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AILA Quicktake #31: Bill Would Save $900 Billion States Report
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
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
We are expecting a tense debate as the full Senate moves into the second week of Immigration Reform discussion. Joining us to update us on immigration news is AILA Advocacy Director Greg Chen.
AILA Doc. No. 13061747.
AILA Quicktake #28: Concerns About Trigger Amendments
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
On June 11 the full Senate decided to take up the Senate Immigration Reform Bill S.744 in an impressive 82-15 vote. Right after that we started to see amendments being filed. As the debate picks up in earnest, the Executive Director of the AIC, Ben Johnson, joins us to discuss what this means.
AILA Doc. No. 13061245.
AILA Quicktake #26: Full Senate Votes to Take Up S.744
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
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
In less than two short minutes, this clip launches All Access AC 2013. Learn some key information on the 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
Since the bipartisan immigration reform Bill S.744 passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 22nd, 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
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 5 Ways to Influence Immigration Reform
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 5 easy ways YOU can make an impact.
AILA Doc. No. 13053150.
AILA Quicktake #23: LGBT Issues Left Unaddressed by Senate Reform Bill
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13053148.
AILA Quicktake #22: Successful Markup Completed
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 what remains in store.
AILA Doc. No. 13052244.
AILA Quicktake: Final Title Under Debate in Senate Judiciary Committee
On May 20, 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 Doc. No. 13052143.
AILA Quicktake: Final Week of Markup Kicks Off in Judiciary Committee
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 Doc. No. 13052057.
AILA’s Hometown Radio Tour 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 Doc. No. 13051750.
AILA Quicktake: Current Status of Senate Immigration Bill 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 Doc. No. 13051747.
AILA Quicktake: Title III Up Next for Senate Judiciary Committee
Stay up-to-date on the reform debate with AILA Quicktakes. 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 Doc. No. 13051640.
AILA Quicktake: Title IV Markup Moves Forward
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 Doc. No. 13051548.
AILA Quicktake: Immigration Reform Effort Turns to Business 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.
AILA Doc. No. 13051460.
AIM: The Human Impact of Immigration Policy
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 Doc. No. 13051347.
AILA Quicktake: Current Status of Senate Immigration Bill 5/10/13
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 2, the section concerned with legalization in the bill. AILA Doc. No. 13051045.
AILA Doc. No. 13051045.
AILA Quicktake: Border Security Kicks Off Markup 5/9/2013
The Senate opened formal debate on May 9 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. AILA Doc. No. 13050944.
AILA Doc. No. 13050944.
AILA Quicktake: Senate Judiciary Committee Amendments
On May 7 2013, the 5 pm 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 Doc. No. 13050805.
AILA Quicktake: 5 PM Deadline Looms for Senate Judiciary Committee
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 5p.m. and all amendments will be made publicly available. William Stock joins us via Skype to discuss this process. AILA Doc. No. 13050753.
AILA Doc. No. 13050753.
AILA Quicktake: President on 4/22 Senate Immigration Hearing
AILA President Laura Lichter discusses her experience on Monday, April 22, testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 13042549.
AILA Doc. No. 13042549.
AILA President Testifies at Senate Immigration Hearing (4/22/13)
AILA President Laura Lichter was invited by the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify at a hearing on immigration reform on April 22, 2013. This video includes her testimony as well as the questions addressed to her during the hearing. AILA Doc. No. 13042547.
AILA Doc. No. 13042547.
AILA President on Introduction of Immigration Reform Proposal
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 Doc. No. 13041940.
AILA Quicktake: Senate Immigration Reform Bill Introduced
In breaking news, “Gang of Eight” introduces 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.
AILA Doc. No. 13041764.
National Day of Action 2013
In this 1 ½ minute video, AILA members explain why they traveled from across the nation to Washington, DC, on April 11th to participate in the National Day of Action. AILA Doc. No. 13041272.
AILA Doc. No. 13041272.
Economic Growth Through Business Immigration Reform
In this 5-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 Doc. No. 13040851.
AILA Quicktake: H-1B Cap Reached
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 fiscal year 2014. AILA Doc. No. 13040545.
AILA Doc. No. 13040545.
AILA Quicktake: Business and Labor Agree
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 Chamber of Commerce, have come together in regards to pushing forward with immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 13040352
AILA Doc. No. 13040352.
AIM: LGBT Families and Immigration
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13040153.
Video: How to use AILA's Deferred Action PSAs
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13032846.
Watch Video on “Nadine’s Story” and Her Immigration Quest
Nadine was born in Trinidad and became a US 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 here of their long wait to be reunited. AILA Doc. No. 13032049.
AILA Doc. No. 13032049.
Immigration Quicktake: AILA Co-hosts Congressional Briefing
AILA President Laura Lichter flew into DC 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.
AILA Doc. No. 13031540.
Immigration Quicktake: House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on High-Skilled Immigration
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13030565.
AIM: Stateside Waiver
AILA President-Elect Doug Stump joins us all the way from Oklahoma City through Skype to discuss the Stateside 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.
AILA Doc. No. 13030450.
Immigration Quicktake: Sequestration
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13030147.
Immigration Quicktake: VAWA Passes House
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13022855.
Immigration Quicktake: State of the Union and Senate Judiciary Hearing
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 Fenruary 13th. AILA Doc. No. 13021465.
AILA Doc. No. 13021465.
Immigration Quicktake: House Judiciary Hearing and Upcoming Immigration Events
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13020851.
AIM February: AILA Interview of the Month with Francisco Gutierrez
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. Look for a new interview the first Monday of every month. AILA Doc. No. 13020444.
AILA Doc. No. 13020444.
Immigration QuickTake: AILA Releases Border Security Report
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 Doc. No. 13013151.
Director of Advocacy on President Obama's Immigration Speech on January 29, 2013
American Immigration Lawyers Association Director of Advocacy Greg Chen speaks on President Obama's speech on immigration in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 29, 2013. AILA Doc. No. 13013150.
AILA Doc. No. 13013150.
AILA Launches AIM Series
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 Doc. No. 13010857.
Laura Lichter on Stateside Waiver
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.
AILA Doc. No. 13010856.
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