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Press Releases and Statements

AILA Urges the Biden Administration to Reject the Return of Family Detention and Calls for the Adoption of Humane and Effective Alternatives

AILA expressed grave concern at the possibility the Biden Administration may resume family detention; AILA urges President Biden to stand by the previous decision to end family detention and reject policies that have been proven to have devastating consequences on children and families.
AILA Doc. No. 23030703

AILA Condemns Biden Administration’s Push to Use “Transit Ban” Against Vulnerable Asylum Seekers

AILA urged the Biden Administration to change course and stop the effort to establish a “transit ban” against vulnerable asylum seekers, calling the NPRM the administration unveiled today unworkable and a violation of U.S. asylum law.
AILA Doc. No. 23022100

AILA Offers Border Solutions Ahead of First Immigration-Related Hearing in the 118th Congress

AILA addresses Congress and urges it to take swift action to update our nation’s immigration system at the border and beyond in advance of a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the southern border.
AILA Doc. No. 23013101

Class Action Filed Against USCIS for Extreme Processing Delays that Leave American Families Stranded

AILA amplifies the filing of a federal class action lawsuit in Seattle against USCIS challenging bureaucratic logjams that have left families in a multi-year limbo as thousands of spouses of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents wait for their unlawful presence waivers to be processed.
AILA Doc. No. 23012403

Biden Administration Expands Legal Pathways with Parole Strategy but Deeply Erodes U.S. Commitment to Asylum Protection

AILA responds to an announcement from President Biden that expands humanitarian parole programs for migrants from Nicaragua, Cuba, and Haiti but severely restricts asylum access, including expanding Title 42, to migrants from those countries.
AILA Doc. No. 23010504