AILA Commends Congressman Mike Honda for the Reuniting Families Act
An experienced immigration attorney, Christopher Stender served as partner at a San Diego, California-based law firm for several years. During that time, immigration attorney Christopher Stender maintained membership with several industry-based organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), where he was a part of its San Diego and Arizona chapters.
A national association dedicated to promoting justice and advocating for fair immigration law and policy, the AILA has its headquarters in Washington, DC. It encourages members to get involved through networking opportunities, continuing education, and pro bono activities. The organization often speaks out when bills come to light on the nation’s capital.
In March 2016, the AILA commended Congressman Mike Honda, a democrat in California, for reintroducing the Reuniting Families Act (RFA). This bill would recognize family unity as a priority in the U.S. legal immigration system. The RFA seeks to fix this system by allowing a specific number of green cards for family reunification. The AILA also believes that this bill will help the economy because it will give people an opportunity to pursue employment opportunities.