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Nothing Will Stop Sheree Wright From Helping Children at the Border

As the decade comes to a close, we can look back and think of important factors that marked our history. One of those factors is immigration; globally caused by war or crises, and nationally caused by increased persecution in Central and South America and the wish for a better life here in the United States. Nonetheless, it is a hard time to be a migrant, as many see migrants as the enemy. That is why the work of lawyers like vz is crucial.

Sheree Wright is a founding member of IBF Law Group. She graduated from DePaul University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and later pursued a Juris Doctorate and a Masters of Law. During her undergraduate career, she was an investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in downtown Chicago.

“My main focus at the EEOC was to investigate cases that involved employment discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, gender or disabilities in Fortune 500 companies.” Sheree recalls. “Then during my law school career, I co-founded a non-profit organization called The Wright Way Foundation.”

The Wright Way Foundation seeks to reduce poverty and homelessness in Jamaica, while generating and providing educational resources in order to support youth, families, groups and educators in the Caribbean country.

“Through its projects, the foundation seeks to sustain interest in the financial development of underserved youths with practical resources and hands-on experience that will enable them to pursue their own future interests.” Sheree says.

The Wright Way Foundation makes a valuable contribution to civil society in Jamaica, especially with regard to social and educational outreach projects with local orphanages and educational institutions. Sheree also became a volunteer of Mi Familia Vota, a national civic engagement organization that unites Latinos, immigrants and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizen workshops, voter registration and voter participation.

With IBF Law Group PLLC, a law firm located in downtown Phoenix, Sheree is able to merge all her experience together. As an immigrant herself, she realized that immigration law was her true passion.

“I started to notice the lack of genuine immigration attorneys in the field. I am an immigrant and so my passion for immigration law is natural. I got into this business because I was passionate about it, and I would advise people to find a field that they are passionate about so that it does not feel like work.” Sheree shares.

When getting started with the firm, one of the challenges was finding like minded people who understand the importance of timeframe, deadlines and immigration law in general. To get through this and get work done, mindset is very important.

After finding some success through her firm, Sheree is able to see that “fear is imaginary” and it hinders a person to move forward. She also now sees success as not about financial gain, but about helping the less fortunate. 

This is why her next projects include going to the southern border of the United States and volunteering with migrant children. For her, financial freedom means “having enough to give back to her community.”

“The biggest obstacle that I have had to overcome, and still work on, is my emotion. Immigration law is a very heart-wrenching area of practice, especially during this administration where there are so many new laws being implemented to stop or hinder migrants to cross the border.” Sheree states. “These are usually migrants who are running from persecution in their home country and their cases are life or death.”

This is also how Sheree differentiates herself from her competition–she actually cares and has seen the results of her hard work. To follow her work and that of IBF Law Group, go here.

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