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.

Yes on Question 4 for more efficient RMV

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AILA NE Chair, Adrienne Vaughan shares with the Telegram and Gazette that the RMV is overburdened and underfunded. Its mission...
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When migrants were sent to Martha’s Vineyard, a spirited team of Massachusetts lawyers jumped to help

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‘We’re all dispersed’: Migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard have now settled throughout Eastern Mass.

AILA NE Rachel Self provided information to the Boston Globe as follows: now that she has the certifications from the...
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Immigration, driver’s licenses entwined in tangled Question 4

AILA NE Chapter Chair, Adrienne Vaughan, can be found in the Boston Globe as saying "it is time the Commonwealth...
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Warren Statement on Ongoing Developments on Martha’s Vineyard

Read text of Press Release here: Warren Statement on Ongoing Developments on Martha’s Vineyard | U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren of...
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AILA New England’s Statement on Developments on Martha’s Vineyard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 Contact: Adrienne J. Vaughan, Chair, American Immigration Lawyer’s Association’s New England Chapter at
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Republicans sent migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to stoke panic. Instead, residents reacted with kindness

Matt Maiona, an immigration attorney in Boston and spokesperson for the American Immigration Lawyers Association speaks to The Independent about...
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Attorney Rachel Self addresses Martha’s Vineyard migrants sent by Governor DeSantis

Attorney Rachel Self's message is clear: "[t]o the people who find themselves plane wrecked on our island, I have a...
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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.

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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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