AILA Correspondence

Sign-On Letter to Congressional Leadership on Worksite Raids

6/6/2018
On 6/6/18, AILA joined several other human rights and immigrant rights organizations from across the U.S. in calling on congressional leadership to address the return of mass worksite raids and the increase of rogue worksite enforcement actions taken by ICE and DHS.
AILA Doc. No. 18061196

Sign-On Letter to Special Rapporteur González Morales on Violations of International Law at Immigration Detention Facilities

5/15/2018
On 5/15/18, AILA joined 70 other human rights and immigrant’s rights organizations across the U.S. to address violations of international law at the Stewart Detention Center and the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia and to call for coordinated site visits and international condemnation.
AILA Doc. No. 18060630

Sign-On Letter Urging ICE to Discontinue Policy of Detaining Pregnant Individuals

4/11/2018
On 4/11/18, AILA joined over 275 organizations in urging ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan to discontinue its policy of detaining pregnant individuals, who should be able to access the critical healthcare services they need, and instead release them to continue their cases outside of detention.
AILA Doc. No. 18042534

Sign-on Letter Urging DOL and DHS To Immediately Resume Processing H-2Bs

4/11/2018
On 4/11/18, AILA joined members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging the DOL and DHS Secretaries to immediately resume processing H-2B visas up to the full number of visas authorized by the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act.
AILA Doc. No. 18041900

Sign-On Letter Requesting Transparency and Accountability for Immigration Detention

4/5/2018
On 4/5/18, AILA joined nine organizations in a letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Thomas Homan, Acting Director of ICE, requesting that they bear accountability for the ongoing mismanagement of the detention system and comply with the limitations on agency spending.
AILA Doc. No. 18040541

AILA Urges Congress to Reject Excessive, Unjustified Spending on Immigration Enforcement in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

3/8/2018
On 3/8/18, AILA released a statement urging Congress to reject excessive, unjustified spending for immigration enforcement in the upcoming omnibus appropriations bill. President Trump has requested large increases in immigration enforcement funding, including $1.6 billion for the border wall.
AILA Doc. No. 18030834

Sign-On Letter Urging Congress to Pass the Dream Act and Reject the White House Proposal

2/13/2018
On 2/13/18, AILA joined 268 other organizations in a letter calling on Congress to enact permanent protections for Dreamers and reject the White House’s immigration proposal. The letter states that “protecting Dreamers cannot come at the cost of harming other immigrants or immigrant communities.”
AILA Doc. No. 18021439

Sign-On Letter to Congress Regarding Unaccompanied Children and Asylum Seekers

2/14/2018
On 2/14/18, AILA joined 99 other organizations in a letter urging Congress to support the Dream Act and vote against proposals that would punish asylum seekers and vulnerable immigrant children. These harmful proposals would violate due process for asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.
AILA Doc. No. 18021438

Coalition for the American Dream Opposes H.R. 4760

2/8/2018
On 2/8/18, the Coalition for the American Dream, of which AILA is a member, sent a letter to Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress declaring opposition to H.R. 4760: Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, which does not provide a permanent workable legislative solution for Dreamers.
AILA Doc. No. 18021231

Sign-On Letter Urging the Appropriations Committees to Include H-2B Cap Relief

2/2/2018
On 2/2/18, AILA joined members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include H-2B cap relief in any spending measure for the remainder of FY2018 or any other appropriate legislation.
AILA Doc. No. 18020540

Sign-On Letter Urging House and Senate Leadership to Include H-2B Cap Relief in Future Spending Measures

2/2/2018
On 2/2/18, AILA joined members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging House and Senate Leadership to include H-2B cap relief in any spending measures for the remainder of FY2018 or any other appropriate legislation.
AILA Doc. No. 18020539

Sign-On Letter to Secretary Nielsen Opposing Family Separation Proposal

1/16/2018
On 1/16/18, AILA joined 129 other organizations in a letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, opposing a recent proposal from the Trump administration to separate immigrant children from their parents when they are apprehended at the border.
AILA Doc. No. 18012942

Sign-On Letter to USCIS Requesting to Maintain the H-4 Rule

1/17/2018
On 1/17/18, eleven organizations including CompeteAmerica, which AILA is a member of, requested that USCIS continue to authorize employment for certain H-4 dependent spouses. The letter cites the instrumental role of these workers in STEM fields and their positive impact on the U.S. economy.
AILA Doc. No. 18012660