National Day of Action 2018

The beginning of April, I was able to make the journey to our nation’s great capital of Washington D.C. to meet with a group of attorneys, as a part of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)  to discuss several issues that are affecting the community.

We had the opportunity to discuss what it would take to get DACA passed in the United States.  Another issue we discussed is the impact that the way the healthcare industry has on US citizen children of immigrants.  Many do not receive the benefits that they are entitled to and we are working with health care providers to make changes in policy to ensure they are getting the benefits they deserve. We also discussed the need to strengthen our own organization in order to provide the resources needed to our members.

While immigration is a hot topic right now, we are excited that the Congressional staffers we spoke to were reasonable, accommodating and most importantly, they listened.