The Immigrant of Distinction Award, sponsored by the Minnesota/Dakotas AILA Chapter, honors immigrants who have contributed to their respective communities and/or professions. Nominations for the 2011 award are due on April 1, 2011.
As the immigration debate over the contributions and costs of immigrants continues to capture national headlines, the truth of the matter is the United States mythos is the immigrant story. It is a story not about numbers, but rather people who have contributed mightily to the great American experiment.
With that in mind, the Minnesota-Dakotas AILA Chapter has introduced the Immigrant of Distinction Award to remind us of the great contributions made by immigrants in the past, present, and future. The recipient will be honored at the Minnesota/Dakotas AILA Chapter Annual Conference on April 15, 2011.
Nomination forms can be found online at www.ailamndak.org. Please attach supporting information to this cover sheet and forward to Patrick Dea, Streefland Law office 8441 Wayzata Blvd #200, Golden Valley, MN 55426 or by email to [email protected] on or before April 1, 2011.
AILA MN/Dakotas is a chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a national association of over 12,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law.
AILA Member Attorneys represent tens of thousands of U.S. families who have applied for permanent residence for their spouses, children, and other close relatives to lawfully enter and reside in the United States.
AILA Members also represent thousands of U.S. businesses and industries who sponsor highly-skilled foreign workers seeking to enter the United States in a temporary or – having proven the unavailability of U.S. workers – permanent basis. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro-bono basis.
Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides its Members with continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees. AILA is an Affiliated Organization of the American Bar Association and is represented in the ABA House of Delegates.