AILA Announcements

What Are the Latest PERM Audit Trends and Best Practices?

The PERM adjudication environment is constantly changing. Join us on October 23, 2018, for updates and discussions on triggers vs. random audits, special considerations for ERPs and applicants, managing client expectations through an audit, and more. Register today to make sure you’re up to date!

Purchase a Quick Reference Guide to Citizenship and Naturalization

AILA’s Guide to U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Law includes in-depth analysis of relevant laws and procedures, covering everything from properly completing an N-400, to more advanced issues such as false claims of citizenship. It also includes samples and practice tips. Order today!

New Digital Library Audio “Play” Feature

We are pleased to announce an improved Agora Digital Library, now with a faster and easier way to access audio products. When accessing MP3 files, you can now play the audio directly from your browser. Just click the new Play button in your digital library to launch the player and start listening.

Save the Date for the PERM Conference and Webcast!

Join us on December 7, 2018, at AILA National for the 2018 AILA PERM Conference and Webcast! The conference will provide updates on the latest PERM trends, so you can handle applications confidently. A hotel block has been reserved, so reserve your room to take advantage of AILA room rates today!

AILA’s Immigration Practice Essentials Combo: The Most Important Resources to Have

Our Immigration Practice Essentials Combo includes the 2018 editions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and Immigration Regulations (CFR), as well as Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook. Order these vital immigration law references today!

Registration Still Open for the Fall Conference

You can still register for the Fall CLE Conference in London on October 5, 2018. We’ll cover pressing issues in consular practice and global migration, as well as how U.S. immigration law fits into the global picture. Learn from legal experts, network, visit consulates, and more. Register today!

Attend a Hands-on Removal Defense Skills Workshop in El Paso, October 6

The Immigration Justice Campaign is sponsoring a one-day removal defense skills workshop where expert faculty will provide practical tips and guidance, and offer individual feedback on mock bond and master calendar hearings. Fee is only $75 and TX/OK/NM CLE credits. Space is limited.

Get the Guidance You Need to Litigate in Any Venue

With litigation becoming a critical part of an immigration attorney’s arsenal, AILA’s Immigration Litigation Toolbox is the reference you need. It takes you through the most common flow of a case, from immigration court to the Supreme Court, and includes sample pleadings, motions, and more.

The New Reality for H-1Bs

Learn best practices for responding to H-1B RFEs and how to avoid them in the first place during our October 16, 2018, seminar, H-1B RFEs and Denials: Our New Reality. We’ll also discuss managing client expectations, structuring fees, options for challenging denials, and more. Register today!

EB-5 Forum Hotel and Early-Bird Deadlines Less Than Two Weeks Away—Register Today

Don’t miss the October 1, 2018, hotel cutoff and early-bird registration deadline for the AILA & IIUSA EB-5 Industry Forum! Hear from keynote speakers Sarah Kendall of USCIS and Charles Oppenheim of DOS, get updates on visa backlogs and adjudication trends, and network with EB-5 industry leaders.

Find Answers to All Your Business Immigration Questions

Business Immigration: Law & Practice is our authoritative business immigration reference, with thorough yet understandable explanations on common issues like H-1Bs, L-1s, and labor certifications, as well as less common ones, like J-1s and H-3s. Make sure you have a reference you can trust!

Get Support for the Affidavit of Support

The affidavit of support can be tricky even for experienced practitioners. Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner’s Guide, by Charles Wheeler of CLINIC, demystifies the affidavit of support process, covering a variety of topics on completing the affidavit and associated forms. Order it now!

Don’t Let Firm Management Get You Down!

AILA’s Immigration Practice and Professionalism Toolbox compiles a variety of resources on firm management, marketing, ethical issues, client communications, and more. You’ll find practical advice to help you manage your practice, your staff, and your time. Order this member favorite today!

Late-Breaking Seminar on Pereira v. Sessions and Matter of Bermudez-Cota

Our September 26, 2018, seminar, Strategies and Considerations in the Wake of Pereira v. Sessions and Matter of Bermudez-Cota, will provide overviews of both decisions, consideration for raising Pereira-based arguments, and more. Special $49 member pricing – register today!

Strategies and Considerations in the Wake of Pereira v. Sessions and Matter of Bermudez-Cota

Register for this late-breaking seminar on Pereira v. Sessions and the subsequent Matter of Bermudez-Cota and their impact on the stop-time rule. Discuss potential due process concerns, challenging the legitimacy of removal proceedings, and more. Special member pricing: $49.

Take Action Tuesday: Hold USCIS Accountable

We need AILA members to take action on this petition calling for greater accountability of USCIS so we can deliver it to DHS and the Senate Judiciary Committee at an upcoming USCIS oversight hearing at which USCIS Director Francis Cissna will testify.

