Our lawyers can help you through all aspects of obtaining legal work-authorized status in the United States, lawful permanent residence, and U.S. citizenship.

How We Help

Naturalization for Legal Permanent Residents

As a permanent resident, you are generally eligible for naturalization after five years. This is the most common way that people apply to become a U.S. citizen. Our attorneys will guide you through this process.

Green Cards

To apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the required categories. Let our attorneys help you navigate the Green Card process.

Non-Immigration Status /    Visas

Let our attorney guide you through the various non-immigration / visa options.

Removal Defense

Allison & Mosby-Scott advocates for clients facing deportation from the United States.

Consular Processing

Consular processing is the application process for U.S. visas when applying from outside of the United States.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

More resources are available in our online Immigration Resource Center.

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Immigration Law Team

Our immigration lawyers provide the expertise you’re looking for.

Sandra Molinari

Attorney at Law

Sandra Molinari is an experienced attorney at Allison & Mosby-Scott. Sandra focuses her practice primarily on Family Law and Immigration. Her practice also includes Expungement and Sealing of Civil Matters.

Sandra was originally born and raised in Brazil where she was first licensed to practice law and where she acquired experience in family, consumer, election, and administrative law. In December 2014 Sandra moved to the United States and brought with her the passion, determination, and dedication to start her law career in a new country. Sandra founded her own company where she provided legal services in family law and immigration and Brazilian civil litigation and negotiations. Acting as “a bridge” in legal matters between Brazil and the U.S./Illinois was also part of the services provided by her. Prior to joining Allison & Mosby-Scott, Sandra spent over 18 months at McLean County States Attorney’s Office in the Child Support Enforcement Unit where she proudly represented the Department of Healthcare and Family Service on behalf of the people of the State of Illinois. Sandra is fluent in English and Portuguese, and proficient in Spanish. Sandra was a member of the IFSEA’s Legislative Committee and is a Volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters in Bloomington.

In her free time Sandra loves spending time with her husband and her two adult daughters. Sandra also enjoys gardening, working out, riding her motorcycle and enjoying time on her paddleboard on the lake for exercise.

Whitney Leifheit

Attorney at Law

“Whitney Leifheit is a civil practice attorney with the knowledge and experience to handle a wide range of matters. Her areas of focus include civil litigation, estate planning and administration (small estates and probate), real estate, business formation and advising, private transactions and contracts, as well as immigration. Whitney offers both employment and family-based immigration services in addition to providing counsel for humanitarian needs. Whitney is fluent in both English and French.

Whitney was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois, and continues to live here in her hometown with her husband, Ben (also a Bloomington native), and their three children. Whitney obtained her bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University. Her legal career began just prior to graduation when she began working at a private general practice firm. As she continued her career, she earned a post-baccalaureate certificate in Legal Studies from Illinois State University, and finally a Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago. Whitney has spent nearly a decade serving clients’ legal needs throughout Central Illinois. Whitney is a strong yet compassionate advocate who believes that every client deserves to be met with respect. She is an empathetic listener and approaches each case with the goal of getting to the root of issues effectively, accomplishing client objectives efficiently, and earning the trust and confidence of all parties.

Her interest in immigration began during undergrad volunteering as a translator for the Immigration Project in Normal, Illinois, where she continued to volunteer pro bono legal and translation services and eventually worked as an extern during law school. Whitney has worked with clients from a variety of countries and personal backgrounds, including asylees and victims of domestic violence.

When she’s not “on duty,” Whitney is an enthusiast for researching and preserving local history and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Old House Society of McLean County. She loves a good salvaged or thrifted treasure. She has an interest in both classic literature and music, and tries to sneak in some reading or practice time with her viola on the rare occasion she’s not chasing after her little ones. She is also an active member in her church. Whitney is a member of both the McLean County and Illinois State Bar Associations.”

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