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  • AILA Quicktake #64: Obama Administration Removal Numbers Misleading (12/19/2013)
    In this Quicktake, AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen discusses the recent removal numbers that Bloomberg reported in the press and how the decline is misleading when viewed from the macro perspective.
    AILA Doc. No. 13121944.
  • AILA Quicktake #63: Philippine Government Requests TPS (12/16/2013)
    As millions try to overcome the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the Philippines has formally requested that the U.S. place the country under Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Immigration attorney and AILA member Rio Guerrero joins us on Skype from New York to discuss the matter.
    AILA Doc. No. 13121642.
  • AIM: An Unusual Immigration Case (12/11/2013)
    After more than 90 years in the U.S., Anna Haight’s citizenship was questioned. AILA member Raymond Lahoud took her case pro bono, and USCIS finally determined the validity of her citizenship. Hear from Anna and Raymond in this informal Skype interview about the complicated and surreal experience.
    AILA Doc. No. 13121151.
  • AILA Quicktake #62: Immigration Reform Prospects as Year Ends (12/5/2013)
    Greg Chen, AILA Advocacy Director, discusses the prospects for immigration reform as the 2013 Congressional session draws to a close.
    AILA Doc. No. 13120546.
  • AILA Quicktake #61: Immigration Relief for Military Families (11/22/2013)
    On 11/15/13, USCIS announced it will allow undocumented immigrants who are close relatives of U.S. service members and veterans to stay in the U.S. lawfully while they pursue green cards. Margaret Stock joins us on Skype from Anchorage, Alaska to discuss the memo’s impact on military families.
    AILA Doc. No. 13112240.
  • AILA Quicktake #60: Immigration Reform State of Play (11/19/2013)
    Hopes for immigration reform are deflating as time passes and inaction by the full House of Representatives continues to remain a sticking point. AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us in this Quicktake to discuss immigration reform’s current state-of-play and chances in 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111949.
  • AIM: Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers (11/12/2013)
    For November’s Interview of the Month, we are joined by Karina Elizabeth Gonzalez Ramirez on Skype from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The client of an AILA member, she discusses her experience with the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver program that began on March 4, 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13111243.
  • AILA Quicktake #59: Republican Co-Sponsors of H.R. 15 Reaches Three (10/30/2013)
    House Republicans Denham and Ros-Lehtinen decided to co-sponsor the comprehensive bill H.R. 15 introduced by House Democrats earlier this month. Republican Representative Valadao has also come out as a co-sponsor of the bill bringing total House Republican co-sponsors to three.
    AILA Doc. No. 13103051.
  • AILA Quicktake #58: Chances for Reform in 2013 (10/22/2013)
    Now that Congress has temporarily resolved its latest budget fight, President Obama has said he plans to make a renewed push on immigration, one of his top domestic priorities. AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us to discuss immigration reform chances in 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13102245.
  • AILA Quicktake #57: Government Shutdown Ends (10/17/2013)
    The 16-day partial government shutdown has come to a close. Jesse Maanao, Co-Chair of the EOIR Liaison Committee, joins us on Skype from Oregon to discuss how to move forward now that the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is fully reopened.
    AILA Doc. No. 13101748.
  • AILA Quicktake #56: October 8 March and Rally (10/10/2013)
    On October 8, 2013, tens of thousands of people from across the country gathered in the nation’s capital to demand that Congress pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Anu Joshi, Grassroots Advocacy Associate here at AILA, was at the event and joins us to discuss the day.
    AILA Doc. No. 13101000.
  • AILA Quicktake #55: Concerns Over L-1B Adjudications (10/9/2013)
    There has been concern and frustration within the AILA community regarding rulings on L-1B petitions. AILA President Doug Stump joins us on Skype from Oklahoma City to discuss this critical issue and asks that examples be sent to reports@aila.org.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100943.
  • AIM: MacArthur Foundation Fellow (10/7/2013)
    We are joined for AILA's October Interview of the Month by Margaret Stock on Skype from Anchorage, Alaska, to discuss her immigration law efforts on behalf of veterans and their families that led to her being named one of the 2013 MacArthur Foundation's Fellows.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100703.
  • AILA Quicktake #54: Shutdown Impact on Immigration (10/4/2013)
    The government shutdown that began on 10/1/13 drags on as lawmakers remain unable to strike a deal to continue funding federal operations. Joining us to discuss the shutdown and its ramifications for immigration is Betsy Lawrence, Associate Director of Liaison and Information at AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100401.
