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Why should I hire an immigration attorney that is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)?


Attorney David Nguyen is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). This means that Attorney Nguyen attends and participates in meetings and events to keep up-to-date with changes to immigration law. Additionally, Attorney Nguyen receives daily/weekly emails from the organization with updates.

What is AILA?

AILA is the national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.

Per the organization’s website, “Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 39 chapters and over 50 national committees.”

How do I join AILA?

AILA requires attorneys to pay an annual membership fee. The membership fee helps the organization “promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.”

Why are attorneys that have AILA memberships better immigration attorneys?

When immigration attorneys join AILA, it demonstrates their commitment to working with foreign nationals. Additionally, as a national association, AILA has multiple liaisons with direct contact with government officials. The liaisons can help with various issues, such as:

  • Issues at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

  • Issues with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • Issues with detained cases at the immigration court (also known as Executive Office of Immigration Review)

  • Issues with non-detained cases at the immigration court (also known as Executive Office of Immigration Review)

  • Issues with the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)

  • Issues with U.S. consulates and embassies abroad

  • Issues with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Only immigration attorneys that are members of AILA can contact the organization’s liaisons. If you are serious about your immigration case, it is important that you hire an immigration attorney that is a member of AILA.

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