American Bar Association
Immigration & Naturalization Committee

Immigration & Naturalization Committee

About the Committee

The Immigration and Naturalization Committee's mission is to promote the rule of law by bringing together private and public sector lawyers, government lawyers, students, academics and others across the globe with a common interest in immigration. Our objectives are to develop awareness of immigration issues around the world, and to encourage discussion of legal issues in particular jurisdictions. Among our projects, we produce quarterly newsletters, develop programs on key legal issues in the field for ABA meetings, propose and comment on immigration policy matters, and establish worldwide networks of legal professionals among ABA members.

If you are not already a member of the Immigration and Naturalization Committee, we encourage you to join. In the fast-paced arena of immigration law, this committee is a great place to stay apprised, participate, analyze and discuss immigration issues with members around the world. We welcome you to join our listserve, attend our programs, and contribute to our Quarterly Newsletter and Year-in-Review article.

NEW - Summer Newsletter Now Online!

The Summer 2017 issue of the Immigration
and Nationality Law News, published by ABA's
Immigration and Naturalization Committee is now online on our page.

This issue contains:
• Chair's Note by Margaret K Taylor;
• DMV FOIAs Become Better Practices for
Immigration Cases where a Beneficiary has
or had a Florida Driver’s License - By
Renata Castro, Esq.
• Immigrant Entrepreneurs Make America
Great - By Francine Prewitt
• Upcoming Events - ABA Committee Fall
• Past Events - Immigration and Nationality
Committee Dinner in Washington D.C., April
27, 2017

Join Us



Lustgarten, Audrey
Taylor, Margaret


Bart, Jacqueline
Bjornbak, Qiang
Chothani, Poorvi
Fandl, Kevin
Karas, Sergio
Mueller, Stefan
Sull, Hardeep
Syed, Mohammad

Committee Roster  

Upcoming Programs

Section Events

    Protecting Human Rights at the UN: Practice, Mechanisms and Challenges


    This program will provide an overview of UN Mechanisms that protect and monitor Human Rights, with a discussion of practice, common challenges and the various forums and their responsibilities. This is a teleconference-only non-CLE program. Moderator: Ginna Anderson , ABA Justice Defenders Speaker: ...

    Jesner v. Arab Bank - The Future of Corporate Liability under The Alien Tort Statute


    Jesner v. Arab Bank is the international human rights blockbuster case of the decade. Jordan's Arab Bank, described by USAID, Oxfam, Save the Children, and Catholic Relief as an important partner in the socioeconomic development of the Middle East, is accused by Israeli victims of funding terrorist attacks ...

    Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in Nigeria


    The SIL Employment Committee is embarking on a World Tour of employment law! Our members have volunteered to share their expertise on employment law in their jurisdictions through quick, focused teleconferences that will occur on a regular basis during the 2017/18 season. The teleconferences will follow ...

Newsletters and Publications

Recent Cases of Interest

Committee Resources

Modified by Mohammad Syed on August 25, 2017

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