  • AILA Quicktake #53: House Democrats Introduce Bill (10/3/2013)
    In this Quicktake, AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen discusses the new H.R. 15 immigration reform bill proposed by several Democrats in the House of Representatives.
    AILA Doc. No. 13100303.
  • AILA Quicktake #52: Looming Government Shutdown (9/30/2013)
    The possibility of a U.S. government shutdown looms as lawmakers are unable to strike a deal to continue funding federal operations. Joining us to discuss the potential shutdown and its ramifications is AILA Director of Advocacy Greg Chen.
    AILA Doc. No. 13093009.
  • AILA Quicktake #51: The Cost of Doing Nothing (9/24/2013)
    Despite work by immigration reform advocates during the August recess, leadership of the House of Representatives continues to drag their feet on immigration reform. Mary Giovagnoli, Director of the Immigration Policy Center, discusses their newly-released report on the cost of doing nothing.
    AILA Doc. No. 13092445.
  • AIM: Immigration Reform (9/10/2013)
    For September's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM), we welcome Ben Johnson, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council, to discuss immigration reform: where we are and what we can do in the final push.
    AILA Doc. No. 13091058.
  • AILA Quicktake #50: August Recess Ends (9/6/2013)
    There are only 40 legislative days before the end of the 2013 calendar year and September is filling fast with discussions on Syria, the debt ceiling, and government funding. Joining us to discuss immigration reform and how it fits in among these issues is AILA Executive Director, Crystal Williams.
    AILA Doc. No. 13090644.
  • AILA Quicktake #49: August Recess Nears End (8/30/2013)
    The Congressional August recess is drawing to a close but this wasn't a quiet time in regards to immigration reform. Joining us to discuss the recess and give us an overview of what to look for after Labor Day is Greg Chen, AILA Advocacy Director.
    AILA Doc. No. 13083060.
  • AILA Quicktake #48: Pocket DACA (Updated 8/15/13) (8/15/2013)
    Pocket DACA is a new app for smartphones and tablets that will help immigrants brought to this country as children understand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process. Patrick Taurel, DACA Legal Services Fellow with the American Immigration Council, joins us to discuss the app.
    AILA Doc. No. 13081455.
  • Pocket DACA: A How-To Guide (8/14/2013)
    Please use this one-minute video to guide you through the helpful Pocket DACA App. This newly-released app is designed to help immigrants brought to this country as children understand the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process and link them with AILA attorneys when needed.
    AILA Doc. No. 13081448.
  • AILA Quicktake #47: Discriminatory Ordinance Struck Down (8/7/2013)
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled a discriminatory ordinance requiring prospective renters to provide information about their immigration status unconstitutional. Russell Abrutyn, Chair of the Amicus Committee, joins us on Skype from Michigan to discuss the matter further.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080742.
  • AILA Quicktake #46: California Proposal AB 1159 Cumbersome and Ineffective (8/5/2013)
    The California State Legislature is making efforts to advance a cumbersome and ineffective proposal known as the Immigration Reform Act, AB 1159. Victor Nieblas, First Vice President of AILA, joins us through Skype from California to discuss the matter further.
    AILA Doc. No. 13080558.
  • AIM: What Would You Miss About Immigrants? (8/5/2013)
    For this month's interview, we bring you the American Immigration Council's Winner of the Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest Erin Stark to read her poem "What Would You Miss About Immigrants?"
    AILA Doc. No. 13080557.
  • AILA Quicktake #45: Special Report from AILA Interagency Committee (7/31/2013)
    This Quicktake is a Special Report on the expanded role of the AILA Interagency Committee and their new approach to address cross-agency related issues. Kathleen Campbell Walker, AILA Past-President and chair of the Interagency Committee, joins us on Skype from El Paso to discuss their new efforts.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073148.
  • AILA Quicktake #44: Provisional Waiver Program Disappoints (7/30/2013)
    Jim Austin, Chair of AILA’s CIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee, joins us to discuss concerns over provisional waiver rulings and explains what AILA members can do if they feel inadmissibility grounds were loosely or improperly applied.
    AILA Doc. No. 13073047.
  • AILA Quicktake #43: Concerns Over Provisional Waiver Rulings (7/29/2013)
    AILA members across the country have demonstrated concerns that the provisional waiver program is not working as we believe the Administration had intended. Immigration attorney and current Secretary of the AILA Texas Chapter Jason Mills joins us through Skype to discuss the issue further.
    AILA Doc. No. 13072945.
