AILA Announcements

Special Member Pricing: Advanced Asylum Seminar

Learn what to do when your asylum client missed the one-year filing deadline during our March 20, 2018, seminar, Advanced Issues in Asylum and Withholding of Removal. Our panelists will discuss strategies for dealing with this problem, examples of exceptions, and more. Special member price: $59.

An Immigration Law Primer for Everyone in Your Office

Essentials of Immigration Law will provide everyone in your office, from new attorneys to office staff, with a strong foundation in immigration law. It includes an overview of business– and family-based immigration, asylum, waivers, crimmigration, removal and relief, and much more.

Sign Up for the Next Free GMS Teleconference on February 28

On December 8, 2017, the European Union and the UK released a joint report detailing progress made during Phase 1 of the Brexit negotiations. Join the Global Migration Section (GMS) on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 10:00 am (ET) to discuss the tentative agreements made.

Attend the American Immigration Council’s DC Immigrant Achievement Awards

You’re invited to the DC Immigrant Achievement Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of immigrants and their advocates on April 12, 2018. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers, while supporting AILA's nonprofit partner, the American Immigration Council. Space is limited, be sure to get your ticket today!

Get Answers to Your Ability-to-Pay Questions

Demonstrating an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage on I-140 petitions can pose complicated challenges. Our March 8, 2018, seminar, Advanced Ability-to-Pay Issues, will cover relevant regulations, recent case law, and what to do when net income or current assets are insufficient.

Turn Your Paralegal into a Superstar

AILA’s Guide to Immigration Law for Paralegals covers the information on immigration law and procedure that your paralegal needs to confidently provide outstanding assistance. It includes articles on the paralegal’s role, preparing forms, ethical concerns, and more.

Early-Bird Rate for Spring Conference Ends in Three Weeks!

Registration rates for the 2018 Spring CLE Conference will increase after March 15, 2018. This year’s conference will answer all your questions about changing policies under the Trump administration, with panels featuring government officials and AILA’s agency liaison committees. Register today!

Essential Practice Documents, All in One Place

AILA’s Immigration Practice Toolbox puts the documents you need right at your fingertips. It includes sample questionnaires, checklists, and correspondence related to various practice areas, all reusable and customizable. Make the investment that will save your practice time!

Available for Purchase: Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions (2018 Edition)

The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC provides an index containing links to more than 2,000 unpublished BIA decisions. The index is organized by category and updated on a monthly basis. To purchase, email author Ben Winograd at IRAC. Group pricing available.

What’s New in the 2018 Annual Conference Program?

This year’s Annual Conference features some new elements, including an earlier start on Wednesday and Thursday, the AILA Inspires series, an extended law practice management track, more networking opportunities, and longer exhibit hall hours. Check out the conference program and register today!

Your Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Clients Facing Criminal Charges

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity provides clear analysis of the most important crimmigration issues. The 7th edition includes updates on federal case law and a focus on helpful tips. No matter how often you handle criminal issues, this is the reference for you!

Join AILA’s Practice Management Interest Group

AILA’s Practice Management Interest Group has officially launched and we’d like you to be part of this journey with us! This group focuses on solo and small firms and will engage in robust discussions important to the business practices and processes of an immigration law firm.

Get Involved with AILA Today!

AILA currently has several different ways for AILA members to get involved with leadership roles for the next year. Check them out and take an active leadership role today.

The Senate Debates Immigration Reform

AILA expressed deep disappointment in the failure of the Senate to pass commonsense reforms to protect Dreamers. This page includes AILA vote recommendations, one pagers on the amendments offered, and more.

AILA National Seeks Energetic Volunteers

The National Committee selection process for the 2018-19 term is now open. Complete the online form to communicate your interests, background, and volunteer experience. The call for Committee volunteers for the 2018-19 term will close on March 2, 2018.

AILA Seeks Feedback on AILALink

Take our three-minute online survey or take part in a short one-on-one conversation to help AILA prepare for the future of AILALink.

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

Crimmigration Updates and Defense Strategies

The new edition of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity, by Mary Kramer, includes up-to-date analysis on all areas of criminal immigration law, including federal case law, classifying crimes under the INA, prolonged detention, removal, the categorical approach, and more.

Help Us Find the 2018 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellow

Do you know a law student looking for a valuable summer opportunity focused on social justice and/or immigrants’ rights? Applications for the 2018 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship are now being accepted, with a deadline of February 28, 2018.

Register for AILA’s New ACES Interest Group Today!

AILA is launching a new practice-oriented interest group for AILA members that are interested in immigration law issues related to athletics, culture, entertainment, and science. To register for the ACES Interest Group, please complete this form to be added to the listserve.

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 AILA’s Self-Care Center

There are so many tasks to do every day and it can feel impossible to step away from it all and incorporate self-care practices into our daily routines. Life won’t slow down, but you can. We want you to make self-care practices a priority, even if for a small fraction of your day!

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

Quickly Build a Comprehensive Immigration Law Library With AILALink

Obtaining all the resources you need to practice successfully can be an expensive task. AILALink can help you save and provide you with an affordable and comprehensive immigration law library at the same time. Sign up for the next free training on January 10, 2018, or subscribe today!

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

AILA's free items for members for January are now available. Listen to this recording on overcoming H-1B and L-1 RFEs and read an article on contesting removability.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

Get Involved—Build Your AILA Presence and Community

The AILA New Members Division and the AILA Diversity and Inclusion Committee collaborated recently on a podcast about developing reputation, relationships, and skills to navigate AILA and the immigration law community.
AILA Doc. No. 15120402

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.