Border Crossing Law Firm, P.C.

Dedicated to serving immigrants in Montana and nationwide, and committed to the principle that no human being is illegal.

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Firm Overview

At the Border Crossing Law Firm, we focus exclusively on immigration law and provide quality legal services that are affordable and effective. We believe that there is no such thing as an illegal human being, and we use our knowledge and experience to help immigrants obtain and keep legal status in the United States.

We have represented over a thousand immigrants and their families, helping them establish legal residence in the U.S. through adjustment of status (green cards)
Main Office


312 N. Ewing St.
2nd Floor
Helena  MT  59601

Phone
  • (406) 594-2004
  • (888) 595-2004
Fax
  • (888) 594-2179

Fees

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We offer affordable flat fees for most petitions with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS"). Most removal cases must be handled on an hourly basis, but we offer affordable monthly payment plans.

Office Information

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Other Offices


  • 3649 Humphrey St.
    St. Louis,  MO  63116
Asylum
At the Border Crossing Law Firm, we focus exclusively on immigration law and are guided by the core principle that no human being is illegal.
The Border Crossing Law Firm, P.C. has won asylum and cancellation of removal for over a dozen refugees who fled from their home countries to escape torture, persecution, and death on account of their political or religious beliefs.
Deportation
At the Border Crossing Law Firm, we focus exclusively on immigration law and are guided by the core principle that no human being is illegal.
We have substantial experience in Immigration Court proceedings, and vigorously defend immigrants against deportation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At the Border Crossing Law Firm, your case will not be lost in the high-volume shuffle that takes place at most immigration law firms. Every client receives the expertise of an experienced immigration attorney who understands that your immigration case is of utmost importance to you and your loved ones, and will give your case the individual attention it deserves. Our clients appreciate our straightforward approach and honesty about the results that we can achieve. We are known for the accessibility of our attorneys, the superb guidance we offer and the diligence we exhibit in pursuing the rights of immigrants across the country.

Shahid Haque-Hausrath

Shahid Haque-Hausrath dedicates his practice to helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States and pursue all that the country has to offer. Mr. Haque-Hausrath assists clients with a wide variety of immigration matters, including applications with the consulates and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, representing clients arrested by the Department of Homeland Security, defending immigrants in removal proceedings in Immigration Court, and representing clients in criminal immigration proceedings in federal court.

Mr. Haque-Hausrath believes strongly that every immigrant deserves the right to legal representation and has committed a significant portion of his practice to pro bono work for especially disadvantaged clients who cannot afford to pay for legal services. In 2009, Mr. Haque-Hausrath was the recipient of the Neil Haight Pro Bono Award, granted by the State Bar of Montana to the attorneys with the greatest commitment to pro bono work.

Mr. Haque-Hausrath has won asylum and cancellation of removal for over a dozen refugees who fled from their home countries to escape torture, persecution, and death on account of their political or religious beliefs. He maintains a regular caseload of pro bono clients in removal proceedings. Mr. Haque-Hausrath works with the Montana Legal Services Association, domestic violence prevention groups, and other non-profit and charitable organizations to assist disadvantaged immigrants.

Mr. Haque-Hausrath is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is also the founder and Executive Director of the Montana Immigrant Justice Alliance ("MIJA"), a statewide organization focused on immigrant justice issues. You can read about their mission here: www.mija.org

From 2008-2010, Mr. Haque-Hausrath was appointed to serve on the Helena International Affairs Council, which is tasked with promoting the city as an international gateway and embracing the cultures and traditions of our international residents and visitors.

Mr. Haque-Hausrath lobbies for fair immigration policies in the Montana Legislature, and teaches training courses for immigrants and allies on immigration law, debunking myths about immigrants, knowing your rights when dealing with law enforcement, and the need for comprehensive immigration reform. In 2010, Mr. Haque-Hausrath trained at the Western States Center Community Strategic Training Initiative in Portland.

Mr. Haque-Hausrath earned his Juris Doctor from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, with High Honors, in 2005. During his first year in law school, he won the West Publishing Award for earning the highest GPA in his class. Mr. Haque-Hausrath served as Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, where he also published a scholarly article on labor and immigration policy. Upon graduation, he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and won the school
License
  • Bar Number: State Bar of MT
    Montana , 2007
  • Bar Number: State Bar of IL
    Illinois , 2005
Education
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
    J.D. , 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Graduated with High Honors, Order of the Coif ; Chicago-Kent Law Review, August 2003-May 2005, Notes and Comments Editor; West Publishing Award for the highest GPA in the class, 2002-2003; CALI Award for highest grade in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Federal Courts classes; Bar & Gavel Award for outstanding service to the community.
  • University of Southern Indiana
    B.S. , 2001
    Evansville, IL

Arif Haque

Arif Haque is committed to providing high quality, cost effective legal services to immigrants and their families. Mr. Haque zealously advocates on behalf of his clients in matters before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and the Immigration Courts.

In 2005, Mr. Haque earned his Juris Doctor from the Washington University School of Law. He was a quarter finalist in the university's Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Competition. Mr. Haque also participated in Washington University's Civil Justice Clinic, where he provided free legal services to individuals facing a variety of difficult problems including domestic abuse and the threat of foreclosure. During his second and third years of law school, Mr. Haque advocated for low income immigrants and their families through the Refugee and Asylum Seeker Project administered by Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants. Prior to his law degree, Mr. Haque received his bachelor
License
  • Bar Number: Missouri Bar
    Missouri , 2005
  • Bar Number: Illinois Bar
    Illinois , 2006
Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    J.D. , 2005
    St. Louis, MO
  • University of Southern Indiana
    M.B.A. , 2001
    Evansville, IN
  • University of Evansville
    B.S. , 1998
    Evansville, IN
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