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To Accomplish Great Things We Must Not Act, But Also Dream; Not Only Plan, But Also Believe

“To Accomplish Great Things We Must Not Act, But Also Dream; Not Only Plan, But Also Believe.” – Anatole France

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The Best View Comes After The Hardest Climb

“The Best View Comes After The Hardest Climb.” – Anonymous

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

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Every Artist Was At First An Amateur

Every Artist Was At First An Amateur.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Destiny Is Not A Matter Of Chance; It Is A Matter Of Choice

“Destiny Is Not A Matter Of Chance; It Is A Matter Of Choice.” – William Jennings Bryant

Why I Practice Immigration Law

In this video, Carlos Batara explains the primary reasons he decided to become an immigration attorney. It’s a rare glimpse into the heart and soul of a practicing lawyer.

“WHY NOT?”

A Fundamental Question For Success

“There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

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I was a teenager when I first heard those words. It was a sad moment. Ted Kennedy, the youngest of the three Kennedy brothers, was giving the eulogy at his brother’s funeral.

The evening before Robert was shot and killed in Los Angeles, I had shaken his hand as he toured Southeast San Diego in an open motorcade.

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE

Immigration Reform At A Crossroads

Given the uncertain future of immigration reform, preparation and planning ahead are perhaps the two most essential elements for immigration success.

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For many immigrants, the quest to live and work legally in the United States has been an incessant roller coaster ride.  One day, immigration reform is just around the corner. A day later, reform is just another word, void of practical meaning.