Liam Schwartz leads the Corporate Immigration Practice at Goldfarb Gross Seligman Law Offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. Liam’s past AILA service includes chair of the AILA Department of State Liaison Committee; chair of the Rome District Chapter – EMEA; and member of the Global Migration Section Steering Committee.

Jim Nzonguma Mayua is an Assistant Professor at Albany State University specializing in Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Human Rights, and Refugee Law.

César Magaña Linares, Attorney at Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center, Omaha; Raquel Fernández, Social Media Liaison for the American Immigration Lawyers Association Carolinas Chapter.

Emercio Jose Aponte is a Venezuelan and Illinois Attorney. He is a Collaborator Professor at the Open University of Catalonia, with more than 15 years of academic experience in the fields of Human Rights, Constitutional Law, and International Law, who has also served as a Venezuela Country Conditions Expert. Andrea Paola Aponte is an undergraduate Criminology student at the University of Florida; she will be graduating this Spring. She hopes to practice Immigration and Nationality Law after attending Law School.

Alejandra M. Arrieta, the youngest child of immigrant parents and the first to attend law school is a human rights advocate that is demisexual, pansexual, neurodivergent, cis-gendered woman, and is ethnically Mexican American. As a young child, the human rights crisis at the border deeply impacted her desire for justice, equality, and equity and she chose to pursue those ideals as a career.

Alexandra Zaretsky is an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Her project focuses on reuniting refugee families from Muslim-majority countries by exposing and challenging anti-Muslim immigration policies, including through targeted litigation.

Robin Nice is the 2023-2024 Chair for AILA New England, and an immigration attorney at McHaffey & Nice, LLC in Boston, Massachusetts. Robin received her B.A. from Wellesley College, her Master's Degree in Human Rights from London School of Economics in 2008, and a J.D. from Boston University Law School in 2012. She focuses on asylum and other forms of humanitarian relief before USCIS and Immigration Court.

Dr. Wood is the Chief Legal Officer and supervisor of attorneys, global paralegals, case managers and legal assistants worldwide at HAYMAN-WOODWARD LAW FIRM LLP. She holds an LL.M. from UCLA School of Law, a J.D. from UMiami School of Law, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois.