Selected Recent Opinion Pieces by AILA Members

Some Recent Opinion Pieces by AILA Members:

The Christian Post: The President's Cuts to Legal Immigration Are Dangerous
February 9, 2018, by Greg Chen

The Hill: New immigration policy leaves asylum seekers in the lurch
February 7, 2018, by Lindsay Harris and Victoria Neilson Trump wants a shutdown over immigration? What's 'chain migration,' anyways? | Opinion
February 6, 2018, by Laurie Woog

Detroit News: Column: Don't attack legal immigration
February 1, 2018, by Jonathan t. Weinberg

Boston Globe: Trump immigration policies destroy families
January 31, 2018, by Susan Church

The Hill: Passing a solution for Dreamers will strengthen our military
January 31, 2018, by James W. Partington, Margaret Stock, and Scott Cooper

Houston Chronicle: Foster: End Trump administration attack on legal immigration
January 18, 2018, by Charles Foster

Kansas City Star: No justification for Trump's action against El Salvadorans
January 15, 2018, by Roger McCrummen

The Hill: Trump lumps all immigrants together at America's risk
January 3, 2018, by Stephen Legomsky

USA Today: Our government must stop separating asylum-seeking families
December 21, 2017, by Lindsay Harris

The Hill: Sessions's immigration orders threaten judicial independence
December 19, 2017, by Sarah Sherman-Stokes

Green Bay Post-Gazette: Letter: Pass Dream Act before end of 2017
December 14, 2017, by Sarah Griffiths

The Hill: White House continues to strip due process from immigration courts
November 9, 2017, by Greg Chen

NYTimes: I Prosecuted Terrorists for President Bush. Now My Family in Iran May Be Banned From Visiting.
October 25, 2017, by Javad Khazaeli

The Hill: Trump, Sessions attack immigration lawyers in latest affront to rule of law
October 18, 2017, by Stephen Manning and Michelle Mendez

The Hill: Sessions fundamentally misses the mark on the asylum system
October 17, 2017 by Lindsay Harris

Houston Chronicle: Foster: How long will Texas be the most anti-immigrant state in the nation?
October 10, 2017, by Charles Foster

Pioneer Press (Minnesota) Sandra Feist: They work hard for the dream, in the only country they've known
September 7, 2017, by Sandra Feist

The Hill: Texas court's pro-sanctuary cities decision can cripple enforcement
September 7, 2017, by Nolan Rappaport

Deseret News: Op-ed: When it comes to DACA, why is amnesty a political dirty word?
September 6, 2017, by David Wilks

Arizona Star: Mo Goldman: Now's the time for Rep. McSally to stand up for Dreamers
August 30, 2017, by Mo Goldman

The Guardian (Op-Ed) The US deportation system is verging on lawlessness
August 24, 2017, by Denise Gilman

Fox News (Opinion) Trump's new immigration plan is so narrowly written that even a Nobel Prize winner could have trouble coming here
August 9, 2017, by William Stock (Opinion) Another immigration tragedy breaks the heart
July 28, 2017, by Christine Flowers

News & Observer Shared Visions - Our nation's birthday and a law practice
July 3, 2017, by John L. Pinnix

Baltimore Sun (Op-Ed): Religious freedom under attack
May 31, 2017, by Mark Shmueli

Fox News (Opinion): Our immigration mess needs real solutions not militarized enforcement
May 20, 2017, by Bill Stock

Tallahassee Democrat (Florida, Letter to the Editor): Letter: Trump's immigration strategy not keeping us safer
May 14, 2017, by Elizabeth Ricci

Star Tribune (Opinion, Minnesota): Highly skilled workers visas have fees to help Americans
April 19, 2017, by Sam Myers and Sarah Peterson

Washington Post (Letter): The H-1B visa program is not 'much-abused'
April 17, 2017, by Jennifer Minear

The Hill: Trump's immigration enforcement plan misses the big picture
April 4, 2017, by Greg Chen (Utah): Sheriff wrong about ICE's local presence
April 1, 2017, by Marty Moore

Deseret News (Opinion): My view: Immigration is a human issue
March 23, 2017, by David Wilks

Houston Chronicle (Texas, Letter to the Editor): Standing tall
March 6, 2017, by Ruby Powers

The Hill: How Trump's immigration plans hurt American citizens' pocketbooks
February 19, 2017, by Mo Goldman

Sacramento Bee: Economy would benefit from meaningful immigration reform
February 20, 2017, by Kaushik Ranchod

Worcester Telegram (MA): What is an American?
February 7, 2017, by Randy Feldman

The Hill: What Trump's 'expedited removal' really means for undocumented immigrants
February 5, 2017, by Nolan Rappaport

