Congratulations to Katelyn Hufe Karahan, a Partner at Green and Spiegel, U.S., who has just been named Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Philadelphia, PA.

PHILADELPHIA, PA: During the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)’s annual elections on May 18th, Katelyn Hufe Karahan was elected Chair of the Philadelphia Chapter. Nominated by its members, she will serve a one-year term, effective immediately. Katelyn has been a member of AILA for eleven years, since 2012.

“I could not be more proud of Katelyn. Being elected Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association is a tremendous accomplishment and one that speaks not only to her acumen as an immigration lawyer, but also her impact on the community. I am confident that the Chapter and Philadelphia, at large, will benefit greatly from her leadership”, said Jonathan Grode, Green and Spiegel’s U.S. Practice Director and Managing Partner.

When asked about her new title, Katelyn said “I am honored to be leading the chapter during such an important and pivotal time. With an election drawing ever closer, and immigration policy being overdue for change, I look forward to serving as Chair with my incredible executive committee, and working alongside some of Philadelphia’s finest lawyers, to advocate on immigration issues that affect businesses, families, and the community. ”.

As described on its website, 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 organization consists of more than 15,000 lawyers nationally and over 500 throughout its Philadelphia Chapter.

Katelyn has over ten years of experience in nearly all aspects of immigration law including employment-based and family-based immigration, removal defense, federal litigation, citizenship, and applications for humanitarian relief. Katelyn’s practice currently focuses on helping entrepreneurs and small businesses grow by strategically utilizing a range of non-immigrant and immigrant visa options to build and retain a talented workforce. Katelyn’s litigation background and extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients and government agencies allow her to develop immigration strategies that focus on an employer’s needs, aspirations and long-term goals while navigating the complexities of the current immigration system. 

As a former business owner, Katelyn possesses a firsthand, in-depth understanding of the needs and challenges facing companies today and takes a personal approach in working with clients, valuing communication, honesty, and transparency. Katelyn also works with individual clients to achieve their goals in other areas of immigration including marriage and family-based applications, citizenship, and asylum, U-visas and humanitarian-based relief options.

About: Green and Spiegel U.S. is a law firm specializing in North American Immigration Law. The U.S. Headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with additional offices in Colorado, Ohio, and Rhode Island. From large corporate employee transfers to difficult family sponsorships and humanitarian applications for permanent residence, Green and Spiegel can help. With top legal minds in corporate employee transfers, removal/deportation, immigrant investment, family immigration, immigration compliance, and resolving inadmissibility issues, the professionals at Green and Spiegel have been recognized as industry leaders.

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