J'can/American lawyer, Walker-Huntington wins US national Diversity and Inclusion AwardWednesday, June 16, 2021
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Immigration and family lawyer and diversity and inclusion consultant, Dahlia Walker-Huntington recently copped a national Diversity and Inclusion award from The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Dahlia is a 23-year member of AILA's South Florida Chapter, the regional chapter of the national association of immigration attorneys and law professors. The association's mission is to promote justice and advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy.
The Diversity & Inclusion Award is an acknowledgement bestowed upon an individual, law firm, law school, nonprofit, or organisation in the immigration field that has promoted diversity and inclusion excellence in the immigration legal profession.
Each year, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee grants this award by seeking its members' input on candidates to consider for this honour.
“As a peer reviewed/contributed recognition, I'm even more humbled. When your own colleagues hold you in such high esteem it really is very sobering,” remarked Walker-Huntington, who was addressing the honour.
With over 20 years of commitment to legal and fair immigration, Walker-Huntington continues to be an advocate on Immigration, Inclusion and Diversity matters, and has spoken and written extensively on issues of immigrants' rights, Jamaican Diaspora affairs, and race and gender equality; and on many occasions travelled at her own expense to lobby the US Congress, and successive US governments for equitable immigration laws.
Maggie Arias, immediate past-president of the AILA South Florida-Chapter said: “Undoubtedly this accolade being bestowed on our member Dahlia is well-deserved and we are all so proud to have her as a leader, educator, collaborator, and influencer in our organisation”.
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