Recently the handling of civil immigration detainers by local law departments has been heavily scrutinized.
AILA Doc No. 07061564 | Dated June 14, 2007
ORLANDO - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today installed Charles (“Chuck”) Kuck as the President-Elect of AILA for the 2007-2008 term. Mr. Kuck, an immigration lawyer and expert from Atlanta, GA was installed as the President-Elect of AILA during sessions of the association’s 51st Annual Conference being held in Orlando, FL.
Mr. Kuck is managing partner of the Atlanta firm of Kuck Casablanca LLC—The Immigration Law Firm. His practice concentrates on U.S. immigration and nationality law and international migration matters. It involves assisting employers and employees with business and professional visas, labor certifications, immigrant visas, consular representation, and citizenship matters for foreign executives, managers, professionals, and lesser skilled workers. His major clients include technology firms, manufacturers, multinational corporations and individual investors and entrepreneurs, as well as individual immigrants and asylum seekers.
For three years Mr. Kuck has served on the AILA Board of Governors as one of 21 elected members. He also served for two years as chair of the AILA Atlanta Chapter and for one year as chair of the AILA Young Lawyers Division. Among other AILA assignments, Mr. Kuck has served as chair of AILA’s USCIS Headquarters Liaison Committee and chair of AILA’s Consumer Protection Committee. He also served for seven years on the board of directors of the Latin American Association, a CBO in Atlanta. He is the editor-in-chief of AILA’s Immigration Litigation Toolbox and he currently teaches immigration law as an adjunct professor at the University of Georgia.
Mr. Kuck has testified before Congress numerous times on immigration issues, and, in 1999, he was awarded AILA’s Joseph F. Minsky Young Lawyer Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Practice of Immigration Law. In 2000, he was awarded the Benjamin Landey Catholic Social Services Pro Bono Award. Mr. Kuck is listed in Chamber’s Global Best Lawyers for Business, and in Who’s Who of International Corporate Immigration Attorneys.
A popular speaker, Mr. Kuck has spoken at various legal, industry, business, and civic organizations on a broad range of immigration topics. He is frequently quoted in the press, and has appeared on CBS, FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, as well as numerous radio stations and written publications, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The National Journal, The Miami Herald, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and many others. Mr. Kuck was named a Georgia “Super Lawyer” in the field of immigration law by Atlanta Magazine in 2006.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
For more information call George Tzamaras at 202-216-2410 or Brooke Hewson at 202-216-2435.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 07061564.