On October 28, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law (Public Law 111-83), a major change in the way widows are treated in the immigration process. Brent Renison, an American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) member and founder of Surviving Spouses Against Deportation (www.ssad.org), has been the primary advocate on behalf victims of the widow penalty, and he deserves the praises and gratitude of everyone who benefits from this new law.
As attorneys, we have an obligation to perform services in the public interest free of charge (Pro Bono) from time to time, and to dedicate ourselves to the idea that the most vulnerable in society need to be protected, even when they cannot afford it. The phrase Pro Bono Publico normally shortened to Pro Bono means “for the public good.”
Welcome to the blog at Willmoth Immigration Law, LLC. We will try to keep you informed of issues that impact the fast-changing world of immigration law. Sometimes that will include posting original legal articles, comments on recent cases or changes in the law, or statements of opinion on immigration policies.