Tag: Quiroga Law Office

Attitudes Mid-Summer Immigration Notes … part one

Mid-Summer Immigration Notes … part one

We never envisioned a time when immigration would be in the news on a 24/7 basis. In one form or the other, it’s immigration this, immigration that, immigration now, immigration next week, immigration next month, next year, next election, every moment of every day. Sometimes, it’s just about impossible to keep up …. sometimes the …

Read Article Read More

Attitudes About This Week … (part 4 or 5)

About This Week … (part 4 or 5)

We had a post all ready to go this week, we just put it on hold. perhaps for obvious reasons. It’s been remarked on in many, many places this side of Fox and Friends, that whenever president Trump feels boxed in by news he goes to his standby – immigration. Well, this was a doozy …

Read Article Read More

Attitudes More Attitudes … and social media

More Attitudes … and social media

This being the 21st Century and social media being social media, our Facebook and LinkedIn posts get a lot of comments that you never see … because we have to delete them – they get pretty brutal. They’re mean and unthinking and insulting and par for the course. Immigration is a topic that almost everyone …

Read Article Read More

Immigrants in History An Immigrant Warrior, Sonic, and Poet

An Immigrant Warrior, Sonic, and Poet

Welcome to our second Immigrant in History Post! Today’s immigrant is a much more recent addition the United States than our first honoree  . . . and he has local ties. July’s immigrant came to the U.S. as a refugee … well, actually, a two-time refugee. Tom Meschery was born as Tomislav Nikolayevich Meshcheryakov in 1938 in …

Read Article Read More

Immigration Jaws, Work Visas, and Immigrants [not] at Work

Jaws, Work Visas, and Immigrants [not] at Work

Remember Jaws? Okay, that’s probably a stupid question, the world remembers Jaws. But, do you remember one of the underlying themes of the movie? Quick review: the movie occurs in a small, fictional island off Cape Cod, Amity Island. In Peter Benchley’s novel, Amity is clearly based on his home town, Nantucket. The movie was …

Read Article Read More

Attitudes Headlines and Attitudes

Headlines and Attitudes

A few short words today about headlines and attitudes. It may be that not as many people read newspapers today as they did ten, twenty years ago. It’s certainly true that headlines – are noticed more now than ever. They are impossible to miss. One headline shared by ten people on Twitter, Facebook, or the …

Read Article Read More

History Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day! While we prepare to celebrate, we’d like to offer this short history lesson. The Declaration of Independence was adopted and approved by the Continental Congress on July 2, 1776. (That’s right, not the 4th). Fifty-six men signed the Declaration. They did so despite the fact that no signatures were required, the act …

Read Article Read More

History Immigrants in History, Part One

Immigrants in History, Part One

A new monthly blog feature: we will be spotlighting an immigrant from American history that you may have never heard about. These are immigrants who made a real difference in American history but aren’t as well known today as they should be. Our inaugural figure is John Peter Altgeld. John Peter was born in Germany …

Read Article Read More

Attitudes Of the President and Ostriches

Of the President and Ostriches

A little different type of post today, this one about emotion, action, and our president rather than history, immigrants, and the law. Because these days, headlines and emotions are hardly mutually exclusive, and this is a potential problem. Last week, a New York Times op-ed piece talked about the ‘disorienting effect’ of Trump’s words, tweets, …

Read Article Read More

History Banning Immigrants

Banning Immigrants

“Certain kinds of criminality are inherent in the Italian race. In the popular mind, crimes of personal violence, robbery, blackmail and extortion are peculiar to the people of Italy.” ~ The United States Immigration Commission, Dillingham Report, 1911. Sec. 11. (a) The annual quota of any nationality shall be 2 per centum of the number …

Read Article Read More