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Access Kurzban's and More from Wherever You Have an Internet Connection

AILALink, our online immigration law library, features digital, searchable versions of Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook, other AILA publications, and essential primary and secondary sources, as well as access to Fastcase Premium. Check out the affordable subscription options.

Kurzban's: Comprehensive. Authoritative. Reliable.

When you have Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook in your corner, you know you have a resource you can count on. The new edition covers the latest Supreme Court decisions, changes due to COVID-19, border and adjudication changes, and more. Order now!

There's Still Time to Sign Up for the Crimes and Immigration Virtual Conference

Don't miss the Crimes and Immigration Virtual Conference this Thursday. The educational program will delve into bond, habeas, and detention developments, as well as how to fashion a criminal plea with immigration consequences in mind. Reserve your spot now!

There's Still Time to Sign Up for Our Global Immigration Forum

Don't miss the Virtual Global Immigration Forum, co-sponsored by AILA National and the AILA Global Migration Section, taking place this Wednesday, December 2. The educational program will focus on the practice of global immigration as redefined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Reserve your spot now!

Don't Miss Thursday's Seminar on Preparing for PAF Audits

This Thursday's CLE web seminar, DOL Audits of Public Access Files: Compliance Tips and Trends, will cover how to guide your clients to prepare for a potential audit, what to expect during an audit, and numerous other compliance tips and strategies. Registration closes Wednesday at 11:59 pm (ET).

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

Do you know any law students searching for a 2021 summer fellowship that would allow them to work with a nonprofit to help low-income and underserved immigrant communities? Encourage them to apply for the Maggio Immigrants Rights' Fellowship Program. Applications will be accepted through 2/12/21.

Thank You for Your Support and Commitment to the AILA Community

We are offering, as a member benefit, free access to a newly curated Law Practice Management Online Course intended to give you the critical resources needed to put your firm on the right path for success in 2021. We are also offering each of you a $50 Member Appreciation gift card.

AILA Comment Guidance: DHS H-1B Interim Final Rule Redefining Specialty Occupation

AILA provides comment guidance for members and their clients who are seeking to submit a comment on the DHS Interim Final Rule published on 10/8/20 that will dramatically change longstanding regulations governing the H-1B visa program. Comments due on or before 12/7/20.
AILA Doc. No. 20112032

Your Best Companion in Federal Court

Robert Pauw's Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court provides guidance on jurisdictional issues, when and where to file, avoiding dismissals, and more. You'll also find sample pleadings and case law to help with brief writing. Order this popular resource now!

Take Action Now: Help Stop the Trump Administration's Latest Attack on the H-1B Visa Program

Submit a comment opposing a proposed rule that seeks to reduce access to the H-1B visa program for early-career professionals. If implemented this rule would undermine U.S. innovation and economic growth at a time when we cannot afford it. Comments are due December 2, 2020.

AILA Issues Statement After BOG Vote on Dues Restructuring

The AILA Board of Governors approved a membership dues restructuring that will take effect beginning March 1, 2021. The Board approved this updated dues structure to strengthen AILA’s ability to deliver high-value resources and information as a core part of AILA membership.
AILA Doc. No. 20100990

Check Out AILA's “Temporary Help Exchange” Forum on the Message Center

Due to the Visa Bulletin movement, we know that many members are overwhelmed with workload capacity issues¸ while other members may be looking to take on additional casework. Please post your needs today!

NILC and the Council Seek Feedback on EOIR’s Proposed Fee Increases

EOIR is expected to increase fees for various types of appeals, motions, and applications. The National Immigration Law Center and the American Immigration Council are investigating the harm these fee increases will have and are seeking responses on how they will affect you and your clients.

AILA This Week

Stay on top of upcoming AILA events, including a web seminar on how to make the government pay for your attorney fees; conference calls from AILA's Business Immigration Response Team, Federal Court Litigation Section, and the New Member Division; and a video roundtable on the 2020 election.

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 November 16 in Review

In case you missed it, AILA provides a list of new, substantive documents posted to during the week of November 16, 2020. This page is updated every Friday.

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

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.

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.