AILA Announcements

Take Action: Tell Congress to Reduce ICE Detention Funding

Senators are finalizing appropriations requests ahead of next week's deadline. Help ensure Congress funds less—not more—money to detain people away from counsel, family, community, and a fair shot at participating in their immigration proceedings. Email your members of Congress now!

Time-Sensitive Offer: Save on Global Migration Forum Registration

If you don't register for the Global Migration Forum by this Thursday, you'll miss out on saving up to $100. This highly anticipated event is your chance to stay on top of the myriad changes seen in recent years and learn creative strategies to address them. Act now! (Webcast option available.)

Take Action: Tell Your Representative to Support Legislation to Create an Independent Immigration Court

The House Judiciary Committee is planning to mark up the Real Courts, Rule of Law Act of 2022, a bill that would create an independent, Article I immigration court system, separate from the executive branch. Use our template to email your representative today and urge them to cosponsor the bill.

VECINA/PALA Roundtable on Afghan OAR Asylum Interviews

On May 26, VECINA and PALA will host a free roundtable with practitioners from around the country who have attended Afghan OAR asylum interviews. Learn how these interviews are being handled, common questions that come up, and how asylum officers are vetting TRIG and persecutor bar issues.

Alert: Email Scam Masquerading as AILA Email

We have been alerted that some members received a fraudulent email from a Yahoo email address that claims to be from AILA and requests payment via PayPal. This email is a scam, please delete it. Read this alert for more information, as well as resources to avoid falling prey to these types of scams.

A Special Thanks to All of AILA's Volunteers

This week, we’re celebrating our volunteers! These dedicated individuals are the real-life superheroes behind AILA who generously give their time and talent to help us fulfill our mission and serve AILA members. We send all of our volunteers our heartfelt gratitude—we couldn’t do it without you!

Take Action: Urge Congress to Support the Real Courts, Rule of Law Act of 2022 and Establish an Independent Immigration Court

Urge members of Congress to support the creation of an immigration court system that is separate and independent from DOJ, to ensure the courts can operate in a fair and consistent manner.

Deadline to Submit Questions for USCIS Director Jaddou Is Wednesday

AILA members are invited to submit questions that they would like USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou to address when she speaks at the 2022 AILA Spring CLE Conference and Webcast on April 8. Questions are due by 11:59 pm (ET) this Wednesday, March 23.

USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou Will Deliver Keynote Address at Spring Conference

We are pleased to announce USCIS Director Ur Jaddou will deliver the keynote address at the 2022 AILA Spring CLE Conference and Webcast, taking place on April 8 in Washington, D.C. In-person and virtual options available. Register and book your room today! Early-bird deadline/hotel cut-off are 3/17.

Share a Fan Letter to Your Favorite AILA Resource

Share your moment with us! AILA is pulling together insights from across the membership about a series of topics in celebration of our 75th year.

Happy New Year from AILA

A new year message from AILA President Allen Orr and President-Elect Jeremy McKinney.
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Get the AILA Discount on the Spanish for Lawyers Online Course

AILA has partnered with American University Washington College of Law to provide a discount on the Spanish for Lawyers Online Course. Registration is currently open for the Spring 2022 semester. Deadline to register is February 11.

Take Action: Urge the Administration to Adopt Policies that Reduce DOS Backlogs and Delays

The DOS Liaison Committee met with the Department of State and discussed AILA's recommendations for addressing the DOS backlog. Help build on this momentum by urging the administration and DOS to adopt additional policies to address visa backlogs and delays!

Join AILA’s 75th Anniversary Celebration

AILA is 75 and this milestone presents the opportunity for us all to celebrate our shared history and community. Discover the latest ways we are celebrating, how to get involved on social media, and more on our 75th anniversary website.

Help Us Serve You Better by Updating Your Demographics in MyAILA

As part of our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity among our membership, as set out by the Annual Plan, we are on a mission to have ALL members update their demographic information.

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.