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Multicultural Happy Hour: Building an Alliance for Immigration Reform & The Immigrant-Friendly City

Herman Legal Group

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

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To a Multicultural Happy Hour



Building a Multicultural Alliance for

Immigration Reform


The Immigrant-Friendly City



Thursday, February 21, 2013

4:30 to 6:30 pm

Tomo’s Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant & Lounge (Brand New!)

1293 West 9th Street, Cleveland 44113




A group of leaders from the Mexican, African American, Chinese, Jewish, Puerto Rican, Nigerian, Lebanese, Russian, Guatemalan, Israeli, French, Taiwanese, Palestinian, Bhutanese, Pakistani, Somali, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Indian, Serbian and many other communities invite you to our inaugural Multicultural Happy Hour.


We intend to do this each month in 2013 to create a sense of community and commitment around support for national immigration law reform and local efforts to make Northeast Ohio cities more immigrant-friendly.


Historic changes are happening all around us.  



The re-election of the nation’s first African-American president.  The rise in political power of the Hispanic and Asian community.   Possible immigration reform that could bring millions of undocumented families out of the shadows and into our welcoming community --- not to mention thousands more immigrant entrepreneurs and innovators that could help jumpstart  the economy of cities like Cleveland, Lorain and Painesville.


However, for Northeast Ohio to benefit from these national changes, and for our economy to grow, we will have to come together, speak with one voice in D.C. on why immigration reform is important to Northeast Ohio’s future.


We invite you to join us for happy hour, networking, and a quick briefing on how you can support immigration law reform, as well as ways we can together encourage local policies that welcome immigrant investment and talent, that make immigrants feel safe and part of the community.


Together, we can build a globally-connected city and grow the pie.


Please join us and other kindred spirits on Thursday, February 21st, for complimentary wine and appetizers, cash bar, at the newly-launched Tomo Hibachi Restaurant & Lounge, 1293 West 9th St. Cleveland, Ohio 44113. 


Tomo’s is the brainchild of Immigrant-American entrepreneurs Velimir Lucic, of Serbia, and Benny Yang, of China.  Check out the photos of this amazing historic four story building recently renovated by Velimir and Benny at www.tomohibachiandsushi.com.  You won’t want to miss this event!



Event Hosts


Richard Herman, Herman Legal Group, TiE Ohio (The Immigrant Entrepreneurs) 

Lee Fisher, CEO for Cities

John Barnes, Ohio House of Representatives

Joe Cimperman, Councilman, City of Cleveland

Mamie Mitchell, Councilwoman, City of Cleveland

Brian Cummins, Councilman, City of Cleveland

Max Rodas, Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center & Guatemalan Immigrant

Lute Harmon, Inside Business & Cleveland Magazine

Eduardo Gonzalez, Ferragon Corporation

Richard Romero, Latinos Magazine

Ivan Gomez, Vocero Latino

Mansfield Frazier, Neighborhood Solutions

Jan Vilcek, Vilcek Foundation

Johnny Wu, Organization of Chinese Americans- Cleveland

Donna Dabbs, Urban Film Festival

Dan Hanson, ClevelandPeople.com

Deb Hanson, ClevelandPeople.com

Alton Tinker, Society of Urban Professionals

Alan Schonberg, Ohio Israel Chamber of Commerce

Joy Roller, Global Cleveland

Ruben Castilla Herrra, LGBT LULAC

Michael Byun, Asia Service in Action

Camilo Villa, SEIU Local 1

Karin Wishner, International Services Center

Nick Torres, Latino Policy Action Network

Pierre Beijjani, Cleveland American Middle East Organization

Prakash Sinha, India International

Lucian Fogoros, Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America

Dennis Seaman, Seaman Garson

Derek Ng, China Great Lakes Innovation

Hasan Bakia, Albanian Association of Cleveland

Connie Atkins, Consortium of African American Organizations

Jonah Weinberg, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Business Center

Brian Hoffman, Innovation Ohio

Henry Guzman, HG & Associates

Gary Convertino, VP, Diversity, Cleveland Society of Human Resource Professionals

Susan Lohwater, Cuyahoga Community College

Patty Quinonez, LATINA, Inc.

