What Does an Immigrant Look Like?

Meet Federico GuinartMeet Federico Guinart

A little while ago, I was having a chat with a friend of mine about my law practice. She asked me about the kinds of cases that I handle and the types of people who might be interested in speaking with me. Towards the end of our chat, she says “Great! I’ll be on the look out for clients for you. What does an immigrant look like?”

At the time, I had a good laugh with her and said “If someone needs an immigration lawyer, they usually know.” But her question started me thinking: “what DO my immigrant clients look like?” It is true that I serve a wide variety of people from all walks of life, and from all the different corners of the world. But is there anything about them that would distinguish them from everyone else?

And so, with this blog post, I look to start a conversation about what my immigrant clients look like. I think as we go along, however, we are going to discover a very basic truth: Immigrants look just like you and me.

This week, we meet Federico Guinart. Fede’s immigration status was muddled by mistakes made by his prior attorney. He and his wife came to see me about getting it fixed. And thankfully, we were able to get it resolved and Fede is now a lawful permanent resident.

Q: What is your country of prior residence?


Q: When you first arrived, what surprised you the most about the United States?

The size.

Q: What do you miss most about your home country?

My family.

Q: Fill in the blank: The best thing about my new home is ________.

My wife & son.

Q: What advice would you give to new immigrants?

Love this country as your own.

Q: Is there anything in particular that drew you towards working with the Law Office of Romben Aquino?

Reviews on Yelp.

Q: What are you doing these days?

I am a General Contractor who works with both Residential and Commercial projects. We do foundations, hardscaping, pools, and retaining walls.

(You can visit his website or call him at 323-707-1752.)

I hope you enjoyed this installment of “What Does an Immigrant Look Like?” If you want to nominate someone to be featured here (doesn’t even need to be one of my prior clients), please contact me.

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