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Featured Issue: Assisting Haitian Migrants and Asylum Seekers

10/25/2021
With more Haitians arriving at U.S. borders, many seeking asylum and urgently needing protection, AILA provides these resources to assist AILA members and the public in responding to the situation.
AILA Doc. No. 21101500

Featured Issue: Immigration Reforms through Budget Reconciliation

11/22/2021
We encourage AILA members to join advocates in telling Congress that momentum is on our side to ensure legalization and other key immigration provisions are included in budget reconciliation.
AILA Doc. No. 21091005

Find Resources for Assisting Afghan Clients

12/3/2021
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 The situation is constantly changing and information may become outdated.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

11/18/2021
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: Immigration Court Backlog and Reprioritization

6/10/2021
The immigration courts require urgent attention to address the 1.3 million case backlog. AILA provides a featured issue page with resources explaining how DOJ and EOIR can reprioritize cases on the docket by removing nonpriority matters.
AILA Doc. No. 21050334

Featured Issue: Immigration Courts

6/2/2021
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. This featured issue page provides updates, analyses, and other resources on the current state of immigration courts.
AILA Doc. No. 21041931

Featured Issue: Immigration Detention

10/25/2021
This featured issue page provides updates on AILA’s efforts to reduce and phase out immigration detention. It also provides analyses, resources, and tools for representing and advocating on behalf of detained individuals.
AILA Doc. No. 21031937

Featured Issue: DHS and DOL Rules Altering the H-1B Process and Prevailing Wage Levels

9/16/2021
On 1/15/21, DHS published an advance copy of a final USCIS rule on the H-1B visa program. As a result of a 1/20/21 memo issued by the White House Chief of Staff regarding review of pending regulatory actions, the rule, which has not yet been published in the Federal Register, will be withdrawn.
AILA Doc. No. 20100701

Featured Issue: USCIS Budget Shortfall and Furloughs

3/5/2021
This featured issue page tracks the status of USCIS's budget crisis and the need to hold the agency accountable to ensure transparency and fiscal responsibility. On 9/30/20, President Trump signed H.R.8337 which includes the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act.
AILA Doc. No. 20071436

** Resource Center: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) **

5/25/2021
This AILA featured issue page continuously gathers resources related to the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on the AILA community as well as the immigrant community as a whole.
AILA Doc. No. 20030201

Featured Issue: The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

5/11/2021
This Featured Issue page compiles resources on how the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can be used to obtain immigration records as well as information on how to make a FOIA request to various immigration-related agencies. The page also includes noteworthy individual and organizational FOIAs.
AILA Doc. No. 20022703

Featured Issue: FY2022 Cap-Subject H-1B Filing Season

5/11/2021
This featured issue page tracks developments related to the FY2022 H-1B season. As of April 1, 2021, petitioners who were selected during the registration period will be able to file Form I-129 for H-1B Cap-Subject consideration.
AILA Doc. No. 19102407

Featured Issue: Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP)

12/3/2021
New enrollments into the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) officially ended on January 20, 2021. Then, on August 25, 2021, the Supreme Court refused to stay the lower court ruling requiring the reinstatement of MPP. This featured issue page provides background information and updates on MPP.
AILA Doc. No. 19091660

Featured Issue: FLRA Strips Immigration Judges of Collective Bargaining Rights

9/7/2021
In 2019, DOJ petitioned the FLRA in an attempt to strip immigration judges of their right to unionize. On June 25, 2021, EOIR stated that it would not oppose NAIJ’s bid to regain union status. This featured issue page provides additional resources.
AILA Doc. No. 19081303

Featured Issue: Legislation Impacting the Per-Country Numerical Limitation

6/3/2021
AILA tracks developments around legislation impacting the per-country limitations and provides background materials and practice resources.
AILA Doc. No. 19080632

Featured Issue: Public Charge Changes at USCIS, DOJ, and DOS

4/26/2021
Use this AILA Featured Issue page to find resources on the Trump administration’s public charge changes. On April 26, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court denied without prejudice states’ attempts to intervene in the Northern District of Illinois case that vacated the DHS public charge final rule.
AILA Doc. No. 19050634

Featured Issue: Border Processing and Asylum

10/25/2021
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

Featured Issue: Conditions in CBP Custody

11/29/2021
Conditions in CBP custody are notorious for their harshness and inadequacies. Until the U.S. embraces a welcoming and more humane approach to receiving people at our border, suffering and the loss of life will continue. Immediate and significant reform is needed.
AILA Doc. No. 18122608

Featured Issue: Denaturalization Efforts by USCIS

8/27/2021
The Trump administration and the DOJ increased prosecution of denaturalization cases. Watch this page for updates and resources from AILA. And don't miss AILA's September 22 web seminar on defenses against denaturalization.
AILA Doc. No. 18072705

Featured Issue: Legalizing and Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

8/12/2021
Resources on legislative efforts to protect Dreamers and TPS recipients. AILA welcomes the Senate passing a budget resolution. However, we must keep the pressure on Congress to ensure legalization and other key immigration provisions are included in the budget reconciliation.
AILA Doc. No. 17072035