AILA Central Florida Chapter 31st Annual Immigration Law Conference

Beginning October 26, 2017 through October 28, 2017 I attended the Central Florida Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  Annual Conference. The Conference took place in Orlando, Florida and was an amazing educational opportunity. Most importantly it was a chance to reinforce my passion for Immigration Law. It was also an occasion to meet and discuss current issues with over 200 like-minded Immigration Attorneys.

The Conference began on Thursday afternoon with a discussion on U-Visas for victims of qualifying crimes. The T-Visa, for victims of trafficking was also discussed. The panel was quite informative and provided tips on how Immigration Attorneys can work with law enforcement to obtain the required certifications.

The next day was packed with more panels on various important topics in Immigration Law. Just some of the issues discussed include trends in Investment Visas, Employment-Based Visas , Naturalization, and Family-Based Petitions. Two of the most interesting panels included one regarding issues with Naturalization for those who served in the Military and one on Immigration Consequences of Crimes. The final day included further discussion on Employment-Based Visas.

Many useful tips were given throughout the conference. The speakers included renowned Immigration Attorneys such as Ira Kurtzban. The conference also allowed Immigration Attorneys to unite and discuss one of the most important topics we face today: Being an effective Immigration Practitioner during the Trump Administration. This was an especially invaluable opportunity as the new administration has completely changed the practice of Immigration Law.

As an Immigration Practitioner it is important to stay well-informed on the current trends. This conference was certainly an opportunity to do so. Not only did I get to meet some other amazing Immigration Attorneys from all over the country, I also obtained invaluable information. This will certainly help me better serve my clients. Conferences such as these is something every efficient Immigration Practitioner should make a part of their routine.

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