AILA statement submitted to the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the Committee on Appropriations of the U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on the Department of Homeland Security fiscal year 2015 budget.
AILA statement submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 12/10/14 hearing on " Keeping Families Together: The President’s Executive Action On Immigration And The Need To Pass Comprehensive Reform."
A 12/12/14 letter from AILA to USCIS Director León Rodríguez, expressing concern over serious delays in processing renewal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, and asking USCIS to automatically extend work authorization to DACA renewal applicants.
A 12/4/14 letter from AILA and numerous other advocacy, legal, service and other organizations to Senate Appropriations Committee members asking them to reject any family detention funding and increase the funding for alternatives to detention.
A 12/4/14 letter from AILA and other advocacy, legal, service and other organizations to Senate Appropriations Chair Mikulski (D-MD) and Ranking Member Shelby (R-AL) asking for increased funding for the immigration courts, legal counsel for vulnerable populations and legal orientation programs.
An 11/20/14 letter from AILA and refugees and asylum organizations to President Obama urging him to address the fundamental problems with the detention and expedited deportation of children and their mothers as he considers taking executive action to reform the immigration system.
A 11/18/14 letter from AILA and 135 advocacy, legal, service and other organizations to President Obama urging him to address the fundamental problems with the detention and expedited deportation of children and their mothers as he considers taking executive action to reform the immigration system.
On 10/31/14, AILA joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other organizations renewing the request for strengthened revisions to the DOJ’s 2003 guidance regarding the use of race by federal law enforcement agencies.
All of AILA’s U.S.-based chapters signed on to this open letter which calls for the Obama Administration to immediately review its current inhumane and unconstitutional detention and removal policies towards children and families with children.
On 8/6/14 AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams sent this letter to Cecilia Munoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council at the White House outlining the key areas where AILA hopes the administration will pursue improvements as they consider administrative action.
On 7/29/2014 AILA joined over 190 other organizations in a sign on letter to the House and Senate urging the passage of a clean supplemental funding bill and opposing changes to the TVPRA that would water down protections for children.
On 7/3/14, AILA joined over 190 other organizations in a sign-on letter to President Obama urging him to reconsider the plan to expedite the deportation of Central American children to the dangers they escaped in their home countries.
A 5/6/14 letter from AILA to Attorney General Eric Holder urging certification of several cases pending before the BIA and the related case of Matter of Aguilar-Aquino on the issues of prolonged detention and the definition of "custody."
On 1/15/14 AILA joined over 50 other national organizations in a sign on letter to United States Senators opposing any proposals to pay for the cost of extending unemployment insurance by changing the eligibility requirements for the Child Tax Credit.