Charles Kuck, based in Atlanta, Georgia, has been a U.S. immigration lawyer for almost three decades and has served in leadership roles in that field. Kuck is the past president of both the American Immigration Lawyers Association and of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers. He has testified in Congress on immigration issues, is frequently quoted in the national press on the current state of immigration in the U.S., and serves a resource for national immigration reform organizations, such as FWD.US and the National Immigration Forum. Currently, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has named Kuck as chair of Welcoming Atlanta, an initiative designed to attract new immigrants to live in Atlanta. Among his passions are ensuring justice for immigrants, by serving as lead counsel on federal and state court lawsuits to protect immigrants, including defeating Georgia’s attempt at unconstitutional legislation affecting immigrants, and most recently, fighting for in-state tuition in Georgia for recipients of DACA.
He and his wife Jennifer travel frequently around the world, and should hit their goal of 60 countries by the age of 60. Both of them served as missionaries in Arequipa and Cusco, Peru. And, both of them are BYU graduates; he in Latin American Studies and history and she in elementary education. His wife, with her master’s and specialist degrees in hand, is a well-known marriage and family therapist and addiction recovery specialist. They are the proud parents of four BYU graduates, three sons and a daughter, and three more BYU graduate daughters-in-law. Their five granddaughters will, hopefully, be BYU graduates one day!