HERMAN LEGAL GROUP ANNOUNCES $1,000 ESSAY CONTEST FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT ESSENTIAL WORKERS

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[Herman Legal Group Essay Contest]
We are hoping that this contest inspires members of the undocumented community, at this unique moment in history, to share their personal feelings about being an immigrant who contributes to the well-being of the United States.
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The Herman Legal Group is holding a $1,000 dollar essay contest for undocumented essential workers.

In an effort to encourage greater appreciation for undocumented immigrant workers, many of whom are valiantly working on the frontlines of COVID-19 in critical industries such as healthcare and food cultivation, preparation and distribution, the Herman Legal Group is sponsoring an Essay Contest.

Applicants must be undocumented immigrants (which includes DACA recipients ("Dreamers") working in an essential occupation. Applicants must write an essay of at least 300 words, in any language, answering this question: "What do you think of when you hear the word 'immigrant'"?

The winner will receive $1,000.

Participants should send their essays to ImmigrantStrongUSA@gmail.com by August 1, 2020. The Winner will be announced on September 1, 2020.

Winners will be chosen considering the following factors:

  • Originality
  • Responsiveness to the question asked
  • The quality of the writing
  • The substantive content of the response

All personal identification will be kept strictly confidential. By applying, all applicants consent to the reproduction and publishing of their essays.

We are hoping that this contest inspires members of the undocumented community, at this unique moment in history, to share their personal feelings about being an immigrant who contributes to the well-being of the United States, who has deep ties to the United States, who may have U.S. citizen children or other family members, and yet has no legal pathway to normalize their immigration status.

We will also be publishing some of the non-winning essays in order to help give voice to the undocumented, to help stimulate a healthier conversation in the U.S. about immigration, and to encourage our elected officials to move on legislation that would provide an earned pathway to permanent residency, and ultimately citizenship, to the undocumented. #ImmigrantStrong

About the Herman Legal Group.

The Herman Legal Group is a highly-skilled, compassionate, and innovative immigration law firm founded in 1995. Headquartered in Cleveland, with offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton, Akron, Toledo, Buffalo, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Miami and Dallas, the firm speaks over 12 languages, and is listed in U.S. World News & Reports as one of Best Law Firms for immigration law. Our founder, Richard Herman, is a nationally renowned immigration lawyer, activist, author and speaker, and he has dedicated his life to advocating for immigrants and helping change the conversation on immigration. He is the co-author of the acclaimed book, Immigrant, Inc. —Why Immigrant Entrepreneurs Are Driving the New Economy (And How They Will Save the American Worker) (John Wiley & Sons, 2009). Richard is one of the pioneers of the movement by Midwest cities to attract and welcome immigrants who can help grow the economy, create jobs and reverse progressive depopulation. He regularly advises cities and counties on innovative ways to leverage existing immigration law to grow the economy. To contact our firm, call 1-800-808-4013

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