We understand what it’s like to go through the immigration process.
As children, we recall traveling to Chicago to attend our parents’ citizenship interviews. We remember studying and reviewing the civics questions with our mom to help her pass the civic exam component and the seriousness of our father as he prepared for their interviews. We understood the importance of making sure we would all become U.S. Citizens.
We understand the immigration journey because we too have lived it! For us, no case is too small and every client is important.
Let us help you navigate your unique immigration process and work towards securing the dream of U.S. Citizenship.
Saadia Siddique is a founding member and Partner of Siddique Law Group, LLC. She has been practicing in the legal field for over 20 years focusing on all aspects of Immigration & Nationality Law.
She concentrates her practice in vigorously defending clients in deportation and removal defense work before the Federal Courts and administrative agencies. She is licensed to practice in the Court of Appeals for the Second, Sixth, Seventh and Eleventh Circuits. She has successfully won cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth & Seventh Circuits with her most recent victory in the case of Lara v. Lynch, 789 F.3d 800 (7th Cir. 2015), involving legal burdens of proof.
Saadia assists individuals and businesses in securing visas in many immigrant and non-immigrant classifications. She was chosen as an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2015 and an Illinois Top Lawyer in 2016, Top Attorneys in Illinois in 2019, and is the recipient of the 2016 Attorney of the Year award presented by Congressman Danny K. Davis and the Multi Ethnic Advisory Task Force, 2023 State of Illinois Treasurer’s Office for Outstanding Commitment to Community Service and one of Illinois State Comptroller’s distinguished Asian Americans in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month also in 2023. She was chosen as a 2017 Top 100 Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA). She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a frequent speaker and organizer of immigration panels for them and expert in representing clients who are seeking asylum, victims of trafficking, as well as immigrants who have been victims of crime in the United States, in securing T & U Visas. She is a past clerk for the Chicago Immigration Court. She has successfully represented individuals seeking asylum with special concentration in cases related to FGM (female genital mutilation), religious minority persecution, sexual orientation, and political detainees.
Throughout her legal career, Saadia has strived to serve immigrant and minority communities in Chicagoland and Indiana. She has given numerous free lectures on immigration law and immigrant rights presentations for such community groups as Soy Familia, Pilsen Neighborhood Council, Seventh Day Adventist Church of South Bend, Indiana and Catholic churches located in Elkhart County, Indiana. Saadia regularly takes cases pro bono and is referred domestic violence cases from such groups as Apna Ghar, Prairie State Legal Services, and Hamdard Center.
Saadia is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and serves clients throughout the United States and around the world at office locations in Chicago, Indiana and Los Angeles. She is a proud and devoted mom of two daughters and is active in their school community.
Saadia is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi and may be reached at [email protected]
Hashim Siddique is a Partner at Siddique Law Group, LLC concentrating his practice on all aspects of Immigration and Nationality Law.
Hashim’s primary focus is on family-based green card applications, including but not limited to filing I-130 Petition For Alien Relative, I-485 Adjustment of Status, I-751 Conditional Residency, I-765 Work Authorization, I-601/601A waiver, and N-400 Naturalization applications. He is well versed in consular processing through U.S. embassies in Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Poland, Pakistan, India, and other countries. He has guided and attended with numerous clients through completion of either lawful permanent resident status and naturalization interviews of corresponding offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, and Indianapolis.
Hashim has successfully represented clients in removal proceedings before the Chicago, Cleveland, San Antonio, Detroit, Minnesota and New York Immigration Courts. Matters include cancellation of removal applications, waivers, asylum/withholding of removal, and requests for prosecutorial discretion. Sample successful asylum cases include former military/police officials, religious persecution, sexual orientation, and gender-related claims. For clients detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Hashim has posted bonds for those in removal proceedings and handled ICE-only matters, including filing Stays of Removal and attending Orders of Supervision. Hashim has also successfully argued appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining Siddique Law Group LLC, Hashim worked as a contract attorney for legal agencies within the city of Chicago and several times overseas in Europe. Most often, these cases were usually handled by large firms and dealt with corporate law. In law school, he interned at the City of Chicago Law Department Traffic division and worked as a Prosecutor for the City of Chicago.
Hashim is a member of the Chicago Bar Association (CBA), the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and a former member of the Pakistani American Bar Association (PABA). He was previously a member of the Political & Civil Rights Law Review at Temple University. Hashim has also provided pro bono legal screenings for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and naturalization applications with the Chicago Resurrection Project.
In his free time, Hashim enjoys traveling, attending sporting events for his alma mater University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beloved World Champion Chicago Cubs, and whenever possible, following his favorite artist on tour, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
Hashim is fluent in Punjabi and can be reached at [email protected]
Tajiya Hasan started at Siddique Law Group, LLC in July, 2010, and is a senior paralegal. She primarily works with preparation of green card, visa, and naturalization applications, consular processing for overseas immigrant visas, affidavits of support, and USCIS inquiries after interviews.
She received her B.A. in U.S. History from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also has an M.A. in U.S. History from Roosevelt University. She obtained her paralegal certification from College of DuPage in July, 2010.
Tajiya is fluent in Urdu.
Aracelia Manriquez joined Siddique Law Group, LLC in 2016. She works in the Goshen, Indiana office in preparation of green card, visa, and naturalization applications, consular processing for overseas immigrant visas, affidavits of support, and USCIS inquiries after interviews.
She has extensive experience in preparing immigrant visa, citizenship, and adjustment of status applications since 1995. She previously worked for La Casa of Goshen as their Immigration Consular and International Community Center, Inc. and received numerous certifications and attended immigration related seminars.
Aracelia is fluent in Spanish.