Immigrants Of The Week: Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Michael Cronin, Salma Hayek, Pierre Omidyar, And Fareed Zakaria
by Greg Siskind
Editor's note: Here are some entries from Greg Siskind's blog.
Cuban-American Congressman Diaz-Balart, a Republican, has
One of my first clients when I left a large law firm and became
a solo immigration lawyer was Mike Cronin, a British national who had been sent
Mike was originally sent to
Google "Michael Cronin Acoustic Construction" and you'll see links to many of the projects Mike's handled.
Salma Hayek is a Mexican-born actress familiar to most Americans for her television and film work. She's been nominated for both the Academy Award (for her starring role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida) and the Emmy Award. She's an influential producer of the hit show Ugly Betty, one of the most popular shows on American television.
Hayek is also considered one of the most beautiful actresses in the world, something that I have to say I can personally attest to as I found myself sitting next to her last year at a live theater production in New York.
Omidyar was born a week before me in
Omidyar has become one of the richest people on the planet and is also a major philanthropist. Omidyar was lucky enough to have had parents who legally immigrated. Would he have had the same good fortune if his parents were no legal? How many future Pierre Omidyars are we losing by not passing the DREAM Act?
Zakaria is an Indian-American who is now one
of the most recognizable foreign policy analysts in the
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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