Kansas City Immigration Attorneys
The attorneys at Hoppock Law Firm, LLC have represented hundreds of immigrants and their families all over the world 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 court, before the USCIS, 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. We strive to develop caring relationships with clients built on communication and collaboration and would be glad to talk with you about your immigration matter.
Why Choose the Attorneys at Hoppock Law Firm?
Our firm has years of experience representing immigrants before the immigration courts, the USCIS, the asylum offices, the federal district courts, and on appeal before the Circuit Courts of Appeal across the United States.
We have limited our practice to Immigration and related issues for a reason. This area of the law is complicated, and it’s impossible to be an expert on every area of the law all at once.
We pride ourselves on our unique perspective. Sometimes there are better options you haven’t thought of. It starts with asking the right questions. We look for every angle to find the best option for each case.
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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.
This work is filled with disappointment and dead ends - good people who have no immigration options under our broken system and honorable families who lose family members to deportation because an arcane admissions system that stopped working many years ago isn't...read more
The Immigration Judge benchbook has gone missing from the internet. At least, it's gone missing from the Department of Justice's website. That creates two parallel problems. First, we need a clear record of what the benchbook said in the past, because we're often...read more
Sometime in Mid-April, 2017, the Department of Justice removed the "Immigration Judge Bench Book" from the internet. Why? They won't say. We've been trying to figure that out and to reconstruct this book as a resource for practitioners. For years this book had been an...read more
[EDIT - because several people asked, here is a link to the old form] [SECOND EDIT - here are the old instructions as well] Today the USCIS published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). While this new version had been...read more
In perhaps the most important asylum-related decision in the last 5 to 10 years, the BIA held today that a family unit can amount to a "particular social group" and that if their membership in that nuclear family is at least one central reason they have been or will...read more
Since Trump's election it has sometimes been difficult to describe to people what has actually changed in the immigration field. Aside from the two Muslim bans, both of which were blocked by the courts, very little, on the surface, seems to have significantly changed....read more
Update 06/07/2017 - The Form G-1256 is online now at the USCIS Website. I've posted a copy of the form here. You'll notice this is the same form that was released with the August, 2015 memo announcing the form and the proposed rule. The form instructions are also the...read more
Something strange is afoot and it may have wide implications for immigrants who get deported while their appeals are pending. We have no confirmation at this time of what is happening, but several recent signs make it seem that ICE is either significantly overhauling...read more
Much of our work as Immigration Attorneys involves researching our clients' pasts. Often to figure out how I can help a client in the future, I need to know what their history looks like. That research might include criminal records. It might include old divorce...read more
This afternoon we received a helpful decision from the Eleventh Circuit in a long-pending appeal about post-departure motions to reopen. Because this has been a topic of much litigation lately (and affects many people who have been deported and would be interested in...read more
On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 the DHS posted two memoranda on its website that purport to implement two Executive Orders by President Trump regarding enforcement of the immigration laws. These were originally released as drafts but are now final. This page contains...read more
This morning, President Trump signed an executive order that may significantly change the immigration options for certain foreign nationals. It will take us a few days to fully process what this executive order means for our clients. Also, the agencies will have to...read more
We are proud to spend the majority of our time and resources helping individuals and businesses to comply with the immigration laws. However, 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 bono 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. We submit FOIA requests on behalf of our clients for their own immigration documents. We also often request government documents to help understand how the federal agencies are processing certain immigration requests, and we make those resources publicly available. When a FOIA request is 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.