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2011 - 2012

AILA Letter to DOS Urging Modernization of FAM on ART

12/20/2012
A 12/20/12 AILA letter to DOS on modernizing the treatment of U.S. citizenship acquisition for children born abroad after conception through assisted reproductive technology (ART).
AILA Doc. No. 12122440

Sign-On Letter to President Obama on Immigration Enforcement Priorities

12/20/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12122058

Sign-On Letter to Deputy Commissioner Aguilar on Use of Force

11/28/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12112848

Sign-On Letter to President Obama Calling for Closure of the 10 Worst Detention Facilities

11/28/2012
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 Doc. No. 12112840

AILA Letter to California Governor Jerry Brown in Support of the TRUST Act (AB 1081)

9/12/2012
On 9/12/12, AILA sent a letter to California Governor Jerry Brown analyzing the impact of implementing the TRUST Act (AB 1081) and urging the Governor to support the bill.
AILA Doc. No. 12091353

Sign-On Letter Regarding DHS’ Announcement on Deferred Action for Certain Undocumented Youth

6/26/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12062655

Sign-On Letter to Senators Urging Continued Support for VAWA Reauthorization

6/1/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12060440

Sign-on Letter to AG Holder on DOJ Guidance on Use of Race

5/17/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12051799

Sign-On Letter to Representives Expressing Opposition to H.R. 4970 As Amended

5/17/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12051551

Sign-On Letter to House Representatives Expressing Opposition to H.R. 4970, VAWA Reauthorization

5/4/2012
On 5/4/12, 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 sponsored by Rep. Adams.
AILA Doc. No. 12050469

Sign-On Letter Urging Rejection of the Child Tax Credit Restriction

4/26/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12042648

Sign-On Letter to the White House Urging for PREA to Cover Immigration Detention Facilities

4/2/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12041144

Sign-On Letter to President Obama Emphasizes the Importance of L-1 Visa Policy

3/22/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12032262

Sign-on Letter on the Development of Proposed Stateside Waiver Rule

2/24/2012
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12022746

Sign-On Letter to Secretary Napolitano Expressing Concerns on Prosecutorial Discretion

2/9/2012
On 2/9/12, AILA joined immigrants’ rights organizations in requesting that DHS Secretary Napolitano make changes to implement an effective and fair prosecutorial discretion policy.
AILA Doc. No. 12022360

Sign-On Letter to Senators Encouraging Support of VAWA Reauthorization

2/1/2012
On 2/1/12, AILA joined immigrants’ rights organizations and domestic violence advocates in requesting that the Senate Judiciary Committee and DHS Sec. Napolitano support the reauthorization of VAWA.
AILA Doc. No. 12020264

AILA Letter to DHS Recommending Stateside Processing of I-601 Waivers

4/22/2011
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.
AILA Doc. No. 12010575

AILA Letter to House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 3256

11/17/2011
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.
AILA Doc. No. 11111760

Sign-On Letter to DHS Secretary Napolitano Requesting Meeting on NSEERS

5/17/2011
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.
AILA Doc. No. 11111649

Sign-On Letter to DHS Requesting Follow-Up Meeting on NSEERS

11/15/2011
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.
AILA Doc. No. 11161121

AILA Letter to Secretary Geithner on Libyan Sanctions and Student Funds

5/25/2011
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.
AILA Doc. No. 11062461

AILA Letter to SSA Commissioner Astrue Regarding the Reissuance of “No-Match” Letters

5/4/2011
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 Doc. No. 11050432

AILA/AIC Letter to Secretary Napolitano on DHS’ Use of Prosecutorial Discretion

4/6/2011
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 Doc. No. 11041568

Sign-On Letters to DHS, EOIR, and OIL Regarding Interim DOMA Measures

4/6/2011
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.
AILA Doc. No. 11041120