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AILA Carefully Monitoring Progression of COVID-19

AILA is carefully monitoring the progression of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States and is preparing for its impact on our community and Association and want to ensure that our members are aware of the issues they need to consider and are taking the necessary precautions. To that end, AILA encourages members to review the following resources available to guide members as they begin reviewing emergency protocols and preparing their practices for potential impacts: AILA’s COVID-19 featured issue page, free member AILA U. roundtable-Pandemic-Proof Your Immigration Practice: COVID-19 & What You Need to Know and an AILA member COVID-19 discussion forum.

Members should be assured that as COVID-19 continues to spread and develop, access to member services will continue with limited disruption. AILA staff has updated emergency preparedness plans and is prepared to implement those plans as needed.

Due to timing, the April 2020 AILA Federal Court Conferences: Business and Removal Litigation, to be held in Las Vegas, have been postponed to late August. Members will be notified as soon as the new date is confirmed. Given the later date, the June 2020 AILA Annual Conference and AILA/GMS Annual Global Immigration Forum are still being held as planned and webcast options will be made available for those who are unable or prefer not to travel. Most airlines have now implemented broad waivers to their existing change fee policies. As a result, AILA recommends verifying the current change fee policies with the relevant airlines and purchasing flights now for upcoming travel to gain protection should your travel plans need to change. Registered attendees can cancel at any time up to the advertised conference cancellation deadline for a full refund. Up to and following that period, registrants may also switch to the webcast option. AILA will strive to be as flexible as possible with members when considering exceptions. Considerations such as the health and safety of the AILA community and staff, airline restrictions, and travel warnings issued by the CDC, WHO, and state and local authorities will inform ongoing event decisions. Changes, should they occur, will be communicated to registered attendees and will be posted to the relevant conference websites.

For the most current information about COVID-19, see the following resources:

As the impact of COVID-19 evolves, AILA will continue to communicate updates to members. If you have any questions or need assistance with your emergency preparedness plans, please contact us at

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20030535.