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  • AILA Condemns House Action on Punitive Immigration Bill(14 KB - 12/16/2005)
    AILA’s statement on passage by the House of the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R. 4437), the enforcement-only measure sponsored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). AILA Doc. No. 05121610.
    AILA Doc. No. 05121610.
  • President Bush Reengages Immigration Debate(24 KB - 11/28/2005)
    AILA is pleased that President Bush spoke out about the urgency for comprehensive immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 05112879.
    AILA Doc. No. 05112879.
  • AILA Commends Senate’s Continued Commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform(18 KB - 10/27/2005)
    AILA applauds leaders in the Senate for continuing to push for a comprehensive approach to immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 05102764.
    AILA Doc. No. 05102764.
  • America Urgently needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform(15 KB - 10/18/2005)
    AILA urges Congress to reject failed border policies and “enforcement-only” rhetoric and to immediately enact meaningful and comprehensive immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 05101817.
    AILA Doc. No. 05101817.
  • H-1B Visa Cap Reached In Record Time — U.S. Companies Face Year-Long Bar to Needed Skilled Professionals(13 KB - 8/17/2005)
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced today that it has met the 65,000 H-1B congressionally mandated cap for the 2006 fiscal year, which means that companies that need highly educated foreign professionals with critical skills will have to wait more than a year before they can obtain this needed expertise. AILA Doc. No. 05081710.
    AILA Doc. No. 05081710.
  • AILA’s Statement on the Introduction of the Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act(34 KB - 7/19/2005)
    Statement by AILA President, Deborah Notkin, on the introduction of the Comprehensive Enforcement and Immigration Reform Act. The legislation is sponsored by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Jon Kyl (R-AZ). AILA Doc. No. 05071964.
    AILA Doc. No. 05071964.
  • AILA Press Release: Statement on the Introduction of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act(21 KB - 5/12/2005)
    AILA applauds Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) upon their introduction of the bipartisan Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act. AILA Doc. No. 05051264. En Español
    AILA Doc. No. 05051264.
  • Press Release: The White House and Congress Take the Wrong Direction(16 KB - 5/4/2005)
    The White House and House Republican leadership sailed off course by pushing for enactment of the anti-immigrant REAL ID Act (H.R. 418) that is expected to become law as part of the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill (H.R. 1268). AILA Doc. No. 05050418. En Español
    AILA Doc. No. 05050418.
  • AILA Press Release: Americans Support Common-Sense Immigration Reform(44 KB - 4/7/2005)
    New public opinion research released today by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the National Immigration Forum demonstrates American voters’ overwhelming support for comprehensive, bipartisan immigration reform. Support for this proposal is strong along party lines, regional lines and demographic lines. AILA Doc. No. 05040768.
    AILA Doc. No. 05040768.
  • AILA Press Release: A Sad Day for America: H.R. 418 Is Fatally Flawed(41 KB - 2/11/2005)
    AILA support real efforts that enhance our security and urges Congress not to be diverted by false solutions that use our concern about security to implement other agendas. We call on the Senate to squarely face the issue about how best to enhance our security and reform our immigration system. AILA Doc. 05021162.
    AILA Doc. No. 05021162.
  • AILA Press Release: Legislation to Provide Emergency H-2B Relief Introduced(36 KB - 2/10/2005)
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) congratulates Senators Judd Gregg (R-NH) and Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Representatives Wayne Gilchrist (R-MD) and William Delahunt (D-MA) and others for their leadership in introducing the “Save our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005.” AILA Doc. No. 05021010.
    AILA Doc. No. 05021010.
  • AILA Press Release: Introduction of AgJobs Act: An Important First Step Toward Reforming Our Broken Immigration System(42 KB - 2/10/2005)
    AILA commends Senators Craig (R-ID) and Kennedy (D-MA) and Representatives Cannon (R-UT) and Berman (D-CA) for reintroducing this much needed legislation. It is time for Congress to consider and pass this long-overdue measure. We urge President Bush to give it his full support. The status quo is unacceptable. AILA Doc. No. 05021061.
    AILA Doc. No. 05021061.
  • AILA Press Release: Refugee Protection—Upholding an American Tradition(41 KB - 2/8/2005)
    AILA welcomes the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) findings that were issued today in a study mandated by Congress on asylum seekers in expedited removal. H.R. 418 goes against the Commission’s recommendations and our traditions, and ignores the reforms that have been undertaken in the asylum system. AILA Doc. No. 05020831.
    AILA Doc. No. 05020831.
  • AILA Press Release: It Is Time to Reform Our Immigration System(48 KB - 2/3/2005)
    During the State of the Union Address, President Bush reiterated his support for reforming immigration. AILA welcomes the President’s attention to this important issue and strongly agrees with him. AILA Doc. No. 05020465. En Español
    AILA Doc. No. 05020465.
  • AILA Press Release: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: REAL ID Is Not Real Security(44 KB - 1/26/2005)
    On January 26, Representative F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) introduced legislation – the REAL ID Act - that purports to enhance security through already-failed anti-immigrant proposals. Containing measures that Congress voted to strip from intelligence reform legislation less than two months ago, the REAL ID Act will not make us safer. AILA Doc. No. 05012664.
    AILA Doc. No. 05012664.
 
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