Advocating for immigrants.

We have represented thousands of clients with visas, green cards, asylum, citizenship, deportation proceedings, and more.


The Border Crossing Law Firm was founded by Shahid Haque, an immigration attorney and law professor with 20 years of experience. We offer all our services through flat fees, with affordable monthly payments.  You can also begin by scheduling a consultation to answer your immigration questions. If you want to check your options, please try Open Borders, our free guide.

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    Try Open Borders, the free immigration guide!

    Open Borders is a free immigration guide that was created by an immigration attorney and former law professor who has represented thousands of clients in the U.S. immigration system. By asking a series of simple questions, we will explain what you can do to get legal status in the country.

    Shahid Haque informs Latinos in Montana about their rights if they encounter local police officers who ask about their immigration status, as well as what to expect if you are ever arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) and placed into deportation proceedings.

    On November 13, 2018, Shahid Haque spoke at a panel hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis entitled Immigration: Learning from Community Experience.

    On May 9, 2013, Shahid Haque participated in a panel discussion about immigrant victims of domestic abuse and sex trafficking victims in rural Montana. The focus was on the remedies available to these victims, and issues surrounding lawyering and advocating for these groups.

    Recent News

    Podcast: The Rational Middle

    I had a great time chatting with Carter Carroll on The Rational Middle about our Open Borders app, immigration in […]

    February 9, 2023 - Shahid Haque
    Video: What is Open Borders?

    The app is available now in both English and Spanish on the Web, Android, iPhone/iPad, and Mac.

    November 23, 2022 - Shahid Haque
    Evaluate your case with Open Borders, the free immigration guide!

    Download Open Borders on the Web, Android, iPhone/iPad, and Mac!

    November 8, 2022 - Shahid Haque
    USCIS Implements New Process for Venezuelans

    There is a new opportunity for Venezuelans, at least those who have a supporter in the United States, to come here.

    October 18, 2022 - Shahid Haque
    Is it still possible to apply for DACA?

    Right now, USCIS is approving renewals of DACA status, but not initial applications.

    September 27, 2022 - Shahid Haque
    Shahid Haque Speaking at 2021 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law

    We will be presenting on a panel at the 2021 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law on June 9–12, 2021. 

    June 6, 2021 - Shahid Haque
    Montana joins deportation lawsuit against Biden administration

    Montana does not have any immigration detention facilities, and has no relevant interest in challenging the policies.

    March 9, 2021 - Shahid Haque
    Montana’s congressional delegation split on DACA ruling

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA, but later federal court rulings have again stopped initial applications.

    June 19, 2020 - Shahid Haque
    Montana Supreme Court: Local police can’t make immigration arrests

    Local law enforcement officials may not arrest and detain immigrants under federal immigration detainers.

    March 30, 2020 - Shahid Haque
    Finding home: UM soccer coach’s journey to U.S. citizenship

    We recently spoke with the Montana Kaimin about University of Montana soccer coach Chris Citowicki’s immigration journey.

    October 24, 2019 - Shahid Haque
    Article: Congress looks to remove ‘illegal alien’ from federal use

    “The term illegal alien allows a large group of people to be less entitled to compassion or dignity,” Haque said.

    October 23, 2019 - Shahid Haque
    Featured in MEL Magazine: How “Illegal Alien” Became a Lightning Rod Issue in America

    We talked to Mel Magazine about our post arguing that “illegal alien” is a dehumanizing phrase.

    September 19, 2019 - Shahid Haque
    A Denali Climber’s Experience Being Detained by ICE

    We spoke to Outside Magazine about a DACA recipient who was unjustly arrested by ICE in Montana.

    July 15, 2019 - Shahid Haque
    Separated from his wife and children by ICE, an undocumented man tries desperately to return home.

    The New Republic provides an in-depth account of our client’s case.

    January 2, 2019 - Shahid Haque
    Video Statement on ICE Subpoenas for Montana State Employment Data

    An employee of the Montana Department of Labor quit because the state was about to give confidential information to ICE.

    February 8, 2018 - Shahid Haque
    Urgent: Stop ICE from deporting a Mexican national who was sexually assaulted in their custody!

    ICE moved to deport a Mexican client of ours who was sexually assaulted in their custody. 

    August 2, 2017 - Shahid Haque
    Shahid Haque was awarded the ACLU’s Jeannette Rankin Civil Liberties Award

    “It’s been a privilege to play a role in the lives of over a thousand immigrants and their families here in the State of Montana.“

    March 10, 2017 - Shahid Haque
    Firm Prevails: Montana Supreme Court strikes down entirety of anti-immigrant law!

    We won a unanimous decision striking down an anti-immigrant law, which was approved by 80% of voters.

    May 11, 2016 - Shahid Haque
    Representing Immigrant Victims of Domestic Abuse

    Immigration matters involving domestic violence and abuse are often challenging. We discuss some of those issues.

    June 16, 2015 - Shahid Haque
    Firm Prevails in Lawsuit Against Montana Highway Patrol’s Racial Profiling of Latinos

    We prevailed in our class action lawsuit against the Montana Highway Patrol for discriminating against detaining Latino drivers.

    April 21, 2015 - Shahid Haque

    Advocating for immigrants.

    The Border Crossing Law Firm is a full-service immigration law firm, offering help with visas, green cards, citizenship, and deportation proceedings. We have been committed to the immigrant community for two decades, representing thousands of immigrants and their families across the country.