  • AILA Quicktake #42: House Immigration Hearings (7/24/2013)
    AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us to discuss the recent immigration hearings in the House as well as what you can do to influence reform over the next several weeks.
    AILA Doc. No. 13072450.
  • AILA Quicktake #41: Upcoming Hearings in House (7/18/2013)
    On Tuesday, 7/23/13, there will be a hearing in the House on the differences between border security approaches in the House and Senate, as well as a hearing to discuss the House approach to DREAMers. Here to give us the rundown on these House activities is Greg Chen, Advocacy Director at AILA.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071850.
  • AILA Quicktake #40: Special Report on House Border Bill (7/12/2013)
    The House Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees combined have passed five piecemeal bills to date. Su Kim joins us from AILA's Advocacy Department to discuss the Border Security Results Act of 2013 reported out of the Homeland Security Committee earlier in 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071246.
  • The Raisins Hit Center Stage at the 2013 Annual Conference! (7/11/2013)
    Who knew the AILA Texas Chapter was hiding such dancing prowess? Watch as The Raisins jump and jive to celebrate Doug Stump’s installation as the 2013-2014 AILA President!
    AILA Doc. No. 13071153.
  • AILA Quicktake #39: Prospects for Immigration Reform in the House (7/11/2013)
    The House of Representatives' Republican caucus met to discuss prospects for immigration reform following which the leadership released a statement rejecting the bipartisan, compromise bill the Senate passed two weeks ago. AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams joins us to discuss the matter.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071142.
  • AILA Quicktake #38: Special Report on House SAFE Act (7/10/2013)
    In this Special Report, Director of the Immigration Policy Center Mary Giovagnoli joins us to explain the SAFE Act that has passed out of the House Judiciary Committee and could be taken up by the full House before the August recess.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071054.
  • AILA Quicktake #37: Special Report on House Employment and Business Bills (7/10/2013)
    In this Special Report, AILA Senior Associate Director of Advocacy Bob Sakaniwa explains the three employment and business-related bills the House Judiciary Committee has been working on and that could be taken up by the full House before the August recess.
    AILA Doc. No. 13071050.
  • AIM: New President Doug Stump (7/9/2013)
    For July's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM), newly-elected AILA President Doug Stump discusses his goals for the 2013-2014 term and his desire to pass immigration reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 13070941.
  • AILA Quicktake #36: The House and Immigration Reform (7/8/2013)
    AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us to discuss immigration reform and its prospects in the House as well as providing excellent resources and instructions for your advocacy efforts.
    AILA Doc. No. 13070842.
  • Doug Stump's Installation Speech (6/29/2013)
    On June 27, 2013, AILA installed T. Douglas Stump, from Oklahoma City, OK, as the association's President for the 2013-2014 term. Watch his moving speech during the installation ceremony at the Annual Conference in San Francisco.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062940.
  • AILA Quicktake #35: Reform Bill Passes Senate (6/27/2013)
    With a 68/32 vote, the Senate has just passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill that marks a historic moment in the immigration reform debate. AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us to discuss the issue.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062755.
  • AILA Quicktake #34: Countdown to Vote in Senate (6/27/2013)
    It's an extremely important moment in the Senate with Immigration Reform Bill S.744 up for a final vote. Joining us to discuss the vote that is coming up in just a matter of hours is AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062752.
  • AILA Quicktake #33: DOMA Ruling and Immigration (6/26/2013)
    The Supreme Court struck down the heart of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. The court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act that bars same-sex couples from receiving federal benefits. AILA President Laura Lichter joins us to discuss its impact on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 13062649.
  • AILA Quicktake #32: Border Security Top Issue in Senate (6/21/2013)
    There have been some big developments recently in the immigration reform debate and we are seeing action on the Senate floor that was largely unexpected regarding the Corker-Hoeven package that was just put together. AILA's Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us to discuss what is going on.
  • AILA Quicktake #31: Bill Would Save $900 Billion States Report (6/20/2013)
    Congressional budget analysts said Tuesday that legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration laws would cut hundreds of billions from the federal deficit over the next two decades. Doug Stump, AILA President-Elect, joins us on Skype to discuss the report.
  • AILA Quicktake #30: SAFE Act and Senate Progress (6/18/2013)
    The Senate continued voting on amendments to the immigration reform bill S.744 and in the House the Judiciary Committee began markup of their own bills - including the enforcement-centered SAFE Act. AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams joins us to discuss both the Senate and House activity.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061847.
