Liz and the Llama

by Protima Daryanani


 Liz at the London Zoo.

Liz at the London Zoo.

This past week the Rome District Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) hosted a conference at a unique space, the beloved London Zoo. The conference, appropriately titled "No Monkey Business. Just Immigration Law" (yes, I'm not kidding), took place in a beautiful Georgian building on the Zoo grounds with a terrace overlooking Penguin Beach, and featured some excellent immigration speakers. In this photo, Liz consults with one of the nation's foremost H-1B specialists. Yes, that's right. Apart from producing a beautiful and soft wool, llamas are intelligent and can learn simple tasks, which makes them perfect for H-1Bs. And then they can deliver the petitions to US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) themselves, since they can carry about 25% to 30% of their body weight!