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.
Blackwell Law Group is an immigration law firm located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We help people's dreams come true.
Most people's dreams are not complicated. For people who are not U.S. citizens though, 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 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 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. Sarah believes doing that is in your best interests and gives your case the best chance of success because it means everyone at Blackwell Law Group knows the relevant law thoroughly. 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!
June 18, 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). The government appealed the injunction to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the court over the Texas district courts. At the same time, the government requested an emergency stay of the injunction to allow DAPA and expanded DACA to proceed while the court case was still pending.
The 5th Circuit held a hearing on April 17, 2015. That hearing was just about the emergency stay. The court denied the emergency stay on May 26, 2015. The government decided not to appeal the decision.
On July 10, 2015, the 5th Circuit will hold a hearing about the injunction itself.
Earlier in April, the 5th Circuit made a decision on another case that also involves deferred action. That case involved DACA and started in August 2012 in Mississippi. That case may have implications for the Texas case.
The 5th Circuit dismissed the Mississippi case, saying the plaintiffs failed to prove they had suffered harm or were under imminent threat of harm if DACA were allowed to continue. One mistake the plaintiffs made in the Mississippi case was to only consider the harms. The judges said the plaintiffs have to consider not only the harms of deferred action but also the benefits and prove that the harms exceed the benefits.
The 5th Circuit's decision is important for the Texas court case. One possible outcome on July 10 is the 5th Circuit will decide, based on the Mississippi case, that the plaintiffs in the Texas case have no standing. That means they could dismiss the case without even addressing the merits of the injunction.
The Texas district judge's decision does NOT affect people who are eligible for the original DACA (i.e. born after June 15, 1981 and have been here continuously since June 15, 2007). Those who are eligible under the original DACA can still file initial applications and renewal applications.
Milwaukee Latino Carnaval
At Blackwell Law Group, we love to support our local community. We are delighted to be participating in the Milwaukee Latino Carnaval being held on July 22-25, 2015.
We charge a consultation fee of $200 for a one-hour appointment. The consultation fee covers the cost of providing a detailed assessment of your immigration situation, advising you what can be done to solve your immigration problem, describing the immigration process, and giving you a quote for the work needed.
If you hire us within 30 days of the initial consultation, we will credit the $200 consultation fee toward your attorney fees.
If there is nothing we can do for you, we do not charge the consultation fee.