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AILA Announcements

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  • Master the Art of Removal Defense – September 19 (7/10/2014)
    AILA’s Fall CLE Conference in Seattle will delve into removal defense issues, providing an advanced understanding of this complex process. The conference is organized around a detailed fact pattern and sample litigation documents to help you prepare for scenarios you might encounter. Register today!
  • AILA Leadership Blog: A Victory for the Arizona DACAmented (7/8/2014)
    Maurice Goldman, AILA Media Advocacy Committee Chair, highlights the recent Ninth Circuit win for individuals who had been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who have been fighting Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s executive order prohibiting them from getting drivers’ licenses.
  • Impress Your Boss and Clients! (7/8/2014)
    VOICE is on a brief hiatus until the end of July. Meanwhile, enjoy one of VOICE’s popular stories from the April issue, where AILA member Cletus Weber offers tips to entry-level immigration attorneys and support staff on minimizing embarrassing mistakes and succeeding at work.
  • New Monographs Available on Agora! (7/7/2014)
    AILA released two new monographs covering Conrad State 30 Program waivers of the two-year home residency for international medical graduates and the special immigrant visa programs that are available to Iraqis and Afghans who helped U.S. forces in-country. Free for members, so download today.
  • EB-5 Conference Early Bird Pricing Ends July 24 (7/7/2014)
    AILA’s August 22-23 EB-5 CLE conference in Chicago will feature over a dozen panels led by renowned EB-5 attorneys, economists, and securities lawyers, offering advanced insight into disciplines core to practicing in this important and evolving field. Register soon for the lowest rate.
  • The Annual Conference at Your desk – $899 (7/7/2014)
    If you missed this year’s Annual Conference, you can get any or all the expert education and information you missed. Recordings for the entire conference are available to members for $899; or choose by session or track. Whatever your choice—purchase your recordings on Agora today.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Fireworks: A Beacon in the Sky for the World (7/3/2014)
    In this blog post, AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Dree Collopy shares her thoughts on Independence Day and her hope that “our country continues to light the sky, to offer hope in the midst of darkness, to offer safe haven to children and refugees seeking freedom from violence and fear.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Let’s Dance (7/2/2014)
    In this post, AILA President Leslie Holman looks forward to the coming year, writing “I am looking forward to this year. To liaising with the government and you. To working together to make positive changes in immigration, to make things better for our clients, to making AILA the best it can be.”
  • Save Your Client’s Green Card (7/1/2014)
    VOICE is on a brief hiatus until the end of July. Meanwhile, enjoy one of VOICE’s popular stories from the May issue, where Nadeen Aljijakli explained the SB-1 visa’s appeal when lawful permanent residents stay abroad for more than a year because of an emergency.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Turning Our Backs on Our Own History (6/30/2014)
    Victor Nieblas Pradis, AILA President-Elect, highlights our history of offering a safe haven to unaccompanied children in contrast to the Administration’s plans, writing “The care of these children and respect for their due process rights should be paramount.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Getting a Little Serious about the Need for Immigration Reform (6/26/2014)
    Adapted from a speech by Dree Collopy upon receiving AILA’s 2014 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award, this post underscores that, “Until we have leaders who are going to work together to solve real problems that affect real people, American businesses, and separated families, it is up to us.”
  • 2015 Annual Conference Call for Ideas (6/23/2014)
    AILA is already planning for the 2015 Annual Conference. Your suggestions for topics to address, speakers to consider, and preferred presentation formats helps ensure that the quality of next year’s event continues the long tradition of excellence. Share your thoughts before 7/28/14.
    AILA Doc. No. 14062340.
  • The Law Practice Advisor: A Solo Attorney’s Lifeline (6/10/2014)
    Solo attorneys must invest in themselves before clients can invest in them. But it’s not only about the money; it’s also about which resources to use. One option is to consult a law practice advisor as AILA member Lisa Ellis did. Read more in the June 2014 VOICE.
  • August 22-23 EB-5 Conference Open for Registration (6/4/2014)
    For attorneys looking into the dynamic EB-5 practice area, as well as those representing individual investors and regional centers, the comprehensive 2014 EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers CLE Conference covers both practical “how to” information and cutting-edge issues. Register soon.
  • AILA Case Liaison Assistance to be Suspended for the Next Few Weeks (6/2/2014)
    AILA Case Liaison Assistance will be temporarily suspended from Monday, June 2, 2014, at 5:00 PM Eastern until Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at 9 AM Eastern due to the 2014 AILA Annual Conference and the change over to the new 2014-2015 AILA Liaison Committees.
    AILA Doc. No. 14060243.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: The Sorry State of Our Detention System (5/21/2014)
    In this blog post, Stephen Manning, Member of AILA’s Amicus Committee, describes the two briefs AILA filed recently “requesting that Attorney General Holder make good on his promise of fairness and sensible immigration enforcement by adopting a comprehensive, rational immigration detention policy.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14052106.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: H-4 Work Authorization: A (First) Step in the Right Direction? (5/15/2014)
    Anastasia Tonello, AILA Secretary, highlights the recent announcement that some spouses of H-1B holders will gain work authorization but asks, “why stop with a narrowly carved out subsection? Changes are welcome, and we can do more. Let’s do it.”
  • Free This Month on Agora (5/15/2014)
    The newest entry in the Inside Immigration series is here; free on Agora! Read about the changes in adjudications of Form I-924 applications for EB-5 regional centers since June 2013. Also free this month, a seminar recording on strategies for maintaining status during lengthy visa backlogs.
  • Jose Antonio Vargas Film DOCUMENTED to Screen at Annual Conference (5/7/2014)
    Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will field questions and screen his film DOCUMENTED on June 20. Register today for the Annual Conference to see the film, which chronicles his experience as an undocumented immigrant and reform activist, before its nationwide debut on CNN.
    AILA Doc. No. 14050702.
 
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