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SERVING IMMIGRANTS AND THEIR FAMILIES SINCE 1973

Attorney Dario Castaneda Featured on the Front Page of the Chicago Tribune

Our Attorney, Dario Castaneda, was featured in a recent article on the front page of the Chicago Tribune discussing his recent victory for one of our detained clients.  This article highlights some of the changes that are currently taking place in our immigration court system under the new Administration. Chicago Tribune Article

Supervisory Attorney Kathleen Vannucci and Her Client Featured in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently shared the story of our client, Oscar, and how the changes in policy under the current Administration are having a real impact on real families here in Chicago. Chicago Tribune Article

General Recent News January 23, 2017

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci named as a Rising Stars in Illinois by Super Lawyers Magazine

Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci has been selected to the 2017 Illinois Rising Stars list for the 4th year in a row.  Congratulations Kathleen! Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super Lawyers,a Thomson Reuters business, is […]

LEGAL UPDATE: USCIS EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR PROVISIONAL UNLAWFUL PRESENCE WAIVERS

USCIS EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY FOR PROVISIONAL UNLAWFUL PRESENCE WAIVERS BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Established by President Obama in 2013, the provisional waiver process allows certain individuals who are subject to the 3 or 10 year unlawful presence bars to request a waiver or “pardon” from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before departing the United States for consular processing […]

Kathleen M. Vannucci Will Be Awarded the 2016 AILA Advocacy Award on Saturday, June 25

The Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates is proud to announce that the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will award Kathleen M. Vannucci the 2016 Advocacy Award for her outstanding efforts in support of AILA’s legislative agenda.  Ms. Vannucci will be presented with her award this week during AILA’s Annual Conference in Las […]

Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren was Awarded the Pro Bono Champion Award of 2016 by the Chicago Chapter of AILA

The Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren was awarded the Pro Bono Champion Award of 2016 by the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association at the monthly meeting on June 13, 2016.  Robert Ahlgren and Kathleen Vannucci accepted the award on behalf of the firm.  In his remarks, Mr. Ahlgren discussed the importance […]

General Recent News June 14, 2016

NIJC’S Human Rights Awards 2016

The Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren and Associates continued its annual tradition of attending and helping to support the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)’s Human Rights Awards, which took place on June 2, 2016. The Jeanne and Joseph Sullivan Award and Keynote Address was given by Monica McWilliams.  Monica McWilliams is a leader in the […]

Supervisory Attorney Kathleen M. Vannucci Was in Washington, DC to Lobby the Illinois Delegation to Support Immigration Reform

As the Chair of the Advocacy Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, Supervisory Attorney, Kathleen M. Vannucci, traveled to Washington, DC as part of AILA’s National Day of Action.  On April 7, 2016, 17 members of the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association traveled to Washington D.C. and visited Congressional […]

Senior Supervisory Attorney Leah A. Duckett Interviewed by ViveloHoy on Benefits Available for Family Members of Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces

Senior Supervisory Attorney, Leah A. Duckett, was interviewed by ViveloHoy on March 25, 2016 about benefits available to family members of active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces along with veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. You can watch the interview on the ViveloHoy site here. Leah A. Duckett’s Interview on ViveloHoy

Supervisory Attorney Giovanna Valdez Reflects on Her Week of Pro Bono Service with the CARA Project in Dilley, Texas in January 2016

In January of 2016, the Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren sent two of its Associate Attorneys, Giovanna Valdez and Lindsay Wunrow, to volunteer through the CARA Project, in representing the detained women and children currently being held in Dilley, Texas. The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, the American Immigration Council, the Refugee and Immigrant Center […]

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