Mr. President,
We immigration lawyers have worked hard to get where we are.
Many of us worked and/or volunteered with immigrants before becoming attorneys,
with federal, state and local governments, non-profits and humanitarian and religious organizations.
As a college student in Austin, I used to spend my vacation time driving pickup-truckloads of food across the border to the "colonies," makeshift shanty-towns in the desert where hundreds, thousands of Central American refugees had camped, not being allowed to cross our border. Some got through, many did not. Many died of depression and malnutrition in those camps…

We are the first to tell immigrants when they do or do not need a lawyer. Most of us give free consultations to determine just that.
So when you tell immigrants that they do not HAVE to hire a lawyer ("or a notary"),
please remember to follow that up by telling your audience that if they ever DO need a lawyer's help,
we are the only ones willing to do the incredible things it takes sometimes to get it done.
And done right.
The first time, or maybe the second, since we're dealing with incompetent government bureaucracies all day long.

Thank you for your cooperation, sir.