American Immigration Council
August 17, 2012
The American Immigration Council is a favorite of mine. I came to the USA on a scholarship as a foreign student. On graduation, I was not able to return to Hong Kong. Horrendous riots raged there, and a Swiss consul was killed sadly. So, when the immigration laws changed, I was able to immigrate. I was a social worker and a college teacher. Now I have been a lawyer specialising in immigration law for the last 38 years. I cannot imagine practising law without the AIC. I get the latest practice advisory from its Legal Action Center. Clients use the J visa program it runs. Its Immigration Policy Center has the latest positions supported by the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Its educational efforts reach deep into our schools, starting in 5th grade, with essays and poems that amaze me. I am so grateful the AIC is teaching our youngsters to repel bigotry. No more Chinese Exclusion Acts for our country!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
My practice benefits from all four parts of the AIC.
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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make it more relevant to us West Coasters.
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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Move it westwards towards California.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
New contacts, skills, horizons.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Volunteer & I was its Ambassador to the local AILA Chapter.