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AILA Correspondence

Sign-on Letter Regarding Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC and Corresponding USCIS Guidance on Amended H-1B Petitions

6/26/2015
A 6/26/15 sign-on letter from AILA and other associations on the AAO precedent decision, Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC, and the subsequent USCIS guidance on the filing of amended H-1B petitions in light of the Simeio holding.
AILA Doc. No. 15062904

AILA Letter to Senator Leahy on EB-5 Job Creation Methodology

6/3/2015
A 6/3/15 letter from AILA to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) regarding the importance of various job counting methodologies to the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
AILA Doc. No. 15060436

Sign-On Letter Calling for TPS for Nepal

5/5/2015
A 5/5/15 letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson from 127 organizations, calling for a temporary protected status (TPS) designation for Nepal due to the massive earthquake on 4/25/15.
AILA Doc. No. 15050603

Sign-On Letter Calling for an End to Family Detention

5/11/2015
A 5/11/15 sign-on letter from 188 organizations calling on President Obama to end the detention of children and mothers fleeing violence in Central America.
AILA Doc. No. 15051108

Letter on Detrimental Impact of DMV Regulations in State of California

5/20/2015
A 5/20/15 letter from the AILA San Diego Chapter to Governor Jerry Brown (CA) on the detrimental impact of California’s DMV regulations on international students and scholars and a request for regulatory review and amendment of existing regulations.
AILA Doc. No. 15052801

AILA Letter to USCIS Requesting Opportunity to Provide Public Comments on EB-5 Memo

5/20/2015
A 5/20/15 letter to USCIS requesting that USCIS publish a draft version of its upcoming EB-5 policy memorandum which will address issues arising out of the establishment of a cut-off date for EB-5 China and provide an opportunity for public comment prior to issuing a final memo.
AILA Doc. No. 15052165

Environmental Organizations Oppose S. 750

5/5/2015
A 5/5/15 national sign-on letter from environmental organizations opposing S.750, the Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act, scheduled for markup on May 6, 2015, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
AILA Doc. No. 15050604

National Sign-On Letter Opposing S. 750

5/5/2015
A 5/5/15 national sign-on letter from immigration, labor, faith, environmental, human rights, and border advocates opposing S.750, the Arizona Borderlands Protection and Preservation Act, scheduled for markup on May 6, 2015, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
AILA Doc. No. 15050567

National Sign-On Letter to DHS on Implementation of November 2014 PD Policy

4/15/2015
A 4/15/15 letter from AILA and more than 100 other organizations to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson expressing concern about the implementation of the November 2014 memorandum on prosecutorial discretion (PD) and enforcement priorities.
AILA Doc. No. 15041710

National Sign-On Letter Calling on the President to End Family Detention

3/17/2015
A 3/17/15 national sign-on letter calling on President Obama to revisit family detention in light of federal district court injunction against detaining to deter and strong new evidence that detained mothers and children are asylum seekers.
AILA Doc. No. 15031860

National Sign-On Letter Regarding Children Ordered Removed In Absentia Without Notice

2/9/2015
A 2/9/15 national sign-on letter to DHS, EOIR, and ORR expressing concern about the large numbers of in absentia removal orders against recently-arrived children who did not receive notice of their removal proceedings.
AILA Doc. No. 15030961

AILA: H.R. 1147 Would Harm Nation’s Economy

3/2/2015
AILA’s statement submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the “Legal Workforce Act.”
AILA Doc. No. 15030362

AILA: H.R. 1153 Would Dramatically Alter U.S. Asylum and Humanitarian Protections

3/2/2015
AILA’s statement submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives opposing the “Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2015”
AILA Doc. No. 15030361

AILA: H.R. 1149 Will Harm Vulnerable Child Victims of Violence

3/2/2015
AILA statement for the House Judiciary Committee markup opposing H.R. 1149, the Protect the Children Act of 2015.
AILA Doc. No. 15030213

AILA: H.R 1148 Offers No Workable Solution to Serious, Long-Standing Problems with Immigration System

3/2/2015
AILA statement for the House Judiciary Committee markup opposing H.R. 1148, the Michael Davis, Jr. in Honor of State and Local Law Enforcement Act.
AILA Doc. No. 15030212

Letter to Senate Opposing S. 534 Introduced by Senator Collins

2/24/2015
A 2/24/15 letter from AILA to the Senate expressing opposition to the Immigration Rule of Law Act of 2015 (S. 534) introduced by Senator Collins.
AILA Doc. No. 15022564

Letter to Senate Opposing DHS Appropriations Act 2015 (H.R. 240)

2/3/2015
A 2/3/15 letter from AILA expressing opposition to the DHS Appropriations Act 2015 (H.R. 240), scheduled for a vote in the Senate. AILA welcomes, indeed urges, Congress to take up immigration reform but through robust and open debate, not a rushed process attached to a must-pass DHS spending bill.
AILA Doc. No. 15020360

AILA: Mass Detention of Asylum-Seekers is a Humanitarian Disaster

1/30/2015
AILA statement submitted to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a 1/30/15 briefing titled “State of Civil Rights at Immigration Detention Facilities.”
AILA Doc. No. 15012045

Letter to Secretary Perez on Modernizing and Enhancing the PERM Labor Certification Program

1/23/2015
Letter to Secretary Perez in response to DOL’s announcement that it would undertake a comprehensive examination of the permanent labor certification process and regulatory requirements in an effort to modernize the program and make it more responsive to changes in the national workforce.
AILA Doc. No. 15012342

Letter to the Chief of USCIS Asylum Division on Asylum Division Officer Training Course Lesson Plan

6/16/2014
A 6/16/14 letter from AILA and over 50 other organizations and law professors to John Lafferty, Chief of USCIS Asylum Division, requesting revisions to the Asylum Division Officer Training Course Lesson Plan, Credible Fear of Persecution and Torture Determinations, and the accompanying memorandum.
AILA Doc. No. 15011351

AILA Letter Opposing Four Amendments of H.R. 240

1/13/2015
A 1/13/15 letter from AILA to the House of Representatives expressing opposition to four amendments to the DHS Appropriations Act 2015 (H.R. 240).
AILA Doc. No. 15011347
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