Immigration Attorney Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz Sees Knowledge as Power in Launching New Book; Author Shares Real Cases to Avoid Mistakes that Can Jeopardize Legal Status

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As an experienced immigration attorney and owner of Hispanic American Legal Services, Ltd in the Chicagoland suburbs, Colombian-born Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz of Hispanic American says that knowledge is power, especially for clients who need information to help them achieve legal status in the United States.

“Conocimiento: La Llave del Éxito de Todo Inmigrante,” is a guide of practical advice found in 100 tips and shares real life cases to avoid mistakes that can cost immigrants their legal status.

I wrote this book because there is a really great need for knowledge. Sometimes you yourself can be an enemy especially when laziness arrives and what I mean by this is laziness to learn, be informed and seek knowledge. Knowledge is key.

As an experienced immigration attorney and owner of Hispanic American Legal Services, Ltd in the Chicagoland suburbs, Colombian-born Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz of Hispanic American says that knowledge is power, especially for clients who need information to help them achieve legal status in the United States.

With the recent launch of her new book, “Conocimiento: La Llave del Éxito de Todo Inmigrante,” translating to “Knowledge: The Key of Success for Every immigrant” she is providing important information at her audience’s fingertips. The book, available on Amazon in paperback and eBook editions in Spanish, is a guide of practical advice found in 100 tips and shares real life cases to avoid mistakes that can cost immigrants their legal status.

“I wrote this book because there is a really great need for knowledge,” said Jones-Muñoz, who also hosts a podcast called “Immigración Sin Fronteras” (Immigration Without Borders). “Sometimes you yourself can be an enemy especially when laziness arrives and what I mean by this is laziness to learn, be informed and seek knowledge. Knowledge is key. That knowledge opens opportunities to immigrants to have a work permit, and be able to gain their status among other things. For me, that’s the reason why this book is important.“

Readers will find informative or illustrative explanations of specific examples and situations that, due to lack of knowledge, can negatively or positively impact a person’s immigration future in the U.S. One of the book’s tips presents the situation of how an immigrant parent applies for residency on the belief that if he or she has a sick or disabled child who is a United State citizen it will be granted.

Jones-Muñoz shares the story of Ana, who unfortunately was the victim of a notary posing as a lawyer. She was led to believe that because of her son’s health she could obtain residency by filling a petition for him with immigration authorities. Jones-Muñoz explained that this idea is not true at all.

“There is no direct path to becoming a resident through the petition of a sick child,” she explained. “Ana's petition was denied and she may now have to defend her case before an immigration judge, since, with the current changes in immigration law, if a person is denied their residency application, it is very possible that they will be put before a judge to begin removal or deportation proceedings,” she said.

Jones-Muñoz hopes that people will consider her book as a resource, especially for those who are planning to work and live in the United States, residing as legal residents and living in this country who cannot currently fix their legal status.

“I would like to emphasize to readers that while my book can be a resource, it should not be taken as legal instruction and to always seek the advice of a professional attorney,” she said.

Those who purchase “Conocimiento: La Llave del Éxito de Todo Inmigrante,” can participate in a VIP Facebook group where readers can ask general legal questions to Jones-Muñoz.

The recent book launch, which is in Spanish, can be viewed on this link.
For more information about Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz, visit her website at http://www.lilianajones.com/.

About Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz:
Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz, author of “Conocimiento: La Llave del Éxito de Todo Inmigrante,” is an attorney at law and founder of Hispanic American Legal Services, Ltd with locations in Aurora and Bolingbrook, Illinois. Jones-Muñoz has more than 25 years of professional experience as a lawyer and eight years specializing in immigration law. Liliana, obtained in Colombia her title of lawyer where she was one of the most outstanding students during her career, being deserving of academic honors. Liliana also holds a Specialization in Senior Management and Commercial Law in Colombia. Her valuable professional experience and her knowledge of Colombian and American Law allowed her to make a transition in her career, focusing on the Hispanic community domiciled in the US and the Latin American population. Through her business, she offers legal advice on the areas of immigration based on family and business ties. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, member of Colombian-Bar Association and member of AILA.
For more information about Liliana P. Jones-Muñoz, visit her website at http://www.lilianajones.com/. ###

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