Take Action Tuesday: Share AILA and Council’s Complaint on Coercive Tactics Used on Separated Parents

Last week, AILA and the American Immigration Council filed a complaint detailing coercive tactics used by government officials against parents who were separated from their children. Support the complaint by sharing it on social media.

A Complete Immigration Law Primer for Your Classes

Essentials of Immigration Law provides an overview of everything immigration, from the passage of the first immigration laws to the current state of affairs. It also features glossaries of terms and acronyms, a list of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, and more. Order for your classes!

Apply for a Job with the American Immigration Council

The American Immigration Council is hiring for the positions of Staff Attorney and FOIA Staff Attorney. Learn more about the job responsibilities and requirements as well as the benefits of working with the Council’s dynamic and collaborative team, and submit your cover letter and resume today!

ABA Women of Color JD Study - Seeking Participants

The American Bar Association (ABA) is conducting a focus group study for women of color who have JDs and who have been out of law school for at least 15 years to assess and help identify factors that fostered or impeded their success in the legal profession.

Take Action Tuesday: Urge Congress to Stop the Corruption of USCIS and EOIR Missions

AILA members are encouraged to join AILA’s nationwide campaign to ensure lawmakers hold USCIS accountable to its service-oriented mission as envisioned by Congress and to protect the integrity and independence of the immigration court system.

New Resources for Immigration Paralegals

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.

Take Action Tuesday: New Policy Turns USCIS Into an Enforcement Agency

In response to USCIS’s updated NTA policy guidance, Anastasia Tonello stated that “this policy erases the ‘Service’ from USCIS and transforms the agency into yet another DHS enforcement tool.” Share AILA’s press statement and Quicktake on social media today.

Sign Up to Be Referred to ICE Detainees in Need of Representation

You may be eligible to have your name placed on a list of AILA lawyers that will be distributed to immigrants being held in detention centers in your area. These are not pro bono lists, but lists of attorneys interested in working with detainees on their removal cases. Learn more!

AILA’s Civility Code Now In Effect

AILA’s Civility Code was voted into effect at the Board of Governors meeting, on April 14, 2018, in Washington D.C. and went into effect on July 1, 2018. Learn more about this new code.

Learn How You Can Support the Fight Against Family Detention and Family Separation

There has been an outpouring of support for the immigration community. To provide clarity on how you can get involved, here is a variety of different ways you can support the fight against family detention and family separation.

AILA Introduces Privacy Policy

AILA has protected user data through the application of accepted industry standard practices and procedures. The recent adoption of EU’s GDPR brought to the forefront the need to consolidate our privacy protection practices into a unified privacy policy, which is being introduced today.

Are You an AILA Attorney Representing a Client in Sanctuary?

Let us know if you have a client in sanctuary and are interested in collaborating and communicating with other AILA attorneys regarding issues and strategies unique to those in sanctuary.

Take Action Tuesday: Report IJs Denying Requests for Continuances and Change of Venue

EOIR has announced several policy changes that interfere with an individual’s right to a full and fair hearing by an impartial immigration judge. Help advance AILA’s advocacy efforts by sharing case examples in which immigration judges have denied continuances and/or request for change of venue.

New Report Highlights Immigration Court Needs Being Ignored by Administration

The administration has taken steps to make the immigration court system harsher. Well, we now also know that the government’s changes fly in the face of a Booz, Allen, Hamilton, report, commissioned by the government, which they have had in hand for over a year. Learn more and take action!

Shareable Graphics on AILA’s Deconstructing the Invisible Wall Report

AILA released its report, Deconstructing the Invisible Wall, which details the Trump administration’s policies and procedures that are slowing, or even stopping, legal immigration to the United States. Use these graphics to share the report widely on your social media networks.

Take Action Tuesday: Shareable Graphics for AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine Report

Keep sharing these graphics that highlight key takeaways from AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine report, which surveys policy changes to immigration enforcement made by the Trump administration. Please share widely as part of our #AILAStandsWithImmigrants campaign.

Take Action Tuesday: Championing Family-Based Immigration

AILA posted a Think Immigration blog post, as well as other resources, on the reality of the family-based immigration system, and explaining why family-based immigration is a cornerstone of our country’s history that must be protected. Please share widely.
AILA Doc. No. 18012599

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA’s upcoming web and audio seminars. Get your CLE requirements from the convenience of your desk. Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule!

Check Out Recent AILA Recordings

AILA offers recordings of recent web and audio seminars that are available whenever you are! Check out the recordings today and stay current on the trends, topics, and issues that affect your clients and practice. CLE credit is also available for many of these recordings.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

Check out AILA's free items for members. Read a free article about bond and enforcement priorities and listen to a recording of a recent seminar on the FY2019 H-1B .
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

What’s Happening!

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

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.

The New Thinks Like You

Learn about the new features of AILA’s website.