Refugees currently undergo the most rigorous security screening process of anyone who comes to the United States.
Leslie A. Holman is the Immediate Past President of AILA for the 2015-16 term.
Ms. Holman has been practicing law for 28 years and focusing exclusively on immigration related issues since 1999. She is the founder of Holman Immigration Law, a law firm located in Burlington, VT, and limited to the practice of immigration and nationality matters. She represents both corporate and individual clients.
Ms. Holman has served as the Chair of AILA’s Admissions and Border Enforcement Committee, the Vice Chair of AILA’s National CBP Liaison Committee, a member of AILA’s National Interagency Committee, and she is also the AILA New England Chapter liaison to regional ports of entry.
Ms. Holman is also a member the Vermont State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission of Civil Rights and a board member of the Chittenden Valley Health Area Education Center. In 2008, she was awarded AILA’s distinguished “Sam Williamson Mentor Award.” She speaks frequently to a wide variety of audiences on all aspects of immigration.
Business, Consular Practice, Family, General, Investor, Medical, Naturalization, Waivers.
Selected Blog Posts
148,000 Missed Opportunities (AILA Leadership Blog, April 20, 2015)
Starting Off the New Year (AILA Leadership Blog, January 2, 2015)
Action at Last (AILA Leadership Blog, November 24, 2014)
What It Boils Down To (AILA Leadership Blog, November 6, 2014)
Championing the Vulnerable (AILA Leadership Blog, October 17, 2014)
The Day the Music Died (AILA Leadership Blog, March 5, 2012)
It's All About Enforcement (AILA Leadership Blog, December 11, 2011)
The iPad Revolution: A Guide to Tablets for the Mobile Immigration Lawyer (Immigration Practice Pointers, 2012-13 Ed.)
Selected Articles Quoting Ms. Holman
Dramatic Increase in Haitian Immigrants Trying to Cross Border From Canada by Anya Huneke (NECN, March 24, 2014)
Proposal Would Legalize 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants (Vermont Public Radio, February 18, 2013)
Canadian border worries largely unfounded(Stowe Reporter, June 7, 2012)
His Visa Denied, Burlington Artist Barred From Returning To Vt. by Kirk Carapezza (VPR, April 18, 2012)
Selected Recent Video Appearances
AILA Quicktake #116: UPDATED - Injunction Delays President Obama's Executive Actions (Feb 21, 2015)
AILA Quicktake #110: President Obama's Executive Action Announcement (Nov 21, 2014)
AIM: President Leslie Holman Discusses the 2014/2015 Term (Sept 29, 2014)
MSNBC Segment: All in with Chris Hayes: Republicans Call on Obama to Break Law, Deport Children (July 7, 2014)
Presidential Installation Speech, June 19, 2014