2021 Virtual National Day of Action



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AILA’s National Day of Action (NDA) is going virtual in 2021! On Thursday, April 22, hundreds of AILA members will join together from their home states and advocate to:

  • Hold USCIS accountable for inefficient policy changes and crisis-level processing delays, and to return it to its customer-oriented mission.
  • Reform our immigration courts.
  • Reduce and phase out the use of immigration detention.
  • Provide a pathway to citizenship for the thousands of immigrants who call America home.

Read this Think Immigration blog post highlighting some of the reasons members are participating in AILA’s Virtual National Day of Action. Feel free to retweet or share on Facebook.

Registration for AILA’s Virtual National Day of Action has closed, however, you can help advance AILA’s priorities today. Learn more about our current campaigns below.

Important Information for Registered NDA Participants

  • Participants are required to join a prep call on Monday, April 19, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm (ET).
    • This call will review AILA’s legislative priorities and test the virtual meeting system and coordinate with the other AILA members attending your congressional meetings.
  • Meeting schedules will be shared via email on Friday, April 16.
    • Participants will meet with their members of Congress based on their home and business addresses.
  • Have more questions?

Read our FAQs for registered participants or email your Chapter NDA Liaison or advocacy@aila.org.

Join AILA’s Campaigns

#HoldUSCISAccountable

Join AILA on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to amplify key changes that USCIS should make to improve its customer service. Every Wednesday at 10:00 am (ET) through mid-April, AILA will engage in a conversation to raise awareness for the need for these changes. We hope you will join the conversation by sharing your own experiences.

To learn more about AILA’s recommendations to USCIS, see:

Reform and Rehabilitate the U.S. Immigration Court System

Take Action: Urge Congress to Reform and Rehabilitate the U.S. Immigration Courts

America needs just and efficient immigration courts to ensure due process and the success of the entire immigration system. Take action and urge your member of Congress to make immediate reforms to guarantee judicial independence, fairness, and consistency in decision-making. To learn more about AILA’s recommendations to reform our immigration courts, see:

Reduce the Use of Immigration Detention

Take Action: Ask Congress to Support a Full Case Review for Everyone in Immigration Detention

Many of the 14,000 people currently in immigration detention don't meet ICE's new stated priorities for enforcement and removal or should have been initially considered for discretionary release. ICE must proactively conduct a full custody review of those in detention with the presumption of release.

AILA supports the passage of the Dignity for Detained Immigrants Act introduced by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA-07) and Adam Smith (D-WA-09) and Senator Booker (D-NJ). If passed, it would phase out the use of private detention facilities, promote community-based alternatives to detention, and end solitary confinement in immigration detention.

To learn more about AILA’s efforts to reduce and phase out the use of immigration detention read:

Support the Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603)

On Thursday, March 18, the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, FWMA, (H.R. 1603) passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Now the Senate must act and bring these bills up for a vote.

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 17101761.