– Gayle Oshrin, Chair of the 75th Anniversary Committee and Ben Johnson, AILA’s Executive Director
Manhattan, 1946: 20 attorneys founded what would later become the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) for the noble purpose of advancing the practice of immigration law, promoting reform, facilitating justice, and elevating the standards of the field. In June 2022, under the gaze of our logo’s icon, Lady Liberty, we are going back to where it all began and will celebrate AILA’s 75th anniversary at the 2022 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law. We hope you will join us in New York City for what is gearing up to be our most exciting annual conference yet, featuring the expert discussions, critical updates, innovative guidance, and invaluable collaboration that you’ve come to expect from immigration law’s most anticipated yearly event.
As we collectively look toward AILA’s 75th anniversary, we invite our members to submit articles for the AILA Law Journal to mark this momentous occasion. We will accept a diversity of submissions to support the theme of the 75th Anniversary of AILA. We will accept a variety of mediums including articles, tributes to former and current AILA leaders and attorneys, poems, and photographs. Articles should run 4,500–7,000 words, with citations. Submissions are due by December 1, 2021.
- Your client stories
- Famous/successful immigrants
- Touching stories from favorite cases/AILA moments
- Surveys/targeted questions from the membership to gather quotes for the web
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to 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.