southam founded Southam Law with the goal of empowering clients. Keith wants to ensure that his clients understand how immigration laws affect them and what options are open to them. This focus on empowering comes from Keith’s experiences prior to law school. He worked as an ESL teacher and international student advisor before turning to a legal career. During law school, he focused on immigration law, including an internship at the Chicago Immigration Court. Keith graduated from law school in 2011 and has worked in immigration law first as an associate and later by founding Southam Law. He has extensive experience with a range of immigration matters, including family-based green cards, citizenship applications, non-immigrant work visas, DACA, asylum, deportation defense, and many other areas. Keith also understands that for many clients, the costs of legal services can be difficult to pay. He takes several steps to help. First, fees are not charged hourly but are fixed ahead of time to avoid surprises. Additionally, he offers payment plans and accepts credit card to help you spread out the cost of services. Additionally, he offers different levels of service at different price points to help you chose the option you can afford.

    Keith can be reached by email at or by text or phone at (773) 466-4478. This firm charges a $150 consultation fee.