Annaluisa Padilla is the Treasurer of AILA for the 2013-14 term. Ms. Padilla, an immigration attorney from La Habra, California, was installed as Treasurer of AILA at the association’s 57th Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA on June 27, 2013.
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, a solo practitioner, served as Trustee of the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA) for six years and as Treasurer in 2010 and 2011. She also served as Trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) in 2006-2008 and 2010-2012, and Chair of their immigration section for the 2007-2008 term. 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, 2012 and 2013.
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Family, General, Removal, Waivers, Naturalization, Asylum, Deportation.
Recent Blog Posts
Let’s Celebrate What Makes America Great and Keep Immigration Reform Moving Forward! (AILA Leadership Blog, July 3, 2013).
Why the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) is an integral part of immigration reform (AILA Leadership Blog, April 15, 2013).
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (AILA Leadership Blog, March 11, 2013).
Our Lady Liberty Still Stands As A Beacon Of Freedom (AILA Leadership Blog, February 18, 2013).
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).
Recent Articles that Quoted Ms. Padilla:
The Immigration Line: Who’s on it and for how long? (NBC Latino, April 11, 2013)
Television Appearances (Spanish)
Annaluisa Padilla discussing changes to immigration laws in the United States at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín, in Guatemala (October 13, 2008).