I was elected to be the AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association) Santa Clara Valley Chapter President/Chair in 2008-2009 last night at the AILA Santa Clara Chapter Annual Dinner & Elections. The AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter covers Silicon Valley and the Monterey / Santa Cruz areas of California.
This will be my second term as the AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter President/Chair. My first stint as AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter President/Chair was in 2002-2003.
The AILA Santa Clara Valley Chapter elects its President/Chapter Chair 1 year in advance, so I will take the reigns of the chapter in May 2008.
I plan to work with local Congressional Representatives, local media, local non-profit immigration organizations, the other 34 AILA chapters across the United States, and AILA National on improving the lives and futures of immigrants and their families.
See www.aila.org for more info on the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the national bar association of immigration attorneys.