  • AILA Quicktake #29: Preview of This Week's Senate and House Debate (6/17/2013)
    We are expecting a tense debate as the full Senate moves into the second week of Immigration Reform discussion. Joining us for updates on immigration news is AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061747.
  • AILA Quicktake #28: Concerns About Trigger Amendments (6/13/2013)
    AILA President Laura Lichter joins us to discuss concerns about trigger amendments facing the Senate Immigration Bill S.744. Although yesterday marked the first day the bill went live on the Senate floor, no votes actually took place until today’s session.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061308.
  • AILA Quicktake #27: Full Senate Debates S.744 (6/12/2013)
    On 6/11/13, the full Senate decided to take up the Senate Immigration Reform Bill S.744 in an impressive 82-15 vote. Immediately after that, amendments were filed. As the debate picks up, the Executive Director of the American Immigration Council, Ben Johnson, joins us to discuss what this means.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061245.
  • AILA Quicktake #26: Full Senate Votes to Take Up S.744 (6/11/2013)
    The full Senate formally voted to take up the Immigration Reform Bill S.744 and Greg Chen, AILA Advocacy Director, joins us to discuss the vote and President Obama’s speech this morning in favor of the initiative.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061153.
  • AILA Quicktake #25: AILA Executive Director Previews Week Ahead (6/10/2013)
    The immigration reform debate starts back up in earnest this week as the full Senate takes up the bipartisan immigration reform Bill S.744. AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams joins us to discuss how the week might unfold.
    AILA Doc. No. 13061044.
  • All Access AC Overview (6/7/2013)
    In less than two short minutes, this clip launches All Access AC 2013. Learn some key information on the 2013 Annual Conference and start preparing for your pending trip to San Francisco! Watch for an All Access AC video every morning of the conference to learn about the events going on that day.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060748.
  • AILA Quicktake #24: Developments in Immigration Reform (6/7/2013)
    Since the bipartisan immigration reform Bill S.744 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on 5/22/13, there have been developments on the reform front. Greg Chen, AILA Advocacy Director, joins us to discuss these issues.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060747.
  • AIM: Inaugural Poet on American Identity (6/3/2013)
    For June's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM), we welcome Richard Blanco, the Inaugural Poet for President Obama's second term, to discuss his immigrant experience and the American identity.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060342.
  • Top Five Ways to Influence Immigration Reform (5/31/2013)
    Let’s make 2013 the year of immigration reform. With everyone’s help – we can make this happen. It’s up to us to create change - and it’s not as hard as you might think. Here are five easy ways YOU can make an impact.
    AILA Doc. No. 13053150.
  • AILA Quicktake #23: LGBT Issues Left Unaddressed by Senate Reform Bill (5/31/2013)
    During the markup process the issue of the Uniting American Families Act, known as UAFA, came up – and despite some strong support in committee it was not included in the final language of the bill soon to hit the Senate floor. Ally Bolour joins us via Skype from California to discuss.
    AILA Doc. No. 13053148.
  • AILA Quicktake #22: Successful Markup Completed (5/22/2013)
    The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up weeks of work on immigration reform by passing S. 744 out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 13 to 5 on May 21. AILA Executive Director Crystal Williams joins us to discuss this momentous occasion and whats next.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052244.
  • AILA Quicktake: Final Title Under Debate in Senate Judiciary Committee (5/21/2013)
    On 5/20/13, the Senate Judiciary Committee completed Title III of the markup for S. 744 and began addressing the most controversial of the Titles - Title II. AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen joins us to discuss the evening's late night session and the remaining debate.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052143.
  • AILA Quicktake: Final Week of Markup Kicks Off in Judiciary Committee (5/20/2013)
    The Senate Judiciary Committee continued the markup process as part of their effort to have immigration reform bill S.744 ready for the Senate Floor after Memorial Day. Joining us to discuss the debate thus far is American Immigration Council Executive Director Ben Johnson.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052057.
  • AILA’s Hometown Radio Tour 2013 (5/17/2013)
    AILA’s Hometown Radio Tour 2013 was incredibly successful, reaching an estimated audience of nearly 53 million listeners around the country through local, regional and national outlets. Take a listen to some of the interviews recorded during AILA’s National Day of Action.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051750.
  • AILA Quicktake: Current Status of Senate Immigration Bill (5/17/13) (5/17/2013)
    Greg Chen, AILA Director of Advocacy, reviews the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup of the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill to-date and looks ahead to the next week’s markup sessions, likely to be the last remaining week of the process.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051747.
