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Hundreds of Hours in Immigration Court: Part I

I have been representing clients in Immigration Court for about seven years now.  I have been in Immigration Court literally hundreds of times.  First of all, it seems quite clear to me that this is a very hard area of law to practice for attorneys in West Michigan....

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The Importance of Honesty: Part I

I lived in Mexico for one fantastic summer, in Jalisco, where I studied Spanish at the University of Guadalajara.  It was one of the best times of my life.  Unfortunately, it only lasted a few short months.  Because I lived in Mexico for such a short time, I don’t...

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Criminal Defense: What is the lawyer’s job?

When potential clients come to sit with me at my conference table to discuss criminal cases and the possibility of hiring me to defend them, several questions always come up.  The first and most important one is, “will I be going to jail?”   Obviously, the answer to...

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The U-Visa

American immigration law, especially since several changes were made in the late 1990s, has a reputation for being very strict.  This reputation is appropriate.  However, there are several ways in which immigration law is generous and fair, and takes into...

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