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“Illegals” Are Not Getting Immigration Benefits Faster Than You

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The illegals are not getting immigration benefits faster than you. Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States out of our offices in St. Louis, Missouri, San Diego, California, and Washington DC.

I can usually tell when a client is on the fence politically, and that they think of themselves as being a one off going through the immigration process. They might lean Republican, they might even like some of the stuff that Donald Trump said, because you’ll hear them say, “Hey, these damn illegals they’re coming and they’re getting all these benefits from Biden, and I’m trying to follow the law and this isn’t fair. And those damn illegals they should not out into the country and they sure shouldn’t be getting the immigration benefits that my spouse or my fiance or that I’m supposed to get.” And they really try to pit the world against each other, like there’s us over here trying to follow law and then there’s these damn illegals over there.

In our office we don’t play that game, we don’t have those conversations and we don’t tolerate that language. In our mind, no one is illegal. There’s no such thing as an illegal person. If you commit murder, you’re not an illegal person. There’s no such concept in criminal law that people become illegal because they commit a crime. And of course, violations of our immigration laws are civil in nature. So they aren’t even criminal in nature, they’re civil in nature. So those people are definitely not illegal.

But overall, what I’m here to tell you is that we’re not going to play that game. We’re not going to pit one immigrant group after another. We’re not going to fight for these immigrants over here, but not these immigrants over there. And we’re certainly not going to adopt the language of the oppressor, we’re not going to adopt the language of white supremacy. We’re not going to say, “Oh yeah, you’re right. F those illegals, screw them. Let’s see what we can do to get you the immigration benefits you deserve.” What we should be doing is banding together, is getting together in a group and going to Congress and saying, “Hey, fix this for everybody. Not just fix it for me. And F those illegals.” That’s not the right approach.

What you should be thinking about is how do I work to together? How do we get immigration reform? How do we make Congress? So aware of what the horrible situation is at USCIS and at the border, and that we try to rise the boats for everybody, that we try to help everyone. And that we don’t sort of view our borders and our laws as a hammer to hit certain over the head. We’re not doing that here at the Hacking Immigration Law. We’re not doing that at all. We’re not going to tolerate that language.

So, if you find this offensive, we’re probably not the right firm for you. We want to help everybody. We fight for immigrants every day. And we don’t just say that we fight for legal immigrants and we don’t fight for illegal immigrants, we don’t even use that phrase. So if you have questions about this, or if this offends, you give us a call 314-961-8200, you can email us info@hackinglawpractice.com. Be sure to join us on our Facebook group, which is called Immigrant Home. If you like this video, we ask you, please share that on social, that you subscribe to our YouTube channel and that you join us on Tuesdays and Thursdays, usually at noon central, we’ll try to answer as many of your immigration law related questions as possible in just under 60 minutes. Thanks a lot. Have a great day.

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