  • AILA Quicktake: Title III Up Next for Senate Judiciary Committee (5/16/2013)
    The Senate Judiciary Committee continues markup of Senate Bill S.744 with hopes of completing Title IV and moving on to Title III. Here to discuss the matter further is AILA President-Elect Doug Stump.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051640.
  • AILA Quicktake: Title IV Markup Moves Forward (5/15/2013)
    Markup of Title IV of the Senate Judiciary Committee immigration reform bill S. 744 moves forward with Title III next in line for debate. AILA Treasurer William Stock joins us on Skype to discuss the matter further.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051548.
  • AILA Quicktake: Immigration Reform Effort Turns to Business (5/14/2013)
    On 5/14/13, the Senate Judiciary Committee continues markup of S. 744 by addressing Title Four that covers most non-immigrant, temporary visas, entrepreneurship and innovation programs, and other visitor visas. Joining us is Executive Director Crystal Williams to discuss the matter.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051460.
  • AIM: The Human Impact of Immigration Policy (5/13/2013)
    For May's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM), a young woman joins us to tell her personal story that highlights the human impact of immigration policy and the importance of sharing individual narratives to help create change.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051347.
  • AILA Quicktake: Current Status of Senate Immigration Bill (5/10/13) (5/10/2013)
    Greg Chen, AILA Director of Advocacy, discusses the Senate Judiciary Committee’s inaugural markup of the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill and looks ahead to the next markup session, likely to focus on Title II, the section concerned with legalization in the bill.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051045.
  • AILA Quicktake: Border Security Kicks Off Markup (5/9/13) (5/9/2013)
    The Senate opened formal debate on 5/9/13 on a comprehensive immigration reform proposal, launching the grueling process of amending a bill that could be the most sweeping overhaul of the nation’s border control laws in nearly 30 years. President Laura Lichter joins us to discuss.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050944.
  • AILA Quicktake: Senate Judiciary Committee Amendments (5/8/2013)
    On 5/7/13, the 5pm deadline struck for the Senate Judiciary Committee members to file amendments for the “Gang of Eight’s” immigration reform bill. Here to discuss the filed amendments is AILA President Laura Lichter, joining us on Skype from Colorado.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050805.
  • AILA Quicktake: 5pm Deadline Looms for Senate Judiciary Committee (5/7/2013)
    It’s an important day in immigration as the deadline for Senate Judiciary Committee members to file amendments for “Gang of Eight’s” bill is coming up at 5pm and all amendments will be made publicly available. William Stock joins us via Skype to discuss this process.
    AILA Doc. No. 13050753.
  • AILA Quicktake: AILA President Testifies at Senate Immigration Hearing (4/25/2013)
    AILA President Laura Lichter discusses her experience on Monday, 4/22/13, testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042549.
  • AILA President Testifies at Senate Immigration Hearing (4/25/2013)
    AILA President Laura Lichter was invited by the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify at a hearing on immigration reform on 4/22/13. This video includes her testimony as well as the questions addressed to her during the hearing.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042547.
  • AILA President on Introduction of Immigration Reform Proposal (4/19/2013)
    AILA President Laura Lichter discusses the introduction of an immigration reform proposal by the "Gang of Eight" on television. Her interview is followed with B-roll that was used by the station.
    AILA Doc. No. 13041940.
  • AILA Quicktake: Senate Immigration Reform Bill Introduced (4/17/2013)
    In breaking news, “Gang of Eight” introduces a bipartisan immigration reform proposal. AILA President Laura Lichter speaks on the introduction of this proposal - allowing the Senate Judiciary Committee to forge ahead on "markup" process – and how AILA members can take action.
    AILA Doc. No. 13041764.
  • National Day of Action 2013 (4/12/2013)
    In this 1½ minute video, AILA members explain why they traveled from across the nation to Washington, D.C., on 4/11/13 to participate in the 2013 National Day of Action.
    AILA Doc. No. 13041272.
  • Economic Growth Through Business Immigration Reform (4/9/2013)
    In this five-minute video, AILA makes the case for reforming business immigration to improve our economy. Please take this opportunity to download this video and share the important message with your community.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040851.
  • AILA Quicktake: H-1B Cap Reached (4/5/2013)
    Doug Stump, President-Elect of the AILA, joins us to discuss today's announcement from USCIS that within mere days of accepting applications, the cap of 65,000 H-1B petitions and 20,000 graduates of U.S. advanced degree programs have been reached for FY2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040545.
