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Get the Latest on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Did you miss the June 25 roundtable discussion on PPP Loan Forgiveness? Catch up with the free recording. The PPP loan forgiveness application and SBA guidance came out May 15. Then, the PPP Flexibility Act passed June 5, modifying key terms of the PPP. Get the latest from SBA expert Chris Chan.

Don’t Miss Out on Critical Information, Catch Up with AILA Seminars

Immigration policy and adjudications have been changing at such a rapid pace, it's hard to stay on top of all of the changes. Catch up on changes that occurred in June by listening to these recordings, many of them free, from recent events. Download and listen at your convenience.

Effectively Represent Noncitizens Accused of a Crime

The new edition of Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants offers expert guidance on everything from fashioning a plea with immigration consequences in mind, to preparing applications for clients with criminal records. Order today!

Get Practical Tips for Winning Withholding of Removal and CAT Cases

During our July 7 web seminar, Winning Withholding of Removal and Convention Against Torture Cases, our expert panel will discuss the requirements for these types of relief, how they differ from asylum, how to handle post-grant issues, and more. Special $59 member pricing — register now!

Take Action: Congress Must Hold USCIS Accountable for Budget Shortfall Before Approving Temporary Funding Request

USCIS has requested a $1.2 billion bailout. Without this funding, USCIS claims it won't be able to maintain operations and more than 13,000 employees will need to be furloughed. Tell Congress to condition funding on key agency changes centered on transparency, fiscal responsibility, and efficiency.

Celebrate July 4th with These AILA Sales

This year’s July 4th may not look like previous years, but AILA is still offering several discounts worth celebrating.

Take Action: Tell the Government to Halt Plans to End Asylum

USCIS and EOIR issued a proposed rule that represents the Trump administration's most sweeping assault on asylum yet. If implemented, it could negate U.S. asylum law—and decades of established case law—with devastating consequences. Personalize our model comment opposing the rule and submit it now!

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AILA Case Liaison Assistance Annual Temporary Closure

AILA National would like to notify our membership that Case Liaison Assistance will be temporarily suspended from Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:00 pm (ET) until Monday, July 6, 2020, 9:00 am (ET). AILA will continue to accept cases inquiries involving the USCIS Lockbox during this period.

Save on AILALink Subscriptions and Renewals

AILA is pleased to offer substantial savings on 12-month AILALink subscriptions or renewals to all international members who list the Bangkok District, Latin America, or Rome District Chapter as their primary chapter as of May 27, 2020.

Resources on ICE Detention During COVID-19

AILA has created resources related to ICE’s handling of detention during COVID-19, including a free recording eligible for CLE on parole and a just-added webinar on seeking release for detained clients.

ICYMI — The Week of June 22 in Review

In case you missed it, AILA provides a list of new, substantive documents posted to during the week of June 22, 2020, as well as the top immigration-related news stories of the week. This page is updated every Friday.

Need Advice on Running Your Practice?

Join the conversation and get your questions answered! We know running your own practice can be challenging especially during this time. Benefit from an active classroom with diverse voices during our free Office Hours on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 2:00 pm (ET). Join us tomorrow!

Article: Immigrant Advocates Condemn ICE Activity in Kitsap as Racial Profiling

Kitsap Sun reports on local ICE activity and concerns about the expansion of expedited removal. Regarding the latter, AILA Washington Chapter Advocacy Chair Steven Miller said, "It's a huge issue, and the (U.S.) Supreme Court has never really defined where the limits are."
AILA Doc. No. 19092561

Article: America's Shifting Asylum Policies Explained

Voice of America reports on the asylum rule the Supreme Court has allowed the government to begin implementing. AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson said, "This rule denies people a meaningful chance to seek asylum, putting the lives of asylum seekers back in the hands of their persecutors."
AILA Doc. No. 19092562

Article: USCIS Documents Reveal the Sources of Trump H-1B Visa Restrictions

Forbes reports on a FOIA lawsuit filed against USCIS by the AIC on AILA's behalf. AILA President Marketa Lindt said that documents released by USCIS as a result of the litigation show how the agency shifted its focus in H-1B adjudications, "creating more obstacles for U.S. businesses."
AILA Doc. No. 19092060

Featured Issue: SSA No-Match Letters

Members should be mindful that SSA no-match letters can potentially lead to issues related to immigration enforcement and I-9 compliance. Learn more with AILA's resources on employer compliance and enforcement.
AILA Doc. No. 19101009

What’s Happening?

Have news you want to share with the AILA community? It could be a professional announcement, an award you’ve won, or news of a wedding or a new addition to your family. Send a 500–700-character blurb to AILA today, then check back to see updates from your fellow members on this page.
AILA Doc. No. 15071005

Give Your Paralegals the Resources They Need to Thrive

We don't have to tell you that paralegals play an essential role in your practice's success. AILA has the resources to get your staff up to speed and keep their skills sharp.

Sign Up to Be Referred to Detainees in Need of Representation

Grow your removal defense practice in 2020 and add your name to a list of immigration attorneys to be circulated to detention facilities in your region. Sign up through AILALawyer today to expand your outreach to potential paying clients and increase access to counsel in the new year!

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the INA

AILA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act with 15% off the 2015 edition of the INA. Enter INA50ANN during checkout on AILA Agora. This offer excludes previous/existing orders. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires October 13, 2015.