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  • Sign-on Letter Calling for Solution to the H-1B Blackout and Lengthy Green Card Backlogs(59 KB - 11/21/2006)
    Over 900 American businesses, schools, and hospitals have signed on to a letter calling upon Congress to enact relief from the restrictive H-1B cap and employment-based green card backlogs.
    AILA Doc. No. 06111466.
  • AILA’s 2006 Mid-Term Election Analysis (11/8/2006)
    AILA’s preliminary analysis of mid-term election outcomes and the role of immigration in key races. We consider the failure of immigration hard-liners to make immigration a wedge electoral issue, and take a first look at the prospects for comprehensive reform in the 110th Congress.
    AILA Doc. No. 06110811.
  • Lame Duck 101: An Overview of the Post-Election Congressional Session (10/31/2006)
    When Congress returns to Washington on 11/13/06, they will reconvene in a post-election session known as the “lame duck” session. Learn more about the priorities and constraints of the lame duck session and some possible outcomes for this November’s session.
    AILA Doc. No. 06103164.
  • Open Letter from Economists and Social Scientists on Immigration (8/18/2006)
    Open letter to President Bush and Members of Congress on the importance of immigration to the U.S. economy. Signed by over 500 economists and other social scientists.
    AILA Doc. No. 06081864.
  • Position Paper: Comprehensive Immigration Reform(101 KB - 7/20/2006)
    AILA Position Paper on comprehensive immigration reform addressing legal avenues for entry into the U.S., allowing people already here to earn the opportunity to adjust status, the multi-year immigration backlogs, and creating and implementing a smart border security and enforcement regime.
    AILA Doc. No. 03031744.
  • AILA Backgrounder on Legal Immigration(160 KB - 7/20/2006)
    AILA Backgrounder Packet, with information on legal immigration to the U.S., family-based immigration, business immigration, employment-based immigration, and nonimmigrant (temporary) visas.
    AILA Doc. No. 04030263.
  • Information on Employee Rights and Participation in Immigration Rallies(47 KB - 4/25/2006)
    Pamphlet with information from Dorsey & Whitney on immigration rallies and employee rights and whether an employer can lawfully terminate an employee for missing work to attend an immigration rally.
    AILA Doc. No. 06042568.
  • AILA Position Paper on Employment-Based Visa Backlogs(92 KB - 3/15/2006)
    AILA Position Paper on the need to reform the permanent employment-based visa program so that U.S. employers can hire the foreign talent necessary for the American economy to remain vibrant and competitive.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031565.
  • AILA Talking Points to Explain Why IRCA Failed(78 KB - 3/10/2006)
    AILA Talking Points to help AILA members explain why the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) failed to control illegal immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031017.
  • AILA Talking Points on Temporary Workers(79 KB - 3/10/2006)
    AILA Talking Points on why the temporary worker system needs reform both so immigrants can come through legal channels and so these hardworking immigrants are not subject to abuse by unscrupulous employers who exploit unauthorized workers.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031014.
  • AILA Position Paper on H-1Bs(120 KB - 3/10/2006)
    AILA Position Paper on highly educated foreign professionals and how the H-1B visa is a vital tool necessary to keep the U.S. economy competitive in the world market and to keep jobs in America.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031012.
  • AILA Talking Points on Earned Legalization(84 KB - 3/8/2006)
    AILA Talking Points on how earned legalization proposals, such as that in the McCain/Kennedy Secure America Act, are different from an “amnesty.”
    AILA Doc. No. 06030869.
  • Ad Supporting CIR Run By AILA and Dozens of Other Organizations(1167 KB - 3/27/2006)
    AILA and other concerned groups ran an ad in Congressional Quarterly urging comprehensive solution to our immigration problems.
    AILA Doc. No. 06032713.
  • Sign-on Letter on Reasonable Solution to the H-1B Blackout and Lengthy “Green Card” Backlogs(55 KB - 2/6/2006)
    Nearly 800 U.S. businesses and universities signed a letter supporting the Senate proposal, initially included in the budget reconciliation bill, to recapture unused H-1B and employment-based visa numbers. This letter was delivered to both the Senate and the House in November and December 2005.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020663.
  • AILA and Coalition Partners Run Ad Supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform(329 KB - 3/7/2006)
    AILA and coalition partners ran an advertisement supporting comprehensive immigration reform that appeared in CQ Today, a prominent Capitol Hill news source, during the week of 2/1/06.
    AILA Doc. No. 06030775.
  • AILA and Others Run Ad Supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform(308 KB - 3/1/2006)
    AILA and coalition partners ran an advertisement supporting comprehensive immigration reform that appeared in the 3/1/06 edition of CQ Today, a prominent Capitol Hill news source.
    AILA Doc. No. 06030167.
 
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