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In 2017 U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez-Montes made headlines and garnered widespread support in his fight against deportation.
Miguel Perez did two tours in Afghanistan but was never offered support from the military on citizenship. He came here legally as a child from Mexico in 1989, but now he is in a Wisconsin detention center facing deportation. Shiller Preyar is fighting to get him back home with his family.
Luis Pedrote-Salinas is facing deportation because his name is in the Chicago Police gang database. But this longtime client of Shiller Preyar Law Offices has never been in a gang. He's never even been charged with a crime.
SPLO lead immigration attorney Chris Bergin notified ICE officials on August 23 that his client, Francisca Lino, will choose sanctuary over self-deportation.
On August 4 Illinois Senator Duckworth and Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto introduced four bills to the U.S. senate aimed at protecting U.S. military veterans from deportation or loss of healthcare due to immigration status
Attorney Chris Bergin helped Edgar R. Reina obtain his legal permanent residency through same sex marriage, making it Shiller Preyar's first of its kind.
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.