What's going on with the Coronavirus?
Hi, I'm Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States at our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. I drove in today to shoot some videos. I'm going to head back home. I'm all about social distancing. I wanted to shoot a video both for our current clients, our potential future clients, and anybody else who needs to hear this message.
So we are in the midst of the Coronavirus epidemic, pandemic, and I wanted to make a video to talk to you. No agenda, no script. Just sort of checking where I'm at, and let you know what I think is going to happen with the firm and what our approach is.
We had a big meeting on Friday with the team and we came back to our core values. Now luckily, we've been working on our core values for a while now. Our first core value is we fight for immigrants every day. I'm so glad that we added the every day part to that core value. The reason I'm glad about that is because it gives me focus, and it gives our team focus as to what our job is during this time of such great uncertainty.
What that means is we fight every day, including when there's Coronavirus. So we're going to do everything humanly possible to keep our firm going, to keep the wheels of immigration advocacy going. We are working a lot to be able to continue sending out applications, processing applications, handling interviews.
As long as they'll let us keep fighting, we're going to keep fighting. So I don't know what the future holds. I don't know what's going to happen. But as of today, my commitment to you and our commitment to our clients is to keep going, to keep fighting.
We're going to be working remotely for the most part. We're going to try and stagger time in the office so that we can all get things done that can only be done in the office done. But if they quarantine us and keep us all from coming into the office, we're going to figure out other ways. We're not going to stop fighting. We're going to keep going. We're going to do our best to be good neighbors, and good citizens, and good lawyers, good advocates, good support for our immigrant clients.
I'm sure that a lot of people are scared right now, and I just wanted to tell you that I understand that fear. You know, I have four kids, and I think we're all going to get through this. I think that there's going to be some sick people and we need to take care of them. We need to support them.
I think the economy's really going to suffer, and a lot of people are going to be out of work either temporarily or permanently.
That makes me really sad because I want what's best for everybody and I want what's best for my clients. And so I hope this video is going to put you a little bit at ease to know that you can still get ahold of us, you can still rely on us, and that we'll be here fighting for you every day. Thanks a lot.
I'm going to make some other videos, my usual videos, just because people seem to be watching them. I think a lot of people are at home and they're using the time to educate themselves about immigration.
So as strange as it is, I'm going to give you our regular closing, which is if you need us, if you need us to fight for you, if you have questions about how we can fight for you, give us a call. (314) 961-8200. You can email us at [email protected]. Be sure to join us in our Facebook group. It's called Immigrant Home, and it will be sharing the latest immigration news, USCIS news, immigration court news in there.
If you like this video, I ask that you please share it out, and let people know to subscribe to our YouTube channel if they have any kind of questions about immigration. Thanks a lot. Stay safe. Stay home. Peace, my friends. I love you.