  • AILA Quicktake: Business and Labor Agree (4/3/2013)
    AILA Treasurer William Stock joins us on Skype from Philadelphia to discuss business immigration and the report that labor and business, namely the AFL-CIO and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, have come together in regards to pushing forward with immigration reform.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040352.
  • AIM: LGBT Families and Immigration (4/1/2013)
    For April's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM), we welcome Michael Jarecki of Chicago who discusses important LGBT issues in immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040153.
  • Video: How to use AILA's Deferred Action PSAs (3/28/2013)
    Watch this short video about AILA’s new public service announcements on Deferred Action and how you can use them in your community.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032846.
  • Watch Video on “Nadine’s Story” and Her Immigration Quest (3/20/2013)
    Nadine was born in Trinidad and became a U.S. citizen in 1998 on an employment visa and now works in health research for the government. In 2006, Nadine filed a sibling petition for her youngest brother. She shares her story of their long wait to be reunited.
    AILA Doc. No. 13032049.
  • Immigration Quicktake: AILA Co-Hosts Congressional Briefing (3/15/2013)
    AILA President Laura Lichter flew into D.C. this morning to participate in a Congressional Briefing on family immigration co-hosted by AILA. Watch this short Q&A for more information on the briefing as well as the role AILA is playing in the current debate.
    AILA Doc. No. 13031540.
  • Immigration Quicktake: House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on High-Skilled Immigration (3/5/2013)
    Joining us is the executive director of the American Immigration Council Ben Johnson who testified this morning before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security. The subject of the hearing was "Enhancing American Competitiveness through Skilled Immigration."
    AILA Doc. No. 13030565.
  • AIM: Stateside Provisional Waiver (3/4/2013)
    AILA President-Elect Doug Stump joins us from Oklahoma City through Skype to discuss the Stateside Provisional Waiver for March's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM). Watch this short interview to learn important details on the issue.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030450.
  • Immigration Quicktake: Sequestration (3/1/2013)
    In response to the sequestration, DHS is already taking steps to reduce spending. Several hundred lower-priority immigration detainees were released over the past few days. Joining us through Skype is Maurice Goldman, Media Advo Committee member, to discuss the issue.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030147.
  • Immigration Quicktake: VAWA Passes House (2/28/2013)
    VAWA is a federal law aimed at ending violence against women. The version of the VAWA bill that passed this morning has strengthened protection for Native Americans, immigrants, and LGBT survivors of violence.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022855.
  • Immigration Quicktake: State of the Union and Senate Judiciary Hearing (2/14/2013)
    Director of Advocacy Greg Chen joins Jessica Eise to discuss President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday and the Senate Judiciary Hearing on 2/13/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021465.
  • Immigration Quicktake: House Judiciary Hearing and Upcoming Immigration Events (2/8/2013)
    Associate Director of Advocacy Bob Sakaniwa discusses this Tuesday's House Judiciary Hearing and the upcoming State of the Union Address and Senate Judiciary Hearing on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020851.
  • AIM February: AILA Interview of the Month with Francisco Gutierrez (2/4/2013)
    AILA Interview of the Month (AIM) is a series of short interviews on immigration from many perspectives. This month a young student at Georgetown University joins us to discuss his experience applying for DACA.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020444.
  • Immigration QuickTake: AILA Releases Border Security Report (1/31/2013)
    Director of Advocacy Greg Chen and Advocacy Associate Su Kim discuss the border security report, "Border Security: Moving Beyond Past Benchmarks" released by AILA today.
    AILA Doc. No. 13013151.
  • AILA on President Obama's Immigration Speech on 1/29/13 (1/31/2013)
    AILA Director of Advocacy Greg Chen speaks on President Obama's speech on immigration in Las Vegas, Nevada, on 1/29/13.
    AILA Doc. No. 13013150.
  • AILA Launches AIM Series (1/8/2013)
    AILA’s Interview of the Month (AIM) is a series of short interviews on immigration from a wide variety of perspectives. To launch the AIM series, we have Laura Lichter, AILA President, joining us for the January edition to discuss immigration reform in 2013.
    AILA Doc. No. 13010857.
  • AILA on Stateside Waiver (1/8/2013)
    Laura Lichter, President of AILA, joins us in a Skype interview to discuss the newly announced final rule that will allow certain family members of U.S. citizens to remain in the United States while applying for the waiver they need to become permanent residents.
    AILA Doc. No. 13010856.
 
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