AILA in the News

Article: Finding solutions to the soaring backlog of immigration cases

The Chicago Sun Times editorial board quotes AILA President Jeremey McKinney, “Whether we have 600, 700 or 800 immigration judges working on these cases.... The [lack] of judges is part of the problem, but it is not the solution.”

Article: McEachin introduces legislation to provide justice for immigrant children

Augusta Free Press reports on the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act, which would guarantee legal counsel during removal proceedings for immigrant children and others. AILA's Greg Chen applauds its introduction.

Article: United States announces legal pathway into country for Venezuelan migrants

PBS News Hour quotes AILA's Angie Kelley, "I give the administration an A for building on the successful program for Ukrainians and providing Venezuelans an opportunity to come to the U.S. But it is two thumbs down, the fact that they're now applying Title 42."
AILA Doc. No. 22102099

Article: Here's How DACA Court Decisions Could Impact College Students

Best Colleges reports on how ongoing litigation challenging DACA may affect college students. Past AILA President Victor Nieblas discusses options other than DACA that some students may be able to pursue for legal status.
AILA Doc. No. 22102051

Article: Biden Administration Using Title 42 to Expel Migrants Despite Earlier Fight against It

The National Desk reports DHS plans to allow 24,000 Venezuelan migrants to stay in the United States while sending others back to Mexico. Past AILA President Allen Orr notes that seeking asylum is legal and that increased numbers of asylum seekers shouldn't scare us into "skirt[ing] the law."
AILA Doc. No. 22101851

Article: Biden’s Path for Venezuelans Sets Up Test Run for Other Migrants

Bloomberg discusses the program that matches Venezuelans with American sponsors. AILA's Ben Johnson discussed the model stating, “is that it’s in the administration’s control in terms of creating a legal channel of immigration that can and is shown to address irregular migration flows.”
AILA Doc. No. 22101799

Article: DACA Ruling Worries Migrant Advocates

Border Report reports the Fifth Circuit remanded a case challenging DACA to the district court to review President Biden’s new DACA regulations. AILA President Jeremy McKinney stated the ruling “struck another blow to the DACA program, as originally conceived by the Obama Administration.”
AILA Doc. No. 22100651

Article: Biden Rule Eases Access to Healthcare for Immigrants

The Chief Healthcare Executive reports the Biden Administration published a new rule designed to ensure that noncitizens can access healthcare services without harmful immigration consequences. AILA President Jeremy McKinney said it will help ensure those who are eligible get healthcare.
AILA Doc. No. 22091254

Article: Biden Administration Finalizes End of Trump-Era 'Public Charge' Rule

Roll Call reports the Biden Administration released its rule on the so-called "public charge" criteria for green card applicants. AILA President Jeremy McKinney said the previous administration's rule caused "confusion and fear" in immigrant communities.
AILA Doc. No. 22091253

Article: Biden Administration Undoes Trump-Era Immigration Rule

The Associated Press reports on the new public charge regulation, which replaces the regulation promulgated by the Trump Administration. AILA President Jeremy McKinney explained that the Trump-era rule caused "fear among immigrants who sought to legally apply for a green card."
AILA Doc. No. 22091252

Article: Biden Admin. Adopts Narrower 'Public Charge' Immigration Rule

Reuters reports the Biden Administration released its new rule on the public charge ground of inadmissibility. AILA President Jeremy McKinney said the new rule "will truly change lives across our nation."
AILA Doc. No. 22091251

Article: Immigration Attorneys Worry ICE Rules Will Take Away Needed Medical Supplies

The Texas Tribune reports that ICE is requiring attorneys to wear protective gear at detention facilities. AILA Second Vice President Jeremy McKinney said the requirement would deny detainees access to counsel "unless [attorneys] rob health care providers" of desperately needed equipment.
AILA Doc. No. 20032460

Article (Subscription Req'd): The Invisible Wall — The Trump Administration Doesn't Like High-Skilled Immigrants Either

The Economist reports that under the Trump administration, legal migrants are finding themselves shut out of the United States, noting that AILA calls this the president's invisible wall.
AILA Doc. No. 20022862

Article: Deloitte Top Participant in H-1B Foreign Worker Program—By Far

Bloomberg Law’s analysis of FY2019 DOL data shows that Deloitte LLP was the top H-1B seeker in the United States. AILA’s President Marketa Lindt said, “Big companies, small companies depend on the H-1B visa to help fill critical workforce gaps” both as direct hires or on a contract basis.
AILA Doc. No. 20020439