Nikki Jacobson, Attorney at Law, to Lobby Congress for Immigration Reform at the AILA “Day of Action” this March

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When asked about family history, most Americans will recite a host of stories about their immigrant predecessors from various countries “finally making it” in the United States. But over the years, congressional legislation has complicated the immigration process to the point where even U.S. Citizens cannot effectively navigate it. Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, immigration attorney and Chair of the Immigration Law Committee at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, will be one of the lawyers lobbying Congress for immigration reform at the National American Immigration Lawyers Association event this March.

“If you’ve ever dealt with the government, you know there’s one thing they don’t lack: an overabundance of red tape,” says Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, an immigration attorney and Chair of the Immigration Law Committee at the Beverly Hills Bar Association, who will be one of the lawyers lobbying Congress for immigration reform at the National American Immigration Lawyers Association event in Washington, DC this March.

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is holding a national “Day of Action” on March 25, 2010 to highlight the need for immigration reform in the United States. Immigration Lawyer Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson and other immigration attorneys hope to spend the day educating government officials about the practical challenges presented by current immigration regulations and the need for a streamlined and more efficient system.

Through AILA’s “Day of Action,” it is hoped that government officials will seriously reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of immigration law and will examine the areas in which immigration reform would be beneficial. When asked about the importance of this event, Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson, Esq., stated, “This day is an important day not just for politicians, but for all Americans. As one of the experienced immigration lawyers lobbying Congress, my goal is to let our elected officials understand how their legislation negatively affects, not only hardworking immigrants, but also U.S. Citizens.” Mehrpoo Jacobson also stressed that immigration reform could even save American families money by reducing the number of bureaucratic hoops they are forced to jump though again and again, from lost paperwork to an unnecessarily long waiting period.

The AILA National Day of Action will begin on March 25, 2010 with registration from 7:00-9:15 am at the Marriott Metro Center Hotel in Washington, D.C. From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, there will be opportunities for conference attendees to interact with elected Congressional officials and Congressional staff. The closing reception will begin at 6:00 pm and will end at 8:00 pm at the National AILA Office on 1331 G Street NW in Washington, DC.

Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson is a very motivated and enthusiastic Immigration Law Lawyer who teaches people how to successfully navigate the ins and outs of the American legal system. She is Chair of the Immigration Law Committee at the Beverly Hills Bar Association and a committed immigration rights attorney who has been practicing law since 1997. Being an immigrant herself, her passion for law and her empathy for the plight of immigrants led her to be a founding partner of Jacobson & Han LLP and an Associate Professor of Law at West Los Angeles College. In addition to being very active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, she is an Executive Member of the Immigration Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar association and has represented individual and corporate clients from all walks of life.

For more information on the AILA Day of Action or to interview Nikki Jacobson, Esq., please call (213) 620-0222.

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