Cyrus Mehta is the Founder and Managing Partner of Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners, PLLC (CDMP). He represents corporations and individuals from around the world in business and employment immigration, family immigration, consular matters, naturalization, federal court litigation and asylum. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School where he teaches a course, Immigration and Work.
AILA member Sarah Owings attended the College of Law at Georgia State University, graduating in 2007. She has been involved in immigration advocacy and support efforts at the state and local level throughout her career and served as the chair of the GA-AL chapter from 2016-2017.
Since 2017 she has served on the AILA Board of Governors as an elected director.
Vaman Kidambi is the principal attorney at Kidambi & Associates, P.C., a business immigration law firm based in Trumbull, CT. As an AILA member for twenty-four years, he remains actively involved in championing the rights of his clients through his practice.
Gregory Chen is Senior Director of Government Relations for AILA Prior to joining AILA in 2010, Greg worked for Lutheran Immigration; he came to Washington, D.C. after spending five years in San Francisco at Legal Services for Children. He is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law School and clerked for the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini serves as Director of Government Relations for AILA directing the association’s administrative and congressional advocacy efforts with a focus on employment-based immigration, immigration benefits, and the legal immigration system. Prior to joining AILA in May 2019, she worked with the Office of the Chief Counsel at USCIS.
Corie O’Rourke is a supervising immigration staff attorney at Ayuda, a DC area nonprofit that provides legal, social, and language access services to low income immigrants. She provides direct representation to immigrants in both affirmative and defensive humanitarian and family-based immigration cases. Cory Sagduyu represents children in their immigration cases as a children’s program attorney at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, a nonprofit organization that provides free legal and social services to low-income immigrants in the Dallas area. She previously worked at Ayuda as a Skadden Fellow, where she represented survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, and other crimes in a variety of matters before USCIS, immigration courts, and juvenile and domestic relations courts. Katherine Soltis is a supervising immigration attorney at Ayuda, a DC area nonprofit that provides legal, social, and language access services to low income immigrants. She provides immigration representation to survivors of trafficking and other crimes before USCIS, the AAO, the Arlington Immigration Court, Virginia state courts, and the Eastern District of Virginia.
AILA Member Eva Loney is an Immigrants' Rights Staff Attorney at Centro Legal de la Raza, in Oakland, California, where she represents children and families in removal proceedings. She is a graduate of UC Davis School of Law.
Scott Emerick is a Senior Associate Attorney at the Bolour / Carl Immigration Group and a former Chair of the Southern California Chapter of AILA. He represents foreign nationals and U.S. citizens in complex immigration proceedings and federal litigation.
Ben Levey, Asylee Outreach Specialist at HIAS, has helped hundreds of asylees access the benefits and services available to them. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a graduate of Northwestern University, Ben created asyleeoutreach.org, the first-ever website aimed at helping asylees figure out next steps after a grant of asylum, and served as the 2020 Chair of RCUSA’s Asylum Services Working Group. Rachel Zoghlin is the Associate Director, Pro Bono & Partnerships at HIAS, where she develops opportunities and trainings for pro bono attorneys across the country to get involved in supporting asylum-seekers. Prior to joining HIAS, Rachel worked at a boutique immigration litigation firm in Bethesda, Maryland, where she represented immigrants seeking asylum, defending against deportation, and applying for various forms of humanitarian relief.