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  • NILC Fac Sheet on Effects of DHS “No Match” Regulations on the Federal Lawsuit and Injunction(27 KB - 10/28/2008)
    National Immigration Law Center (NILC) fact sheet explaining how the 2008 supplemental final DHS rule about Social Security “no-match” letters affects the federal lawsuit and injunction.
    AILA Doc. No. 08102860.
  • U.S. Mayors Call on ICE to Exercise Better Judgement in Worksite Raids (7/21/2008)
    In June 2008, the U.S. Conference of Mayors officially adopted a resolution recognizing the important economic and cultural contributions immigrants have made to this country and called on ICE to exercise better and more reasonable judgement when engaging in worksite enforcement activities.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072168.
  • The Tools to Make a Difference: A User’s Guide to Legislation & Advocacy (7/21/2008)
    Use this brochure to help navigate AILA’s online advocacy tools including: legislative analysis, vote records, resource guides, fact sheets, talking points, ready-made PowerPoint presentations, and tips for meeting with elected officials.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072176.
  • Immigrants and Taxes: Contributing, Not Collecting(18 KB - 7/16/2008)
    AILA examines the trends surrounding immigrants and paying taxes. A closer look reveals that immigrants who are paying into the Social Security system without collecting any benefits may be making retirement possible for millions of baby boomers.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071666.
  • A Personal Account of the Proceedings Following the Postville Raid(72 KB - 7/11/2008)
    Erik Camayd-Freixas, Ph.D., a professor and a Federally Certified Interpreter, provides a first-hand account of the proceedings following the ICE raid on Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville, Iowa, for which he served as an interpreter.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071160.
  • AILA Position Paper: Alternatives to Detention(64 KB - 7/3/2008)
    AILA’s Position Paper in support of creating community-based alternatives to detention programs that allow individuals, including vulnerable populations, to be released from detention.
    AILA Doc. No. 08070361.
  • AILA Talking Points on Business Immigration Reform(89 KB - 6/16/2008)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss how, despite the recent slowdown in the economy, the U.S. needs additional foreign workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 08061669.
  • AILA 2008 Position Papers and Backgrounders (Updated 5/22/08)(179 KB - 5/22/2008)
    This packet compiles all of AILA's top immigration issues into one easy reference. Perfect for reviewing or leaving with your Members of Congress after a meeting.
    AILA Doc. No. 03031701.
  • The Night of 1000 Conversations(83 KB - 5/13/2008)
    Get your community talking about the inhumanity of detention conditions and what we all must do to hold DHS accountable. Join the Night of 1,000 Conversations on June 19, 2008.
    AILA Doc. No. 08051340.
  • AILA Issue Paper: Uniting American Families Act(68 KB - 4/22/2008)
    AILA Issue Paper on Uniting American Families Act (formerly Permanent Partners Act) and how it would amend immigration laws to make "permanent partners" of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents eligible for legal status, including same-sex partners.
    AILA Doc. No. 03031755.
  • Social Insecurity: SSA Not Ready to Take on Immigration Enforcement - April 2008(17 KB - 4/9/2008)
    The SAVE Act relies on DHS' electronic employment verification system called "E-Verify." The system is fraught with errors and mandatory participation in the program will overload the SSA and adversely affect millions of U.S. citizens.
    AILA Doc. No. 08040966.
  • Concerned About Immigration? Better Stand in Line.(19 KB - 3/12/2008)
    “Coming legally” to the U.S. is a lot more complicated than it sounds. AILA outlines the four legal avenues by which immigrants are admitted to the U.S., and explains why our outdated immigration system makes it impossible for immigrants to “get in line.”
    AILA Doc. No. 08031243.
  • Skip the Spin and Get the Facts on Immigration(273 KB - 3/12/2008)
    The presidential primary season is in full swing - and so is the rhetoric surrounding the immigration debate. Forget the rumors flying around and get the facts on the five most common immigration myths of this campaign season.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031241.
  • False Promises From 'Immigration Consultants' Victimize Immigrants(724 KB - 3/12/2008)
    Every day, millions of immigrants try to follow the rules and apply for immigration status. Being unfamiliar with the U.S. legal system, they may unknowingly turn to a notario, or unauthorized practitioner of law, for help, often with disastrous results.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031242.
  • Public Safety Driving the Debate on Licenses for Immigrants(10 KB - 3/12/2008)
    Allowing driver's licenses for immigrants is not rewarding their undocumented status - it is a strategy to enhance the safety of our roads and driving conditions and means to bolster our national security initiatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 08031240.
  • A Guide for State & Local Policymakers and Advocates (2/19/2008)
    AILA’s state and local resource guide provides a roadmap to help policymakers and advocates steer through the policy minefields created by the recent proliferation of immigration-related state and local ordinances.
    AILA Doc. No. 08021975.
 
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