Immigration Law

Keyser Immigration Minnesota

The Minnesota Immigration Lawyer with the Knowledge You Need

To say that immigration law in our country is complicated is a ridiculous understatement. Just the Immigration and Nationality Act by itself consists of five Titles and 15 chapters, and there are countless legal guides and explanations out there designed to simplify immigration so that non-experts can make sense of it.

Why is immigration so complicated? One big reason is because it covers so much. Our immigration laws not only deal with what people and businesses must do if they wish to enter the U.S., but also how to handle the issues that arise when people come here illegally, when businesses employ illegal aliens, or when perfectly legal immigrants engage in illegal activities.

If you are faced with an immigration problem, it can involve any of these areas – all of which have incredibly serious, but very different potential consequences. Attempting to migrate to the U.S. or do business here? You need someone who can guide you through the complicated maze of forms and requirements and organizations involved. In trouble for migrating illegally? Or hiring illegal employees? You need an attorney who is able to craft defense strategies to combat these charges? In danger of deportation or removal? That is another very specific area of immigration law.

Minnesota immigration lawyer Katie DeGrio Channing of Keyser Immgration Minnesota. has been successfully handling all kinds of immigration issues just like these for more than a decade, and she can help you, too. Her clients are individuals, families, and businesses, and they come from every corner of Minnesota, all over the U.S., and around the world. Because she knows just how serious these types of issues can be, she always approaches every case with caring and understanding – dedicating herself in the same way she would if she were helping a member of her own family.

Do Things the Right Way with Minneapolis Immigration Attorney Katie DeGrio Channing

Minneapolis Immigration Lawyer

Immigration issues are scary. They are complicated and confusing. The can be frustrating and disheartening. Whatever situation you are facing, Channing’s goal is to alleviate your stress, demystify the process, and make everything go more smoothly and quickly so that you receive the best possible outcome.

A huge part of immigration is administrative. That means filling out the right paperwork, turning it into the right offices, and simply following the process. Katie DeGrio Channing’s exhaustive knowledge of immigration law means that she can walk you through what you need to do to make sure you avoid mistakes and give yourself the best chance at getting what you want.

Even if you have already been accused of violating an immigration law, this is still true. You need someone on your side who understands the law so that they can use it craft a strategy that will minimize any penalties that you might face and get you back to living your life. In contrast, without an experienced professional by your side, you face severe consequences.

Business owners that employ illegal workers may have to pay thousands in fines, go to jail, or both. Those in the U.S. illegally also face fines and jail time that can be quite extensive. For example, if you commit marriage fraud, you can go to prison for up to five years and be fined up to $250,000.

And even individuals and families outside the U.S. trying to enter face consequences. Seemingly simple errors can delay your immigration for months or years, or even completely derail it. That is time where you may be separated from family members already here or trapped in an unfortunate situation abroad

Katie DeGrio Channing knows how to get you out of these types of problems – or, better yet, avoid them altogether. But she cannot help until you get in touch.

Practice Areas Minnesota Immigration Attorney Katie DeGrio Channing Can Help With

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As part of her association with Keyser Immgration Minnesota, Katie DeGrio Channing has worked on a wide variety of immigration issues and helped people and businesses with all kinds of problems. Her practice areas include:

She possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of visa requirements, employer sponsorship rules, what is needed to seek asylum, how to prevent removal, and more. Her membership in the American Immigration Lawyers Association provides her with access to the shared experiences and information of immigration attorneys from across the country, ensuring that she can always remain up-to-date with any changes to immigration law.

What if you are facing a criminal charge in addition to your immigration issue? Keyser Law can help with that, too. While Channing handles your immigration matter, you can speak to our founder, Minnesota defense lawyer Christopher Keyser.

In his years helping clients with criminal matters, Mr. Keyser has developed a glowing reputation across the state as someone who is not afraid to take on even the most difficult cases and create clever and innovative defense strategies to help his clients receive the best possible outcome. His goal is always to have your charges dismissed or dropped, but if he is unable to make that happen, he will do whatever he can to reduce them.

It is particularly important to quickly and efficiently handle criminal charges if you are also dealing with an immigration matter. Why? Because a conviction can have serious repercussions for your immigration status. In some cases, you may even be deported for a conviction.

But with Mr. Keyser aggressively fighting for you, you can be sure that you have the best chance at receiving a positive outcome. And with that out of the way, all of your attention can return to your immigration issue.

Contact a Successful Minneapolis Immigration Lawyer Right Now

At Keyser Immigration Minnesota., you get the best of both worlds – experience with criminal defense and unparalleled knowledge of immigration law. Together, Katie DeGrio Channing and Chistopher Keyser have the skill and ability to ensure your issues are resolved in the most positive way possible, allowing you to move forward with your life and live the way you want to live.

You have to take the first step, though – and you had better act fast. Immigration matters are different that many other areas of the law. Delay in submitting your application to enter the U.S. and you can be shut out because quotas are already met. Hold off on hiring an immigration attorney when you run into legal trouble and you may discover that your removal is expedited and you are on your way out of the country before you could even begin to fight.

If you or someone you love is facing an immigration matter, reach out to Minnesota immigration lawyer Katie DeGrio Channing and Keyser Law, P.A. as soon as possible. As soon as you get in touch, we can set up a free initial consultation to discuss your situation and how to resolve it. Fill out our online form right now, send an email to, or call

(651) 318-6006.(Office)

(651) 271-6335 (Mobile)


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