AILA Correspondence

AILA Sends Questions and Comments in Advance of USCIS EB-5 Public Engagement

4/28/2022
AILA and AILA’s EB-5 Investor Committee sent a letter to USCIS with questions and comments in advance of the USCIS EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 Listening Session. They also proposed an engagement between AILA, EB-5 trade associations, industry groups, and the IPO in the coming weeks.
AILA Doc. No. 22051251

AILA Requests Clarity from USCIS on Afghanistan Evacuation Policies

8/21/2021
On 8/20/21, in light of the escalating humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, AILA sent a letter to USCIS with recommendations regarding USCIS policy and procedures relating to the Afghanistan evacuation and seeking clarifying information regarding humanitarian parole adjudications.
AILA Doc. No. 21082391

AILA Requests USCIS Rescind the Adopted AAO Decision of Matter of Z-R-Z-C-

5/12/2022
AILA has submitted a request to the AAO that it rescind the adopted decision of Matter of Z-R-Z-C-. Special thanks to AILA members Hudaidah Bhimdi, Cheryl David and Kelli Fennel for their efforts in drafting and reviewing this request.
AILA Doc. No. 22051201

AILA and Partners Send Letter to Congress on Defund Hate’s NGO Cuts for FY2023

4/21/2022
AILA and partners sent a letter to Congress urging significant cuts to ICE and CBP funding in the FY2023 Spending Bill and consideration for the dignity and well-being of all people.
AILA Doc. No. 22042202

AILA and Partners Urge President Biden to End Title 42 Border Expulsions

4/21/2022
On 4/21/22, leaders of immigrant, civil rights, humanitarian, labor, and human rights organizations sent a letter to President Biden urging him to end border expulsions under Title 42 and to oppose congressional attempts to keep the border expulsion policy in place via legislation.
AILA Doc. No. 22042251

AILA Sends Letter to DOS on Implementation of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

3/24/2022
AILA requested emergency action from DOS to amend the April 2022 Visa Bulletin to comply with the provisions of the EB-5 RIA, which was recently signed into law, and for the NVC and posts to begin processing cases in accordance with the provisions of the new law that have taken immediate effect.
AILA Doc. No. 22032501

AILA Sends Letter to USCIS on EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

3/16/2022
AILA sent a letter to USCIS requesting public engagement as soon as possible on the implementation of the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 that was recently enacted.
AILA Doc. No. 22031707

AILA and Partners Send Letter Urging President Biden to End Title 42 Policy

3/10/2022
AILA and partners called on President Biden to immediately end the Title 42 policy, stop defending this illegal and inhumane policy in court, restore meaningful access to asylum at U.S. borders, and welcome with dignity the families and individuals seeking protection in the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 22031401

AILA and Partners Send Letter to Biden on New 18-Month Designations of TPS or DED and SSR for Ukraine

2/25/2022
AILA and partners sent a letter to Biden requesting an immediate 18-month designation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Special Student Relief (SSR) for Ukraine.
AILA Doc. No. 22030204

AILA and Partners Send Letter Urging DOJ and DHS to Rescind the Pandemic-Related Ban on Asylum

2/28/2022
AILA and partners sent a letter urging to DOJ/DHS to rescind the Security Bars and Processing rule, which would ban asylum seekers who have transited through or come from a country with a communicable disease or who exhibit symptoms consistent with such disease.
AILA Doc. No. 22030203

AILA and more than 100 Partners Recommend Priorities for Spending on Immigration in FY2022 Appropriations Bill

2/24/2022
On February 24, AILA and more than 100 organizations sent a letter to leaders in Congress setting forth priorities for spending on immigration matters for the FY2022 appropriations bill.
AILA Doc. No. 22022570

AILA Sends Letter to Immigration Investor Program Office (IPO) Requesting Reestablishment of Stakeholder Engagement

2/9/2022
On 2/9/22, the AILA EB-5 Committee sent a letter to Alissa Emmel, Chief of the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO) to request the resumption of stakeholder engagements between the IPO and EB-5 stakeholders, including AILA, EB-5 trade associations, and industry groups.
AILA Doc. No. 22020908

AILA Leads Partners in Calling for Review of DHS’s Reopening of Private Prisons

2/9/2022
AILA led partners in calling for an investigation of DOJ and DHS’s implementation of the President’s executive order banning private prisons and reiterating our support for the ban being extended to immigration detention.
AILA Doc. No. 22020851

AILA, the American Immigration Council, and 147 Partners Send Letter to Biden on Funding for Legal Representation Programs

2/1/2022
AILA, the American Immigration Council, and 147 partners sent a letter to Biden and Congress requesting an increase in funding to expand legal representation for people in removal proceedings.
AILA Doc. No. 22020104