As we come to the end of 2018, I hope it was a good year for you and that you've set yourself up well to start strong in the new year.
Looking back at this past year, it was a good one for me.
On the immigration side of my practice, I continued to place an emphasis on naturalization matters: at the individual level, every client who naturalized was solidifying their status in this country and their right to be here, now and into the future.
At the macro level, looking way down the line to the next presidential election in November 2020, and recognizing that naturalization matters in Philadelphia are taking roughly one (1) year to process, the time is now for those who are eligible to naturalize to do so. Every vote counts, particularly in a swing state like Pennsylvania. That's why in individual conversations and at town hall presentations alike, I highlighted the importance of becoming a U.S. citizen if one is eligible to do so.
On the family law side of my practice, it was another successful year under my belt. I handled a large volume of custody, support, and divorce matters for many union and private clients alike, and thanks to the organized system that I use and my devotion to my clients, I was able to get positive results across the board.
Overall, I'm pleased with what my staff and I were able to accomplish this past year, and I look forward to what is to come in 2019. Obviously, like so many others who are now thinking about new year's resolutions, I'm formulating my goals for next year and considering what areas to strengthen and what policy objectives I'd like to set my intentions on. On that point, if you have any thoughts or suggestions, I'm open to any constructive advice for growth and improvement.
With all that said, I thank everyone for all their support and I look forward to working with you in 2019!