Register for AILA’s National Day of Action (NDA) on April 11, 2019, to meet with members of Congress and share how the administration’s immigration policy changes are harming American families, businesses, and communities.
USCIS has indicated that it intends to implement an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to submit H-1B cap-subject petitions in FY2021. This featured issue page tracks developments related to the implementation of the electronic registration process.
DHS has erected tent structures in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, where individuals subjected to the Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the Remain in Mexico Program, will have their cases heard via video teleconference by an immigration judge in another location.
Per the decision in Pereira v. Session, individuals must be served with a notice to appear that specifies the time and place at which removal hearings will be held. This page tracks government efforts to comply with the ruling, court decisions, attorney and media resources, and more.
On 8/9/19, the DOJ petitioned the FLRA in an attempt to strip immigration judges of their right to unionize. DOJ claims that NAIJ is no longer a valid union because the judges are managers who can’t form unions under the statute. This featured issue page provides updates and other resources.
On July 23, 2019, DHS announced that it is significantly expanding expedited removal to apply throughout the United States to individuals who have been in the United States for less than two years. This featured issue page provides resources for attorneys, the press, and others.
This page includes a variety of resources to assist in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids, including local raids resources such as hotlines and contact information as well as attorney resources. Visit the Immigration Justice Campaign's website to volunteer.
This featured issue page provides updates, analyses, and other resources on the ongoing changes in asylum law and processing at the border, including the Migrant Protection Protocols program, the turnback of asylum seekers at ports of entry, separation of families, and more.
Dramatic changes in USCIS policy under the Trump administration have undermined the legal immigration system that the agency was created to facilitate. This page provides analysis, media coverage, and other resources that bring the nature and destructive impacts of these changes into relief.
The Trump administration announced the opening of an office to focus on identifying immigrants who are suspected of cheating to get their green cards or citizenship and will seek to denaturalize these individuals. Watch this page for updates and resources from AILA.
The Trump administration’s policies, including the imposition of numerical quotas on immigration judges (IJs), continue to undermine the independence of IJs and weaken due process. This featured issue page provides updates, analyses, and other resources on the current state of immigration courts.
AILA provides resources on the immigration principles and policies released by the White House on 10/8/17, including information on border security, interior enforcement, and the creation of a "merit-based" immigration system.
On 5/7/17, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 4, effective 9/1/17. The bill provides civil and criminal penalties for localities and law enforcement agencies and university police departments in Texas who have or implement new policies that build trust with immigrant communities.
Congress is considering two bills that would weaken screening procedures for Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents by waiving the polygraph requirement for certain applicants. Learn more about these bills and join AILA in pushing back on these efforts.
On 5/18/17, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a series of bills that would implement President’s Trump mass deportation plan. Learn how you can join AILA and its partners to push back on this effort.
In recent years, increasing amounts of money have been poured into the protection of the border regionthe necessity of these escalating costs is questionable, especially when considering that apprehensions at the border are at their lowest in 40 years.