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SwagatUSA, LLC, Founder and Immigration Attorney Dhenu Maru

Hello and Welcome! I look forward to protecting your immigration rights.

What we do

We at SwagatUSA, LLC, protect the immigration rights of individuals, families, and businesses around the globe. Our focused attention and knowledge of the issues produce positive results for our clients.

Our Mission

We fully appreciate the importance and weight of immigration challenges. It is our mission to resolve immigration legal issues quickly and effectively, so our clients can move on with their lives.

Dhenu’s Story

I first came to this country when I was 10 years old from India, along with my family. At the time, I was far too young to know or appreciate the significance of the experience that I was facing. I knew only that I wanted to see snow.

Quickly as I moved, I realized that there were so many things that were new and different about the United States. I started asking questions about our own traditions and learning more deeply about myself and my heritage through these questions.

Like many young immigrants, I was also bullied by some classmates. These experiences made an impact and made me respect and honor the journey that immigrants face when they decide to move from a place and country that is familiar to a place and country that is entirely new.

I decided to go to law school because to me, learning the law was very empowering. Through the legal system, we get the protections and rights that are provided to each individual in the United States. However, until we learn it, it seems scary and difficult to comprehend. I wanted to understand the legal system to learn the rules of our country.

After graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, I realized that I needed to help empower other immigrants who are also faced with the enormous challenge and possibilities opened by moving to a new and unfamiliar country.

To this day, it is this passion that drives me each and every day.
Watching my clients succeed gives me strength.

To this success, I am committed. I am also committed to creating the type of law firm that supports clients in achieving their immigration goals and looks beyond just an “application” or a “case” but in the context of the individuals for whom the case is handled. One that makes immigrants feel accepted, honored, and empowered.

With this in mind, I decided to name my law firm, SwagatUSA, LLC.
“Swagat” means “welcome” in Sanskrit.

At SwagatUSA, LLC,
I hope you always feel welcome.

More about Immigration Attorney Dhenu Maru

Memberships and Leadership Roles in the Legal Community

  • Executive Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Co-Chair Immigration & Nationality Law Committee
  • Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association Member
  • Indian American Bar Association Member
  • American Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Title: Unlawful Presence Waivers – An OverviewWhere/When: Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2011)

Citizenship Application Basics – Indo-American Center (2011) (in Hindi) 204(l) – Ending the Widows Penalty American Immigration Lawyers Association Chicago Chapter Meeting (2010)


“The End of The Widow’s Penalty” The Illinois Bar Journal – July 2011 Edition

“The Five Essential Rainmaking Tips” GP Solo American Bar Association – May/June 2012


Licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois Juris Doctor – Loyola University Chicago School of Law Bachelors of Arts (Philosophy/Child Development) – Tufts University


  • Spanish
  • Hindi/Urdu
  • Gujarati, Kachchhi