AILA Announcements

AILA Resources on Asylum

AILA has the resources that asylum practitioners need to succeed in this increasingly challenging practice area. Check out everything we have available, from practice alerts and pointers and agency guidance, to comprehensive legal references and seminar recordings.

AILA Resources to Make You a PERM Master

AILA's Guide to PERM Labor Certification features a dissection of ETA Form 9089 and a digital add-on chart with summaries of 570+ key BALCA decisions. AILA University’s PERM Online Course is eligible for up to 15 CLE hours in 60-minute jurisdictions. Act now to become a PERM master!

Take Action to Oppose USCIS Fee Hikes: Comment on the Fee Schedule Rule That Would Require Customers to Pay More for Less

On January 24, 2020, DHS reopened the comment period for the fee schedule rule. Join AILA in opposing fee hikes by submitting a comment before February 10, 2020.

See What's New on Fastcase

See what's new and what's changed to the updated Fastcase platform. Learn more today!

Take Action: Tell Congress to Call for Immigration Court Reform

Join AILA in urging members of Congress to publicly support independent, Article I court reform to ensure that everyone has a fair day in court.

This AILA Resource Empowers Your Practice Every Day

AILA's Immigration Practice Toolbox gives you a variety of sample documents and checklists conveniently located in one place. Covering consular processing, employment– and family-based immigration, naturalization, removal defense, and more, this resource saves you time and money. Order now!

The New Edition of The Waivers Book Is Here, in Different Formats!

The new, multi-format edition of The Waivers Book: Advanced Issues in Immigration Practice provides updates on unlawful presence, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, health-related waivers, misrepresentation or fraud, refugee and asylee status, U visas, and more. Order now!

Consular Practice Strategies — Choose Your Format!

A new edition of The Consular Practice Handbook has been released, with updated analysis on the travel ban, waivers, the FAM public charge changes, and more. This member favorite is now available in print, PDF, and eBook formats, which you can get individually or bundled together. Order now!

ICYMI — The Week of January 20 in Review

AILA provides a list of new, substantive documents posted to during the week of January 20, 2020, as well as the top news stories of the week.

Expand Your Immigration Court Skills with This AILA University Live Video Roundtable

Get first-hand advice from seasoned practitioners for dealing with the unpredictable nature of immigration court. AILA University's Jan. 29 video roundtable, Expecting the Unexpected: Handling Surprises in Immigration Court, will provide valuable insights and creative strategies. Register for free!

Get Caught Up on Public Charge

The Second Circuit recently decided to maintain a nationwide injunction blocking DHS's public charge rule. During our Jan. 30 web seminar, 2020 Comprehensive Public Charge Update and Strategies, expert panelists will provide much-needed updates, tips, and strategies on this hot issue. Register now!

Get a Much-Needed Update on Worksite Compliance

The Feb. 4 web seminar, Practical Tips for Worksite Compliance: I-9s and Related Issues, will address strategies to deal with the increasing number of I-9 investigations/inspections, Social Security ‘No Match’ letters, and other types of notices. Register now and learn how to reduce employer risk!

Take Action: Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the RELIEF Act

Join AILA in urging members of Congress to support the Senate and House versions of the RELIEF Act, and thank those who introduced the bill.

Refer a Law Student to the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship is accepting applications for summer 2020 from law students wishing to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. With a deadline of February 1st, learn more about this fellowship and apply today!

Need Advice on Running Your Practice?

Join the conversation and get your questions answered! We know running your own practice can be challenging at times. Benefit from an active classroom with diverse voices during our free Office Hours every Tuesday at 2:00 pm (ET).

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

2019 Marketplace Study Sweepstakes Winners!

Thank you to all the AILA members who took the time out to complete the 2019 AILA Marketplace Study Survey. This study is made possible because of you and we express our gratitude.

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA's upcoming web and audio seminars. For live seminar participants, a free downloadable recording of the seminar is included with registration. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule, and join in from the convenience of your desk!

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

RAICES Creates Legal Defense Fund for Released and Reunified Families

RAICES established a Legal Defense Fund for Released and Reunified Families to provide stipends to pay for attorney’s fees on behalf of formerly separated families. RAICES is looking for AILA members nationwide who are interested in representing these clients. Learn more about the stipends.
AILA Doc. No. 19050699

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 2019 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.