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  • NCLR Commends Senate for Historic Immigration Vote(11 KB - 5/26/2006)
    NCLR will work to improve the legislation as it proceeds to a House/Senate conference committee. “While we support this bill moving forward, we intend to fight for changes to make it more workable, more effective, and fairer.”
    AILA Doc. No. 06052613.
  • HIAS Commends Senate for Constructive Immigration Reform, Work Still Needed(43 KB - 5/30/2006)
    The Hebrew Immigrant Aide Society’s press statement on final passage of S. 2611- HIAS is cautiously optimistic about progress made on comprehensive immigration reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 06053063.
  • Coalition for Immigration Security Supports CIR(161 KB - 7/19/2006)
    The Coalition for Immigration Security argues that it is in our national security interests to implement comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to permanent status for the current undocumented population and a temporary worker program to meet future economic need.
    AILA Doc. No. 06071967.
  • Southern Baptist Leader Supports CIR (7/20/2006)
    Remarks by Richard Land, President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 06072064.
  • U.S. Mayors Adopt Resolution Calling for CIR (7/21/2008)
    The U.S. Conference of Mayors officially adopted a resolution calling for a comprehensive immigration reform solution "which promotes the reunification of families, provides legal status with a path to earned citizenship, and a plan for current and future immigrant workers."
    AILA Doc. No. 08072160.
  • AILF Responds to New Voluntary Departure Rule(225 KB - 12/23/2008)
    AILF analyzed EOIR's voluntary departure rule. The new regulations, which go into effect on 1/20/09, address various aspects of voluntary departure, including what happens to voluntary departure when motions to reopen and reconsider and petitions for review are filed.
    AILA Doc. No. 08122334.
  • DOD Pilot Program Permitting Military Enlistment for Some Nonimmigrants(79 KB - 12/9/2008)
    On 12/5/08 the DOD announced that it has authorized the military services to implement a pilot program; temporarily permitting enlistment into military service certain nonimmigrants (who have lived in the U.S. for at least two years) and hold skills that are critically needed in the military.
    AILA Doc. No. 08120960.
  • Immigrants' Rights Organizations Sue DHS Over Stipulated Removal (11/12/2008)
    The Stanford Law School Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, NILC, ACLU of Southern California and the National Lawyers Guild of San Francisco filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, NLGSF et al. v U.S. DHS, to gain access to agency records about stipulated removal.
    AILA Doc. No. 08111267.
  • ACLU Statement Opposing Change to BIA Requirements Regarding Counsel Error (10/8/2008)
    On 10/7/08 ACLU released a statement regarding its opposition to Attorney General Mukasey's briefing schedule regarding the proposed change to the Board of Immigration Appeals requirements governing ineffective assistance of counsel to immigrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 08100863.
  • Mississippi Rights Alliance Warns of a Possible Raid(14 KB - 8/22/2008)
    An 8/22/08 Mississippi Rights Alliance release warns of what appear to be preparations for an ICE raid somewhere on the Gulf Coast.
    AILA Doc. No. 08082230.
  • National Immigrant Bond Fund (7/25/2008)
    Information on the newly launched National Immigrant Bond Fund, which seeks to reaffirm the values of dignity and due process by assisting immigrants swept up in ICE raids to post bond quickly in order to secure a fair hearing in Immigration Court.
    AILA Doc. No. 08072563.
  • Detention Watch Network Story on Rhode Island Courthouse Raids (7/17/2008)
    Detention Watch Network story regarding ICE raids of six Rhode Island Courthouses on 7/16/08. The story reports that dozens of foreign nationals employed by contractors have been arrested. The raid led to a demonstration of about 100 people outside ICE's Providence office on the night of 7/16/08.
    AILA Doc. No. 08071764.
  • Lawsuit Filed to Stop Excessive Citizenship Delays(393 KB - 12/5/2007)
    A lawsuit was filed by ACLU of Southern California, NILC, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center and Munger, Tolles & Olson requesting enforcement of the time limits on name checks for naturalization applicants, and to reduce naturalization backlogs due to the name checks.
    AILA Doc. No. 07120563.
  • EEOC Resolves Human Trafficking Suit Against H-2B Employer (2/12/2007)
    Announcement from EEOC regarding $1 million settlement on behalf of 48 Thai welders who were contracted under H-2B visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 07021261.
  • Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Denounces Raids and Calls for CIR(18 KB - 12/14/2006)
    In a 12/14/06 statement, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC), a statewide coalition of over 80 community, faith and labor organizations, denounces the ICE raids on Swift & Co. facilities, and calls upon Congress and the President to pass comprehensive and humane immigration reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 06121440.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Fact Sheet on Comprehensive Immigration Reform(35 KB - 8/24/2006)
    This fact sheet, issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce, explains the need for comprehensive immigration reform, outlines President Bush’s plan for comprehensive immigration reform, and provides an overview of the contributions immigrants make to the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 06082473.
  • Letter Urging Senate to Oppose REAL ID Act from 9/11 Families (4/6/2005)
    A letter from the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, urging senators to oppose H.R. 418, the REAL ID Act if it is presented either as part of the Supplemental Appropriations bill or as separate legislation to be amended to that bill.
    AILA Doc. No. 05040669.
  • Letter from Brennan Center for Justice Urging Senate Majority Leader Not to Support REAL ID Act(162 KB - 3/22/2005)
    NYU’s Brennan Center for Justice sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Frist on 3/18/05, urging him not to lend his support to the REAL ID Act of 2005.
    AILA Doc. No. 05032270.
 
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