American Immigration Lawyers Association

Oregon Chapter

Immigration Reform News

Senate Bill 744 is a proposal for comprehensive immigration reform introduced in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, April 16th.  Since the bill is just a proposal, there is no new law or new immigration benefit to apply for at this time.  A bill does not become law until it is approved by both the Senate and the House, and the bill is signed by the President.


For the latest updates on the Senate Bill 744, check out For other updates on what’s happening on Capitol Hill, go to AILA’s Immigration Politics 2013.
Need an Immigration Lawyer?

With Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the news, notarios and other unauthorized consultants may try to take advantage of the public. Do not believe notarios or other unauthorized consultants who say there is a new law. Wait until legislation is enacted, possibly later this year. The wrong help can harm your chances of becoming a lawful resident or citizen.


For more information, please review this AILA Public Service Annoucement (PSA) and visit


If you need to talk to a qualified immigration attorney, please visit our Member Directory page to search for an AILA attorney.


Our Mission


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.


The Oregon Chapter of AILA has over 190 members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and other U.S. states.  Our chapter holds monthly meetings, meets on a regular basis with officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Labor (DOL), and Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).


Please contact a member of the AILA Oregon Executive Committee if you are interested in learning more about our organization.


AILA Annual Conference

The four-day conference, which is the largest gathering of the immigration law community each year, offers a comprehensive educational program and CLE offerings with over 125 substantive sessions. Learn more.

Upcoming Meetings

The Oregon Chapter holds monthly meetings on the first Thursday of every month in Portland.  The chapter also coordinates meetings with local representatives of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (USICE), and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).  Refer to our Chapter Calendar for more information.

AILA Oregon in the News

Article in The Oregonian raising awareness of fraudaulent tax preparers and lawyers in light of talks of immigration reform.

Reaction to President Obama's speech on immigration reform in The Oregonian by Andrea Castillo.


Story of Yodit Derese, an Ethiopian native, receiving a new life here in the US. Story by Molly Hottle of The Oregonian.


The Oregonian Article by Helen Jung on reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on the Arizona law.


Looking for an AILA Immigration Lawyer?


Follow this link to view our full roster of chapter members or to perform a search for an AILA attorney near you.


Joining AILA

Learn about the benefits and details of AILA membership.


Resources for the Public


Please refer to our Info for Public page for helpful links to information about comprehensive immigration reform, and other immigration resources on the web.

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