This week, both Canada and the U.S. had something to celebrate. On Monday, celebrations for Canada Day provided our friends across the Canadian border with an extended holiday weekend. While yesterday, citizens, residents, and immigrants alike enjoyed 4th of July celebrations in the U.S. For both these holidays, we observe our freedom and independence with barbeques and picnics, and we commemorate our founders with fireworks and parades. As Canadian and U.S. residents, we are able to reflect on our good fortune to live in countries founded on the concept of liberty for all – especially when oppression and hardship afflict so many other countries. We are privileged to have the freedom to be able to think, say, choose, and act as we please – the exact vision our founders had when creating independent nations.
As we celebrate our individual liberties, Berardi Immigration Law honors the United State’s commitment to diversity. Many of our staff members pride themselves on being second-generation immigrants themselves, with parents from Italy, Cuba and Canada. Over the years our country has received millions of immigrants yearning to breathe free, work hard and make a better life for themselves and their families. The U.S. has reaped tremendous benefits from opening its doors to skilled employees, students, and other temporary workers who may only live in the country for short periods of time, but who all leave their mark. Likewise, we have all benefitted from the accomplishments, either public or private, of those who have chosen to come to the U.S. to live permanently. In an age of globalization, the U.S. must continue to be a committed player in the international competition for talent and investment.
At Berardi Immigration Law, we are particularly adept at handling employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant cases. If living and working in the U.S. is in your plans, contact us to schedule a consultation.