About Pawel Boruch:

Pawel joined McEntee Law Group in 2023. His practice focuses on employment and family-based immigration, including adjustment of status and consular processing, hardship waivers, naturalization, and workplace compliance matters.

Prior to joining McEntee Law Group, Pawel practiced immigration law both as a solo practitioner and at various Chicago-area law firms focused on employment-based immigration, where he advised and represented small, medium, and Fortune 500 companies on various immigration matters. He has also served as an in-house immigration attorney for one of the largest Catholic Dioceses in the United States.

Pawel received his LLM degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and was awarded his J.D. degree from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is an active member of the Chicago Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2012 and is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.


  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law: LLM
  • Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland: Juris Doctor


  • Fluent in Polish
  • Basic in Spanish

Practice Areas:

  • Employment-Based Immigration
  • Family-Based Immigration
  • PERM
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Consular Processing and Adjustment of Status

Speaking Engagements:

  • R-1 Religious Workers; AILA Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, (March 2023)
  • Immigration Update for Immigrants; Immigrants-to-Immigrants, Polish Ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago; presentation (February 2016, February 2017)
  • Beyond the Business Immigration ABC’s: J, R, E, O, H, Non-Immigrant Visas, Self-Petitions and Global Migration; Religious Workers: R Visas and Permanent Residency; CBA Seminar; CLE presentation (January 2016)
  • Immigration Accountability Executive Actions; Amicus Poloniae / CVLS Clinic; CLE presentation (March 2015)
  • Multijurisdictional Practice; 2014 AILA Chicago Chapter Ethics Conference, Discussion Leader, Chicago, Illinois (May 2014)
  • Update on Immigration Guidelines and Other Issues that Affect R-1 Applicants; 2013 Vicar for Clergy Conference, Mundelein, Illinois (July 2013)
  • Master’s Thesis: European Central Bank in the Framework of the European Economic Community (November 2002)
  • Master’s Thesis: Conflict Between Civil and Canon Law in Valuation of Roman Catholic Diocese’s Estate in Bankruptcy Proceeding (May 2011)


  • Amicus Poloniae / CVLS Clinic for Polish Community; Volunteer Attorney (September 2014 – present)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter, Member (July 2012 – present)
      • CBP Liaison Committee, Member (July 2015 – July 2019, July 2021 – present)
      • Ethics Committee, Member (July 2016 – June 2017)
      • Citizenship Committee, Chair (July 2017 – July 2019)
      • Media Committee, Member (July 2016 – July 2018)
      • CLE Committee, Member (July 2015 – June 2016)
      • CLE Committee, Chair (July 2014 – June 2015)
      • Secretary of State and Attorney General Liaison Committee, Member (July 2014 – June 2015, July 2021 – present)
      • CLE Committee, Co-Chair (July 2013 – June 2014)
      • New Members Division, Member (July 2013 – June 2014)
      • Ethics / Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Member (July 2013 – June 2014)
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member (August 2013 – present)

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