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AILA National Spokespeople

AILA's network of national spokespeople includes recognized immigration law experts. To schedule an interview with an AILA national spokesperson, contact one of the Communications team members listed on the right.

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2020–2021 AILA National Officers

Jennifer Minear

Jennifer Minear, Esq.

Richmond, VA,
President


Expertise:
Business, Employment-based, Healthcare, J-1 waiver, Foreign Medical Graduates.
Twitter handle: @jenniferminear
Allen Orr, Esq.

Allen Orr, Esq.

Washington, DC
President-Elect


Expertise:
Legislation, Consular Practice, General, Naturalization, Global, Investors, I-9, Business, and Worksite Enforcement
Twitter handle: @allenorresq
Jeremy McKinney

Jeremy McKinney, Esq.

Greensboro, NC,
First Vice President

Expertise:
Family, Business, General, litigation, Removal defense
Twitter handle: @McKJeremy
Farshad Owji

Farshad Owji, Esq.

San Francisco, CA,
Second Vice President

Expertise:
Family, Business, Asylum, General
Anastasia Tonello

Kelli Stump, Esq.

Oklahoma City, OK
Treasurer


Expertise:
Family, Business, General
Jeff Joseph

Jeff Joseph, Esq.

Denver, CO,
Secretary


Expertise:
Fmaily, Business, General
Twitter handle: @jeffjoseph

Other National Spokespeople

Marketa Lindt

Marketa Lindt, Esq.

Chicago, IL,
Immediate Past President


Expertise:
Business, E-Verify, Worksite Enforcement, Criminal Employer Sanctions, General.
Twitter handle: @marketalindt

AILA National Office Spokespeople: Washington, DC

Benjamin Johnson

Benjamin Johnson, Esq.

AILA Executive Director

Twitter handle: @AILAExecDir
Greg Chen

Greg Chen, Esq.

AILA Director of Government Relations
Expertise:
Legislation/Congress
Twitter handle: @GregChenAILA

Media Advocacy Committee

Fiona McEntee

Fiona McEntee, Esq.

Chicago, IL, Chair

Expertise:
Business, Entrepreneurs, Musicians/Artists/Creatives, O Visa, P Visas, EB-1 Green Cards, Family, DREAM Act
Evangeline Chan

Evangeline Chan, Esq.

New York, NY, Vice Chair

Expertise:
Family, Humanitarian Relief, Deportation/Removal Defense, Naturalization,
Waivers, Consular Practice, General

Ally Bolour, Esq.

Los Angeles, CA

Sandra Feist

Sandra Feist, Esq.

Minneapolis, MN

Expertise:
Business, Scientists/Academics, General, O/P visas, Religious Workers, H-1Bs, E-2

Charles Kuck, Esq.

Atlanta, GA

Tammy Lin

Tammy Lin, Esq.

San Diego, CA

Expertise:
Asylum/Refugee, General, Family, Naturalization, Deportation
Matthew Maiona

Matthew Maiona, Esq.

Boston, MA

Expertise:
Business, Employer Compliance, Military, Removal and Family
Alma Rosa Nieto

Alma Rosa Nieto, Esq.

Los Angeles, CA (English, Spanish)

Expertise:
Consular Practice, Family, Naturalization, Adjustments, Deportation Defense,
VAWA and U visa, DACA, TPS, and Waivers

Sarah Pitney, Esq.

Washington, DC

Ruby Powers

Ruby Powers, Esq.

Houston, TX (English/Spanish)

Expertise:
Employment-based, Waivers, Asylum, Family, Naturalization

Rekha Sharma-Crawford, Esq.

Kansas City, MO

Shannon Shepherd, Esq.

Chicago, IL

Greg Siskind, Esq.

Memphis, TN

Helena Tetezeli, Esq.

Miami, FL

Tahmina Watson, Esq.

Seattle, WA