About Megan Galicia
“My dream of practicing immigration law took root during a semester I spent volunteering with migrant farmworkers in rural Missouri. I was just back from a Spanish immersion program in Xalapa, Mexico, and eager to practice my new language skills. Suddenly, the ability to speak Spanish opened a new world to me, but one that I didn’t have to travel to experience. This community of farmworkers, many of whom were immigrants, opened their lives and homes to me. Speaking their language allowed me to witness and share their struggles, joys, heartaches, and triumphs. Even today, nearly 25 years later, I treasure what they shared with me and who they helped me become.
Comic Trevor Noah, who grew up in South Africa speaking multiple languages, said, “when you make an effort to speak someone else’s language . . . you are saying to them, ‘I understand that you have a culture and identity that exists beyond me. I see you as a human being.’” Understanding my clients’ stories and discussing their goals and concerns in their language is fundamental to my role as an attorney. I hope that clients leave my office carrying less of a burden than when they came in. Especially in the problematic immigration climate of the last four years, we don’t always have good news. Still, we do have this: the promise to treat each person with dignity, to give honest and reliable advice, and to work creatively to find the best way forward in each and every case.”
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