Nancy Vizer, Esq. is an attorney in private practice specializing in immigration law with the law firm of Nancy M. Vizer, P.C.   She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where she has served on the Department of Labor, Asylum and Advocacy Committees.  She formerly served as the President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Chicago North Suburban Bar Association (NSBA) and received the NSBA’s 2003 and 2004 President’s Award for her outstanding service. She is a member of both the Illinois and Virginia Bars and the Decalogue Society. Ms. Vizer also serves on the NACUANOTES Editorial Board.  The views expressed in this Note are the private views of Ms. Vizer and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of her law firm or its clients.  This Note is for general educational purposes and is not intended as legal advice.  Persons with specific legal questions should consult qualified legal advisers.