On 12/20/12, AILA joined 289 immigration, labor, faith, human rights, and community advocacy organizations in a sign-on letter to President Obama outlining recommendations for policy reforms in immigration enforcement and detention.
On 11/28/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith, and human rights organizations in a sign-on letter requesting further information regarding CBP’s use of force policy. Signatories also requested a meeting with CBP to discuss CBP’s protocols regarding lethal force.
On 11/28/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith, and human rights organizations in a sign-on letter calling for the closure of ten of the worst detention centers in the country while making immediate changes to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of immigrants.
AILA sign-on letter with over 70 organizations to DHS Secretary Napolitano commending the new initiative offering deferred action for certain undocumented youth and offering policy and operational recommendations.
On 6/1/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith, human rights, and community advocacy organizations in a sign-on letter thanking Senators for their support of the reauthorization of VAWA and urging against any rollbacks of protections.
On 5/7/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith, human rights, and community advocacy organizations in a sign-on letter to Attorney General Holder making recommendations to DOJ on guidance to address profiling.
On 5/17/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith, human rights, and community advocacy organizations in a sign-on letter in opposition to H.R. 4970, VAWA reauthorization bill as amended by Rep. Adams’ manager’s amendment.
On 4/26/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith-based, and community advocacy organizations in a sign-on letter to the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees urging rejection of the Child Tax Credit provision requiring tax filers to have a Social Security number.
On 4/2/12, AILA joined immigration, labor, faith-based, community, and victim advocacy organizations in a sign-on letter to the White House urging for the implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) in immigration detention facilities.
On 3/22/12, AILA joined business organizations and advocates in alerting the Administration to the importance of the legal and policy issues surrounding the L-1 visa category, in light of anticipated new L-1 policy guidance from USCIS.
On 2/24/12, AILA joined immigration advocacy organizations in sending initial comments for USCIS to consider as it develops the proposed rule to implement stateside processing of provisional waivers of inadmissibility for certain aliens.
A 4/22/11 AILA letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano recommending that DHS implement a process change permitting relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for and await adjudication of waivers of inadmissibility while inside the United States.
A 11/17/11 AILA letter to House Judiciary Committee expressing concern over H.R. 3256- Deport Convicted Foreign Criminals Act of 2011, which would damage the U.S. visa processing system and jeopardize U.S. businesses and communities.
On 5/17/11, AILA joined other immigrants’ rights and civil rights organizations requesting a meeting with DHS to discuss the residual populations affected by NSEERS and possible remedies for such individuals in light of DHS’s suspension of the NSEERS program.
On 11/15/11, AILA and other immigrants’ rights and civil rights organizations requested a follow-up meeting with Margo Schlanger of DHS's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Kelly Ryan of DHS on policies to remove penalties and procedures associated with NSEERS.
A 5/25/11 letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner from AILA recommending that licenses are granted as necessary in order for Libyan students and scholars to receive scholarship funds and financial support to continue their educational and research activities in the U.S.
A 5/4/11 letter from AILA to SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue expressing concern that SSA has once again started sending “No-Match” letters that advise employers when an employee is using a Social Security number that does not coincide with SSA’s records.
AILA and AIC letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concerns and offering assistance and perspective with respect to implementing a well-balanced policy on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.
AILA sign-on letters to DHS, EOIR, and OIL urging the adoption of interim measures, including holding petitions and applications in abeyance, pending final judicial or legislative resolution regarding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act.