In Congress, I am the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force and have been a long-time leader on immigration reform. I have worked to prevent the break-up of immigrant families, assisted thousands of “DREAMers” apply for DACA and have championed initiatives to eliminate the massive backlog of citizenship applications. Throughout the years I have remained an active leader in the fight to defend the rights of immigrants so they can receive the protections and benefits given to them under the law.
My staff and I have led the fight to help immigrants with a wide range of concerns facing newcomers to our country. In Chicago, my office has held citizenship workshops, helping more than 50,000 people apply for U.S. citizenship. If you have questions about any aspects of becoming a citizen or other immigration concerns, please contact my offices at any time.
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974, I must have a signed Casework Authorization Form before I can begin work on your case. By completing this form at home, you may expedite the process of seeking help with your case. Once the form is completed, you must still bring the form to our CHICAGO OFFICE IN PERSON. Due to congressional courtesy, I am usually only able to help my constituents from Chicago. I am happy to put non-constituents in contact with their representative.
Casework Authorization Sheets will not be accepted via fax or email. During your visit, we will also determine if you need to be referred to another office.
Also, please note that on November 23, 2010 a new fee schedule went into effect for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Applications or petitions postmarked must include the new fee to be processed. The new USCIS fee table can be seen here.
Thank you for the opportunity to assist you.