Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws. – John Adams I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses. – Victor Hugo Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead As I write this, the new...

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ILW’s Consular Posts Book and Aila’s Consular Handbook

My wife and I were shopping for shoes one day. She walks over to me with a pair of black slip-ons. They’re on sale, she says, and they’re her size; but they feel a little tight. “They’ll probably loosen up as I wear them,” she says. Luckily, she always listens to me about clothes. “Probably not,” I say. “Is there anything similar that fits?” She takes me over to a full-priced pair...

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Tips for a Better Immigration Law Practice

Laziness is the mother of efficiency. – Marian Propp To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publius Syrus It’s not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. – Mary O’Connor   Law is a very time consuming profession, especially for Immigration Lawyers. The simplest legal task takes hours. Most law practice is broken into two areas: the...

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Why Most People Hate Lawyers

Why do medical research labs now use lawyers instead of rats? Answer: Because lawyers do things that rats won’t do…. And because lawyers multiply faster than rats. What is slothful waste? Answer: A busload of lawyers going over a cliff, and there’s one empty seat. Why don’t immigration lawyers go to the beach? Answer: Cats keep trying to bury them.   The Creature Regrettably, I know a consummately uncouth and...

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Robert Divine’s Immigration Practice

A lawyer without books is like a workman without tools. – Thomas Jefferson There are all sorts of books of which the backs and covers are the best parts. –Charles Dickens A good book is opened with expectation and closed with profit. – Amos Bronson Alcott   The Lawyer’s Curse – Badly Written Rubbish I know all of you reading can appreciate this: I’m sitting in my office trying to find an answer...

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The Midnight Society

A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. – James Madison   Amidst the din, another young male Latino, focused and serious, approaches the table and sits down. He tells me his...

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