The American Immigration Lawyers Association
Christopher Stender is an immigration attorney licensed in the states of New York and Connecticut. Able to practice immigration law in all 50 states, he is also admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. Christopher Stender is a member of a number of professional legal associations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
AILA has more than 14,000 attorneys and law professors engaged in practicing and teaching immigration law. AILA is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that helps immigration attorneys by providing legal updates, continuing legal education, and professional services through its chapters and national committees.
The goals of AILA are many, starting with advocating for immigration laws and policies that are fair and reasonable before Congress, the courts, federal agencies, and the media. AILA also educates the public about the importance of uniting American families who may be separated by legal issues, protecting refugees who have fled dangerous situations in their home countries, and making it possible for United States employers to hire people from abroad with specific skills they need to compete globally.
AILA goals also encompass helping lawyers to achieve the best possible legal services for their clients by increasing attorneys’ knowledge and professionalism. It also facilitates and encourages its members to participate in pro bono programs to help those clients who don’t have the resources to pursue their cases.