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According to The U.S. Census Bureau, over 40 million people living in the United States were born in another country. Therefore, it is no surprise, why The United States it’s known to many as the melting pot of the world. Many of these migrants are looking for a better life, and/or running away from dangerous consequences and people. As a result of this, now more than ever, there is an increasing need of immigration attorneys that are needed across the country.
According to statistics, there is a lack of legal representation at the border, or in most detention centers in general across the states. This is an issue that law firms such as IBF Law Group are trying to tackle by expanding their reach and representing some of these migrants.
Sheree Wright graduated from DePaul University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, and later went on to pursue a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Law (LLM). During her undergraduate career, she worked as an investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) in downtown Chicago.
Sheree is also a volunteer member of the national civic engagement organization, Mi Familia Vota, which unites Latinos, immigrants and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration and voter participation.
In addition, Sheree has served as a board member of the Black Law Student Association (BLSA), of Sports Lawyers Association (SLA), and of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. All of this before founding IBF Law Group to focus on representation of migrants.
As an immigrant herself, Sheree sees immigration as her passion. This is why she also works on her mindset–because without the right mindset, work cannot get done. Similarly, Sheree had to make sure that she would work long-term on something she was passionate about, because if not it would feel like regular work rather than meaningful work.
For Sheree, fear is imaginary and in order to truly succeed, you have to be fearless. In order to achieve success, which according to Sheree is not about financial gain but about helping the less fortunate, you need to be charitable.
Sheree understands that usually migrants come because they are running from persecution in their home country, where they would face danger if they were to return. Unlike her competition, Sheree actually cares and has seen the results of her hard work. This has been evident with the cases she won in 2019-2020.
Sheree thinks that the current immigration system “is a joke”, because it is ever changing and drastic. In addition, she also sees immigrants as crucial for the United States. In her eyes, the United States was built from the back of immigrants, who boost the country’s economic growth, and raise the general productivity of workers. This is why she is proud of winning a case against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).