Attorney Lloyd E. Bennett Attends Meetings with Officials Concerning Immigration System Changes

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Throughout the months of April and May, the New Jersey immigration lawyer has been attending various meetings with important decision makers in the U.S. immigration law landscape.

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Over the past couple of months, New Jersey Immigration Attorney Lloyd E. Bennett has been busy attending meetings with government officials to discuss important changes to U.S. immigration law and to immigration court procedures. The lawyer attended many of these events as a representative of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s New Jersey chapter (AILA-NJ). These meetings have provided a platform for Attorney Bennett and others in his legal field to raise concerns over changes that need to be made in the system, as well as to obtain more information about how the government’s immigration-related agencies operate.

Attorney Bennett and other AILA-NJ members traveled to Washington, DC to attend the National Day of Action, which was held on April 11, 2013. At the event, attendees had the chance to meet with New Jersey Senate and House members and their aids so that they could discuss immigration reform and its effects on the individuals in their communities. While in Washington, DC, Attorney Bennett also attended a rally on Capitol Hill, which involved more than 10,000 people. The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. recognizes how fortunate the state of New Jersey is to have Robert Menendez as a senator. Sen. Menendez is among the “Gang of Eight,” which refers to the eight senators behind the immigration reform bill.

The very next day on April 12, Attorney Bennett was present at a meeting with national leaders of multiple government agencies. Those agencies included U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). The purpose of this meeting was to learn about new initiatives that are being implemented nationwide in order to reduce court and processing delays. New procedures and policies were also discussed.

On April 23, Mr. Bennett attended a meeting with USCIS Newark officials. He met with supervisors who worked in Adjustment, Naturalization, Community Outreach and Staff Counsel. The meeting, which is held each quarter between the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s New Jersey chapter (AILA-NJ) and the USCIS Newark district office, provides an opportunity to discuss any existing concerns that the organizations’ member lawyers have. In these meetings, attendees can also discuss cases that need special attention, and they can additionally receive explanation about new procedures and policies.

Attorney Bennett continued his tour of meetings through the month of May. He and other members of the AILA-NJ Trial Attorney liaison committee met with Chief Trial Attorney (the government’s legal counsel for immigration-related matters) and her staff from the Newark Immigration Court on May 21. The topics of discussion were new processes and procedures, as well as issues concerning immigration court practice. As Co-Chair of the AILA-NJ’s ICE liaison committee, Attorney Bennett and other committee members also attended a meeting with the ICE field office director and his staff. Both meetings provided an opportunity for the organization’s representatives to address their concerns about obstacles they face in the offices’ current systems for the processing immigration cases.

One of Attorney Bennett’s next stops will be the 2013 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Conference. This event will take place June 26-29 in San Francisco and will likely have an attendance of about 3,000 to 4,000 immigration lawyers.

The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. handles various types of immigration-related matters. The law firm helps individuals who are trying to obtain permanent residency through green cards, who are trying to apply for citizenship, who are seeking defense against deportation and who are dealing with many other issues. Learn more about Attorney Bennett’s law firm by visiting

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