It is best said by a former client of our firm: "Dear Mr. Wilner. I just wanted to follow up and thank you again for obtaining the Permanent Residency Card for my wife. When we had all but given up, you persevered and did not give up. It was by your continuing to believe in us and never quitting that my wife is now approved. Our case was very difficult yet you were able to accomplish our goals, and this was by your direct effort and hard work. Thank you again for all that you have done for us."
Not a day goes by where you don't here about immigration on the news. Be it talk radio, television or print, immigration is a hot topic. From protests to potential legislation, immigration is out there. Even in this time of hysteria, politicking and hype, as I have said repeatedly in other columns, there is no substitute for hard-work and credibility.
If you are TNT or an employer of TNTs, of course, you should be concerned. Your concern, however, should not result in your going into hiding because if it does, chances are you will not achieve the benefit you have hoped for all this time. Your concern should result in your trying to deal with the issues head-on.
To that end, sometimes it helps to know that people are succeeding in obtaining benefits even in they very complicated cases that we handle. For example, in the recent months, some of our successes include the following: obtaining citizenship for a husband and wife that we successfully represented during cancellation of removal proceedings before the immigration judge; obtaining green cards for Lani Misalucha and family; O-1 visa approvals in several days for Vina Morales and Cesar Montano; visitor's visa for training partner of Royce Gracie for upcoming fight in the UFC after the previous application was denied; three 601 approvals, two of which were in the United States (fraud at time of entry) and one overseas at consulate after being granted voluntary departure by immigration judge (deported for overstaying/unlawful presence); Petition for Review granted by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals when the Board of Immigration Appeals denied motion to reopen; victory at Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. for former INS officer that was terminated in error; approval of derivative citizenship application for wife who then sponsored her husband and 4 children to obtain lawful permanent residence in the United States; government granted our motion to reconsider the denial of an L-1 multinational executive (self-sponsor) application for permanent residence after it was screwed up by another immigration firm.
While these cases virtually cover the spectrum of immigration law, including natural crossover areas such as employment and entertainment law, one thing remains consistent: our advice, strategy and success is unmatched by anyone or any firm that claims to practice immigration law. Our lawyers are graduates of the most prestigious Universities in the world and are hotly sought after not only as lawyers, but speakers and chairs of bar associations. Along those lines, our lawyers are dedicated public servants, contributing countless volunteer hours to worthy causes and organizations.
For example, attorney Robert DuPont, a graduate of Yale University was just appointed as Chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association's immigration section. Likewise, former INS Officer and firm partner Kelly S. O'Reilly was just appointed to serve as Chair of the Immigration Sections of both the Riverside and San Bernardino Bar Association. Attorney Richard Wilner is board certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in immigration law and serves as a Commissioner on the Bar's Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission. He has been requested to speak at a number of upcoming events, including the Employer's Advisory Commission as well as the annual conference of Professionals in Human Resources Association.
The "secret" to our success is simple: honest hard-work coupled with knowledge gained from education and experience. So, before becoming a victim of the lofty claims of others, do yourself, your company and/or your family a big favor: come see us!