Years ago, as a young attorney new to the Houston area, I was set up on a blind date with Pavan. Pavan was was a very nice and honest man. He was also a young doctor from India. He was working as a high skilled immigration candidate to get his Green Card. He said that people like him felt that they loved the U.S. Then he said something that struck me: “When you get your Green Card, it’s like the U.S. loves you too.” I’ve been privileged to grow up in the U.S. I didn’t have to go through any kind of process to get status here. And, I understand the privilege we inherit as Americans. Not just because of what Pavan said that evening. With a major in Chinese, I lived in China for a couple of years before I went to law school. I’ve lived in a country that’s not my home. It's challenging. But, unlike Paven, I never sought to move to China permanently. Many of the clients I've worked with over the past nine years were just like Paven. Simultaneously optimistic about ...
About Kathryn Karam
Kathryn Karam is a Board Certified immigration attorney in Houston. Her staff finds creative solutions to the many complex problems that can arise when people are dealing with the United States immigration system. For more information about self-petitions for oil and gas employees, download her free guide Oil Boom & Bust: How to Bulletproof Your Immigration Status.