Nancy M. Vizer

PO Box 8308
Northfield, IL 60093
Phone: (312) 957-1755
Fax: (312) 957-1760

Nancy M. Vizer concentrates her practice in immigration law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has served on the Asylum, Ethics, Advocacy and Midwest Regional Conference Committees. Ms. Vizer is also a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, to better serve her university faculty clients. She is Past President of the North Suburban Bar Association, and has served on the Board of the Decalogue Society.

Ms. Vizer has experience in many aspects of immigration law, and has been a frequent speaker on continuing legal education panels, as well as outreach panels to community groups.

She has prepared and submitted hundreds of family and employment sponsored immigration applications, and has often served as pro bono counsel to asylum clients and other victims of violence and persecution. Besides family sponsored immigrants from all walks of life, Ms. Vizer has worked with business people from a range of industries, dozens of university faculty, as well as post doctoral researchers in fields ranging from psychology to nuclear physics and everywhere in between.

In addition to her law degree, Ms. Vizer was honored with a Masters in Business Administration, which helps her to understand the unique issues facing her corporate clients.

As an immigration attorney licensed in Illinois and Virginia, Ms. Vizer is authorized to represent clients before the appropriate government agencies anywhere in the United States, and works with clients in remote locations as often as with those in the Chicago area.

Ms. Vizer received a B.A. magna cum laude in English from Iona College, an M.B.A. cum laude from Georgetown University and a J.D. from George Mason University, where she served on the Civil Rights Law Journal and won two writing awards.

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • The Decalogue Society
  • President’s Award 2003 & 2004


Panel Discussion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

December 6, 2013

Latest Articles by Nancy M. Vizer

September 22, 2017 in Deferred Action Status, DREAMers Immigration, Nancy Vizer

Certain DACA beneficiaries may be eligible for H-1B status

With the president's recent announcement that DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will soon end, beneficiaries of this program ("Dreamers") are justifiably concerned.  We certainly still hope that Congress will…
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August 7, 2017 in Green Card, Nancy Vizer, Politics

RAISE Act harms everyone, particularly in sponsoring senators’ states

Citizens of the United States, how do you like the Chilean peaches in your local grocery store? Years ago, I lived in a suburb of Atlanta, and when I think…
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July 7, 2017 in Nancy Vizer, Uncategorized

Good news for labor cert applicants

GUESS what? The Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals has published a long-overdue decision in In the Matter of GUESS?, Inc., 2015-PER-00504, clarifying once again to the Department of Labor…
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May 2, 2017 in Nancy Vizer, Uncategorized

Hidden Minefields in National Interest Waiver (EB-2) Applications

This firm has learned of a recent trend among National Interest Waiver (NIW) applicants, some of whom have taken overly aggressive steps during the application process that may be harmful,…
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