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Featured Issues

AILA's Featured Issues pages provide a one-stop shop on current immigration-related issues that AILA is actively tracking. This includes government actions and resources, AILA's policy recommendations, and materials and talking points to engage with Congress and the press.

Featured Issue: Form ETA-9089 in DOL’s FLAG System

On 6/1/23, DOL officially implemented the new ETA 9089, Application for Permanent Labor Certification, into the Foreign Labor Application Gateway (FLAG) system. AILA’s DOL Liaison Committee provides a compilation resources relevant to this change.
AILA Doc. No. 23071923

Featured Issue: A Path to Citizenship for People Who Are Undocumented or Lack Permanent Status

Overwhelmingly, Americans support a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants and people with temporary status. Take action now and tell Congress to ensure permanent status for these valued members of our community.
AILA Doc. No. 23032300

Featured Issue: Prosecutorial Discretion

The Supreme Court issued a decision on a challenge to the Biden Administration’s enforcement priorities guidance. This resource page provides information on prosecutorial discretion, its importance as a tool for ICE, and AILA’s support of prosecutorial discretion in immigration enforcement.
AILA Doc. No. 22111701

Featured Issue: Practicing during a Natural Disaster

This page provides resources to help practitioners when they or their clients are affected by natural disasters, including information specific to the Hawaii wildfires, Hurricane Idalia, and the earthquake in Morocco.
AILA Doc. No. 22093051

Featured Issue: Asylum and Credible Fear Interim Final Rule

A USCIS interim final rule on credible fear and asylum took effect May 31, 2022, and changes the way DHS processes asylum cases for individuals in expedited removal. This is a resource page to help immigration attorneys understand the new process for credible fear and asylum.
AILA Doc. No. 22071302

Featured Issue: USCIS Accountability and Oversight

This page will showcase and highlight AILA efforts surrounding USCIS accountability.
AILA Doc. No. 22031106

Find Resources for Assisting Afghan Clients

AILA has compiled a list of resources from AILA and other organizations to help you assist Afghan clients. The situation is constantly changing and information may become outdated. AILA recommends individuals consult with an attorney.
AILA Doc. No. 21081935

Featured Issue: Ensuring Legal Representation for People Facing Removal

Despite the critical role legal representation plays in ensuring fairness in removal proceedings, the law still does not guarantee the government will pay for counsel if the person is unable to afford one. AILA provides resources on ensuring legal representation for people facing removal.
AILA Doc. No. 21050438

Featured Issue: America Needs a Fair and Independent Immigration Court

The U.S. immigration court system suffers from profound structural problems that have severely eroded its capacity to deliver just decisions in a timely manner and eliminated public confidence in its outcomes. AILA urges Congress and the Biden Administration to reform immigration courts.
AILA Doc. No. 21041931

Featured Issue: Immigration Detention and Alternatives to Detention

AILA calls on Congress to significantly reduce and phase out the use of immigration detention for enforcement purposes, including custodial family detention. Learn more about this issue and how you can join the effort.
AILA Doc. No. 21031937

Featured Issue: FY2024 Cap-Subject H-1B Filing Season

This featured issue page tracks developments related to the FY2024 H-1B cap season. USCIS's initial registration period finished on 3/20/23. For H-1B registrations selected, the filing period is 4/1/23 to 6/30/23. Find resources on this page.
AILA Doc. No. 19102407

Featured Issue: Border Processing and Asylum

This featured issue page provides updates, analyses, and other resources on border processing and asylum policies, and AILA’s advocacy on the creation of a humane and fair border processing system for all individuals arriving at our southern border seeking safety.
AILA Doc. No. 19032731