Blackwell Law Group S.C.

Keeping Families Together


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Family Immigration

We have helped hundreds of families reunite, including some with challenging circumstances that other immigration attorneys said were impossible to overcome.

The government has decided you are not allowed to live in the U.S.  The hardship waiver requests an exception to the law that says you cannot live in the U.S. We succeed for people turned away by other immigration attorneys.

You came to the U.S. before you were 16 years old and have been here continously since June 15, 2007. Work authorization, a Social Security Number and a driver license can transform your life in ways that might delight and suprise you.  

You successfully became a lawful permanent resident. Now take the final step and become a U.S. citizen. U.S. citizenship secures all the benefits of living in the U.S. and removes the threat of being forced to leave.




Having US Citizenship Naturalized minor citizen A man needing hardship waiver approval

Blackwell Law Group is an immigration law firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  We help people's dreams come true.  


For people who are not U.S. citizens, pursuing their dreams in the U.S. is sometimes difficult. Immigration laws get in the way.  Even if the forms on the USCIS website look simple, the laws are complicated and confusing.  A small mistake can destroy dreams.


We have seen people's lives transformed and dreams fulfilled because we have helped them safely overcome their immigration problems.  With a green card or even just deferred action (DACA), people are able to live in the U.S. without fear of being forced to leave. They have the right to work in the U.S.  They can get a driver license. They get better paid jobs and feel more secure about investing in their future here in the U.S. They help the U.S. economy grow. They start to live the American dream.


Are you ready to pursue the American dream?  We would be honored and delighted to help you.  


Our lead attorney and the owner of the law firm is Attorney Sarah Blackwell.  An immigrant herself, Sarah has a unique understanding about immigration processes and the importance people attach to a successful outcome. She does everything possible to give your case the best possible outcome.  Blackwell Law Group does only immigration law and specializes in certain immigration processes because  she believes that gives your case the best chance of success. You can learn more about our areas of expertise by exploring What We Do.  


People choose Blackwell Law Group because they value our years of experience.  They also  appreciate our extensive explanations of their immigration process, our efforts to make them feel comfortable and welcome in our office, our reasonable prices with flexible payment plans, and our attention to details that ensures no mistakes.  Many people who to come us have been referred by former clients.  There is no greater compliment to the quality of our services than a client referral.


We are particularly proud of our success with hardship waiver applications.  We have prepared waivers for 8 years and helped over 100 families avoid the pain of being separated for 10 years or more.  Our success rate is 90%.


Although most clients are in southeastern Wisconsin in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-Kenosha triangle, we accept clients no matter where they live, including other states as well as other countries.


Take time to explore our website.  Contact us today at 414-964-1900.  We look forward to hearing from you!

November 6, 2015


Deferred Action: The Latest News


On February 16, 2015, a Texas district court judge issued an injunction to stop USCIS from expanding DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and starting DAPA (deferred action for parents).  On July 10, 2015, the 5th Circuit held a hearing about the injunction.  Four months later, the 5th Circuit has yet to publish its decision.  


The Court's delay making a decision is a little unusual and not a good sign for anyone hoping the case will be resolved before November 2016.  Even if the 5th Circuit issues a decision tomorrow, whoever loses is likely to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.   The Supreme Court is unilkely to render a decision in time to allow people to apply for DAPA before November 2016.


Individuals who are eligible for deferred under the terms of the 2012 DACA program continue to be eligible.  If you have DACA already, please remember to apply for renewal at least 90 days prior to expiration of your work authorization to ensure your renewal is approved before your existing work authorization expires.


Whether DACA continues beyond January 20, 2017 remains to be seen.  DACA is a program provided under presidential order.  The next President could easily cancel the program.  If that were to happen, current beneficiaries would keep their Social Security Number but would lose work authorization and their driver licenses.




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2016 Election Special


At Blackwell Law Group, we encourage people to become U.S. citizens as soon as possible.  Becoming a citizen not only protects people from deporations, it also gives new rights.  Voting is an important right and duty and an opportunity to shape what Congress does.  


Between now and May 31, 2016, we will be offering free consultations for anyone who is interested in applying for U.S. citizenship.  This is a savings of $200.


If you apply before May 31, 2016, you should be a U.S. citizen in time to vote in the November 2016 elections.


We are also available to do naturalization workshops for community groups.  The workshops include an assessment of each attendee for their eligibility for naturalization and their risks if they were to apply without help of an immigration attorney.  Contact us today if interested at 414-964-1900.


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