T. Douglas Stump is the President of AILA for the 2013-14 term. Mr. Stump, an immigration lawyer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was installed as the President of AILA at the association's 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, on June 27, 2013.
For over 30 years, Mr. Stump has been an attorney, practicing immigration law exclusively, and maintaining 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.
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-Elect of AILA for the 2012-2013 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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Business, Consular Practice, Deportation, E-Verify, Family, Litigation, Medical, Naturalization, DREAM Act, Waivers, and Enforcement.
Recent Blog Posts
“I’d Like to Thank the U.S. Senate…” (AILA Leadership Blog, June 19, 2013)
Senator Leahy’s Refreshing Amendment Policy (AILA Leadership Blog, May 7, 2013)
Immigration Rally in Washington, DC: Marching for Change (AILA Leadership Blog, April 11, 2013)
Prosecutorial Discretion for the Families of Deferred Action Recipients (AILA Leadership Blog, November 21, 2012)
Recent Articles Quoting Mr. Stump
OKC lawyer to lead American Immigration Lawyers Association (Tulsa World, 7/03/2013)
E-Verify and Visas: An Immigration Reform Watchlist for Small Employers (Bloomberg/Business Week, 7/01/2013)
Article: US Immigration Lawyers Welcome Senators' Plan for Citizenship Path (Guardian, 1/30/2013)
Article: Immigrants Come Out of the Shadows to Fulfill a Dream by Saundra Amrhein (Reuters, 10/24/2012)
Article: Separated by Law: Families Torn Apart by 1996 Immigration Measure by Susan Ferriss and Amy Isaakson (10/19/2012)
Young immigrants can apply for Dream Act-like protections starting Wednesday by Steve Hendrix (Washington Post, August 14, 2012)
Getting a reprieve: Young illegal immigrants see first signs of Obama’s deferred action program by Liz Goodwin (Yahoo! News, August 3, 2012)
Gap in policy forces woman to deport herself, reluctantly by Eric Adler (The Kansas City Star, July 17, 2012)
AILA’s Interview of the Month July, 2013: Doug’s 2013-2014 Goals (July 9, 2013)
Doug Stump Presidential Installation Speech (June 27, 2013)
AILA Quicktake #31: CBO Reports Bill Would Save $900 Billion (June 19, 2013)
AILA Quicktake #9: H-1B Cap Reached (April 5, 2013)