The new book, “Asylum Granted” by immigration attorneys, Thomas W. Goldman and Peter J. Loughlin quickly became a #1 Best Seller on Amazon. The authors were pleased and humbled by the wide acceptance of the book, particularly in light of the heartbreaking humanitarian challenges at the U.S. border. The relevance and critical timing in publishing the book could not have been more appropriate.
Peter Loughlin commented that, “The current wave of immigrants at the border is primarily coming from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Many are unaccompanied children-alone and terrified. It’s hard to fathom the level of fear and despair that these little ones are going through.”
He went on to say, “It is notable that these countries, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, known collectively as the Northern Triangle, are plagued with unspeakable violence and brutality associated with the drug trade, cartels and gangs.” Thomas Goldman, co-author of “Asylum Granted,” was also quick to point out, “Many are coming to seek refuge in the United States fleeing from persecution and human trafficking. They deserve protection under current U.S. law and International treaties.”
“While there are some viable arguments for stronger border control, “Loughlin said, “the bottom line issue here is that for those persons who are legitimately escaping trafficking and suffering persecution, they should not be arbitrarily turned away. Simply casting them away ‘en masse’ is unthinkable.”
Some critics have alleged that the current mass migration from the Northern Triangle is being encouraged because of President Obama’s liberal enforcement policies, but in truth there is little evidence in support of this position. Tom and Peter were quick to dismiss this assertion pointing out that both children and adults have been fleeing not only to the United States, but to many other South American nations as well. “It is persecution and suffering that is luring them to seek a safe harbor, not the Obama administration’s policies.”
The Goldman and Loughlin Law Firm have five offices throughout Central and Southwest Florida. The firm is not limited to defending asylum applicants, but also includes: Deportation and Removal Defense, Green Card and Family Visas, Business and Employment Visas and U.S. Citizenship. The success of their US Immigration Team has helped thousands to realize the freedom and/or legal status.
With more than 50 years of combined legal experience, Tom and Peter have been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the Court of Appeals, Board of Immigration Appeals, Immigration Court and to represent clients at immigration interviews. Their latest book, “Asylum Granted,” covers a broad range of various forms of immigration relief—not just asylum.