AILA Correspondence

Sign-On Letter to DHS and DOS Requesting Venezuela Be Designated for TPS

On 3/13/19, AILA and over 200 other organizations signed on in support of a letter to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State requesting that Venezuela be designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to the extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country.
AILA Doc. No. 19031337

AILA Issues Statement for House Judiciary Hearing on Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

AILA submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration for the March 6, 2019, hearing on “Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients.”
AILA Doc. No. 19030603

Sign-On Letter Urges DHS and DOL to Urgently Provide H-2B Cap Relief

On 2/22/19, the H-2B Workforce Coalition, of which AILA is a member, sent a letter to DHS Secretary Nielsen and DOL Secretary Acosta requesting that their agencies make available the full number of H-2B visas authorized by the FY2019 Consolidated Appropriations Act.
AILA Doc. No. 19022533

AILA Sends Response Letter to EOIR on Discipline Policy Memo

On 2/15/19, AILA sent a letter to EOIR Director McHenry to express concern with the continued imbalance in the treatment of counsel appearing before EOIR components perpetuated by the 12/18/18 memo, “Internal Reporting of Suspected Ineffective Assistance of Counsel and Professional Misconduct.”
AILA Doc. No. 19021549

AILA Issues Statement on the Border Security Spending Deal

On 2/14/19, AILA issued a statement expressing concern about the enormous increases the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 provides for border security enforcement. Citing, among other things, that the bill would increase funding for immigration detention by at least 12 percent.
AILA Doc. No. 19012960

AILA and Advocates Send Letter Urging Secretary Nielsen to End the Migrant Protection Protocols Policy

On 2/6/19, the American Immigration Council, AILA, and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. sent a letter to DHS documenting harm that families served by the Dilley Pro Bono Project faced on the other side of the southern border and demands a reversal of the Migrant Protection Protocols.
AILA Doc. No. 19020631

AILA Sends Oversight Letter to House Judiciary Committee

On 1/24/19, AILA sent a letter to the House Judiciary Committee urging the committee to conduct hearings to hold USCIS accountable to its mission, halt the administration’s interference with immigration judges’ independence, and stop the violations of due process happening at the border.
AILA Doc. No. 19012533

AILA and Other Advocates Reject the “End the Shutdown and Secure the Border Act”

On 1/23/19, AILA and a wide coalition of advocacy partners sent a letter to Majority Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer urging them to reopen the federal government without “poison pill policy proposals.”
AILA Doc. No. 19012336