T. Douglas Stump is the Immediate Past President of AILA for the 2014-15 term.
Mr. Stump has been an attorney practicing immigration law for over 30 years and maintains offices in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He focuses his practice on employment-based immigration law, complex deportation, federal court litigation and family immigration matters. His firm is one of the oldest immigration law firms in the state of Oklahoma and represents a large portfolio of clients across the U.S. ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to individuals. His clients include energy companies, engineering firms, I.T. firms, hospitals, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, medical research institutes, and many more. He specializes in securing work visas for highly skilled foreign employees and assisting professionals such as physicians, nurses, engineers and others seeking immigration benefits and Waivers. He is well known for his aggressive federal court litigation practice.
A nationally recognized attorney, and popular speaker, for legal, industry, business, and civic organizations, Mr. Stump has been listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1996, and is listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for immigration law. Mr. Stump was recently recognized in Oklahoma Magazine as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Oklahoma, and has been afforded an AV Rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. He was recently recognized by Chambers USA as one of the leading immigration lawyers in the United States.
Previously, Mr. Stump served as President of AILA for the 2013-2014 term. Mr. Stump has been senior editor for AILA Publications and has coedited over thirty books on immigration law. He was previously an adjunct professor of immigration law at the Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. He is also the former General Counsel for the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management.
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Recent Blog Posts and Opinion Pieces
Immigration crisis: Don't treat children 'dumped' in Arizona like inmates (Fox News Latino, June 10, 2014)
Face-to-Face Meetings Make a Difference with the Media (AILA Leadership Blog, April 30, 2014)
No, It’s Not Over (AILA Leadership Blog, February 20, 2014)
Representative Goodlatte and Immigration Reform (AILA Leadership Blog, January 10, 2014)
This Time Next Year (AILA Leadership Blog, December 23, 2013)
Recent Articles Quoting Mr. Stump
Article: Prosecutor Discretion Program Eases Cost of Deportation Cases, Tulsa World (1/28/2014)
Article: Immigration Case Backlog Swells in El Paso, El Paso, Inc. (1/6/2014)
AILA Quicktake #82: Supreme Court Ruling on Aging Out of the Visa Process (6/12/2014)
AILA Quicktake #79: Unaccompanied Migrant Children (June 4, 2014)
AILA Quicktake #55: Concerns Over L-1B Adjudications (October 9, 2013)