Lou Acosta, Northcoast Minority Media

Arooj Ashraf, LaPrensa Newspaper

John Ramos, LULAC Ohio

Maritza Motino, LULAC Columbus

Velimir Lucic, Tomo Hibachi Restaurant & Lounge

Benny Yang, Tomo Hibachi Restauraunt & Lounge

Anthony Yen, Confucius Institute, CSU

Luis Cartagena, Young Latino Network & Convencion Hispana 2013

Sanjiv Kapur, Jones Day

Jack Story, Saving Cities

Rachel Ng, MotivAsians

Jennifer Luu, MotivAsians

Patrick Valente (TIE:  The Immigrant Entrepreneur Association)

Asim Data, Federation of India Community Associations, Cleveland

Joe Nava, Cincinnati Latino Community & Unity Prime Construction

Jason Lin, Lin’s Omni Plaza

Henry Luu, Lin’s Omni Plaza

Steve Tobocman, Global Detroit

Kenneth Kovach, International Services Center, ICC

Pradip Kamat, Indus International and TIE

Angel Galvan, Galvan Concepts

Gene Sasso, Professor of Public Relations, KSU

Syed Ali, Second Chance Immigration

George Burke, International Education Consultant

Maria Galindo-Dasilvo, Hispanic Cultural Center of Cleveland

Josue Vicente, Ohio Hispanic Coalition

Joe Cole, TIE

Rico Neller, La Prensa & La Revista

Olga Sonis, US Together

Helen Tarkhenova, US Together

Gia Hoa Ryan, Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese

Joseph Meissner, Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese

Masao Yu, Taipei-Cleveland Sister City Committee

Craig Siplin, Cleveland Classic TV

Ye-Fan Glavin, China Invests in America

Alfonso Cornejo, Cincinnati Latino Community

Bharat Kumar, INDIA Festival USA


Dina & Michael Ferrer, Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues & Progress

David Bowen, Richard L. Bowen & Assocs., Northeast Ohio District Export Council

Alex Machaskee

Eduardo Romero

Vi Huynh

Harry Weller

Maria Pujana

Becca Kopp

Richard Eastburn

Ratanjit Sondhe

Barbara Hawkins

Benito Lucio

Len Calabrese

Paramjit Singh

Malak Jadallah

Raj Aggarwal

Truc Cao

Gerardo Colon

Maria Colon

Joe Thomas

Elaine Tsai

Abraham Bruckman

Charmaine Rozario

Joseph Mas

Gilbert Torres Ruiz

Laura McShane

David Lubell

Michael Sreshta

Vania Stefanova

Bob Rosing

Diana Centeno-Gomez

Luis Gomez

Connie Cook

Andrew Thomas

Vivian Borromeo

Georg Abakumov

Kimberly Chen

Sandra Morgan

Jack Craciun

Ron & Anila Nicklos

Valentina Lucic

Hugo Urizar

Larry Miller

Yary Cora



For more information contact Richard Herman at (216) 696-6170 or email at Richardtmherman@gmail.com


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1293 West Ninth Street
Warehouse District
Cleveland, 44113

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (EST)

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Herman Legal Group

This event is proudly presented by two companies:  Herman Legal Group, LLC & Visibility Marketing, Inc..


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Herman Legal Group

The Herman Legal Group is an experienced, compassionate and results-driven immigration law firm headquartered in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio, near the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service Office and Cleveland Immigration Court. 


Our team of Cleveland immigration attorneys provides professional assistance in areas of green cards, work visas, deportation/removal defense, political asylum and all areas of immigration law. 


Our founder, Richard Herman, has over 20 years of experience  representing families, individuals and corporations in immigration matters.  We are passionate about immigration law and helping others. 


In 2012, Richard Herman received the “Client’s Choice Award” and top rating of “10” as an immigration lawyer by the law website AVVO.


For the ninth year in a row, Richard Herman has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyer Magazine in the field of immigration law. 


Cleveland Immigration Lawyer Richard Herman has earned an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest skill and ethics rating by judges and peers.  


Richard is a nationally-known author and speaker on immigration.  He co-authored the acclaimed book, “Immigrant, Inc.”


Richard Herman’s team includes attorney Charmaine Rozario, who heads the firm’s business immigration division; and attorney Vania Stefanova, who heads the firm’s deportation division. 

Serving clients throughout the country, Richard Herman and his team provide assistance in the following areas:  marriage green cards, fiancé visas, family-based green cards, deportation defense in immigration court, bond redetermination proceedings, immigration appeals at the federal circuit court, hardship waivers of inadmissibility such as I-601 and I-212, H-1B visas, I-130, I-485, I-129F fiancée visa, J-1 Physician Waivers, Physician Green Cards, EB-5 Investor Green Cards, E-2 investors visas,  appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals, L-1 intra-company transfer visas, R-1 religious worker visas, asylum, cancellation of removal, B-1 or B-2, tourist visa extension, O visas, P visas, F-1 Student Visas, I-9 Compliance,  E-Verify, NAFTA visas,  TN, I-140, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, Labor Certification, National Interest Waiver, Outstanding Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Outstanding Professor, H-1C Nurse Visas, diversity and global business consulting


The firm provides free immigration consultations by phone.  Call (216) 696-6170 or toll free 1-800-808-4013. 


Email us at richardtmherman@gmail.com


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If you are looking for an immigration lawyer in Cleveland, Ohio, let us put our experience to work for you. 


815 Superior Ave, Suite 1225

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

(216)  696-6170






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