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William A. Stock


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) elected William A. Stock, an immigration lawyer from Philadelphia, PA, as the association’s President-Elect for the 2015-2016 term.

Mr. Stock is a founding partner of Klasko, Rulon, Stock & Seltzer, LLP, in the firm’s Philadelphia office. He handles all aspects of immigration law, including employment based immigration for all sizes of companies as well as individuals, complex family-based matters, citizenship and naturalization matters, defending removal proceedings and DOL enforcement proceedings, and litigating in the federal courts.

He previously served as an elected Director for the AILA Board of Governors, as well as the Business Committee Chair, and the Distance Learning Committee Chair. He has spoken at numerous immigration conferences and written extensively, including being a Senior Editor of AILA's annual Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook.

A summa cum laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, Mr. Stock received his law degree from the University of Minnesota. In 2000, he received AILA’s Joseph Minsky Award for outstanding accomplishments in immigration law. In addition to his practice, he has also been an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University School of Law.

Business, Consular Practice, Employer Sanctions, General, Medical, Naturalization.

Selected Blog Posts
Could Negotiated Rulemaking Save H-2B? (AILA Leadership Blog, March 17, 2015)
Big Data, Bad Data: Resolving the Tyranny of the Database (AILA Leadership Blog, February 9, 2015)
Ignoring the Economics of Immigration (AILA Leadership Blog, August 27, 2014)
Responding to the Increase in Child Migrants: We've Managed These Crises Before (AILA Leadership Blog, June 19, 2014)
Cities and Counties Stand Up for the Constitution (AILA Leadership Blog, May 30, 2014)
Supreme Court Strikes Down Most State Immigration Laws, Confirms President's Authority to Decline Deportations (Klasko Law Blog, June 25, 2012)
"Self Deportation"? Inconvenience For Us All Won't Be Enough (AILA Leadership Blog, February 1, 2012)

Selected Recent Articles Quoting Mr. Stock
Rulings Keep Two Army Wives from Being Forced Out of US (, December 23, 2014)
Council cracks down on those who prey on immigrant newcomers (Philadelphia Inquirer, December 13, 2014)
More Municipalities Deny Federal Requests, Won't Detain Immigrants (NPR, July 5, 2014)
Immigration bill could force hard decisions for domestic workers, employers (Newsday, May 26, 2013)
House Measure Launches New Immigration Debate (Wall Street Journal, November 27, 2012)