AILA’s DEI Mission Statement

  • AILA, consistent with its mission and goals, promotes full and equal participation of all members in chapters, committees and groups including lawyers of varying genders, national origins, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender identity, religious beliefs, age, marital status, geographic location, and lawyers with disabilities. 
  • AILA recognizes that the strength and success of the organization is due, in large part, to its diverse membership. 
  • AILA is committed to continuing to increase the diversity of the membership, to expanding the diversity of access to leadership opportunities, and to assuring that the immigration bar reflects the society it serves. 
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News and Analysis
DEI Blog Series
Our Think Immigration blog features a series of posts related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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DEI Recognition Award
This award is bestowed on an individual, law firm, law school, nonprofit, or organization in the immigration field that has promoted DEI excellence.
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DEI Law School Scholarship
AILA provides academic, professional, and financial support to law students from historically underrepresented groups who are interested in the practice of immigration law.