Miller Mayer immigration attorney Steve Yale-Loehr was awarded the Robert Juceam Founders Award by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) at its annual conference in Chicago last week. The award is given to “the person or entity having the most substantial impact on the field of immigration law or policy.” AILA said that Steve “has been a giant in the immigration legal community for decades. Not only has he had an immense impact on the students he teaches at Cornell Law School, [but] he has written a casebook on immigration law and edited numerous immigration publications” that reach far beyond the classroom. AILA noted that Steve has served on AILA’s National Asylum and Refugee Committee and contributed to many other national committees. He also shares key insights with the media through regular outreach to reporters and has served as a resource. Steve has practiced immigration law for more than 35 years. He also teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as Professor of Immigration Practice and is of counsel at Miller Mayer in Ithaca, New York. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest In the USA, a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional centers. Steve is also a founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. He was the 2001 recipient of AILA’s Elmer Fried Award for excellence in teaching and the 2004 recipient of AILA’s Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. He is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a non-resident fellow at the Migration Policy Institute. AILA said Steve has also “mentored hundreds of law students and immigration lawyers” and “embodies the best of scholarship, practice, and teaching.”