American Immigration Lawyers Association Law and Legal Definition

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association which consists of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. AILA was founded in 1946 and is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise.