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For years the founder of Hair Club for Men sold the goods by assuring us, “I’m not just the president, I’m also a client.” Likewise, our 10 Leading Lawyers include several whose own families are fairly recent arrivals to the United States. They know from personal experience why people seek American visas, green cards, and, ultimately, citizenship. As for Legal Times , we discovered in the process of putting this report together that one of our colleagues relied on a Leading Lawyer to obtain his green card many years ago. But, we hasten to add, that employee had no role in selecting, reporting on, or editing the profiles in this report. How did we choose the top 10? We solicited suggestions from readers. Freelance reporter (and former Legal Times editor) Jenna Greene did extensive reporting. And then we settled on 10 outstanding attorneys, whose stories we tell here. To learn more about Legal Times ‘ Leading Lawyers series, click here.
Immigration Law 2006: Can We Come to America? These are challenging times to practice immigration law. The attacks of 9/11 have a lot to do with it, of course. But economic concerns about jobs and wages are also a factor in the increasingly difficult path to visas, green cards, and citizenship. And that’s where these 10 lawyers come in. by Jenna GreeneWhat U.S. Business Needs Congress has arbitrarily set caps on the permissible number of immigrants for years. A market-based visa system would work much better. by Angelo I. AmadorA Haven for the Abused Despite fears of a flood of applicants, victims of domestic violence overseas still deserve refuge in the United States. by Karen Musalo

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