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DeAnne Hilgers Named Chair of Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association


DeAnne M. Hilgers has been named Chair of the Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), for a one-year term beginning June 2010.  The Minnesota/Dakotas Chapter of the AILA consists or more than 200 immigration attorneys in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  The Chapter provides continuing legal education throughout the year; hosts an annual conference on current immigration issues presented by local and nationally-known practitioners; and maintains an email forum for practitioners and immigration attorneys to disseminate information about changes, policies, and practices nationally or at the local CIS, ICE, and BCP.  The Chapter assigns attorney liaisons to various agencies and to specific issues in an effort to bring the most current information to Chapter members.

About AILA

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. 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 continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 36 chapters and over 50 national committees.

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