On 4/6/17 I along with about 500 other immigration lawyers from all over
the US traveled to Washington DC to meet with our representatives to discuss
the current state of immigration reform. I along with other members of
the NJ Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyeers Assocaition personally
met with Congressman Albio Sires, Congressman Leonard Lance, Senator Cory
Booker and Senator Robert Menendez and staff members from Congressman
Frelinghuysen, Pascarell and Gottheimer's offices.
I traveled to DC in an effort to hold our representatives accountable for
the new aggressive immigration policies put forth by the Trump administration.
I brought a message of fear and confusion and lobbied for a common sense
change that would strengthen America, bring the undocumented out of the
shadows, protect families and add billions of dollars to state and local
The following day I attended a spring CLE event in which we heard from
and questioned upper level officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement
and the Department of State. We also met and discussed important policy
changes at USCIS and the Executive Office of Immigration Review.