USA Today: Trump's extreme vetting for refugees? Already here: Column
January 25, 2017, by Stephen Yale-Loehr and Nicholas Logothetis

GeekWire: Guest Post: U.S. Immigration Services issues new standards to make it easer for foreign entrepreneurs to get green cards
January 11, 2017, by Tahmina Watson

New Jersey Ledger: N.J. immigration lawyer: Will Trump be worse than deporter-in-chief Obama? | Opinion
December 26, 2016, by Harlan York

The Legal Intelligencer: Past Legal Victories Will Help Phila. Defend Its Immigration Policy
December 21, 2016, by Bill Stock

The Hill: US needs seasonal workers - and they need congressional action
December 21, 2016, by Jeff Joseph

Commercial Appeal: Trump could help DACA immigrants in 'never-never land'
December 16, 2016, by Greg Siskind

Pioneer Press: Rivero, Feist: A practical, tested solution for our undocumented-immigrant puzzle
December 9, 2016, by Michelle Rivero and Sandra Feist

The Hill: US immigration backlog forces H-1B workers to put life on hold
November 23, 2016, by Bill Stock

Huffington Post: Open Letter to President Elect Trump: Let us Work Together to Devise an Immigration Policy that's Right for America
November 17, 2016, by Sandra Grossman

Traverse City Record Eagle: Letter to Donald Trump
November 15, 2016, by Bob Birach

Star Tribune: Detaining mothers and kids in immigration detention centers is a national disgrace
November 14, 2016, by Kim Hunter and Brian Aust

Huffington Post: We aren't doing enough to help Syrian refugees, but how much more can we do?
November 4, 2016, by Nolan Rappaport

Star Telegram: U.S. immigration system fails to deliver on promise of America
September 30, 2016, by Ann Massey Badmus

Washington Post: These are the people Donald Trump wants to keep out of the United States
September 26, 2016, by Nara Milanich

Arizona Republic: My Turn: What it's really like inside immigration 'baby jails'
September 20, 2016, by Sambo Dul

Boston Herald: Letters to the Editor, In Defense of Court
September 19, 2016, by Susan Church

The News & Observer: Mother, child fled violence, only for US to return them to it
September 15, 2016, by Atenas Burrola

Texas Tribune: End mass incarceration of refugees in Texas
September 12, 2016, by Denise Gilman

Fox News: American Immigration Lawyers Assoc. President: Trump speech was fantasy, not policy
September 1, 2016, by Bill Stock

Seattle Globalist: Making sense of the proposed Startup Visa alternative
August 30, 2016, by Tahmina Watson

The Oklahoman: Dead Wrong
August 14, 2016, by Doug Stump

Fox News Latino: The Children Michelle Obama Didn't Mention
July 28, 2016, by Lindsay Harris

Don’t target the vulnerable
June 21, 2016, by Ben Johnson, The Hill

Aggressive tactics
June 9, 2016, by Angela Ferguson, Kansas City Star

Trump's immigration plan is threat to U.S.
June 4, 2016, by Charles Foster, Houston Chronicle

Undocumented immigrants actually fuel economy
May 27, 2016, by Stephen Berman, Post Crescent

Our asylum system fails and a 10-year-old boy could be deported to his death
May 5, 2016, by Lindsay Harris, Fox News Latino

'U.S. v. Texas' is a masquerade: Opposing view
April 17, 2016, by David Leopold, USA Today

Immigration fuels economic growth in U.S. and Colorado
April 17, 2016, by Alyssa Reed,Denver Post

Needed: Leadership on immigration reform
March 18, 2016, by Benjamin Johnson, The Hill

They were immigration raid victims, Mr. Vice President – we were there
February 4, 2016, by Nadia Anguiano-Wehde, John Bruning, Andrea Crumrine, Alexandra De Leon, and Mary Georgevich, The Hill

Supreme Court Immigration Case Will Have Profound Impact
January 21, 2016, by Stephen Legomsky, Huffington Post

Fearmongering in America
December 14, 2015, by Jennifer Minear, The Hill

Gilman: Asylum-seeking families need help, not detention
December 1, 2015, by Denise Gilman, Houston Chronicle

Op-ed: Refugees are not threats
November 20, 2015, by Doug Penn, Stamford Advocate

Syrian refugee vetting process is tough enough
November 18, 2015, by Tammy Lin, CNBC

America doesn't turn its back on refugees
November 18, 2015, by David Leopold, MSNBC

End the inhumane detention of refugee women and children
October 21, 2015, by Kara Lynum and Michelle Rivero, Minnesota Star Tribune

Op-Ed The refugee tragedy in our own backyard
October 8, 2015, by Holly Cooper and Jayashri Srikantiah, Los Angeles Times

