Council Resources for AILA New York and
Upstate New York Chapter:
Your New York Council Ambassador: L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens
Schwartz Ehrens Immigration Law
Website: www.seimmigration.com 
About Batya: Ms. L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens is the principal attorney at Schwartz Ehrens Immigration Law. She represents individuals and employers regarding visa strategies and immigration compliance. Ms. Schwartz Ehrens assists professionals in all fields seeking nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence. Her clients include students, investors, entrepreneurs, physicians, scientists, executives, artists, and many others. She also handles family based immigration matters including marriage, DACA, and provisional waivers.
As a passionate advocate for economic growth through the contributions of immigrants, Ms. Schwartz Ehrens has written articles and spoken extensively on a range of specialized topics including employment-based immigration options, E-Verify, I-9 Compliance, naturalization, and grassroots advocacy. In 2009, she co-edited The Immigration Compliance Book, a comprehensive reference book on worksite enforcement and E-Verify, and is currently editing a guidebook for EB-5 Regional Centers. Ms. Schwartz Ehrens is an adjunct professor of Business Immigration Law at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Professional Studies’ Advanced Certificate in Immigration Law program. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is active on the Corporate Practice, Department of Labor, Advocacy, and Global Mobility committees of AILA’s New York Chapter. She is also the New York Ambassador of the American Immigration Council and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Ms. Schwartz Ehrens received a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Emory University and both a Juris Doctorate and M.B.A. from The American University. She is proficient in Spanish, Hebrew and Japanese.
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