Welcome to Lifted Lamp, a blog authored by Benach Collopy LLP.  The goals of this blog are to provide accurate and up-to-date information and commentary, analysis and opinion regarding legal, political, economic and cultural issues surrounding immigration.  The title of the blog is taken from the last line of Emma Lazarus’ famous poem, The New Colossus, on the Statute of Liberty: “I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Through this blog, we will keep you up-to-date on the latest and most important immigration news.  We will advise you of important developments, some well-known and others obscure.  We will also address immigration issues that enter the public debate always advocating for the rights and the dignity of immigrants.

U.S. immigration law is tough and unforgiving. The immigration process is unsettling and your success depends on a steady, skilled hand to guide you through the minefields of the immigration system. Whether you’re in removal proceedings, want to apply for residence or citizenship, or need to take your case to federal court, Benach Collopy has the experience, compassion, and know-how to get you where you want to go. Our attorneys are among the most respected immigration lawyers in the nation.

We listen carefully in order to understand your goals and clearly explain how we will work to get you there. You will receive an honest assessment and a clear explanation of the issues, challenges, and processes to achieve your goals. Then, we get down to work together. Benach Collopy is committed to providing innovative, aggressive representation to immigrants while maintaining the highest standards of service and communication. Our team is committed to the hopes and ideals that brought you to America and we believe that each new generation of immigrants enriches and advances our nation.  Zealous advocacy on behalf of our clients is all we do.

Whether your goal is to start a business in the U.S., seek protection in this country, or build a life for yourself and your family, we’ll get you there.