Statutes of Liberty: What We’re Grateful For This Year

This sponsored column is by James Montana, Esq. and Doran Shemin, Esq., practicing attorneys at Steelyard LLC, an immigration-focused law firm located in Arlington, Virginia. The legal information given here is general in nature. If you want legal advice, contact James for an appointment.

In a tough year, we realize how dependent we are on others. In that spirit, we want to say a few words about some of the people who help us keep pushing forward.

First, we want to salute the U.S. postal workers who deliver the mail, rain or shine. Our mailman — pictured here — is the hardest working guy in Dominion Hills. We’ve seen him working by headlamp after dark, in the cold, to fulfill his duty. Hats off to you, Sir.

Our business depends on this hardworking man. The guy on the right just holds the camera.

Second, we want to thank Good Earth Cleaning not just for cleaning our office, but for taking extra steps to keep our clients safe. Good Earth spends extra money on environmentally-friendly products and treats its employees well. If you need an ethical and communicative partner, get in touch with Sean Juman and his team.

The hardworking people at Good Earth Cleaning keep us safe and civilized.

Last, but certainly not least, we tip our hats to the Arlington Community Federal Credit Union. Our favorite banker, Mr. Rocha, remembers James’s name literally every time we hit the drive-through. It’s great to be more than just a number at the window. And the ACFCU staff helped us through the tense times this year with a PPP Loan long before most of our big-bank friends were able to get help.

We miss going inside! But it wasn’t worth putting employees at risk to get a better shot.

We’re optimistic about the coming year. We’ve hired a third lawyer (coming soon to an ARLnow masthead near you!) because Arlington is a great place, and we’re here to stay.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah, to those who celebrate. We’ll be back in the New Year with more plain-English coverage of the world of immigration and are looking forward to your questions and comments.

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