Charles C. Foster Receives National Award, Keeper of the American Dream
Charles C. Foster, Chairman of Foster LLP, has received the Keeper of the American Dream national award for his many years of dedication supporting immigrants and working to advance constructive, bipartisan immigration solutions. He received the award in Washington D.C. in October and was honored on November 16, 2023 at the Courage to Lead awards reception by the National Immigration Forum at the Asia Society Texas Center in Houston, Texas.
Charles joins past recipients Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Rep. Michael Simpson (R-ID), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Michael Bennett (D-CO), and Sen. James Lankford (R-OK).
The award recognizes his distinguished career of community involvement, advocacy, and leadership. He served as senior immigration policy advisor to President George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns and as an immigration policy advisor to Barack Obama in the 2008 campaign. He has testified before both U.S. Senate and House subcommittees on immigration matters. He is the founding Chairman of the Immigration & Nationality Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and previously served as Chairman of the Governor’s Task Force on Immigration, the Greater Houston Partnership’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and World Trade Division, the American Bar Association’s Coordinating Committee on Immigration Law, and the State Bar of Texas Committee on Laws Relating to Immigration and Nationality and is past National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Houston Forum and the Houston Club and Board member of Ripley/Baker.
In addition to being an outstanding lawyer, Charles cares about his clients and believes that the U.S. can continue to grow and prosper with immigration. “I’ve been privileged not only to have practiced immigration law for decades with exceptional and experienced lawyers, but to have had opportunities to improve our immigration laws and policies.”