AILA Announcements

Expert Advice on New Office L-1 Petitions

Using the L-1 visa to set up a new office may be a valuable option for companies looking to expand into the U.S. market. Our May 17, 2018, seminar, L-1 New Office and Extension Issues, will discuss elements of a successful petition and strategies for avoiding pitfalls. Register today!

Your Guide to Litigating in Federal Court

Robert Pauw’s Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court is a practical guide for anyone challenging immigration decisions in federal court. It includes a clear and concise overview of judicial review of immigration cases as well as sample documents and “quick cites” for brief writing.

Preparing for Ciudad Juarez Interviews

Visa interviews at Ciudad Juarez can include hidden dangers, such as discovery of tattoos and questions about drug and alcohol use during the medical exam. Learn to prepare your clients for their interview from expert practitioners during our May 15, 2018, seminar, What’s New at Ciudad Juarez?

Stay Up to Date on Statutes and Regulations

AILA’s 2018 editions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Immigration Regulations (CFR) will be shipping soon, with updated statutes and regulations through mid-March. Make sure you have the most up-to-date information – preorder these primary source references today!

Understand the Consequences of Corporate Reorganization

Many panels have covered due diligence and compliance issues for an upcoming merger, but our May 8, 2018, seminar will focus specifically on the immigration consequences of post-closing reorganization, including impacts on H-1Bs, L-1s, and EB-1s. Register today, and be prepared for what lies ahead.

Tools and Guidance for Immigration Litigation

AILA’s Immigration Litigation Toolbox will guide you through the most common flow of a case, from immigration court to the Supreme Court. Its sample pleadings, motions, and briefs cover a range of topics to help you litigate with confidence.

Take Action Tuesday: Senate Hearing on Immigration Court System

Tomorrow, the Senate Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration will hold a hearing on immigration courts. The hearing comes as DOJ prepares to impose unprecedented case completion quotas on IJs. Contact your lawmakers today to urge them to speak out against DOJ’s attacks on due process.

Just Two Weeks Left for Annual Conference Early-Bird Registration!

Early-bird registration for the 2018 Annual Conference expires in two short weeks, so make sure you register today. With sessions on all the most important areas of immigration law, this year’s conference is one of the best investments you can make in your practice. See you in San Francisco!

A Consular Processing Guide You Can Rely On

With increasing uncertainty surrounding consular processing, you’ll need a reference you can trust. Turn to the Consular Practice Handbook for help navigating this complex area of immigration law. It has everything you need to stay up to date on this rapidly changing practice area.

Late-Breaking Seminar on the EU's GDPR

The European Union's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) may impact your practice. Join us on April 25, 2018, for our late-breaking seminar, Preparing for the New EU Data Privacy Rules, for a discussion of the key points in the GDPR, who is subject to it, best practices, and more.

Help Increase the Impact of AILA’s National Day of Action!

Yesterday, more than 500 AILA members met with 360 lawmakers for our National Day of Action (NDA). Help amplify NDA’s advocacy whether you could participate or not. Thank you to everyone who came to Capitol Hill to advocate on behalf of immigrants.

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!

AILA Podcast: 2018 Annual Conference Review

Looking forward to the Annual Conference in San Francisco? Don’t miss this free podcast! The 2018 Annual Conference Committee gives you a preview of our largest event of the year.

John Oliver on Immigration Courts

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” aired a comedic yet powerful segment on injustices in U.S. immigration courts. Several AILA members were consulted about the piece and helped shape it.

Take Action Tuesday: Share AILA’s Recent Reports on the Invisible Wall and the Deportation Machine

Get involved today by helping to lift up AILA’s recently released reports, AILA’s Deconstructing the Invisible Wall and AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine, on social media. Then join AILA on April 12, 2018, to make your voices heard during the National Day of Action.

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.

Shareable Graphics for AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine Report

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

Kurzban’s Chapter Purchase Program: Save 25%

All members will automatically save 25 percent when they purchase the new edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook by May 1, 2018, on AILA Agora. No coupon code needed.

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.

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.

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.

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

AILA's free items for members for March are now available. Read a free article on advanced issues in asylum and withholding on removal and listen to a recording with step-by-step guidance on the categorical approach.
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.