American Immigration Lawyers Association

New England Chapter

Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. businesses and industries, foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. AILA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association.

The New England Chapter of AILA is comprised of more than 700 attorney members who practice in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Our Chapter has received AILA’s Platinum Level award, the highest award possible, in recognition of the Chapter’s leadership and service since 2014.

Further information about becoming an AILA member and/or joining the New England chapter is available from the National Office of AILA at or by calling 202-216-2400.

Rocket docket redux. Still a bad idea.

The Boston Globe quoted Jill Seeber, Esq., founder of the Mabel Center and an AILA NE Asylum liaison, about the...
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Local Students Students Celebrate America’s Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants and Win Cash Prizes from AILA New England!

Congratulations to all students who participated in the American Immigration Lawyers Association New England Chapter's Student Essay Contest! Special congratulations...
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Asylum Office ACLU Report

Attorney Annelise Araujo was interviewed for a WGBH article, reporting on Boston's asylum office and their low grant rate. Boston's...
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India Visa Immigration Embassy COVID Delay

India Visa Immigration Embassy COVID Delay. Attorney Annelise Araujo was interviewed on the visa appointment delays. Read it here:
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AILA Member Peter Rees: “Did the National Interest Waiver Just Get Easier?”

Think Immigration published AILA member Peter Rees' article on the National Interest Waiver on February 16, 2022. Read it here:...
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AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo’s Letter to the Boston Globe Editor Published

AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo's letter to the Boston Globe editor was published yesterday. In her letter, Attorney Araujo stressed the...
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Annelise Araujo publishes “Immigration Bias in Family Court” in the Family Advocate/ABA Magazine

Annelise Araujo publishes "Immigration Bias in Family Court" in the Family Advocate/ABA Magazine Read it here: Immigration Bias in Family...
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Mahsa Khanbabai quoted in Ms. Magazine!

Our very own Mahsa Khanbabai was quoted in Ms. Magazine in "Feminist Wishes for 2022: “We Were Never Meant To...
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Boston Magazine Top Lawyers Includes 34 AILA Members

Boston Magazine released their first ever Top Lawyers List. Of the 35 lawyers given the honor, 34 are AILA NE members!...
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AILA Member Attorney Deirdre Giblin Quoted in Boston Globe

AILA Member Attorney Deirdre Giblin was quoted in the Boston Globe in Marcela Garcia op-ed entitled "Why recently arrived Haitian...
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AILA New England Annual Virtual Conference March 2 – 4, 2022!

In 2022, our conference will be virtual over the course of 3 days.

Take advantage of all the great learning and networking opportunities at the 2022 AILA New England Annual Conference in Boston. Our conference offers answers and cutting-edge practice strategies for winning challenging cases.

See program here: AILA CONFERENCE 2022 Brochure

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The Ever-Evolving Practice of Immigration Law During COVID-19

About this Event

March 2, 3 and 4, 2022

3 afternoons ZOOM EVENT!

Wed. March 2, 2022 12:45-5:30PM (EST)

Thur. March 3, 2022 1:00-5:15PM (EST)

Fri. March 4, 2021 1:00-4:15PM (EST)


AILA New England will bring together on Zoom ten teams of eminent experts from the region and across the United States for our advanced 3-day annual conference over three afternoons of March 2, 3 and 4, 2022. Please join our virtual conference for the latest news, practice developments, and strategies for success. Plenary Day 1 highlights include a hot topics panel, government agency round table, ethical considerations for remote, virtual and paperless practice, and immigration consequences of medical and recreational cannabis. Day 2 covers business immigration with topics including advanced PERM Issues, USCIS service center trends and challenges, and material changes and when to file amended petitions. Day 3 will offer panels on noteworthy decisions and emerging trends, practicing before the Boston Immigration Court, and the latest developments in TPS. Take advantage of any and all of the three tracks offered on Zoom each afternoon for a total of eleven panels to join with colleagues and experts for the latest developments in immigration law as we embark on the practice of immigration law in the ever-evolving word during COVID-19.

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Registration and Fees

Early-bird Registration (by February 11, 2022)

AILA Members*: $299

Non-AILA Members: $319

Regular Registration (after February 11, 2022)

AILA Members: $349

Non-AILA Members: $369

First-time Attendees and Non-Profits (by February 11, 2022)

AILA Members: $249/ Non-AILA Members: $269

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Call for Questions to Panelists

We would like to have attendees maximize the Q&A sessions at the AILA NE Virtual Conference. To that end, we invite you to submit your questions to the panelists in advance. Please note that we may not be able to address all submitted questions, but the panelists will do their best to answer as many questions as possible. Please visit the following link to submit your questions.
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