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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.
DOJ Proposes Regulation to Turn Immigration Appeals into Tool of the Administration’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda
AILA Senior Policy Counsel Laura Lynch and AILA First Vice President Jeremy McKinney respond to a new rule proposed by DOJ that would overhaul Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) processes.
AILA Director of Government Relations Sharvari Dalal-Dheini and AILA President Jennifer Minear respond to USCIS’s announcement that it will cancel its planned furlough of over 13,000 employees.
AILA and Sidley Austin, LLP Challenge Trump Administration’s Unlawful USCIS Fee Rule on Behalf of Immigrants’ Rights Organizations
On August 20, 2020, AILA and Sidley Austin, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a coalition of the nation’s leading immigrants’ rights organizations challenging the Trump administration’s unlawful USCIS Fee Rule. The law suit seeks to prevent the rule from going into effect on October 2, 2020.
New FOIA Request Filed to Force Agency to Release Immigration Court Operations Information on COVID-19 Pandemic
AILA, the Council, and NIPNLG filed a FOIA request to obtain documents related to EOIR’s response to COVID-19, noting that EOIR has repeatedly ignored requests for information and seeking expedited release of documents that are integral to understanding EOIR’s operations during the pandemic.
AILA, Justice Action Center, and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono support from Mayer Brown LLP, filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for a preliminary injunction to halt implementation of the Trump Administration’s immigration ban.
AILA President Jennifer Minear and AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson respond to the Trump administration announcement that it will begin to wind down legal protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients while it conducts a review of the program.
Individuals, Employers, and Organizations Join to File First Lawsuit Challenging Entirety of Trump’s Immigration Ban
AILA, Justice Action Center, and Innovation Law Lab, with pro bono support from Mayer Brown LLP, sued the Trump Administration on behalf of 23 individual and organizational plaintiffs to prevent the devastating effects of President’s Trump’s unlawful and unconstitutional immigration ban.
LPR Applicants, Their Sponsors, and Immigrant and Civil Rights Groups Sue Over Law Violations in Implementation of Trump Administration’s Public Charg
Today, AILA and our partners filed a complaint on behalf of a group of applicants for lawful permanent residence, their sponsors, and nonprofit immigration legal service providers, suing the Trump administration for violating the law in its implementation of the new “public charge” regulation.
Administration Plans Unnecessary and Unconscionable Ban on Asylum Seekers Masked Behind False Public Health Premise
AILA and the Council expressed deep concern about the administration’s soon-to-be-published proposed rule that would allow DHS to ban people from seeking asylum or withholding of removal in the United States solely because they traveled from or through a country under threat by a serious disease.
AILA condemns the Trump administration’s recent ramp-up of efforts to turn the immigration court system into an enforcement tool rather than an independent arbiter for justice.
On June 23, 2020, the law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, through their pro bono work with the Immigration Justice Campaign, filed a group habeas petition demanding the release of individuals detained in the Joe Corley Detention Facility in Conroe, Texas due to the conditions at this ICE facility.
Representatives from AILA, Justice Action Center, and Innovation Law Lab react to the carve-out exemption in President Trump’s immigration ban expansion for children or child relatives who could be separated from their families if they age out while the ban is in effect.
Administration Expands Ban on Legal Immigration – Pursuing Campaign Promise to Shut Down Legal Immigration
AILA President Jennifer Minear and AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson respond to President Trump’s Proclamation barring access to certain nonimmigrant workers until the end of the 2020.
AILA applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking the rescission of DACA. The decision underscores the incredible importance of our nation’s foundational principle of separation of powers and the need for accountability in government agency actions.
Jennifer Minear was installed as AILA’s President, and the following officers were elected today for the 2020-2021 term: Allen Orr as President-Elect, Jeremy McKinney as First Vice President, Farshad Owji as Second Vice President, Kelli J. Stump as Treasurer, and Jeff Joseph as Secretary.
AILA recognizes Greg Siskind of Memphis, TN, with the 2020 Advocacy Award for outstanding efforts in support of AILA's advocacy agenda.
AILA recognizes Alexis S. Axelrad, of New York, NY, with the 2020 Susan D. Quarles AILA Service Excellence Award, in recognition of her outstanding service, over a period of years, in advancing the mission, development, and value of AILA for its members and the public it serves.
AILA recognizes Kathleen M. Gillespie with the 2020 Sam Williamson Mentor Award, in acknowledgment of her outstanding efforts and excellent counsel to immigration attorneys by providing mentoring assistance.
The Trump Administration’s proposed rule seeks to fundamentally rewrite U.S. asylum laws and policies, and remove almost any chance for those fleeing persecution to gain protection. AILA highlights some changes of extreme concern, and we urge the public to comment on the proposed rule.
AILA recognizes Sidley Austin LLP with the 2020 Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award for outstanding efforts in providing pro bono representation in the immigration field.
AILA recognizes Hamed Aleaziz, of San Francisco, CA, with the 2020 Media Leadership Award, given to individuals whose efforts in the media most accurately depict immigration and immigrants.
AILA recognizes Sabrina Damast, of Los Angeles, CA, with the 2020 Joseph Minsky Young Lawyer Award for her outstanding contributions made as a young lawyer in the field of immigration and nationality law.
AILA recognizes Wasden Banias LLC with the 2020 Jack Wasserman Memorial Award for excellence in litigation in the field of immigration law.