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T. Douglas Stump, principal attorney of Stump & Associates, has been recognized as 2020 Lawyer of the Year for his work in Immigration Law in Oklahoma City by Best Lawyers®. Only one lawyer per practice area and location can receive this recognition.  Best Lawyers® is the only purely peer-review guide to the legal profession and… Read More

No matter where you are in the world, the smartphone has become an essential part of all of our lives. Your phone can help you feel and stay connected regardless of where your travels take you. And with the right mobile app, your life can feel a little bit more manageable, especially when you’re in… Read More

Moving to a new country opens the door to many new and exciting opportunities. While you’re stepping into the unknown, you’re also developing new perspectives that will change your life. Every aspect of your life will change, and even your daily activities will challenge you. Some days you may question whether or not you’ve made… Read More

Making new friends as an adult is hard. Making new friends as an adult in a new country can be even more challenging. Not only are you trying to form a connection with others that competes with routines, schedules, and other established friendships; there are additional factors like language and cultural differences to consider. But… Read More

The ability to speak more than one language can provide you with new opportunities, a deeper understanding of the world, and even many health benefits that improve your quality of life. Frank Smith, a contemporary psycholinguist, once said, “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”… Read More

Dining out in a new country can be an adventure and an insightful learning experience. Table manners differ across the world, and what may be considered normal in one, may appear rude in another. By being aware of the customs and social norms, you can navigate any dining situation with success. All it takes is… Read More

Welcome to the United States and to Oklahoma City! According to the American Immigration Council, 6 percent of the population in Oklahoma are immigrants and more than 5 percent of residents are native-born U.S. citizens with at least one immigrant parent. Oklahoma City is a thriving and diverse community rich in history and culture and… Read More

In a study conducted by the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, it’s estimated that by 2020, 65 percent of jobs in the US will require a college degree or some kind of training past a high school education. For any student, the pressure is on to continue your education after high school. But for undocumented students,… Read More

Fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment can lead to more creativity and innovation, higher levels of employee engagement, and stronger competitive advantages. In fact, a survey conducted by McKinsey and Company, reveals that companies with a diverse workforce are 35% more likely to have financial returns above industry averages. Full team buy-in, from upper… Read More