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Friday, March 7, 2008

Lawyers group to honor immigrants

The Minnesota/Dakotas chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association is sponsoring the Immigrant of Distinction Award, which will honor immigrants who have contributed to their community and/or profession.

The AILA is a national association of 12,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. The MN/Dakota chapter has more than 2,000 members. Members represent U.S. families who have applied for permanent residence for their spouses, children and other close relatives to lawfully enter and reside in the United States. They also represent U.S. businesses and industries who sponsor highly-skilled foreign workers seeking to enter the United States in a temporary or permanent basis. AILA members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes and asylum seekers, often on a pro-bono basis.

With the immigration debate continuing to make local and national headlines, it’s refreshing to see that something is being done to remind us of the great contributions immigrants have made to our society, as well as the contributions they continue to make.

The recipient of the award will be honored at the Minnesota/Dakotas AILA Chapter Annual Dinner in May 2008. Applications are due by March 15, 2008. For an application form, please contact Darlene Dehmer at ddehmer@fredlaw.com or (612) 492-7519.

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