An immigration attorney, Christopher Stender has been practicing law for over 25 years. Attorney Christopher Stender is also a member of numerous relevant professional organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association is designed to provide a support network for attorneys who practice immigration law. The association has over 14,000 members who represent clients ranging from those seeking asylum to entertainers, foreign students, and athletes, with much of the work being done on a pro bono basis. Additionally, association members work with US families who want to obtain permanent residency status for foreign-born relatives as well as businesses that recruit internationally.
The association’s mission is to advocate for the establishment of reasonable laws and policies when it comes to immigration practices. The organization also strives to provide enhanced professional development to legal professionals and to increase member participation in advocacy efforts before government agencies such as the Judiciary and Congress.
Possessing more than two decades of experience as an immigration attorney, Christopher Stender serves as a partner at Federal Immigration Counselors in Phoenix, Arizona. Christopher Stender networks with colleagues as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
In a recent statement, AILA called upon the House Judiciary Committee to abandon immigration policies that focus on harsh enforcement standards that not only are burdensome to local law enforcement because they mandate procedures that are unfunded, but also violate the spirit of the Constitution. Specifically, AILA has asked lawmakers to strike down further discussion on the Michael Davis, Jr. and Danny Oliver in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act and additional measures related to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operations.
AILA president William A. Stock condemned the measures, saying they are totally inappropriate and do nothing to further any meaningful immigration reform. He went on to further say that the House Judiciary Committee has missed the mark in its reasoning and should instead focus on trying to find real solutions to immigration issues instead of posturing “enforcement only” measures.