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  • AILA/AIC Report on Prosecutorial Discretion- Additional Resources (11/14/2011)
    Summary and additional resources on AILA/AIC report, Holding DHS Accountable on Prosecutorial Discretion, highlighting nationwide discrepancies in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion by DHS. AILA Doc. No. 11141123.
    AILA Doc. No. 11141123.
  • AILA and AIC Release Survey Findings on the Exercise of Prosecutorial Discretion(448 KB - 11/9/2011)
    A report released by AILA and AIC titled: "Holding DHS Accountable on Prosecutorial Discretion." AILA members responded to the joint survey with accounts of their interactions with ICE Field Offices and Offices of Chief Counsel regarding the use of Prosecutorial Discretion. AILA Doc. No. 11110947.
    AILA Doc. No. 11110947.
  • "No More Immigrant Detention" - Video Presentation by AILA Member Stephen Manning (8/25/2011)
    AILA Member Stephen Manning created a presentation for the 2011 AILA Annual Conference to explain the programs used by the U.S. government to detain and deport immigrants, highlighting the Criminal Alien Program as their primary tool. Watch the video to learn more! AILA Doc. No. 11082564.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082564.
  • Sample Op-Ed: Off Target Report and Limited Resources (8/18/2011)
    This sample op-ed can be used as a follow-up to AILA's report "Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses with Major Consequences" with a focus on the limited resources available to DHS and the need to prioritize cases accordingly. AILA Doc. No. 11081837.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081837.
  • Sample Op-Ed: Off Target Report and DHS Priorities (8/18/2011)
    This sample op-ed can be used as a follow-up to AILA's report "Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses with Major Consequences" with a focus on DHS's stated priorities versus the reality on the ground. AILA Doc. No. 11081836.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081836.
  • Sample Op-Ed: Off Target Report and Racial Profiling (8/18/2011)
    This sample op-ed can be used as a follow-up to AILA's report "Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses with Major Consequences" with a focus on the issue of racial profiling. AILA Doc. No. 11081835.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081835.
  • AILA Report on Immigration Enforcement (8/17/2011)
    AILA report, Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses With Major Consequences, examines the dangers of merging civil immigration enforcement with local criminal law enforcement and urges DHS to follow its priorities and to prevent abuses. AILA Doc. No. 11081609.
    AILA Doc. No. 11081609.
  • H.R. 2497--The Hinder the Administration’s Legalization Temptation (HALT) Act (8/1/2011)
    The HALT Act suspends the authority of the executive branch to grant vital protections to vulnerable populations by eliminating or severely limiting forms of immigration relief.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080132.
  • Sign-on Letter From Organizations Opposing the HALT Act(76 KB - 8/1/2011)
    Sign-on letter from over 70 organizations working with victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and other violent crimes raising concerns about the limitation on deferred action in the HALT Act. AILA Doc. No. 11080173.
    AILA Doc. No. 11080173.
  • H.R. 704 SAFE for America Act (7/21/2011)
    H.R. 704, Security and Fairness Enhancement (SAFE) for America Act, eliminates the Diversity Visa program. AILA Doc. No. 11072162.
    AILA Doc. No. 11072162.
  • H.R. 1741 Secure Visas Act (6/24/2011)
    H.R. 1741, Secure Visas Act, expands the authority of the Secretary of Homeland Security and eliminates judicial review for visa revocations. AILA Doc. No. 11062430.
    AILA Doc. No. 11062430.
  • Expansion of Immigration Detention- H.R. 1932 Keep Our Communities Safe Act of 2011 (Updated 7/15/11) (7/15/2011)
    H.R. 1932, Keep Our Communities Safe Act, expands the use of detention for individuals who are in removal proceedings and who cannot be deported. The bill would also radically restructure the judicial review process for those in detention. AILA Doc. No. 11061072.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061072.
  • Mandatory Employment Verification - Legal Workforce Act of 2011 (6/16/2011)
    H.R. 2164, Legal Workforce Act, makes employment verification mandatory for employers nationwide within 2 years through the use of a Employment Eligibility Verification System (EEVS). AILA Doc. No. 11061662.
    AILA Doc. No. 11061662.
  • AILA’s Tools of Engagement (6/7/2011)
    AILA’s Tools of Engagement is a new workbook for AILA members who want to work with Congress, the media, and community groups to advance pro-immigration laws and policies. It includes messaging ideas, talking points, and How-To sections for being a successful advocate. AILA Doc. No. 11060775.
    AILA Doc. No. 11060775.
  • What Legal Authority Does President Obama Have to Act on Immigration?(145 KB - 5/16/2011)
    Article by David Leopold published in the May issue of Bloomberg Law Journal exploring three concepts — prosecutorial discretion, deferred action, and parole — that are being discussed in public debates but are frequently misunderstood. AILA Doc. No. 11051663.
    AILA Doc. No. 11051663.
  • Want to Know What the President Thinks about Immigration Reform? Ask Him! (4/19/2011)
    President Obama is hosting a live Facebook town hall event titled “Shared Responsibility and Shared Prosperity” on Wednesday, April 20th. Submit your questions today. AILA Doc. No. 11041944.
    AILA Doc. No. 11041944.
  • Immigration Resources for the 112th Congress(568 KB - 3/30/2011)
    This document describes proposals AILA anticipates will be made in the 112th Congress. Many of these proposals may sound appealing—as easy fixes or ways to get tough on illegal immigration—but they would do little to address America’s immigration needs. AILA Doc. No. 11033060.
    AILA Doc. No. 11033060.
  • NDA Additional Materials (3/14/2011)
    Additional materials for National Day of Action 2011 participants, including priority issues, talking points, “How To” guides and other prep materials. AILA Doc. No. 11031410.
    AILA Doc. No. 11031410.
  • What to Watch Out for on Immigration in 2011(311 KB - 1/24/2011)
    This AILA document outlines the major immigration-related proposals that are expected to be brought up during the 112th Congress, and provides a brief analysis of their likely impact. AILA Doc. No. 11012431.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012431.
  • Legislative Profile: Representative Elton Gallegly(82 KB - 1/11/2011)
    Legislative profile of Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), the new Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. AILA Doc. No. 11011120.
    AILA Doc. No. 11011120.