How should we treat those fleeing for their lives?
September 25, 2015, by Cong. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Victor Nieblas Pradis, The Hill

We are as rich a nation as those who live among us
September 21, 2015, by Annaluisa Padilla, The Hill

The shocking reality of Donald Trump's plan to deport millions
September 15, 2015, by David Leopold, MSNBC

Opinion: Do we need a shocking image of a dead child to end detention of refugees?
September 15, 2015, by Annaluisa Padilla, Fox News Latino

Letters to the Editor: America's deplorable detention policies
August 10, 2015, by Crystal Williams, Washington Post

What will it take for the Obama administration to budge on incarcerating mothers and children?
August 3 2015, by Kim Hunter, The Hill

Opinion: As immigration debate heats up, don't let the facts be lost in the noise
July 15, 2015, by Annaluisa Padilla, Fox News Latino

My view: Federal immigration laws distort Utah law, and we pay the price
July 13, 2015, by Skyler Anderson, Deseret News

Our Immigration Policies Are Telling Foreign Students To 'Get Out' After They Graduate
June 8, 2015, by Evangeline Chan, Forbes

Guest Voz: Welcome to Dilley, TX: Home of the largest family detention center in the world
June 5, 2015, by Rodrigo Juarez, Jr, LatinaLista

Commentary: Speak out against notario fraud and immigration scams
May 8, 2015, by Christine J. Alden and Maggie Arias, The Palm Beach Post

E-Verify is no panacea
April 24, 2015, by Chuck Tievsky, The Hill

Asylum seekers still stranded in Dilley detention limbo
April 24, 2015, by Michelle Mendez, San Antonio Express News

Opinion: Immigrant women incarcerated with their children in Texas are the real Mamma Grizzlies
April 10, 2015, by Kim Hunter, Fox News Latino

Commentary: Provide driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants
March 4, 2015, by Jeffrey Stewart, Palm Beach Post

5 things to know about the fight over Obama's immigration actions
February 19, 2015, by David Leopold, MSNBC

Letter: Popping cruel myths on 'illegal' Americans
February 1, 2015, by Jeannie Kain, Berkshire Eagle

U.S. should fix visa program to keep top foreign grads
January 26, 2015, by Jordana Hart, Orlando Sentinel

The GOP's latest immigration policy ploy - What could go wrong?
January 15, 2015, by Tony Weigel, The Hill

Being Polite Does Not Diminish Security: The Sometimes Shameful Treatment of Valid U.S. Visitors and Residents
January 9, 2015, by Sandra Grossman, Huffington Post

Opinion: These kids want their freedom for Christmas
December 23, 2014, by Mary Neal, Daniel Thomann, Kim Hunter of St. Paul, and Jennifer Smith, Fox News Latino

Maine Voices: Detention of immigrant women and children is not justified
December 22, 2014, by Amber Attalia and Laura Shaw, Portland Press Herald

Detaining families seeking asylum is just wrong
December 19, 2014, by Careen Shannon, The Hill

SALVADOR: Executive Action on immigration: Controversial but practical
December 12, 2014, by Melissa Salvador, Bay Area Citizen

What Obama's Immigration Executive Actions Mean for the Economy: 4 Key Business Fixes
December 2, 2014, by David Leopold, Huffington Post

Op-Ed GOP could reopen citizenship paths created by Hoover and Reagan
November 27, 2014, by David Funke, Los Angeles Times

Opinion: An immigration attorney’s plea to the media - Stop using the 'L' word
November 24, 2014, by Jennifer Casey, Fox News Latino

Where have our values gone?
November 20, 2014, by Greg Chen, The Hill

The battle over immigration action is only just beginning
November 18, 2014, co-written by David Leopold, MSNBC

Guest commentary: Now is the time for presidential immigration action
November 12, 2014, by Ben Johnson, Contra Costa Times

Immigration Actions: The Law of Unintended Consequences
November 7, 2014, by Jan Brown, Huffington Post

Why is Obama still locking up so many innocent women and kids on US soil?
November 4, 2014, by Stephen Manning and Dree Collopy, The Guardian

A simple immigration fix with a big payoff
November 2, 2014, by Tammy Fox-Isicoff, Miami Herald

Opinion: A 'Tale of Two Artesias,' as told by an immigration lawyer on the ground
October 30, 2014, by Jennifer Casey, Fox News Latino

Opinion: Karnes Detention Center for immigrants – A Hollywood façade of due process
September 23, 2014, by Annaluisa Padilla, Fox News Latino

Detaining immigrant families is shameful
September 11, 2014, by Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch, Texas Tribune

