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AILA commends Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) for offering up concrete recommendations on immigration issues noting the “multi-pronged plan” is “a starting point for reasoned discussion and debate grounded in the realities of immigration.”
AILA Urges the Biden Administration to Reject the Return of Family Detention and Calls for the Adoption of Humane and Effective Alternatives
AILA expressed grave concern at the possibility the Biden Administration may resume family detention; AILA urges President Biden to stand by the previous decision to end family detention and reject policies that have been proven to have devastating consequences on children and families.
AILA addresses Congress and urges it to take swift action to update our nation’s immigration system at the border and beyond in advance of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the southern border.
Class Action Filed Against USCIS for Extreme Processing Delays that Leave American Families Stranded
AILA amplifies the filing of a federal class action lawsuit in Seattle against USCIS challenging bureaucratic logjams that have left families in a multi-year limbo as thousands of spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents wait for their unlawful presence waivers to be processed.
Biden Administration Expands Legal Pathways with Parole Strategy but Deeply Erodes U.S. Commitment to Asylum Protection
AILA responds to an announcement from President Biden that expands humanitarian parole programs for migrants from Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti but severely restricts asylum access, including expanding Title 42, to migrants from those countries.
AILA condemns the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upholds Title 42, a public health expulsion order, for now, and shares recommendations for more fair and efficient border solutions.
The 18th edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook is now available, filled with expert guidance to help readers navigate the labyrinthine U.S. immigration laws.
AILA President Jeremy McKinney applauds the signing and passage of the Respect for Marriage Act and noted, “Many mixed-nationality couples in the U.S. have obtained life-altering immigration benefits due to the constitutional right to marriage equality, and now those rights are here to stay.”
AILA and the American Immigration Council Respond to a Bipartisan Framework of Immigration Reform Compromises
AILA and the Council respond to the news that Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have reached an agreement on a draft Border and DREAM Act Deal.
AILA and the Council respond to oral arguments heard by the Supreme Court in the case U.S. v. Texas, a dispute over the Biden Administration’s authority to set immigration policy.
AILA welcomes the decision from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan striking down the public health law wielded by the Trump Administration as a weapon against asylum seekers as “arbitrary and capricious.” The decision has been stayed for five weeks.
AILA applauds the introduction of the “Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act” in the House of Representatives, an effort led by Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Immigration Subcommittee Chair Zoe Lofgren (D-CA).
Biden Administration Pairs Humanitarian Aid and H-2B Visa Expansion with Trump-Style Border Enforcement in Venezuelan Response Plan
AILA and the Council responded to the Biden Administration’s announcement of a parole program to protect some Venezuelan nationals with ties to the U.S., expansion of Title 42 to expel Venezuelans who cross the border without prior authorization, and nearly 65,000 added visas under the H-2B program.
AILA President Jeremy McKinney reviewed the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals remand of the State of Texas v. USA litigation and noted, “Congress must act immediately … Protecting Dreamers permanently is right, true to America's values, and ultimately benefits all of us."
AILA, NALEO Educational Fund, and NPNA — in Conjunction with Telemundo Stations — Partner for the 17th AILA Citizenship Day with In-Person and Virtual
AILA, NALEO Educational Fund, and NPNA are proud to co-host the 17th AILA Citizenship Day, taking place in person and virtually on and in the lead up to National Citizenship Day on Saturday, September 17, 2022, bringing together expert volunteers to help lawful permanent residents naturalize.
AILA: Massive Effort by USCIS to Issue Visas Shows Need for Congressional Investment to Catch Up Fully with Backlogs
AILA commends USCIS and DOS for the successful effort to process employment-based visas reflected in the October Visa Bulletin but despite that, many individuals “are now faced with visa retrogression and others, particularly those in the family backlog, have seen delays get even worse.”
AILA President Jeremy McKinney and American Immigration Council Managing Director of Programs Jorge Loweree respond to the new public charge regulations published today by the Biden Administration.
The fourth edition of The Waivers Book: Strategies for Overcoming Inadmissibility, Removability, and Other Barriers to Immigration Benefits is now available; the new edition has been expanded to cover asking the government to exercise its waiver-like discretion to remove obstacles as well.
AILA and the American Immigration Council welcomed newly published regulations that codify the DACA program. AILA President Jeremy McKinney noted, "These regulations are essential, but laws are for lasting change," and called on Congress to "pass legislation permanently protecting all Dreamers."
AILA welcomes the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral “Afghan Adjustment Act” which would help Afghans fleeing the Taliban takeover find safety and security in the United States. This bill enables the United States to keep its promises to the Afghans who served alongside American troops.
AILA urges senators to keep the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” focused on deficit reduction, the climate crisis, and prescription drug prices, and to vote no on any amendments that would exclude or harm immigrant communities and that would function as “poison pills” killing the entire bill.
In this statement, AILA President Jeremy McKinney responds to the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 vote to maintain a nationwide injunction blocking the Biden Administration from setting prosecutorial discretion policies for ICE. The court also decided to take up the case in December.
AILA’s Immigration Law Practice and Procedure Manual: A “Cookbook” of Essential Practice Materials: Second Edition Now Shipping!
The 2nd edition of AILA’s Immigration Law Practice and Procedure Manual: A “Cookbook” of Essential Practice Materials is now available, providing expanded “thorough, how-to guidance on preparing and filing many of the more common immigration applications and petitions.”
In this statement, AILA President Jeremy McKinney responds to the announcement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling on Texas law enforcement officials and Texas National Guard members to illegally involve themselves in federal immigration policy.
AILA announced the new Editor-in-Chief for the AILA Law Journal will be renowned expert Cyrus D. Mehta of New York, NY. Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia ends her tremendously successful service in the role for the first three years of the law journal’s existence and is passing the torch this month.