In a 12/18/03 letter to Secretary Tom Ridge and Under Secretary Asa Hutchinson, a wide cross-section of advocates expressed support for the recent suspension of certain aspects of the Special Registration Program. The organizations also urged that the program be terminated in its entirety.
In a 10/22/03 letter to the IRS Commissioner and other officials, a wide cross-section of organizations, agencies and advocates expressed concern over the significant changes currently being contemplated by the IRS to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program.
A letter from AILA and other interested organizations to BCIS Director Eduardo Aguirre, Jr., urging him to restore direct telephone access to the Service Centers and to discontinue the recent policy change that prohibits access and contracts out much of this function.
Letters to Attorney General Ashcroft and President Bush express AILA's objections to a reported reversal by the Justice Department regarding its regulations on gender-based asylum and on Matter of R-A-.
A letter from AILA and other interested organizations to the Acting INS Commissioner, urging the Service to modify the proposed rule that would, among other things, eliminate the minimum admission period for B-2 visitors and reduce the maximum admission period for both B-1s and B-2s.
Letter from AILA to leaders in the House of Representatives urging adoption of the Senate version of the omnibus budget bill, H J Res 2, that restores $165 million in funding for border security and suspends funding of NSEERS special registration.