Opinion: A First-Hand Look Inside Artesia, An Immigrant Detention Center In New Mexico
August 20, 2014, by Sarah Perez, Fox News Latino

Help, not detention needed at border
July 23, 2014, by Crystal Williams, The Hill

Matt Salmon is wrong to turn children away
July 15, 2014, by Mercedes Ryden, Arizona Republic

Opinion: President Obama’s Immigration Wait And See Looks To Maximize Political Impact
July 1, 2014, by Matt Kolken, Fox News Latino

U.S. takes steps to catch Canada and Australia in race for talent
June 30, 2014, by Jeremy Fudge, The Hill

Thanks, with criticism
June 13, 2014, by Tina R. Goel, India Abroad

Readers React Detaining immigrants shouldn't be the default
June 4, 2014, by Evangeline Chan, The Los Angeles Times

Immigration and the Courts
May 28, 2014, by Evangeline Chan, New York Times

Congress Must Act and Stop Deporting Our Veterans | Commentary
May 15, 2014, by Margaret Stock, Roll Call

Opinion: Breaking Down The Numbers Of The Immigration System Breaking Our Economy
April 17, 2014, by David Leopold, Fox News Latino

Deportations for Minor Offenses
April 13, 2014, by Geoffrey A. Hoffman, The New York Times

Immigration detainees are in legal limbo: Ken Mayeaux
April 7, 2014, by Ken Mayeaux, The Times-Picayune

Republicans must embrace inevitable immigration reform
March 25, 2014, co-written by Mark Shmueli, Orlando Sentinel

Asylum Claims: Dealing With Fraud and Backlogs
February 25, 2014, by Katie Minervino, New York Times

Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]
January 13, 2014, by Cynthia Rosenberg, The Baltimore Sun

We need more legal immigration, not less: Guest opinion
November 20, 2013, by Brent Renison, The Oregonian

Sunday letters: Immigration lawyer sets the record straight
November 3, 2013, by Charles Foster, Houston Chronicle

Bipartisan Immigration Reform Needed
October 25, 2013, by Grace Chisholm, The Denver Post

Scott F. Cooper: How immigration reform is a key to Michigan's economy
October 22, 2013, Scott Cooper, Detroit Free Press

Immigration positively affects St. Louis
October 16, 2013, by Ryan T. Fitzpatrick, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

LTE: Frederick's self-destructive views on immigration
August 19, 2013, by Cynthia B. Rosenberg, Baltimore Sun

Immigration for Same-Sex Spouses in a Post-DOMA World
July 26, 2013, by Scott Titshaw, Huffington Post

We need sensible immigration reform; Operation Streamline must end
July 12, 2013, co-written by Mo Goldman, Arizona Daily Star

Opinion: Supreme Court DOMA ruling opens the door to immigration benefits
July 11, 2013, by Matthew Hirsch, Times of Trenton

Stop using legalization of the undocumented as a bargaining chip
June 19, 2013, by Benjamin Johnson, The Hill

Is balanced immigration reform on the table?
June 1, 2013, by Susan Im, Grand Rapids Business Journal

It’s time to make marriage equality an American tradition
May 30, 2013, by David Leopold, The Hill

Truths And Myths About The Senate Immigration Bill
May 23, 2013, by Bo Cooper, Daryl Buffenstein, and Kevin Miner, Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

LTE: The Right Time for Immigration Reform
April 24, 2013, Maya Wilbourn, Denver Post

LTE: Immigration: Let’s have and reward a conscientious debate
April 16, 2013, Howard “Sam” Myers, Star Tribune

Ohio BMV has to let DREAMERs be drivers
March 25, 2013, David Leopold, The Plain Dealer

Next Step for Immigration Reform: Give Detained Migrants Legal Counsel
March 22, 2013, Paul Grussendorf, The Christian Science Monitor

Family Reunification Must Be Part of Immigration Reform
March 15, 2013, Laura Lichter, The Hill

Would immigration reform create jobs and innovation?
February 27, 2013, Susan Im, Grand Rapids Business Journal

LTE: Our current immigration system places far too many obstacles before foreign entrepreneurs
February 19, 2013, Susan Im, Michigan Live

Texas Republicans should join in immigration reform
February 2, 2013, Co-Written by Charles Foster, Houston Chronicle

Do immigration barriers stifle entrepreneurship and our vital STEM workforce?
January 28, 2013, Susan Im, Grand Rapids Business Journal

Abandoning 'Hastert Rule' to get immigration reform
January 8, 2013, David Leopold, The Hill Congress Blog

Matthew I. Hirsch: Immigration reform is in America's interest
January 7, 2013, Matthew Hirsch, The Morning Call

Is 2013 the year for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform?
December 3, 2012, Dagmar Butte, The Oregonian

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 13021144.