July 28, 2017
A Better DACA On The Works?
   
This month a bipartisan Dream Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The bill provides legal status, as well as a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant youth who entered the United States before the age of 18. If passed into law, it will allow young immigrants who have called the United States home for most of their lives to begin to realize their full potential. We sincerely hope that this bill will pass in order to give some hope for those children and young adults who grew up in the U.S. and just came along with their families.
Meet The New Members of The Crew!

In the last few months we have seen some changes in our team. Just recently we welcomed three new members, Kathy, Lucy and Julia.

Lucy joined us this spring. Her family is originally from Puerto Rico and they moved to New Jersey, where she grew up. She takes care of the reception and many of the firm's administrative responsibilities along with initial client contact by phone. Lucy is bilingual in Spanish and English and has a positive spirit and can-do attitude. Lucy hopes that  we can all lead other people by our positive actions into a hopeful future.

Julia has been with us for over a month now. She moved to the United States from Bolivia 10 years ago with her family and she is now our office and billing manager. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and, as many of us in the team, an immigrant too, which gives her a special sensitivity towards our clients. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting and six years of management experience. In these times of uncertainty as we are witnessing unfairness, Julia hopes we can provide guidance and support for those who need it most.

Kathy is a seasoned immigration paralegal that started with us a couple of months ago and is taking care of family clients and giving support to our family attorneys. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she knows how to deal with all kinds of immigration situations. Kathy has worked both in large and small firms and is professional and sensitive to our immigration clients. Kathy hopes that more people will lead by example instead of just voicing empty intentions.
We are hopeful that this revision of the Dream Act will pass and help all those young people who have lived their whole lives here can get permanent legal status with a path to citizenship. Hope is one of the strongest positive emotions that we can feel. Hope allows us to approach life's problems and difficulties in a problem-solving mindset, create strategies for success, grow and improve. Hopeful people have a higher chance to accomplish their goals in life. We choose to hope!