Recently the handling of civil immigration detainers by local law departments has been heavily scrutinized.
AILA Doc No. 13041849 | Dated April 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Washington, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) once again commends the Senate "Gang of Eight" for their continuing efforts to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform. With the introduction of their bill and today's outreach efforts, the Senators reaffirmed their commitment to a bipartisan proposal that will offer desperately needed reform to our nation's broken immigration system.
"This bill provides an intelligent architecture on which we can build a modern, commonsense immigration system for our country. The bill is not perfect, but you expect compromise in a bipartisan effort. There are some provisions that raise red flags for us and we're carefully working through the analysis to figure out the best ways to address them. Overall, this legislation provides a solid foundation to fix our broken immigration system and bring our laws into the 21st century," said AILA President Laura Lichter.
AILA is committed to ensuring that legislation meets the needs of families, businesses, and the country as a whole by:
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is the national association of immigration lawyers established to promote justice, advocate for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice, and enhance the professional development of its members.
Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13041849.