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  • AILA Testimony on the Continued Impact of the Visa Approval Backlogs on Small Business (12/17/2003)
    Testimony of AILA President, Palma Yanni, in a follow-up hearing before the House Committee on Small Business, on November 20, 2003, discussing the visa approval backlog and its impact on American small business.
    AILA Doc. No. 03121713.
  • Congressional Testimony on H-1B Visas before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary (9/22/2003)
    Testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 9/16/03, from a hearing "Examining the Importance of the H-1B Visa to the American Economy."
    AILA Doc. No. 03092258.
  • Testimony from the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration Hearing on L-1 Visas (7/30/2003)
    Testimony before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security on the "L-1 Visa and American Interests in the 21st Century Global Economy.”
    AILA Doc. No. 03073059.
  • Senate Confirmation Hearing of Eduardo Aguirre (6/9/2003)
    Written testimony by Eduardo Aguirre provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee in connection with the confirmation hearing for the position of Director of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. The hearing itself was postponed to the week of 6/9/03.
    AILA Doc. No. 03060941.
  • Senate Confirmation Hearing for Michael Garcia, Acting Assistant Secretary for BICE(15 KB - 6/6/2003)
    Nomination statement by Michael Garcia, Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (BICE) before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee on June 5, 2003.
    AILA Doc. No. 03060642.
  • AILA Testimony on Safeguarding American Civil Liberties (6/6/2003)
    Statement of Judith Golub, AILA's Senior Director of Advocacy and Public Affairs, on the subject of safeguarding American civil liberties, including Special Registration, authority to enforce immigration laws, BIA, right to counsel, and civil rights at DHS.
    AILA Doc. No. 03060645.
  • AILA Testimony on the Impact of Visa Approval Backlogs on Small Business (6/6/2003)
    Testimony of AILA President-Elect, Palma Yanni, before the House Committee on Small Business, on June 4, 2003, discussing the visa approval backlog and its impact on American small business.
    AILA Doc. No. 03060644.
  • INS Testimony on the Enhanced Border Security Act and the PATRIOT Act(89 KB - 10/10/2002)
    INS testimony by Assistant Commissioner for Inspections, Michael Cronin, and Associate Commissioner for Information Management and Deputy Chief Information Officer, Scott Hastings, regarding implementation of the Enhanced Border Security Act and the PATRIOT Act.
    AILA Doc. No. 02101043.
  • Testimony of AILA Member Paul Virtue Regarding the Case of Hesham Mohamed Ali Hedayet (10/10/2002)
    Testimony of AILA Member Paul Virtue, before the House Immigration Subcommittee, regarding the INS’s handling of the asylum case of Hesham Mohamed Ali Hedayet, the Egyptian immigrant who shot and killed two people at Los Angeles International Airport on July 4, 2002.
    AILA Doc. No. 02101041.
  • INS Testimony on Implementation of the SEVIS System (9/19/2002)
    Testimony of Janis Sposato, Assistant Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner for INS’s Immigration Services Division, regarding the implementation of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims on 9/18/02.
    AILA Doc. No. 02091944.
  • Immigration Organizations Advocate Their Views on Homeland Security (7/18/2002)
    A letter from immigration advocacy organizations to Senator Joseph Lieberman advocating for several basic reforms and protections that would help ensure that immigrants, asylum-seekers, and refugees are treated with justice in the proposed Department of Homeland Security.
    AILA Doc. No. 02071845.
  • INS Commissioner Testifies on Proposed B-2 Visitor Visa Regulation (7/18/2002)
    The 6/19/02 statement of INS Commissioner Ziglar before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Small Business, addresses the proposed B-2 visitor visa regulation and its impact on small business.
    AILA Doc. No. 02071844.
  • AILA Testimony on Immigration Reform and the Reorganization of Homeland Defense (6/27/2002)
    Testimony of AILA member Kathleen Campbell Walker before the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims on the subject of immigration reform and the reorganization of the proposed Department of Homeland Security including specific immigration proposals.
    AILA Doc. No. 02062742.
  • AILA Testimony on Immigration Reform and the Reorganization of Homeland Defense (6/26/2002)
    Testimony of AILA member Kathleen Campbell Walker before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration Judiciary Committee regarding immigration reform and the reorganization of homeland defense.
