Annaluisa Padilla is the Secretary of AILA for the 2012-13 term. Ms. Padilla, an immigration attorney from La Habra, California, was installed as Secretary of AILA at the associations' 56th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on June 14, 2012.
Ms. Padilla was born in Guatemala and immigrated to the United States in 1983. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and her law degree from Whittier Law School. Ms. Padilla is a member of AILA and Immigration and Family Law Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She has volunteered with the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), the Domestic Violence Project, the HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance, and the Immigration Legal Assistance Project. She is fluent in Spanish, conversational in German and Portuguese. She was recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2011 and 2012.
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Family, General, Removal, Waivers, Naturalization, Asylum, Deportation.
Recent Blog Posts
JUST A LITTLE RESPECT…¿Que no? Co-written with Victor D. Nieblas (AILA Leadership Blog, November 10, 2012).
Immigrant Women: Forgotten and Discounted (AILA Leadership Blog, October 25, 2012).
Why saying “I do" still receives unequal treatment under Federal Immigration Laws (AILA Leadership Blog, July 19, 2012).
Presidential Election focus: Immigration or the Economy – Is there a difference? (AILA Leadership Blog, June 22, 2012).
Obama’s DREAMER Initiative Is Smart Immigration Enforcement (AILA Leadership Blog, June 20, 2012).
Television Appearances (Spanish)