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   Tending to All Your Immigration NeedsMWW Immigration Center

3150 Chester Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216-566-9908

Fax: 216-566-1125


“A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.”

Tony Blair

December  2013

Immigration Facts

  • In 2012 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement removed 409,849 undocumented immigrants.
  • Within ten years of arrival, more than 75% of immigrants speak
    English well.
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Greetings!As we enter the holiday season I try and stay upbeat and positive about the world of immigration. As the administration deals with the healthcare roll out problems and Congress faces up to historically low approval ratings, I hope our leaders realize that immigration reform may offer an area for popular and bi-partisan political action.


There are other developments that also give me hope. In the last month the state of Illinois has granted undocumented immigrants who can prove they have resided in the state for more than a year the ability to get a driver’s license. I have long argued that a driver’s license should be reflective of your ability to safely operate a vehicle and nothing more. I am delighted to see the leadership in Illinois coming to their senses on this issue and I hope other states will follow suit.


I urge you to visit our newly redesigned website at We listened to a lot of feedback from clients and other parties to create what we hope is a really useful portal to our firm.


Best regards and a happy holiday season to you all,


Margaret W. Wong


Immigration NEWS updatesRoundup of the top immigration news stories


1. Undocumented immigrants can apply for Illinois drivers licenses 

2. Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces

3. Report: Immigration helps boost the Texas economy

4. New Pilot Program Gives Immigrant Detainees Public Defenders

5. Obama Visits Immigration Activists

6. Little-Known Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

7. Obama confronts hecklers during immigration speech


ASSOCIATE PROFILE: Marisela J. Marquez 

Marisela J. Marquez (Chela) is one of our leading associates at Margaret W. Wong & Associates. She graduated cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a B.A. in psychology and a music minor. She received the Presidential Scholarship and was named Fuchs Scholar for musical performance.

Chela Marquez



Ms. Marquez obtained her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. While in law school, she competed on the Rosalie E. Wahl Moot Court team and received the Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship. As a student certified attorney, she clerked for a criminal defense agency.


Upon graduation, she gained valuable experience as the judicial law clerk to the Honorable John T. Finley of Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. She then accepted an associate position at a civil litigation firm in Minneapolis with a focus on workers’ compensation litigation. When her husband began his residency at the Cleveland Clinic, she relocated to Ohio and pursued her interest in immigration.


Ms. Marquez enjoys playing piano and kickball and snuggling with Milo, the best cat ever.


Holiday Letters


 Holiday Letter from Ms. Wong’s nephew, Joseph


Holiday Letter from Rose Wong


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Have a wonderful holiday season.


Margaret Wong
Margaret W. Wong & Associates