In a letter to all members of Congress sent on 9/19/06, organizations and individuals across the nation urge Congress to oppose attempts to attach controversial immigration provisions to the must-pass DHS appropriations bill.
At a press conference preceding an immigration field hearing in Gainsville, GA, AILA’s First Vice President Charles Kuck read a statement in support of the wage provisions in the Senate immigration bill, as testimony before the House Workforce Protections Subcommittee on 8/14/06.
Letter from 58 organizations to USCIS opposing a proposal submitted by the CIS Ombudsman that would limit the filing of asylum applications with USCIS to persons in nonimmigrant status, charge a fee for asylum applications, and shift authority for credible fear assessments to ICE.
Letter to Senators urging their support of the Brownback – Lieberman Amendment, the Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act. The amendment would provide important and needed protections for asylum seekers and help to ensure an effective and humane system of immigration detention.
Letter signed by 84 organizations and 117 individuals and delivered to the Senate on 3/6/06, opposing provisions in the Chairman’s Mark that would harm “vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers, children, trafficking victims, and others seeking protection in the United States.”
Sign-on letter to President Bush by refugee and human rights organizations, including AILA, decrying treatment of Cubans reaching Florida Keys and other U.S. land who are repatriated without being granted “credible fear” interviews.
Letter from AILA President Deborah Notkin to Attorney General Gonzales outlining AILA concerns about due process in removal proceedings and BIA Affirmance Without Order review, and commending the AG for his new program to review the conduct of removal proceedings and BIA review proceedings.
A letter from Executive Director Jeanne Butterfield to the House of Representatives stating AILA’s opposition to the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R. 4437), introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).
A letter from AILA President Deborah Notkin asking Chairman Sensenbrenner and members of the House Judiciary Committee to oppose H.R. 3648, which would impose an additional fee of $1,500 on the L visa.
A letter addressed to Senators Gregg and Mikulski and Representatives Gilchrest and Delahunt supporting their bipartisan legislation, Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005, which praises them for recognizing the inefficiencies of the current and already exhausted H-2B visa cap.