Kansas City Immigration Lawyers
The attorneys at Hoppock Law Firm, LLC have represented hundreds of immigrants and their families all over the United States in immigration court proceedings, BIA appeals, Circuit Court appeals, litigation, and benefit applications before the USCIS. We have years of experience litigating immigration cases in Kansas City as well as in courts and on appeal all over the United States. We have earned our reputation for being honest, hardworking, and willing to take on difficult cases in the toughest venues. This comes from a dedication to fully evaluating every client’s case history and considering all of their options under the current law. We strive to develop caring relationships with clients built on communication and collaboration. We would be glad to talk with you about your immigration matter.Call Our Office - 913-267-5511
Why Choose the Attorneys at Hoppock Law Firm?
We have represented Kansas City immigration clients regularly before the immigration courts, USCIS, the asylum offices, the federal district courts, and on appeal before the Circuit Courts of Appeal all around the United States.
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In addition to communicating with clients about their specific cases, we try to keep clients and others informed about changes in the law, practical changes at the BIA and immigration courts, political changes that might affect our clients, and Kansas City immigration attorney issues. Here are our most recent posts. You can also read all Blog posts here.
The BIA doesn’t issue that many published decisions, but this week it issued four. They’re all important and worth a read. Matter of Ibarra, 26 I&N Dec. 809 (BIA 2016) ID 3872 (PDF) In this decision, written by Board member Roger Pauley (who seems to...read more
Last week the USCIS announced a new parole program for entrepreneurs directing the development of startup entities whose stay in the United States would provide a “significant public benefit.” That sounds a lot like the “startup visa” that...read more
Today the Department of Homeland Security announced the final rule for expanding the provisional waiver program. This is a huge change that will improve the logistical nightmare that is the current waiver process. Although this doesn’t fix the problem for...read more
You moved and Immigration doesn’t know it. So, now what do you do? You know if you don’t update your address with Immigration you will miss out on important notifications. You might even lose your entire case that way. But which agency do you contact,...read more
Once a BIA appeal is dismissed, it might be time to appeal your immigration decision to the Court of Appeals. But how long does a Circuit Court appeal take? The answer to this question is complicated by a number of factors, only a few of which you have actually have...read more
As an employer, you want to do the right thing, right? Of course. We all do. And we’ve all been told over and over that we need to have our employees complete I-9 forms to be able to prove they have employment authorization. The good news is that most employers...read more
This may be of little help to most, but I thought I would share in case this helps anyone: Link: The Naturalization civics exam questions translated into Fulani. The naturalization examination includes a number of questions about U.S. civics and history. And while...read more
On May 16, 2016, a number of agencies and law firms sent a letter to DHS Director Jeh Johnson to express concern about the growing backlog for U Visas. The letter, signed by 307 separate organizations, outlines in detail the problem the work stoppage is creating for...read more
Should I hire a naturalization attorney? I hear this question several times a month, and the answer is rarely simple. While there is a wealth of DIY resources online for applying for citizenship, determining eligibility is not always so easy. The process of obtaining...read more
Shocking numbers have just come out on the rate of processing of U Visas for the first quarter, and the growing U Visa backlog. The numbers show that while the government approved roughly 10,000 U Visas in the first quarter of this fiscal year (which is the annual...read more
The process of becoming a U.S. citizen through naturalization can be stressful. An applicant needs to prove she is eligible, of course. But she also must pass a naturalization test, which covers civics questions, writing in English and reading in English. When I meet...read more
We have written several times about the growing U Visa backlog. We had anticipated that activity would pick up at the Vermont Service Center, which processes all U Visas, once the new year started. But January came and went, and still there was no uptick in...read more
We are proud to spend the majority of our time and resources helping individuals and businesses to comply with the immigration laws. In addition, these are a few other services we provide:
The Hoppock Law Firm is dedicated to providing fair-priced legal services to the communities surrounding Kansas City. We have worked with local organizations like the Kansas City Rescue Mission to make free or reduced-cost legal services available to under-represented populations in Kansas and Missouri. We also volunteer for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s pro bono project, which includes pursuing pro se administrative appeals before the BIA for immigrants who are typically detained and indigent. Although we do charge a legal fee for most of our work, we would be glad to consider working with you on a pro bono or low-cost basis or to help you find resources in Johnson County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas, or Jackson County, Missouri.
In addition to representing immigrants in immigration court in Kansas and Missouri, we often assist our clients with traffic issues at traffic court in Johnson County, Kansas (Overland Park, Olathe, Lenexa, Shawnee, Mission, Leawood, Prairie Village, and Roeland Park). Please feel free to contact our office if you have questions about a traffic ticket and need assistance.
Although it doesn’t seem like traditional “immigration” work, our practice also leads to a number of Freedom of Information Act or FOIA requests. And when those requests are denied or limited we do sometimes litigate FOIA issues in federal district court. If you have a FOIA question or have had your FOIA request denied or limited, we would be glad to discuss possible litigation or other options to try to obtain the documents and information you need.