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 - Spring Newsletter Now Online!

The Spring 2017 edition of the Committee Newsletter is now available in the "Newsletters and Publications" section! Containing submissions from members of our Committee on a wide-range of pertinent immigration topics, it is a must-see!

This issue contains following contributions:

Chair’s Note by Audrey Lustgarten;

Strategies for Overcoming the Heightened Level of Scrutiny Employed Against the O-1A Visa by Michael J. Wynne.

The H-1B Visa and the Employment based Green Card: Explaining the Difference – By Mo Syed

U.S. Immigration Updates – Poorvi Chothani and Zeenat Phophalia

Paper on Immigration Compliance Management by Maria (Maru) Eugenia Ferre & Clifford Chin

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Lustgarten, Audrey
Taylor, Margaret


Bart, Jacqueline
Bjornbak, Qiang
Chothani, Poorvi
Damast, Sabrina
Fandl, Kevin
Karas, Sergio
Martin, Christina
Schlossberg, Betina
Syed, Mohammad
Taati, Poopak

Committee Roster  

Upcoming Programs

Section Events

    Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Bilateral versus Multilateral


    Location: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20004 President Trump has scrapped the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and has stated that he intends to renegotiate NAFTA. He has made it clear that, instead of these multilateral agreements, ...

    What Foreign Lawyers Need to Know About Changes in US Immigration Laws


    Location: Syed Law Firm Conference Center 1250 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 825 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-503-1425 ________________________________________ Since many overseas businesses and families are impacted by changes in US immigration law and practice, this program will inform ABA members ...

    The Future of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)


    Locations: The American Bar Association 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 570 Washington, DC 20036 GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Avenue 32nd Floor Miami, Florida 33131 C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) has now grown to over 10,000 member in the United States and beyond our ...

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Recent Cases of Interest

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Modified by Mohammad Syed on March 24, 2017

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