Comment: More On AILA Elections - In response to the letter from a formerly nominated candidate in the ongoing AILA election, in the 6/5/12 issue of Immigration Daily, we received the following letter from well-known attorney Lory Rosenberg, reproduced in its entirety below.
Dear Editor: As a three-term, former elected Director on AILA's Board of Governors, having served on the AILA Nominating Committee, I am quite familiar with the by-laws, the role played by the nominating committee under those bylaws, and the annual AILA elections. In the interest of accuracy and fair play, I am compelled to correct numerous misleading statements made by Mr. Rusty DeMoss concerning the AILA nomination process and elections, which you published on June 4, 2012. Mr. DeMoss took advantage of a legitimate opportunity to clarify or correct the reasons for his withdrawal from nomination for the contested position of AILA Secretary, and used it as a platform to offer a partisan and uninformed justification of the AILA nominations process and the candidate selected by the AILA Nominating Committee after his withdrawal. That is regrettable, because in doing so, Mr. DeMoss glossed over the superior qualifications of the petition candidate, Jeff Joseph, who is an award winning, published litigator, dedicated pro bono counsel, and 100% full-time, AILA immigration lawyer and business owner, with over a decade of solid AILA contributions at the national level as a trainer, mentor, lecturer, Chapter Chair, Board Member, liaison, and regional and annual conference chair, whose expertise and talent as an AILA leader, as well as his "strong familiarity with AILA's issues and challenges" has been endorsed by over 230 AILA leaders. First, I question Mr. DeMoss's purported "understanding" of the AILA Nominating Committee's activities that took place before or after he withdrew as a candidate. The Nominating Committee's activities are confidential and it's activities and procedures are not published other than as stated in the AILA bylaws. Mr. DeMoss should have no basis for his "understanding" of what the Nominating Committee did after his withdrawal, and has no reason to know whether the Nominating Committee "requested candidates who already submitted their names for consideration to re-submit for the position." Second, I challenge the suggestion in Mr. DeMoss's statement that he is privy, not only to the procedure followed by the Nominating Committee in this instance, but to which, if any, candidates "the Nominating Committee reviewed" after his withdrawal. Put bluntly, how does Mr. DeMoss know that the Nominating Committee considered Jeff Joseph, inasmuch Jeff already had declared he was running by petition? And, without that information, which I doubt he has, how does Mr. DeMoss know that the Nominating Committee's decision was made after "full, fair, and equal review" of all interested candidates? It is plain that Mr. DeMoss can have no such knowledge or information and is relying only on unsupported assumptions. His partisan comments warrant every reader of ILW who is a member of AILA to consider carefully Mr. DeMoss's claim that the Nominating Committee's choice is the "best candidate" in light of the Queen's response in Shakespeare's Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 2, that "the lady doth protest too much methinks." - Lory Diana Rosenberg
Online voting for the 2012 Elections for the AILA Board of Governors and Executive Committee is currently in progress. Thirteen candidates are running for several open Director positions, and two candidates are running for Secretary. Immigration Daily has received one more candidate statement, the consolidated list of candidate statements submitted so far is, in order of receipt: Sarah Peterson Stensrud, Sarah Z. Brown, Nita J Itchhaporia, Stephen W. Manning, Jeff Joseph, Jeffrey Devore, Jennifer Minear, Amy Peck, Gayle Oshrin, Annaluisa Padilla, and Ira Azulay. We received no campaign statements from four candidates, despite several invitations: Cory Caouette, Alexis Axelrad, Todd Becraft, and Kenneth K. Schmitt. As has ever been our custom, we encourage AILA members to vote, the 2012 election voting page is here.
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