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The Founders Award

To the person or entity who has had the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy in the preceding period(established 1950)



  • Kathleen Campbell Walker, El Paso, TX (2014)
  • Josie Gonzalez (2008)
  • Jeanne A. Butterfield (2003)
  • H. Ronald Klasko (1999)
  • Daryl R. Buffenstein (1997)
  • National Association of Manufacturers (1996)
  • National Immigration Forum (1996)
  • Women’s Refugee Project of the Cambridge and Somerville Legal Services and the Harvard Law School (1994)
  • Hon. Peter W. Rodino, Jr., Chairman, House Judiciary Committee (1986)
  • Office of Special Investigations, Department of Justice (1985)
  • The Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (1984)
  • Louisa Wilson, Board of Immigration Appeals (1978)
  • Hon. Edward M. Kennedy, Chairman, Senate Immigration Subcommittee (1977)
  • Hon. Emmanual Cellar, Chairman, House Judiciary Committee (1976)
  • Maurice A. Roberts, Chairman, Board of Immigration Appeals (1975)
  • Hon. William O. Douglas, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court (1974)
  • George H. Owen, Department of State (1973)
  • Hon. Raymond F. Farrell, Immigration & Naturalization Service (1968)
  • Joshua S. Koenigsberg, Founding AILA President (1967)
  • Hon. Michael A. Feighan, Chairman, House Immigration & Naturalization Subcommittee (1966)
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (1965)
  • His Excellency Edward E. Swanstrom, Auxiliary Bishop of New York (1962)
  • August R. Lindt, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (1960)
  • President Harry S. Truman (1952)
  • U.S. Displaced Persons Commission (1950)

 
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