George Willy Attends White House Briefing
SUGAR LAND, Texas (May 14, 2012) – George Willy, founder and principal attorney of George R. Willy P.C., attended a briefing at the White House in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Community Leaders Briefing offered Mr. Willy and other leaders in the AAPI community the opportunity to meet with top Obama Administration officials to discuss policy priorities as they relate to the AAPI community. The AAPI community is the fastest growing demographic in the United States.
The briefing featured Senior Policy Advisors Portia Wu and Felicia Escobar, Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter.
"I was honored to be invited to this briefing," said George Willy, who has previously attended several briefings at the White House. "This briefing was especially topical since Felicia Escobar, the senior advisor to the President on immigration, addressed some questions I asked her directly." At the briefing, the attendees were updated on the economy, health issues, education and immigration. "The President's efforts to initiate administrative policies against a stubborn Congress are a good thing," said Mr. Willy.
Mr. Willy specifically asked Ms. Escobar about HB 3012, the bill that would change the per country caps with regards to family and employment-based applications, that is currently being held up in the Senate by Senator Grassley. Ms. Escobar updated that the Senator's concerns seem to be mroe related to temporary visa programs such as H and L visas and that advocacy groups have been meeting with Senator Grassley to address his concerns. She added that the White House has publicly come out in favor of the legislation.
George R. Willy P.C. is a full-service immigration law firm with over 25 years of experience in every aspect of business immigration, family-based immigration and immigration-related litigation. The firm is based in Sugar Land, Texas with an office in Atlanta, Georgia, a relationship with a prestigious law firm in Canada and a presence in Hyderabad, India.
- 30 -
If you would like more information about George R. Willy P.C. or to schedule an interview with George R. Willy, please contact Marketing Manager Jodi Jablonski at 281-690-5110 or via email at