Christopher B. McKinney, Attorney at Law

Our firm is located in Kansas City, Missouri in the historic Westport area. We practice immigration law while striving to maintain a high level of client service.

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Firm Overview

Our firm assists individuals and businesses in all areas of immigration law.

Family Immigration - We help US citizens and permanent residents petition for their spouses, children, and others. We help visa-eligible individuals apply for visas abroad or while in the United States. We are experienced working with the Department of State and USCIS at the local and national level.

Employment Immigration - We consult with employees regarding work-based visas. We also consult with and assist employers in assessing immigration options and petitioning for foreign-national workers.

Immigration Court - We defend people who have been placed in removal proceedings, sometimes called deportation proceedings. We help individuals determine whether they are eligible for relief from removal, and assist with applications for adjustment of status or otherwise when possible.

Asylum - We consult with potential asylum applicants and assist asylum-seekers with affirmative applications and those asylum-seekers that may be in immigration court proceedings.
Main Office

Main Office
900 Westport Road, 2nd Floor
Kansas City  MO  64111

Phone
  • (816) 416-7021
Fax
  • (816) 994-6276
Deportation
Our office represents immigrants in Immigration Court. We defend against charges and present relief applications to the Court including, asylum applications, adjustment of status, and cancellation of removal.
If you have received a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security, removal proceedings have been initiated against you. Removal proceedings, sometimes called deportation proceedings, take place in Immigration Courts. The Immigration Court that has jurisdiction over most of Missouri and Kansas is in Kansas City, Missouri.

It is important to contact an immigration attorney soon after receiving a Notice to Appear. Our firm has experience challenging the charges in the notice. In the best of cases, the proceedings can be dismissed, and in other instances, you may be eligible for relief from removal.

Relief from removal is what the Immigration Court refers to as applications presented in the Court that, if approved, can provide an immigration benefit. If eligible, you may be able to become a permanent resident, also known as receiving a green card, or receive work authorization. The forms of relief from removal include asylum, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, and others. Also, if an immigrant in Immigration Court applies for and receives a grant of deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, she may be able to have her proceedings closed. Our firm has experience with presenting these various forms of relief to the Immigration Court. We can help analyze your case, apply for relief, and defend against wrongful charges.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Client service is our focus. We strive to help our clients meet their goals.

Christopher McKinney

License
  • Bar Number: 60662
    Missouri , 2008
  • Bar Number: 24010
    Kansas , 2009
Education
  • University of Missouri
    JD , 2008
  • University of Missouri
    BA - Economics BA - History , 2001

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