Our Mission

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.

The Oregon Chapter of AILA has over 190 members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other U.S. states.  Our chapter holds monthly meetings, meets on a regular basis with officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Labor (DOL), and Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

Please contact a member of the AILA Oregon Executive Committee if you are interested in learning more about our organization.

Upcoming Meetings

The Oregon Chapter holds monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month in Portland.  The chapter also coordinates meetings with local representatives of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (USICE), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).

Please contact a member of our Executive Committee if you would like to attend a meeting or to learn more about our organization.

In the news…

Breaking News: Yesterday Governor Brown stood up for immigrants and refugees in Oregon. Governor Brown called on Oregon’s Attorney General to take legal action to block Trump’s anti-immigrant measures. She is also issuing executive orders to expand protections for immigrant communities and prohibit a “registry” to identify people based on religion. Oregon AILA thanks Governor Brown for securing our communities.

AILA Annual Conference

Save the Date
Mark your calendar for AILA’s Annual Conference for 2017

June 21-24, 2017, New Orleans Marriott and Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans.

Make sure you’re in New Orleans next June to take advantage of an information-filled CLE program and great networking opportunities—all in a destination rich with culture and history.

If you missed AC16 in Las Vegas, you can still purchase the recordings.