AILA Annual Conference Kicks Off in Nashville

George Tzamaras or Belle Woods
202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 -

NASHVILLE, TN - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host its 56th Annual Conference beginning Wednesday in Nashville, TN. Approximately 2,500 attendees from around the world are convening at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville June 13-16, 2012.

The event will feature more than 100 workshops, seminars and presentations from distinguished legal minds and practitioners, strategic discussions about immigration advocacy at the legislative and administrative levels, opportunities to engage authors of popular legal publications, and over 100 exhibitors.

Conference attendees will be welcomed by The Honorable Karl Dean, Mayor of Nashville; the featured keynote presentation will be made by Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Alejandro Mayorkas.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about recent developments in immigration law and policy, such as:

  • The effect of local and state laws like Arizona's SB1070
  • The DREAM Act
  • Secure Communities
  • How immigration reform can spark economic growth
  • Prosecutorial Discretion
  • E-Verify
  • The immigrant detention system
  • Vulnerable petitioners and the Violence Against Women Act

For registration and a detailed program of sessions, visit the AILA website at Members of the press who are interested in covering the conference should contact George Tzamaras or Belle Woods.


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.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 12061144.