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2004 - 1999

  • Another Action by Texas Attorney General to Combat Immigration Consultant Fraud (12/6/2004)
    Thanks to the work of the Texas Office of Attorney General, the Austin yellow pages now include bilingual notices in the "Immigration Consultant" and "Notaries Public" listings explaining that only BIA-authorized representatives and attorneys may legally represent individual in immigration matters.
    AILA Doc. No. 04120662.
  • Million Dollar Verdict Against Texas Immigration Consultants(53 KB - 9/14/2004)
    A Texas jury awarded a verdict of more than $1 million against Ruth and John Thomas and their business, Tramites Migratorios.
    AILA Doc. No. 04091411.
  • Maine Governor Orders Immigration Status Be Kept Confidential (4/13/2004)
    The Governor of Maine decreed that state workers not disclose information, including immigration status, deemed confidential. Law enforcement is not to inquire about immigration status unless pursuing other unlawful activity. Courtesy of Center for Prevention of Hate Violence in Portland, ME.
    AILA Doc. No. 04041361.
  • Information on Obtaining a Texas Driver’s License (11/20/2003)
    Information from the Texas Department of Public Safety about obtaining a driver’s license in Texas. Courtesy of Paul Parsons.
    AILA Doc. No. 03112040.
  • CGFNS Now Accepts TOEIC and IELTS English Language Exams (3/12/2003)
    CGFNS press release announces that, as of 3/3/03, scores from the Test of English in International Communication and the International English Language Testing System will be accepted for the visa screen.
    AILA Doc. No. 03031243.
  • Canadian Landed Immigrant Visa Applications (2/20/2003)
    The U.S. Embassy in Canada announces how it will handle visa applications for Canadian Landed Immigrants wishing to enter the United States.
    AILA Doc. No. 03022041.
  • EEOC Rescinds Guidance on Undocumented Worker Protection (7/3/2002)
    In light of the Hoffman Plastic Compounds case, the EEOC rescinds its earlier guidance on remedies for undocumented workers. However, EEOC indicates that it will not, on its own initiative, inquire into a worker's immigration status.
    AILA Doc. No. 02070343.
  • USDA to Process Pending J-1 Cases (4/17/2002)
    The USDA states that it will process the 86 pending applications for interested government agency sponsorship upon receipt of security clearances from the DOJ and DOS.
    AILA Doc. No. 02041733.
  • AILA President Chuck Kuck's Statement on the Uniting American Families Act (6/1/2009)
    This statement from Chuck Kuck, AILA President, has been submitted to U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary for the hearing on “The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law."
    AILA Doc. No. 09060135.
  • Judge Finds Treatment of Asylees “National Embarrassment” (2/12/2004)
    A federal judge issued a ruling in national class action filed by AILF and Mass Law Reform ordering government to adjust status of nearly 22,000 waiting asylees. Judge railed against the INS's "Kafkaesque" procedures. (Ngwanyia v. Ashcroft, 2/12/04)
    AILA Doc. No. 04021264.
  • Supreme Court Limits Federal Court Jurisdiction (2/24/1999)
    AILA summary of the Supreme Court ruling in Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.
    AILA Doc. No. 99022459.
  • AILA on INS Failures (2/12/1999)
    AILA statement is response to Representatives Smith and Gallegly's letter to Attorney General Reno on citing "INS failure to protect public safety."
    AILA Doc. No. 99021257.
  • AILA's Canada Chapter Comments on Safe Third Country Regulations (12/26/2002)
    AILA's Canadian Chapter testified on the proposed regulations regarding the Agreement for Cooperation in the Examination of Refugee Status Claims from Nationals of Third Countries (Safe Third Country Agreement).
    AILA Doc. No. 02122641.
 
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