Keith Southam


Keith Southam practices immigration law in Chicago. He is an active member of the Chicago Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Keith also teaches ESL classes focusing on legal English and US culture. Prior to his legal career, Keith worked as an international student advisor and a full-time English instructor in Germany.

Keith received his law degree in from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He graduated with high honors and completed a certificate in international and comparative law. He was also a member of the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Chicago-Kent moot court team. Prior to law school, Keith earned an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and German language and literature as well as a master’s degree in English pedagogy.

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Articles By Keith Southam

Filling Out USCIS Form I-539 to Change Visa Status to Student (F-1 or M-1)
What paperwork needs to be completed in order to stay in the U.S. as an academic or vocational student.
What Happens to My Conditional Green Card If I Divorce Same-Sex Spouse Within First Two Years?
If your green card is based on a same-sex marriage, but you divorce before removing the conditions on your residency, what happens?
Will Having Had DACA Make It Easier for Me to Get a Marriage-Based Green Card?
Though the DACA program is ending, it may still help you stay in the United States.
Taking a Job in the U.S.? You Could Temporarily Bring Foreign Nanny, Cook, Other Workers
Helping a domestic worker come to the United States is possible, but close attention to required documents and steps is critical.