AILA Announcements

Get Pointers for Preparing Clients for ICE Interviews

Clients in the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program (ISAP) and similar programs face the possibility of arrest when attending routine ICE check-ins. Join us on July 10, 2018, for our audio seminar, The ICE-Man Cometh, to learn how to prepare clients for interviews and any possible outcome.

A Comprehensive Guide to Business Immigration

Where other references will tell you how to file a case, Business Immigration: Law & Practice shows you how to lawyer a case. This must-have treatise covers all aspects of employment-based immigration law, with thoughtful analysis of key issues and practical strategies. Order today!

AILA Is Upgrading Its Website Security

AILA is updating all the AILA websites to use secure certificates (https) for all functionality. Late night on Saturday, June 25, 2018, AILA will begin the process of switching over all of its websites to the new https setup. The search will be unavailable for several hours.

Learn How You Can Support the Fight Against Family Detention and Family Separation

There has been an outpouring of support for the immigration community. To provide clarity on how you can support the work that the American Immigration Council and the Immigration Justice Campaign does, here are three ways you can support the fight against family detention and family separation.

Get Answers to Your Consular Processing Questions

The Consular Practice Handbook (eBook) is a must-have for any attorney representing a client through consular processing. You’ll find practical guidance on completing DOS forms, NVC processing, preparing clients for visa interviews, challenging visa refusals, and more.

Stay Up to Date on Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Issues

Join us at the 2018 AILA Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement CLE Conference, on August 10–11, 2018, in Boston, and learn about the most pressing compliance and enforcement issues facing employers and attorneys, as well as essential tips and best practices for dealing with them.

2019 AILA Annual Conference Call For Presentations

The planning has already started for the 2019 Annual Conference! The conference planning committee needs your suggestions for topics, speakers, and preferred formats to ensure that the quality of next year’s event continues AILA's long tradition of excellence. Please share your thoughts by 7/23/18.

Late-Breaking Seminar: Get Ready for H-2B Filings for FY2019

With the first available filing date fast approaching for H-2B visas for FY2019, make sure you’re up to date on filing strategies, best practices, and DOL protocols for processing and accepting labor certifications. Register for our June 28, 2018, late-breaking seminar! Special $99 member pricing.

Volunteers Needed at Detention Center in Dilley, Texas this Summer

Help the 2,000 women and children detained in Dilley, Texas, and volunteer with CARA’s Dilley Pro Bono Project. The project is searching for volunteer attorneys the weeks of July 8, August 12, and August 19. To sign up, please contact Caya Simonsen at

AILA Introduces Privacy Policy

AILA has protected user data through the application of accepted industry standard practices and procedures. The recent adoption of EU’s GDPR brought to the forefront the need to consolidate our privacy protection practices into a unified privacy policy, which is being introduced today.

Free Toolkit to Hone your Fearless Lawyering Skills!

The Immigration Justice Campaign has launched a brand new Fearless Lawyering Toolkit, available exclusively to AILA members for free, to help you develop and sharpen your removal defense and federal court litigation skills. Check it out today.

Take Action Tuesday: Congress Must Vote to Protect Dreamers

A discharge petition in the House of Representatives for H.Res. 774 is just 17 signers shy of the 218 necessary to force a vote on four bills related to Dreamers. Contact your member of Congress today, learn more about the “queen-of-the-hill” resolution, and engage your community on the issue.

Order the 2018 Editions of INA/CFR!

AILA’s 2018 editions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Immigration Regulations (CFR) are now available for purchase. The new editions include the latest statues and regulations as of mid-March 2018, so you’ll have the latest information for the year ahead. Order today!

Are You an AILA Attorney Representing a Client in Sanctuary?

Let us know if you have a client in sanctuary and are interested in collaborating and communicating with other AILA attorneys regarding issues and strategies unique to those in sanctuary.

Take Action Tuesday: Report IJs Denying Requests for Continuances and Change of Venue

EOIR has announced several policy changes that interfere with an individual’s right to a full and fair hearing by an impartial immigration judge. Help advance AILA’s advocacy efforts by sharing case examples in which immigration judges have denied continuances and/or request for change of venue.

AILA to Roll Out New Civility Code This Summer

On 4/14/18, the Board of Governors voted into effect a new AILA Civility Code. The goal is to roll out this code on 7/1/18. The Civility Code is designed to make AILA communications tools more accessible to the membership by keeping them professional. Additional information forthcoming.

New Report Highlights Immigration Court Needs Being Ignored by Administration

The administration has taken steps to make the immigration court system harsher. Well, we now also know that the government’s changes fly in the face of a Booz, Allen, Hamilton, report, commissioned by the government, which they have had in hand for over a year. Learn more and take action!

Take Action Tuesday: New Resources on the Importance of Family Immigration

AILA shares new resources that highlight the importance of family immigration. AILA’s latest Interview of the Month video features Dagmar Butte talking about her personal family immigration story. AILA also published a companion blog post on Think Immigration sharing her story. Get involved today!

Shareable Graphics on AILA’s Deconstructing the Invisible Wall Report

AILA released its report, Deconstructing the Invisible Wall, which details the Trump administration’s policies and procedures that are slowing, or even stopping, legal immigration to the United States. Use these graphics to share the report widely on your social media networks.

Take Action Tuesday: Shareable Graphics for AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine Report

Keep sharing these graphics that highlight key takeaways from AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine report, which surveys policy changes to immigration enforcement made by the Trump administration. Please share widely as part of our #AILAStandsWithImmigrants campaign.

Shareable Graphics Championing Family-Based Immigration

AILA posted a Think Immigration blog post on the reality of the family-based immigration system, dismantling the attacks against it and the pejorative term “chain migration,” and explaining why family-based immigration as a cornerstone of our country’s history must be protected. Please share widely.
AILA Doc. No. 18012599

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA’s upcoming web and audio seminars. Get your CLE requirements from the convenience of your desk. Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule!

Check Out Recent AILA Recordings

AILA offers recordings of recent web and audio seminars that are available whenever you are! Check out the recordings today and stay current on the trends, topics, and issues that affect your clients and practice. CLE credit is also available for many of these recordings.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

Check out AILA's free items for members for the month of May. Read a free article on advanced issues in asylum and withholding of removal and listen to a recording on preparing successful O-1 and P-1 petitions.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

What’s Happening!

Have news you want to share with the AILA community? It might be a professional announcement, an award you’ve won, or news of a wedding or a new addition to your family. Send a 500- to 700-character blurb to AILA today. Then check back to this page to see updates from your fellow members.
AILA Doc. No. 15071005

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the INA

AILA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act with 15% off the 2015 edition of the INA. Enter INA50ANN during checkout on AILA Agora. This offer excludes previous/existing orders. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires October 13, 2015.

The New Thinks Like You

Learn about the new features of AILA’s website.