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Butzel Long attorney and former AILA Michigan Chair celebrates AILA Platinum Level Award, highest honor achieved by a Chapter; Bushra Malik also featured during AILA (virtual) Annual Conference

DETROIT, Mich. – Bushra Malik, Butzel Long attorney, shareholder and outgoing Michigan Chapter Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), is celebrating the Chapter receiving the AILA Platinum Level Award, under her leadership. It is the highest award given to a Chapter by the professional organization. The AILA award program recognizes AILA Chapters for their dedication, outstanding efforts, and achievements throughout the year.

Moreover, Malik also was a featured speaker during the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Virtual Annual Conference on June 10, 2021. She was a discussion leader in a panel program titled, “NAFTA/USMCA: The Current State of Play at the Southern and Northern Borders.” Panelists discussed how to navigate the policies of our neighboring countries that further complicate options for border crossings.

Malik currently serves on the AILA Department of State National Liaison Committee. Malik’s other AILA leadership roles have included serving as Chair of the Global Migration Section. Malik also previously served on the AILA Customs and Border Protection National Liaison Committee; was the Program Chair of the 2015 AILA Global Immigration Forum; and has presented at numerous AILA National, AILA GMS and AILA Rome District conferences. She also previously served as the Chair of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Liaison Committee for the Michigan Chapter of AILA.

She practices in the area of immigration law, focusing on the representation of multinational and domestic clients’ inbound and global migration needs. Her experience includes Employment based (Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher, Multinational Manager, and PERMs) and Family based Permanent Residence Petitions, Non-Immigrant Petitions (H-1B/Specialty Occupation, J-1/ Exchange Visitor, L-1/Intracompany Transfers, O-1/Extraordinary Ability, TN/ NAFTA); Employer Compliance (I-9 Audits and H-1B Public Access File Audits); J-1 waivers; Compliance under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiate (WHTI); U.S. Passports; complex naturalization matters; and currency seizures.

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