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.
This featured issue page provides updates, analysis, and other resources on the Migrant Protection Protocols program, the turnback of asylum seekers at ports of entry, a zero tolerance for prosecuting asylum seekers, the separation of families, and the increased use of detention on asylum seekers.
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 will undermine the independence of immigration judges (IJs) and weaken due process. The changes adopted by DOJ, including steps to impose numerical quotas on IJs and attempts to curtail procedural safeguards, threaten the integrity 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.