The United States has become a destination country for many people around the world. Whether individuals are drawn to the land of red, white and blue for employment opportunities, or to be reunited with family members – people immigrate to the U.S. for a variety of reasons.
Over the span of her lifetime, Lady Liberty has greeted millions of immigrants seeking after a better life. Embodying hope and opportunity, she stands tall, and has shined a path to freedom for more than a century. Today, more than 40 million people residing in the U.S. were born in another country, according to Pew Research, and in 2016, this accounted for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants.
While it is clear that immigrants culturally enrich and diversify the nation, the depth of
contribution to the American economy and workforce is oftentimes obscured. Political and social debates largely target the impact of immigrants competing for Americans jobs. However, recent economic evidence from The Hamilton Project, an American policy research group, states immigrant workers actually increase the opportunities and incomes of Americans. Among several studies upon this subject, the National Foundation for American Policy found in 2016 that out of 87 U.S. startups - valued at $1 billion or more - 44 of them were founded or co-founded by immigrants.
Despite the wide ranging compliments immigrants deliver, Lady Liberty’s principles of hope, opportunity and freedom are sometimes inhibited to ring true. And that is when the Law Offices of Spar & Bernstein step in to protect our nation’s backbone.
Navigating the immigration process can be complicated, and at times, deterring. Immigration policies and procedures, such as applications, forms and petitions, are costly, complicated and selective. Oftentimes, the approval or denial of an immigration case can take years before a decision is even reached, leaving individuals or families to feel left in the dark or hopeless.
When immigrating to the U.S. seems bleak, Spar & Bernstein attorneys ensure that as many people as possible are granted entry into the country under the law. Every day, our attorneys are paving paths, defending immigrant rights and are handling all phases of immigration issues, including permanent residence, green cards, corporate immigration, family immigration, violations of immigration law, work, training and investor visas, and deportation defense. The Law Offices of Spar and Bernstein was founded in 1958, and has over 100 years of combined experience. For over four generations, Spar & Bernstein has successfully helped over 100,000 people with all of their immigration issues.