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­­MSBA Immigration Law Section

2017-18 Annual Report

 

Section Membership
As of June 21, 2018, the Section has 250 members.

Financial Status
The Section had an account balance of $3,192.06 as of April 30, 2018.

CLEs & Events
The Section hosted 6 events in fiscal year 2017-18. 

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

Customs and Border Protection Tour

10/12/17

245364

1.0 Standard

20

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Charges – What to Keep in Mind when Representing Non-Citizens

11/08/17

248808

2.0 Standard

57

Immigration Law Section and AILA Chapter Holiday Party

12/01/17

-

-

70

Immigration Quick Take – What has Changed? And How Can You Get Involved?

12/12/17

250399

2.0 Standard

33

4th Annual Immigrant Attorneys Among Us – Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside the U.S.

01/18/18

250486

2.0 Elimination of Bias

63

Government Services Meet Immigration Enforcement (co-sponsored by Administrative Law and Public Law sections)

03/23/18

254584

1.0 Standard

38

Advocacy in Your Immigration Law Practice during Challenging Times

06/28/18

257952

1.5 Standard

27

 
Annual Meeting and Election Results 
The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on June 28, 2018 and 27 people attended. 

The following council members were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Barbara Erlandson
Caitlin Hughes-Parry
Rachel Kieke
Matthew Streff
Priscila Barron-Sanchez – Law Student Representative
Michelle Gonzalez – Law Student Representative

The following officers were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council from 2017 to 2018:

Chair: Mirella Ceja-Orozco
Vice Chair: Satveer Chaudhary
Treasurer: Ana Pottratz Acosta
Secretary: Nysha Cornelius 

Diversity and Inclusion
In September, 2017, MSBA Assembly has passed a statement on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, making the statement an official position of the MSBA. This was based on a joint recommendation from the MSBA Immigration Law Section Council and the Diversity & Inclusion Council.

The section continued its annual tradition of holding the elimination of bias CLE in January, 2018.  The 4th Annual “Immigrant Attorneys Among Us – Successes and Challenges of Our Colleagues Who Were Born Outside the U.S.” was a success again highlighting the challenges and successes immigrant attorneys face in the profession.

The annual meeting showcased a panel of five strong, female immigration attorneys who have been doing a lot advocacy work on behalf of immigrants including meeting with congressional representatives, being interviewed local media outlets (news and radio), writing opinion pieces and being interviewed by newspapers on immigration topics.

Other Section Accomplishments
The section met its goal of scheduling 6 successful, timely CLEs. They also co-hosted a well-attended holiday party with AILA colleagues at Vieux Carre in St. Paul.

The section decided to add law students to the section and two excellent candidates have been identified to be voted in as members of the 2018-2019 section.

Submitted By:  
Barbara Erlandson, Section Chair
Date: 6/29/18