I am pleased to announce that an effort is under way to relaunch the Americas Chapter of the International Association of Refugee and Migration Judges. The Americas Chapter was launched in the early 2000’s with the collaboration of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the United States, Mexico and Costa Rica. The bylaws for the Americas chapter were approved by the International body in Germany, in May of 2003.
Esteban is a Judge of the Administrative Tribunal of Immigration (Tribunal Administrativo Migratorio) of Costa Rica, having previously served as Vice-President of the Americas Chapter until his election as Chapter President at the time of the highly successfully IARMJ World Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica. As Chapter President, Esteban serves on the Executive of the global IARMJ.