Amelia Niemi is an attorney licensed in Illinois. She received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. At DePaul, she was a staff writer for the DePaul Journal of Art, Technology & Intellectual Property Law. Her legal practice includes multi-million-dollar international breach of contract cases, negotiating and drafting international licensing and manufacturing agreements, appellate litigation, and international intellectual property matters.
Articles written by Amelia Neimi
An immigration removal proceeding is a legal action that decides whether someone should be removed, or deported, from the United States. They typically begin when someone receives a Notice to Appear. Then, a master calendar hearing is held, followed by an individual hearing. This article explains each of these steps of the proceeding process in more detail, including when, how, and why a judge may terminate a removal proceeding.Read More →
A-File is short for Alien File. An A-file is an individual file the U.S. government keeps on foreign-born noncitizen immigrants. Each file is identified by an Alien Registration Number or A-Number that’s unique to each individual. This article will explain what is in an A-File and how you can get a copy of yours if you need one. This can help you navigate through the U.S. immigration system.Read More →
Certain Afghans or Iraqis who helped the United States government are eligible to apply for special immigrant visa status. Although this process is long and complicated, if granted, it could lead to lawful permanent resident status in the United States. This article will explain how special immigrant status works, why it exists, and how to apply for it if you’re eligible.Read More →