Milwaukee Wisconsin Immigration Lawyer Blackwell Law Group Milwaukee WI


Blackwell Law Group S.C.


Keeping Families Together

Proudly serving families in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Appleton, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Manitowoc and nearby towns since 2006.

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131 W. Layton Ave, Ste 201

Milwaukee, WI 53207

Family Immigration

We have helped hundreds of families reunite, including some with challenging circumstances that other immigration attorneys said were impossible to overcome.

If the U.S. government has decided you are not allowed to live in the U.S., sometimes you can request an exception.  This is known as a hardship waiver or "el perdon."  We succeed for people turned away by other immigration attorneys.

You came to the U.S. before you were 16 years old and have been here continously since June 15, 2007. Work authorization, a Social Security Number and a driver license can transform your life in ways that will delight and suprise you.  

You successfully became a lawful permanent resident. Now take the final step and become a U.S. citizen. U.S. citizenship secures all the benefits of living in the U.S. and removes the threat of being forced to leave.




Having US Citizenship Naturalized minor citizen A man needing hardship waiver approval

Blackwell Law Group is a law firm dedicated to helping people safely navigate U.S. immigration laws.  The lead attorney, Sarah Blackwell, is an immigrant herself, giving her a unique understanding about the importance people attach to a successful outcome and about how it feels to go through an immigration process. She practices only immigration law and specializes in certain immigration processes because  she believes that gives your case the best chance of success. You can learn more about her areas of expertise by exploring What We Do.  


At Blackwell Law Group, we transform lives.   With a green card, or even just deferred action (DACA), you can live in the U.S. without fear of being forced to leave. You have the right to work in the U.S.  and to be with your family. You can get a driver license.  You might get a better paid job, and you will certainly feel more secure about investing in your future here in the U.S. You start to live the American dream.


We have been helping people make their dreams for a life in the United States come true for 11 years.  That experience matters and helps ensure success for our clients.  We are particularly proud of our success with hardship waiver applications.  These waivers help people get green cards despite triggering a law that says they should not be allowed to be a lawful permanent resident.  The hardship waiver provides an exception to the law based on proving a spouse or parent will suffer extreme hardship.  We have prepared waivers for 10 years and helped over 200 families avoid the pain of being separated for 10 years or more.  Our success rate is over 90%.


We are located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, not far from the airport.  Our location makes us easily accessible to people in the Racine/Kenosha counties without reducing accessibility for clients from other parts of Wisconsin.  Most of our clients live in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Appleton, Oshkosh, Manitowoc, Green Bay, Beaver Dam, Madison and towns close to those cities.   Because immigration law is federal law and technology makes communications easy, we can have clients from other States as well.


Are you ready to pursue the American dream?  We would be honored and delighted to help you.   Contact us today at 414-964-1900.  We look forward to hearing from you!

IMPORTANT: Effective October 5, 2017, applications for DACA (new and renew) are no longer accepted.


September 5, 2017


President Trump has officially announced that DACA will be terminated on March 5, 2018.  No new DACA applications will be accepted.   Anyone with DACA authorization that expires prior to March 5, 2018 will be allowed to renew but applications must be filed before October 5, 2017.


Once DACA is terminated on March 5, 2018, work authorization cards (and driver licenes ) will still be valid until their expiration dates.   The first work authorization cards will expire on March 6, 2018.  The last will expire about 2 years later.  


Although this announcement may frighten some, many have little to fear because they have lived in the U.S. for more than 10 years, have no criminal history, no prior removal order and have a spouse/parent/child who is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.  Even those who lack that US citizen/LPR relative may acquire such a relative in the next few years.  This means that if ICE finds you and puts you into removal proceedings, you have a chance to seek cancellation of removal, a green card through the immigration court.  For many, that would be a blessing in disguise.


At Blackwell Law Group, we want to do everything we can to reassure people and help them understand their options.  We have developed two forms to help people assess their situation.  The two forms for a free assessment are available here:


                          I am undocumented.  Am I safe?


                         I am a lawful permanent resident.  Am I safe?


These free assessments do not form an attorney-client relationship.  For a more comprehensive assessment, please contact us for an appointment with Attorney Sarah. When you meet with her, she will be able give you an estimate for legal expenses if there is a solution for your situation.  




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