Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.
Nationwide Firm
786-401-4706
Injury, Immigration and Business Attorneys
Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Success

The personal stories behind the backers of immigration reform

Most people in Florida are familiar with the name of Sen. Marco Rubio, who has been championing the cause for immigration reform along with several other elected officials for these past few months.  For him, immigration reform carries with it a personal story.  For him, and others like him, he would not be where he is today if it wasn't for immigration.

Like Rubio, there are other Congressmen and women who have personal ties to immigration, recently telling their stories in an article for the Los Angeles Times.  Though their reasons for coming to America may all be different, their personal connection to the process may be the necessary element needed to get reform moving quicker through the government.

For some people in this nation, it's difficult to understand why so many people back the current legislation that would allow millions of undocumented immigrants the right to stay in this country. As an associate professor from the University of New Mexico explains, for these people there is a fear associated with these immigrants. It's because of this fear that they cannot sympathize with immigrants and their families. But take away that fear, he says, and people are able to think about things from a different perspective.

Perhaps that's why so many senators and congressmen have come forward with their own personal stories of immigration. Perhaps it's in the hope that they can take away people's fear of immigration and show them how much prosperity the system offers. After all, as Sen. Mazie Hirono from Hawaii, an immigrant herself, explained recently, she's not sure where she would have been had she not been able to come to America but she knows that she would not have had the same opportunities had she not.

Source: The Los Angeles Times, "For these senators, immigration is a personal story," Lisa Mascaro, June 23, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook

We Literally Wrote The Book On Immigration Law

Our firm is a recognized leader in immigration law and litigation. We handle the spectrum from family and employment-based visas to deportation defense and immigration appeals. Founding partner Ira Kurzban authored the Immigration Law Sourcebook, widely used by immigration lawyers, judges and government officials as the authoritative field reference.

Aggressive Advocacy and Exceptional Civil Litigation Successes Call Our Firm at 786-401-4706 or Fill Out the Secure Form Below

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Miami Office
2650 SW 27th Avenue
2nd Floor
Miami, FL 33133

Phone: 786-401-4706
Fax: 305-444-3503
Miami Law Office Map

Jacksonville Office
10752 Deerwood Park Boulevard South
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL 32256

Map & Directions

Jed Kurzban Of Counsel at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, A Law Corporation
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1600
Pauahi Tower
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-531-8031
http://www.hawaiilawyer.com

Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt P.A.