Tampa Partner Maria del Carmen Ramos has been re-elected to the Board of Directors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter. The AILA Central Florida Chapter is the local chapter for the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members. This will be Maria’s second term on the Board of Directors after having been heavily involved in the AILA Central Florida Chapter for many years, previously serving as the Education Vice Chair and co-chairing the chapter’s law conference in 2019.
Incoming AILA Central Florida Chapter Chair, April Caminez-Bentley said, “It is wonderful to have Maria re-elected to the Board of Directors. Maria’s leadership, wealth of immigration expertise, and her skillful communications bring great value to the Board in carrying out our Chapter endeavors from educating our Members about the latest immigration changes to lobbying Congress for immigration reform.”
Clients across multiple industries frequently turn to Maria for her knowledge and experience in counseling on immigration issues. Six times named Tampa’s top immigration lawyer, Maria understands that immigration law is a way for employers to move human capital, including workers’ knowledge, talent, skills, experience, and training, around the world.
Most employers rightly view U.S. immigration law as a labyrinth—an elaborate, confusing set of rules that are all but impossible to navigate. But with nearly two decades of experience navigating the immigration statutes, regulations, and policy guidance, Maria is able to help employers efficiently and cost-effectively move employees where they need them, when they need them.