AILA Sponsors 8th Annual Citizenship Day
An experienced immigration attorney, Christopher Stender currently practices law as a founding partner of Stender & Lappin, PC, in San Diego, California. In addition to working with his firm, Christopher Stender is active in several professional organizations. These include the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a nonprofit group that provides education, informational resources, and professional support to those working in immigration law.
Recently, AILA sponsored its 8th annual Citizenship Day, a nationwide event that facilitates legal assistance for individuals eligible for naturalization. Citizenship Day 2014, held on April 26, brought together AILA attorneys and other stakeholders to serve in more than 50 naturalization clinics in 22 states across the country.
A collaborative event, Citizenship Day is the result of partnerships between AILA chapters throughout the United States and Ya Es Hora ¡Ciudadania!, a grassroots campaign that encourages legal permanent residents to apply for American citizenship. Over the years, Citizenship Day has been recognized with a number of awards and accolades for its work in helping thousands of individuals become full-fledged citizens.