Vancouver, B.C. -- The American Immigration Lawyers Association President, Kathleen Campbell Walker, presented Davis Brown attorney Lori T. Chesser with a Presidential Award at the 2008 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law in Vancouver, B.C.
Chesser's award was "For Outstanding Service in Preparing for ICE Large Scale Enforcement Actions". She was recognized in 2006 for "Outstanding Achievement in Comprehensive Immigration Reform Advocacy.
"Although it is nice to have my efforts and those of our Firm recognized, I would rather be implementing a positive change in our immigration system than trying to limit the damage of our current dysfunctional one," said Chesser. "Immigrants are essential to our country and I am actually sorry this award was necessary."
Chesser and her 11-person Immigration department has been a resource for individuals and families affected by the recent Postville, Iowa raids. She has been recently quoted in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, The Des Moines Register, The New York Times, and appeared on Iowa Public Television.