The Shiller Preyar Law Offices are dedicated to social justice issues on a local scale in the Chicagoland area as well as on a national scale. Our blog is a useful space to keep up with current legal news, firm updates and upcoming events.
On June 14th Elvira Arellano/Emma Lozano Leadership Institute of Faith Based Organizing held The First Annual Unity Dinner to recognize individuals who have made a difference this year for Immigrant rights. Some people in attendance included: Jesse Jackson, Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Bobby Rush, Congressman Luis Guiterrez and Shiller Preyar Law Offices' own John Antia and Chris Bergin.
Brendan Shiller presented three proposals to city and state officials to make real changes in Chicago and across the state to protect the rights of those arrested, support Chicago's youth, and change the status quo of gun legislation.
On Monday, the Office of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced that it is now looking to make changes even bigger changes in the way it handles drug cases.
We use apps for everything: counting calories, watching movies, checking our bank accounts, but what about recording police interactions and holding police officers accountable? Well, there's an app for that.
On October 17th, Shiller Preyar Law attorney John Antia and Roberto Lopez joined Pastora Emma Lozano of the Adalberto United Methodist Church, members of Familia Unida Latina Sin Froneras, LULAC and others on a trip to Texas meet with Leaders from Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Their goal was to reunite 3 families that have been separated by the US-Mexico border.
We've launched a YouTube channel for you to stay up to date with Shiller Preyar in the news. First up are Brendan Shiller's appearances on the WGN news and politics show, 26 N. Halsted.
The Shiller Preyar Law Offices have been working hard all summer long, and this September brought us some hard-won victories. Read on for a glimpse at two cases we recently settled.
On June 14, 2014 Saul Zarco Corona, and his U.S. citizen daughter, Giselle Zarco, crossed the Bridge of the Americas leading from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico to Laredo, Texas. Accompanied by his attorney, John R. Antia, and Rev. Walter Coleman, Saul and his daughter walked through the turnstiles leading up to the Custom and Border Protection processing hub. Once inside, Saul began the processing of his request for Humanitarian Parole—temporary, conditional entry to the United States. Finally, he and his daughter were taken to a room where he met with his wife, Rosio Fragoso, also a U.S. citizen. They hadn’t seen each other in 8 years.
Monday, June 2, 2014 marked the first day that all same-sex couples across the state of Illinois could get married, opening the door to thousands of benefits for same sex couples including insurance benefits, survivor benefits, and next-of-kin rights. This change opens up a wide range of immigration benefits as well. A U.S. citizen or green card holder who is in a same-sex marriage to a foreign national can now file an immigration petition for their spouse, a privilege that so far has only been extended to same-sex married couples and not those in a civil union.
Undocumented individuals are now eligible to receive temporary driver's licenses in Illinois. On June 17th, Shiller Preyar will be hosting a workshop for all those who need information about securing a Temporary Visitor Driver's License.