    AILA Doc. No. 02062640.
  • AILA Testimony on INS Reorganzation (5/2/2002)
    Testimony of AILA member Stephen Yale-Loehr before the Senate Judiciary Committee on AILA's views on how best to restructure the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
    AILA Doc. No. 02050259.
  • AILA Testimony Before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee on Enhanced Border Security (4/23/2002)
    Testimony of AILA member Kathleen Campbell Walker before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee on enhanced border security.
    AILA Doc. No. 02041234.
  • Testimony of James Ziglar, Commissioner of The INS(31 KB - 3/25/2002)
    The March 19 2002, testimony of James Ziglar, Commission of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, before the House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims.
    AILA Doc. No. 02032559.
  • AILA Testimony on U.S.-Mexico Relations (2/16/2002)
    Testimony of AILA President Steven M. Ladik before the Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee on Foreign Relations, on the strengthening of U.S.-Mexico relations and its impact on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 02021659.
  • AILA Testimony on BIA Reform (2/6/2002)
    Testimony of AILA Member Stephen Yale-Loehr before the House Immigration Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims on the Administration’s proposal to change the Board of Immigration Appeals.
    AILA Doc. No. 02020633.
  • Testimony of Ali Al-Maqtari on Due Process (12/6/2001)
    Testimony of Mr. Ali Al-Maqtari before the Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate. Mr. Al-Maqtari, the spouse of a U.S. citizen, was detained for nine weeks and denied access to legal counsel.
    AILA Doc. No. 01120658.
  • AILA Testimony on Due Process and the Detention of Ali Al-Maqtari (12/6/2001)
    Testimony of AILA Member Michael Boyle before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the importance of protecting due process and civil liberties in the aftermath of September 11, including examples of detainees that raise questions about their treatment and access to counsel.
    AILA Doc. No. 01120659.
  • INS Testimony on Relationship with State/Local Law Enforcement (11/16/2001)
    INS Acting Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner Greene testified before a 11/13/01 House Committee on Government Reform subcommittee hearing on INS' relationship with state and local law enforcement.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111633.
  • INS Testimony on Processing Persons Arrested for Illegal Entry(25 KB - 11/16/2001)
    INS Executive Associate Commissioner Pearson testified on 11/13/01 at a Congressional hearing regarding the processing, between ports of entry, of individuals arrested for illegal entry into the U.S.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111632.
  • AILA Testimony on INS Reorganization (11/15/2001)
    Testimony of AILA President Steven M. Ladik before the House Subcommittee on Immigration regarding H.R. 3231, a bill to replace the Immigration and Naturalization Service with an Agency for Immigration Affairs.
    AILA Doc. No. 01111559.
  • AILA Testimony on Immigration and National Security (10/19/2001)
    Testimony of AILA Executive Director Jeanne Butterfield before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee on "Effective Immigration Controls to Deter Terrorism" including proposals about new measures that Congress could mandate that would add to our deterrence capabilities.
    AILA Doc. No. 01101801.
  • INS Answers Congressman Conyers' Questions (7/2/2001)
    INS answers questions posed by Congressman Conyers following a subcommittee hearing on 5/21/01 regarding oversight of INS, including questions on backlog reduction, civil rights training, profiling, 245(i) funds, asylee adjustment, overdue reports to Congress, and CIPRIS.
    AILA Doc. No. 01070235.
  • AILA Congressional Testimony on U.S. Immigration System (3/1/2001)
    Testimony by Warren R. Leiden on behalf of AILA before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee on "U.S. Immigration Policy: An Overview."
    AILA Doc. No. 01040403.
  • John Ashcroft's Replies to Immigration Questions (1/30/2001)
    Attorney General Designate John Ashcroft's written response to questions about immigration posed by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including questions on INS restructuring, expedited removal, due process, domestic violence-based persecution, worksite enforcement, and mail order brides.
    AILA Doc. No. 01013003.
  • INS Official Discusses Information Sharing After 9/11 (10/8/2002)
    A 10/1/02 statement by Joseph R. Greene, INS Assistant Commissioner for Investigations, before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on information sharing after the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.
    AILA Doc. No. 02100842.
 
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