Welcome to the law office of Attorney Laura Fernandez, a practice focused on immigration and naturalization law. I am licensed in the State of Wisconsin. Because immigration law is federal, however, this license allows me to represent people in their immigration matters anywhere in the United States.
Immigration has impacted my life in a profound way. My personal experiences through travel and petitioning a family member put me on a path through law school and now to having my own immigration law practice. I have experienced the fear, anxiety, apprehension, and confusion that comes with navigating the United States immigration system. Since January of 2011, I have been working to provide effective, skilled, and compassionate legal representation to immigrants and their family members.
In addition to bringing a passion for people’s immigration rights to my work, I aim to provide excellent legal services for reasonable rates. For most types of cases we will charge a flat fee and offer a payment plan. Our niche is in the area of consular processing and waivers and inadmissibility, including the I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver. I also do most types of family-based immigration cases, applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, as well as relief for victims of crimes and domestic violence. Currently, I am not taking new cases for deportation or removal defense.
In 2014, I was very fortunate to be part of Divided Families, an hour-long documentary about an extraordinary family who has experienced (in my opinion) the worst of our nation’s immigration laws. I have known Amy for many years both personally (she is from Chicago) and through her blog and other immigration-based online support communities. The documentary presents their story in a clear, accurate, and frankly heart-wrenching way. They are a great family and this documentary does a wonderful job showing some of the injustices of our immigration system in a way that almost anyone with any political view can understand and sympathize with. The hour-long documentary was shot, edited and produced by Tim Frakes, and featured as part the Chicago Sunday Evening Club documentary series.