AILA Correspondence

Sign-On Letter Calling on President Trump, DHS, and DOS Secretaries to Extend TPS for Haitian Nationals

5/18/2017
On 5/18/17, AILA joined 329 organizations and individuals in urging President Trump, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to extend Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for the 50,000 Haitians whose remittances sustain as many as 500,000 relatives in Haiti.
AILA Doc. No. 17051900

AILA Statement to House Judiciary Committee on Markup of H.R. 2406, H.R. 2407, and H.R. 2431

5/17/2017
On 5/17/17, AILA submitted the following statement opposing three immigration related bills (H.R. 2407, H.R. 2406, and H.R. 2431) scheduled for markup on 5/18/17 before the House Judiciary Committee. These bills would constitute an unprecedented expansion of the immigration enforcement.
AILA Doc. No. 17051738

Sign-On Letter Calling on DHS Secretary Kelly to Halt the Expansion of Immigration Detention

5/8/2017
On 5/8/17, AILA joined 271 other organizations, urging DHS Secretary John Kelly to halt the expansion of immigration detention and to strengthen rather than lessen standards and monitoring of a system that already endangers the lives and due process rights of asylum seekers and immigrants.
AILA Doc. No. 17051132

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

3/23/2017
On 3/23/17, AILA joined members of H-2B Workforce Coalition urging House Leadership to include H-2B cap relief in future FY2017 spending measures and the future FY2018 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17041036

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

3/23/2017
On 3/23/17, AILA joined members of H-2B Workforce Coalition urging Senate Leadership to include H-2B cap relief in future FY2017 spending measures and the future FY2018 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17041035

Sign-On Letter Urging Senate Appropriators to Support H-2B Cap Relief in Future Spending Measures

3/23/2017
On 3/23/17, AILA joined members of H-2B Workforce Coalition urging Senate Appropriators to include H-2B cap relief in future FY2017 spending measures and the future FY2018 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17041034

Sign-On Letter Urging House Appropriators to Support H-2B Cap Relief in Future Spending Measures

3/23/2017
On 3/23/17, AILA joined members of H-2B Workforce Coalition urging House Appropriators to include H-2B cap relief in future FY2017 spending measures and the future FY2018 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17041033

Sign-On Letter Urging Congress to Not Fund President Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan and Border Wall

3/17/2017
On 3/23/17, AILA joined over 400 organizations from the progressive and faith-based communities urging congressional leadership to not fund President Trump’s mass deportation plan and border wall.
AILA Doc. No. 17032830

Sign-On Letter to Senate Judiciary on Holding an Oversight Hearing on Immigration Executive Orders

3/10/2017
On 3/10/17, AILA joined over 130 national, state, and local organizations urging the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration to hold oversight hearings on the immigration executive orders issued by President Trump.
AILA Doc. No. 17031536

Sign-On Letter to House Judiciary on Holding an Oversight Hearing on Immigration Executive Orders

3/10/2017
On 3/10/17, AILA joined over 130 national, state, and local organizations urging the House Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration to hold oversight hearings on the immigration executive orders issued by President Trump.
AILA Doc. No. 17031511

Sign-On Letter to Secretary Kelly on the Proposed Rulemaking Regarding EB-5 Program

2/24/2017
On 2/24/17, AILA joined a number of EB-5 stakeholder groups in resubmitting their request urging DHS Secretary Kelly to withdraw the EB-5 “midnight rule” proposed by USCIS on 1/13/17.
AILA Doc. No. 17030900

AILA Statement to House Judiciary Committee Hearing on Proposed Regulations Reforming the Investor Visa Program

3/8/2017
On 3/8/17, AILA submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Committee requesting that the DHS’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on January 2017 to be withdrawn for further consideration.
AILA Doc. No. 17030836

AILA Statement on the Nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General

2/3/2017
AILA submitted a statement to the United States Senate on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) of Attorney General, stating that “AILA is deeply troubled by the likely confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.”
AILA Doc. No. 17020238

Sign-On Letter to President Trump on Withdrawing EB-5 “Midnight Rule”

1/20/2017
On 1/20/17, AILA joined a number of EB-5 stakeholder groups in urging President Trump to withdraw the EB-5 “midnight rule” proposed by USCIS on 1/13/17.
AILA Doc. No. 17012462

Sign-On Letter to President-Elect Trump Regarding DACA

1/18/2017
On 1/18/17, AILA and 867 other national, state, and local religious, civil rights, ethnic, and immigration rights organizations asked President-Elect Trump to continue DACA.
AILA Doc. No. 17011966

Sign-On Letter to IACHR Requesting Hearing on Access to Asylum in the U.S.

1/15/2017
On 1/15/17, AILA joined other organizations in requesting a thematic hearing during the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) 161 Period of Sessions on measures taken by or at the request of the U.S. that impede access to asylum and interfere with the right to family life.
AILA Doc. No. 17011704