AILA Announcements

Get the Authoritative Guide to Business Immigration Law

Where other references tell you how to file a case, Business Immigration: Law & Practice teaches you to lawyer a case. It tackles common issues like labor certifications, H-1B, L-1, and E-1/E-2, as well as less common topics, such as E-3, J-1, and H-3 visas. Order this expert guide today!

CMS Issues Call for Proposals for Special Collection in Tribute to Juan Osuna

The Center for Migration Studies (CMS) seeks paper proposals on access to justice, due process, and fundamental fairness for a special collection in tribute to Juan Osuna and the values and issues he cared about. The deadline for submissions has been extended to August 10, 2018.

Win Your Appeal with the BIA or AAO

Learn how to protect your client against a bad decision during our August 9, 2018, seminar, How to File Winning Appeals with the BIA and AAO. You’ll learn the appropriate time and venue for your appeal, how to compile effective appeal materials, and more. Register today!

Your Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Clients Facing Criminal Charges

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity is the perfect resource for the complicated are of criminal immigration law. It includes clear analysis of relevant statutes and case law. No matter how often you handle criminal issues, this is the reference you’ll want!

Late-Breaking, Two-Part Seminar on USCIS’s New NTA Memo – Special Member Pricing!

New guidance from USCIS on issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) will have far-reaching ramifications for all practitioners. Join us for our two-part, late-breaking seminar on July 26 and August 2, 2018, to make sure you’re prepared. Special member pricing: $49 for one part or $89 for both parts.

Learn About L-1 Processing at the Texas Service Center

What changes have taken place since L-1 processing moved to USCIS’s Texas Service Center (TSC)? Find out during our July 31, 2018, web seminar, All “Ls” Broken Loose in Texas. Panelists will cover adjudication trends since the shift, tips for working with the TSC, and more. Register today!

Do You Represent Military Personnel and Their Families?

Then you need Immigration Law & the Military, by Margaret D. Stock. It explores common military-related immigration issues, such as selective service and enlistment rules, naturalization through service, implications of disciplinary proceedings and courts martial, and more. Order today!

Don’t Miss the Year’s Most Important EB-5 Event

Join AILA and Invest in the USA (IIUSA) for the 2018 EB-5 Industry Forum, on October 28–29, 2018, in Chicago. This event will combine AILA’s legal expertise and IIUSA’s EB-5 visa know-how to offer you unparalleled educational, networking, and business development opportunities. Register today!

The Complete Consular Practice Reference

AILA’s Consular Practice Handbook is a complete resource for understanding all areas of consular practice. It includes the basics of lawyering at consular posts, the current state of consular processing, tips for completing forms, contesting visa denials, and more.

Answers to Your Citizenship and Naturalization Questions

AILA’s Guide to U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization includes an in-depth analysis of the laws and procedures governing citizenship, covering everything from filling out the N-400, to more advanced topics. It’s an easily accessible reference on matters that can get complex, so order today!

Get Asylum Law Updates on Particular Social Groups – Special Seminar Pricing!

New DHS guidance on asylum makes the challenges of defining a particular social group (PSG) even more complex. Join us on September 6, 2018, for our seminar, Asylum Law Updates on PSGs, for discussions of recent BIA and AG decisions, as well as practical tips. Special $59 member price.

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.

Take Action Tuesday: Travel Ban 3.0 Impact on Individuals

AILA was deeply troubled by the Supreme Court’s decision in Hawaii v. Trump and continues to monitor how consular posts are processing waivers for individuals impacted by Travel Ban 3.0. Please take action today, and share examples of individuals who have been impacted.

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.

The Immigration Justice Campaign Is Hiring a Volunteer Coordinator

Are you passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization? The Immigration Justice Campaign seeks a full-time, highly motivated, temporary Volunteer Coordinator to join our team to connect volunteers to detained immigrants who would otherwise go unrepresented. Apply today!

A Call to Arms: Introducing the AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force

In furtherance of AILA’s mission and in recognition litigation is the best option for our clients and our members, AILA has created an Administrative Litigation Task Force.

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.

2019 AILA Annual Conference Call For Presentations

The planning has already started for the 2019 Annual Conference! The conference planning committee needs your suggestions for topics, speakers, and preferred formats to ensure that the quality of next year’s event continues AILA's long tradition of excellence. Please share your thoughts by 7/23/18.

Volunteers Needed at Detention Center in Dilley, Texas this Summer

Help the 2,000 women and children detained in Dilley, Texas, and volunteer with CARA’s Dilley Pro Bono Project. The project is searching for volunteer attorneys the weeks of July 8, August 12, and August 19. To sign up, please contact Caya Simonsen at

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!

Take Action Tuesday: New Resources on the Importance of Family Immigration

AILA shares new resources that highlight the importance of family immigration. AILA’s latest Interview of the Month video features Dagmar Butte talking about her personal family immigration story. AILA also published a companion blog post on Think Immigration sharing her story. Get involved today!

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.

Shareable Graphics Championing Family-Based Immigration

AILA posted a Think Immigration blog post on the reality of the family-based immigration system, dismantling the attacks against it and the pejorative term “chain migration,” and explaining why family-based immigration as a cornerstone of our country’s history 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 for the month of May. Read a free article on advanced issues in asylum and withholding of removal and listen to a recording on preparing successful O-1 and P-1 petitions.
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.