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Press Releases and Statements

AILA Report “Cogs in the Deportation Machine” Shows Massive Escalation of Immigration Enforcement

AILA released a new report detailing how the Trump administration has systematically increased enforcement, using harsh, indiscriminate methods to deport thousands of families, asylum seekers, and people who have lived and worked for years in the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 18031239

Civil Rights Report Describes Legal Liabilities for Local Police that Detain Immigrants for ICE

AILA and four other organizations issued a press release about their new report detailing the illegalities inherent in each of the U.S. government’s attempts to enlist local law enforcement authorities to arrest and detain people on behalf of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
AILA Doc. No. 18030638

SCOTUS Jennings Decision Won’t Be the Last Word on Bond Hearings for Immigrants

AILA reacted to and explained today’s Supreme Court decision in Jennings v. Rodriguez; AILA President Annaluisa Padilla emphasized that the decision “does not mean that immigrants may be detained indefinitely and it does not mean that prolonged detention is constitutional.”
AILA Doc. No. 18022741

Rewrite of USCIS Mission Statement Cannot Change America’s Identity as a Nation of Immigrants

AILA expresses its deep disappointment at the Trump administration’s rewrite of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) mission statement to, among other things, remove the phrase “a nation of immigrants.”
AILA Doc. No. 18022333

Senate Bipartisan Efforts to Save Dreamers Destroyed by Veto Threat

AILA expressed deep disappointment in the failure of the Senate to pass commonsense reforms to protect Dreamers. At the same time, AILA commends the many senators who stood firm against the nativist voices demanding legislation to gut legal immigration and make our country weaker.
AILA Doc. No. 18021635

White House Appeals to Nativist Base with Anti-Immigrant Proposal

AILA denounced the latest iteration of the Trump administration’s proposal on immigration as destructive and untenable.
AILA Doc. No. 18012561

Another Bipartisan Failure to Protect Dreamers

AILA issued a statement about how “Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, once again let politics take precedence over the lives of real people, and has squandered another opportunity to protect Dreamers.”
AILA Doc. No. 18012244

President’s Discriminatory Rhetoric Is an Affront to American Values

AILA responded to President Trump’s derogatory and hateful comments about Haiti, El Salvador, and several African countries.
AILA Doc. No. 18011299

Immigration Justice Campaign and Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network Announce New Partnership

The Immigration Justice Campaign, a joint initiative between AILA and the American Immigration Council, announces its partnership with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) in an effort to increase the legal representation of detained immigrants.
AILA Doc. No. 18011205

AILA Condemns Termination of TPS for Salvadorans, Calls on Congress to Act

AILA is deeply disappointed by the administration’s decision to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly 200,000 nationals of El Salvador, effective September 9, 2019, stating that the “misguided and inhumane decision” will harm “communities, families, and businesses across the nation.”
AILA Doc. No. 18018061