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Press Releases and Statements

AILA Gravely Concerned by Reports that USCIS Recommends Ending Protections for Haitian Nationals

4/20/2017
AILA expressed grave concern regarding reports that USCIS is recommending that the United States end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals in January 2018.
AILA Doc. No. 17042044

AILA: Impact of “Hire American” Provisions in New Executive Order Remains to Be Seen

4/18/2017
AILA President Bill Stock noted, “Any reforms proposed by the Trump Administration as a result of this Executive Order should be based on facts and data, not innuendo and anecdote, and must ensure that our immigration system, including the H-1B program, remain viable tools for U.S. businesses.”
AILA Doc. No. 17041850

AILA: Job Creators Again Stymied by Outdated Cap

4/7/2017
AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson responded to the USCIS announcement that the H-1B cap had been surpassed within the first five business days of the FY 2018 filing period noting, “Each year that we limit these visas with an artificial cap, we stifle economic growth and all of us lose out.”
AILA Doc. No. 17040735

AILA: Revised Muslim and Refugee Ban Halted by Federal Courts

3/16/2017
AILA welcomed the issuance of two temporary restraining orders halting implementation of key parts of President Trump’s revised Executive Order, issued March 6, 2017, which would temporarily ban Muslims and refugees from travel and admission to the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 17031609

New State-by-State Interactive Shows How Much Federal Funding Sanctuary Cities Could Lose at the Hands of President Trump’s Administration

3/7/2017
AILA partnered with CAP and NILC on a new interactive resource which calculates the amount of funding in sanctuary jurisdictions in 32 states that could be targeted by President Trump’s January 25 executive order.
AILA Doc. No. 17030731

AILA: No Matter How Written, a Muslim and Refugee Ban Won’t Make U.S. Safe

3/6/2017
AILA denounced President Trump’s rewritten Executive Order, effective March 16, 2017, which is again based on the false premise that barring Muslims and refugees from coming to America will make the country safer.
AILA Doc. No. 17030635

State-by-State Guide Sheds Light on Laws Governing Legitimate Immigration Law Practices

3/3/2017
CLINIC and AILA share details about their freely available state-by-state guide to the laws governing the unauthorized practice of immigration law and how legal service providers can protect their clients and recover damages.
AILA Doc. No. 17030331

AILA: Ramped Up Enforcement Will Trample Due Process and Harm Families and Communities

2/21/2017
AILA condemned the recently released DHS memos that set forth a series of aggressive enforcement tactics to be rolled out on a massive scale. These policies, if implemented as written, will trample due process.
AILA Doc. No. 17022136

AILA: Court Rules in Favor of American Values in Refusing to Reinstitute Travel Ban

2/9/2017
AILA welcomed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to keep in place the temporary restraining order barring implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order banning Muslims and refugees from entering the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 17020900

AILA: Targeting Muslims and Refugees Betrays American Values and Will Not Make Us Safer

1/27/2017
AILA denounced President Trump’s Executive Order targeting Muslims and refugees, calling the policies antithetical to core American values.
AILA Doc. No. 17012701

AILA: President’s Border and Immigration Enforcement Policies Will Undermine Rights and Weaken Public Safety

1/25/2017
AILA condemns President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on border security and immigration enforcement and calls for an end to these divisive policies that undermine rights and weaken public safety.
AILA Doc. No. 17012533

Complaint Filed as Customs and Border Protection Turns Away Asylum Seekers

1/18/2017
AILA and other immigrant and civil rights groups called on the DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and the DHS Office of the Inspector General to investigate reports that asylum seekers were denied entry despite having asserted a fear of returning to their home countries.
AILA Doc. No. 17011802