I Am Living Proof Of The American Dream: With Karen Weinstock, Managing Attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers

Yitzi Weiner
Aug 3, 2018 · 12 min read

“The U.S. market is huge in size, without borders between states. So the market size and opportunity is incredible. Most native-born Americans do not realize that and they focus on their town or city or state when you can go so far beyond.”


I had the pleasure of interviewing Karen Weinstock, Managing Attorney of Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, who is one of the top immigration attorneys in the country helping companies secure their global talent by obtaining work visas and green cards for their employees. She founded her law firm to help immigrants achieve their American dream. As a result of hiring her, companies can secure the right work visas for their employees and families can stay together by obtaining green cards for their immigrant relatives in an easier way that will get them the best results faster.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

Was there a particular trigger point that made you emigrate to the US? Can you tell a story?

Can you tell us the story of how you came to the USA? What was that experience like?

Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped make the move more manageable? Can you share a story?

So how are things going today?

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

You have first hand experience with the US immigration system. If you had the power, which three things would you change to improve the system?

Can you share “5 keys to achieving the American dream” that others can learn from you? Please share a story or example for each.

2. Perseverance: keep going despite the obstacles. Life in Israel is hard and you have to fight for what you want or what you already have. With my family’s history and grandparents who are Holocaust survivors I learned at a young age that I have to persevere even if life throws roadblocks at me. If I hadn’t persevered I would have left back home in 2001 and I would have given up a long time ago during many challenges.

3. Accept hardships and move on. A lot of people in the U.S. are used to things being well and do not experience many hardships. If you accept the real hardships in your life as learning and growth opportunities it will lead you to long term success. If you believe you have the power to overcome hardships and learn from them you will succeed. For example, all the hardships I faced when I first moved to the U.S., not being able to find a job, no apartment or credit have really helped me to understand there are better ways to immigrate to the U.S. and I can now better help others achieve this.

4. Keep pursuing. Happiness is an important value for me. What keeps me happy is actually the pursuit of various things in life including pursuit of happiness. You have to enjoy what you are doing in order to do it well and succeed at it and at the same time keep growing and experiencing new things.

5. Have fun. I strive to have fun at everything I am doing — whether work or my personal life. Having a short walking break or watching a funny video or connecting with my friends lift my spirits each day and keep me motivated to go on.

We know that the US needs improvement. But are there 3 things that make you optimistic about the US’s future?

2. Having even a slight advantage over the average in your industry is huge. I’ve discovered based on my own career that even having a slight advantage over my competitors can yield huge successes — for example being a bit faster in responding, being better in communicating with clients or things of that nature — yield long term success over the competition because Americans appreciate good quality service.

3. The personal freedoms that we enjoy in the U.S. is incredible and I am very thankful I have had the privilege to experience it by living here.

Some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world, or in the US whom you would love to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might see this. :-)

What is the best way our readers can follow you on social media?

www.facebook.com/thevisapros

www.linkedin.com/company/weinstock-immigration-lawyers/

www.visa-pros/blog/

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

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Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film…

Yitzi Weiner

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A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

Yitzi Weiner

Written by

A “Positive” Influencer, Founder & Editor of Authority Magazine, CEO of Thought Leader Incubator

Authority Magazine

Leadership Lessons from Authorities in Business, Film, Sports and Tech. Authority Mag is devoted primarily to sharing interesting feature interviews of people who are authorities in their industry. We use interviews to draw out stories that are both empowering and actionable.

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