Robert A. Perkins

Robert A. Perkins “The Immigration Professor” | Attorney at Law
Mr. Robert Perkins has been practicing Immigration Law for twenty (20) years now. Mr. Perkins graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University Of Illinois College Of Law and worked with the prestigious national firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and later McCullough Campbell and Lane. He has been served as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at University of Illinois Law School in Champaign, Illinois and is a frequent speaker on US immigration topics on radio, television and at various seminars around the world.

Robert A. Perkins | The Immigration Professor

Attorney Robert Perkins Immigration Professor

Mr. Perkins is popularly known as “The Immigration Professor” due to his approach of educating clients in detail about their immigration situation in person and via an extensive online video library (http://www.Immigration-Professor.com/category/videos). He has published articles in newspapers, and legal journals and has successfully litigated against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (previously known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service) many times resulting in several precedent setting cases (see below).

Mr. Perkins has extensive experience in all type of immigration matters including deportation/removal defense (cancellation of removal, criminal issues), Business Immigration (H-1Bs, L-1s, E-2s, EB-5s, J-1s, PERM), Family Based Immigration, BIA and Federal Appellate work.

Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and The National Immigration Project. He is past Chapter Chairman of AILA’s Young Lawyer’s Division in Chicago. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Gilbert Hall School for kids with autism in Culver City California.

REPORTED CASES:

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Miron v. Gonzales, 159 Fed. Appx. 731 (7th Cir. 2006)
  • Magala v. Gonzales, 434 F.3d 523 (7th Cir. 2005)
  • Danu v. Ashcroft, 120 Fed. Appx. 910 (3d Cir. 2005)
  • Tzarevski v. INS, 51 Fed. Appx. 995 (7th Cir. 2002)
  • Botezatu v. Ins, 195 F.3d 311 (7th Cir. 1999)
  • Vaduva v. INS, 131 F.3d 689 (7th Cir. 1997)
  • Dashto v. INS, 129 F.3d 119 (7th Cir. 1997)
  • Marincas v. Lewis, 92 F.3d 195 (3d Cir. 1996)
  • Lighezan v. INS, 1996 U.S. Dist LEXIS 9419 (N.D. Ill 1996)

Board of Immigration Appeals

  • IN RE: SANDRO SEGURA-FELIPE, 2009 WL 4639807, (BIA, November 20, 2009)
  • IN RE: UMER AZIZ, BENEFICIARY OF A VISA PETITION FILED BY FATEH BEGUM, PETITIONER, 2008 WL 5244703, (BIA November 28, 2008)
  • IN RE: Susma, 22 I. & N. Dec. 947, Interim Decision 3404, 1999 WL 417970, (BIA)
  • IN RE: S-S-, 21 I. & N. Dec. 121, Interim Decision 3257, 1995 WL 688875, (BIA)
  • IN RE: M-S-, 21 I. & N. Dec. 125, Interim Decision 3258, 1995 WL 688876, (BIA)

Administrative Appeals Office

Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals

  • MATTER OF: SKYLINE STEEL, LLC, EMPLOYERON BEHALF OFALWYN MCDOWALL, ALIEN , 2006 WL 5040181 (Bd.Alien Lab.Cert.App.)

TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Immigration Attorney Robert A. Perkins is licensed and admitted in the State of Illinois and the US Supreme Court.

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