The Latin America and Caribbean Chapter of AILA
Welcome from the LACC Chapter Chair, Leigh Ganchan
Welcome to the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter of AILA (LACC).
Our members will quickly point out that the LACC professional support network is user friendly, member friendly, and just top notch in all respects. As we launch our 2021-2023 term against the backdrop of a new administration and lingering impact of the pandemic, our Chapter Committees continue to provide the very best in conferences and free webinars, dynamic liaison with Consulates, and the professional comradery for which LACC is known.
Not only does LACC plan to work diligently with the administration to advocate for a new vision for America’s immigration system, but our LACC community, including our sponsors, is set to provide abundant resources to tackle the challenges of the current immigration landscape.
We look forward to engaging LACC members with many meaningful opportunities for professional growth. As Chapter Chair, I encourage you to reach out with programming and initiative suggestion.
CLE In Person Conference Committee
Develops and executes in person CLE conference opportunities to bring the most relevant topics and thought leaders to LACC members. Participants receive professionally organized educational materials and are provided with significant networking/socializing opportunities. LACC Conferences are held throughout the Caribbean and Latin America region and typically include representative speakers from local Consular Posts.
Past events are posted in our Announcements sections. Current CLE Conferences are featured under Events.
Chair: Tammy Fox-Isicoff
Online Professional Education Committee
Plans and hosts free members-only webinars every other month. These webinars address a variety of on-point topics, including consular practice, litigation, visa processing, and other current issues and hot topics of interest to LACC members.
Chair: Linda Rose
Department of State Committee
Engages in active liaison with LACC Consulates. Publishes a periodic Consular Spotlight with updated procedural news about various LACC consulates. Features a Venezuelan Task Force (Chaired by Marisa Casablanca).
Chair: Lynn Lee
Customs and Border Protection and USCIS Committee
Engages in active liaison with CBP and USCIS within the LACC jurisdiction. Publishes practice advisories.
Chair: Marisa Casablanca
Hold the dates!
The Art of Immigration in an Ever-Changing World
Our CLEs and Webinars
Our CLE Committee Chair is Tammy Fox. The CLE's cover advanced topics and we have expert speakers to dig into complex subjects.
Our Webinar Committee, chaired by Linda Rose, will bring to you monthly FREE webinars on topics of interest to everybody.
We addresses the needs of immigration attorneys whose work focuses on legal issues in the Latin America and the Caribbean
Consular Spotlight – Lima
By Larry S Rifkin U.S. Embassy Lima – Practice Tips The U.S. Embassy in Lima is one of the largest and most important diplomatic missions in
Consular Spotlight – San Salvador
by Leigh Ganchan The Consulate is located in the U.S. Embassy San Salvador at Final Boulevard Santa Elena, Antiguo Cuscatlán, La Libertad. The website is at http://sansalvador.usembassy.gov. The consular
Consular Spotlight – Ciudad Juárez
by Ramon E. Curiel and Leigh Ganchan The U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (CDJ), adjudicates Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas for Mexican Citizens and certain Third
Having Fun Together
CLE Quito 2019 – Life in the Fast Lane
Thursday, May 16, 2019Registration is now open for our annual conference: Life in the Fast Lane, in Quito, Ecuador. November 21 to November 23, 2019
CLE Lima 2018, Surviving in Turbulent Times
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Though we have requested the participation of consular officers in our CLE and a tour of the Embassy, be aware that
Photos from our CLE in Rio de Janeiro
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Photos from our 2015 annual event, Immigration Carnival in Rio de Janeiro A grand time was had by everyone who attended