Top Attorney – Vivian R. Khalaf

Palos Hills, IL WW/Press/July 30, 2020 – Vivian R. Khalaf, Founding Partner with Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Who Directories.

“I am privileged to have the support of like-minded colleagues.” – Vivian R. Khalaf 

Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC, is a Chicago-based immigration law firm with offices in Chicago, Palos Hills, Aurora and Ramallah, Palestinian Territories that focuses on assisting clients with a wide range of immigration needs. The Chicago-area immigration attorneys  have considerable experience and a strong depth of knowledge assisting clients with a wide range of immigration needs including, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, employment authorization, naturalization, and numerous other immigration issues, and matters pertaining to international law. At Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC, they will educate you on the available options given your specific circumstances, and once the desired immigration path is chosen, they will guide you through the application process. They are committed to providing their clients with personalized legal services and the staff and attorneys are fluent in English, Spanish, Arabic, French, Polish, Lithuanian, Tagalog, and Russian and more importantly, they are well-equipped to obtain favorable results on behalf of their clients.

Vivian R. Khalaf is a founding partner of Khalaf & Abuzir, LLC, and its affiliate office in Ramallah, Palestine, “Agility Services”. Ms. Khalaf has over 20 years of immigration law experience handling cases including visas, citizenship, removal/deportation defense, criminal immigration, political asylum, immigration appeals and motions. She practices both family and business immigration. She is also well-versed in family law, with an emphasis on Islamic matrimonial issues. Ms. Khalaf is a skilled attorney, who will lend her expertise to help you understand the immigration issues you are facing and the options available to resolve them. Her top priority is to achieve the results you desire.

Born in Jerusalem, Vivian R. Khalaf obtained her B.A. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1987 and her J.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991. Ms. Khalaf is fluent in the Arabic language and represents a multitude of individuals and corporate clients from various regions in the Middle East. She has resided in both Palestine and Jordan and travels to the region on a regular basis.

Ms. Khalaf is a member of the Illinois bar and the United States District Court–Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Khalaf is one of five women leading four class action suites named Doe v. Trump.  In this class-action federal lawsuit filed in Illinois, the John Doe plaintiff is married to an immigrant who pays taxes and files tax returns.  Doe qualifies for the $1,200 check, but he is not in the military and he files jointly with his wife. The CARES Act Decrees Certain American Citizens Married to Noncitizens are Ineligible from Receiving the $1,200 Stimulus Relief Checks. The class action lawsuit is based upon the defendant’s unconstitutional deprivation of the rights, privileges, benefits and /or protections, provided to the United States Citizens, via the enactment and enforcement of the S. 348-Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

The lawsuit have been filed challenging the rule, Doe civil rights were violated. by punishing “certain United States citizens and their children from receiving the stimulus checks for the sole reason of who they chose to marry.

Ms. Khalaf, the lead attorney in the class action suit, spoke with The Boston Globe emphasizing the biased treatment of U.S. citizens by the government. She says, “It’s a narrow, discriminatory policy that has no sensible rationale.”

Ms. Khalaf  has a many success stories, as one satisfied client has said “There is no comparison. She and her firm have proven to be one of the most competent around. Her creativity in resolving issues is above the norm.”

The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.

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