Browse the Press Room collection
AILA and our litigation partners welcomed the district court emergency injunction which preserves and extends the validity of most visas from the 2020 lottery, and the news that the State Department had issued national interest exceptions for DV winners with visas expiring Feb 17-28.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed changes to immigration enforcement priorities outlined in a memo from ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson but flagged key areas requiring additional action. The interim guidance is effective immediately.
AILA, NALEO Educational Fund, and the National Partnership for New Americans Team Up for Virtual Citizenship Day Events
AILA, NALEO Educational Fund, and the National Partnership for New Americans are proud to sponsor AILA’s 15th Annual Citizenship Day, taking place virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021, with dozens of naturalization clinics across the country.
AILA Welcomes Bipartisan Dream Act of 2021; Calls on Congress to Take Action on This and Other Necessary Immigration Legislation
AILA welcomed the introduction of the bipartisan Dream Act of 2021, calling on Congress “to pass this bill as a step forward toward legalization of the undocumented, and the many other necessary changes to our immigration laws our country requires.”
Biden Administration Continues Taking Necessary Steps to Bring Our Immigration and Asylum Policies Back in Line with Our Values, However More Needs to
AILA welcomed actions taken by the Biden administration that will continue to ameliorate the damage done over the past four years and move our immigration and asylum policies toward fairness and justice, however leaders cautioned that much more needs to be done.
AILA, the Council, HRW, and Winston & Strawn LLP obtained documents about the Migrant Protection Protocols which reveal U.S. immigration agencies' efforts in 2019 to rapidly deport thousands of people from the United States through the little-known Electronic Nationality Verification (ENV) program.
AILA commended the Day One actions on immigration undertaken by the Biden administration, recognizing that “the Biden team got straight to work fulfilling promises on immigration.”
AILA welcomed the planned reimagining of America's immigration laws and policies by the incoming Biden-Harris administration; this reasoned framework lays out the guideposts of smart and necessary immigration reform, something our country has desperately needed for decades.
AILA Welcomes Biden-Harris Administration Commitment to Fair and Humane Treatment of Migrants in the Americas Region
AILA welcomes reports that President-elect Biden is committed to following through on campaign pledges that will help ensure our immigration system and asylum process become fairer and more just.
Big Win on Pro Bono Suit Challenging Department of Labor’s Midnight Rule Changing Prevailing Wage Determinations
AILA and our litigation partners celebrate today’s summary judgment in our pro bono lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s attempt to change prevailing wage determinations.
New Rule Spells Death for the Asylum System - AILA and the Council Urge the Biden Administration to Prioritize Its Undoing
AILA and American Immigration Council leadership respond to the latest asylum regulation that would make it nearly impossible for most applicants to successfully claim humanitarian protection in the United States.
AILA welcomes the news that President-elect Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
Lawsuit Now Covers Hundreds of H-1B Petitions for Market Research Analyst Positions Filed by American Businesses
A federal judge has granted class certification in AILA’s lawsuit, filed with the Council, Van Der Hout LLP, Joseph & Hall P.C., and Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC, challenging USCIS’s practice of arbitrarily denying H-1B nonimmigrant employment-based petitions for market research analyst positions.
AILA released recommendations on immigration reform and called upon the incoming Biden-Harris administration to take swift action to fix the immigration system because “nothing short of a comprehensive plan is needed to restore American values and our standing in the world.”
AILA congratulates the incoming Biden-Harris administration and pledges to offer solutions that will ensure our nation’s immigration policies reflect America’s founding principles and contribute to our shared prosperity.
AILA joined the American Immigration Council and the National Immigrant Justice Center in litigation against EOIR and GSA. The lawsuit requests information on the expansion and creation of immigration adjudication centers, which were established as part of EOIR’s Strategic Caseload Reduction plan.
AILA President Jennifer Minear and AILA Director of Government Relations Sharvari Dalal-Dheini respond to a new H-1B regulation that will harm U.S. workers and businesses.
AILA and Board of Governors’ Members File Pro Bono Suit Challenging Department of Labor’s Midnight Rule Changing Prevailing Wage Determinations
AILA joins Jeff Joseph, Charles Kuck, and Greg Siskind in suing to enjoin, in its entirety, the Department of Labor Interim Final Rule, “Strengthening Wage Protections for the Temporary and Permanent Employment of Certain Aliens in the United States.”
AILA President Jennifer Minear and AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson respond to sweeping rules that will alter the H-1B process.
AILA welcomed the passage of the bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives Resolution 1153 which condemns unwanted, unnecessary medical procedures on individuals in immigration detention without their full, informed consent.
AILA applauds Judge White’s decision to halt USCIS’s Fee Rule in its entirety following litigation filed with Sidley Austin LLP on August 20, 2020.
Organizations Call for Immediate Investigation into Reports of Unnecessary Procedures and Inadequate Care in ICE Facility
In a joint statement, AILA and the American Immigration Council respond to reports of inadequate medical care and unnecessary hysterectomies in ICE detention.
Litigators from AILA, Justice Action Center, and Innovation Law Lab respond to the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia's preliminary injunction to stop the Trump administration from denying immigrant visas to 2020 diversity visa winners.
AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson comments on the release of the 17th edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, authored by Ira J. Kurzban.
AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson comments on the release of the fifth edition of Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court, authored by Robert Pauw.