The Herman Legal Group wishes everyone a safe and beautiful 2020!  As we transition to a new decade, it’s a good time to reflect.  While it’s often easy to default in our thinking to emphasize what makes us different from each other, I will be working on trying to see all the connections between us that make us similar.  We all want to have a healthy and safe family.  We all want economic security to ensure food, shelter, clothing.

We all want physical security, free from violence.  We all want to be appreciated. We all want our children to grow up in a world that allows them to blossom and reach their full potential.

To me, the new decade is about recognizing our humanity and interconnectedness. We are dependent on each other for our survival and happiness. While we can disagree about this or that, in the end, these differences are inconsequential.

Let’s love each other, help each other, and inspire each other to think and act big.

Because my life is intertwined with one of the most significant issues of our time, immigration — I can’t help but think of all the immigrants that I have met in my 25+ of practicing immigration law.

From my perspective, whether the immigrant works on a farm or at the Cleveland Clinic — I see something special.  The hard work ethic, the family focus, the entrepreneurial edge, and the fresh eyes that see abundance and opportunity everywhere.

They remind all of us that the American Dream continues to exist and thrive.  For many of us, we have forgotten this.

Here’s to 2020 and an increasing awareness that Immigrants Help Make America Great.

It’s our not-so-secret, but an often-forgotten, competitive edge.

And this edge is the most powerful when we celebrate our common bonds and interconnectedness.

Happy New Year!

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