Fil-Am from top Michigan law firm to lead panel at US immigration lawyers confab
DETROIT, Michigan – Reginald A. Pacis, an immigration law attorney with Butzel Long, a prominent law firm founded in 1854, will lead a panel discussion at the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference on June 21-24, in Orlando, Florida.
Pacis will lead the panel discussion on “Section 245(i) and Grandfathering: A Refresher on June 23.”
Pacis specialized in immigration law and has handled a variety of immigration matters including H-1B specialty occupation cases; L-1 Intracompany transfers; Labor Certification; Immigrant Visa Petitions/Adjustment of Status; TN Free trade cases, H-1B Department of Labor Investigations, I-9 employer verification compliance, and U.S. Port of Entry airport and land port interviews.
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Pacis was appointed by former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in 2018, to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC), which helps address the concerns of the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities in Michigan.
In 2021, he was appointed by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer as Trustee to MAPAAC until his term ended this year.
Pacis was named Immigration Lawyer of the Year in 2023 and 2013, respectively by The Best Lawyers in America and has been listed in Best Lawyers for several years.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the Samahang Pilipino Ng Oakland.
He served two consecutive one-year terms from 2003 to 2005 as Chairperson of the Michigan Chapter of AILA and was a member of the AILA National Board of Governors for those terms.
He is vice president and a member of the Board of Directors, International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit.