The Los Angeles immigration Fong & Aquino would like to acknowledge the passing on 25 August 2009 of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, US Senator for the State of Massachusetts.
Not merely the scion of a famous family, Senator Kennedy was a champion on issues close to the hearts of many immigrants: immigration reform, education, union representation, and health care. Deeply aware of his own background and immigrant roots, Senator Kennedy helped craft the Diversity Visa, the so-called "green card lottery," that has permitted so many people from different nations to immigrate to the USA when no other avenue was available to them.
His voice will be missed. --jcf