On June 20, 2019, at the Annual Conference of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Orlando, Ron Klasko was awarded the Bar Association’s highest award, The Founders Award. Presented to the person or organization “who has had the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy”, the honor has only been awarded three times in the last decade. AILA has bestowed this award upon a member of the association on only five occasions, and Ron becomes the first person in the history of the organization to be twice honored with this award. Previous recipients of the award include President Truman, Supreme Court Justice Douglas, Senator Kennedy and Congressman Rodino.
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