On October 22nd and 23rd of this year, several local Georgia immigration attorneys and I volunteered to help members of the United States Army stationed at Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, Georgia.
Usually, military members, military retirees , and their families have access to legal advice through their local Legal Assistance Office within the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Due to the complex nature of immigration law, the fair has been a recurring event where members of the military can obtain free legal advice from seasoned immigration attorneys.
This year’s event included training all of the military attorneys stationed at Ft. Stewart on the effects of criminal convictions on immigration matter. We also gave a basic introduction of immigration law to the attorneys of the Legal Assistance Office so that they can better serve their military members. Finally, the rest of the two-day fair was spent advising United States Army members and their families.
To me, the most rewarding moment of the fair was to be able to meet one-on-one with currently serving members of the United States Army to make their lives a little bit easier. These men and women worry about their families as they rush to the forefront of battle; the opportunity to advise their families pales in comparison to their daily sacrifice and dedication.
Our consultations were conducted along with military attorneys so that they can identify the key questions to ask and the potential problems in immigration cases. Overall, I believe our two-day fair was a success. We were able to foster a stronger relationship between local immigration and army attorneys, provide some training surrounding the complexity of immigration law, and most importantly, serve those who are ready to fight for our freedom.
I feel fortunate to have represented Kuck Immigration Partners during this important immigration fair and look forward to continue supporting our troops.
|Pictured above are attorneys from Ft. Stewart’s Legal Assistance Office and Georgia immigration attorneys. I am on the far right.|