2020

Ninth Circuit Defends Asylum in Two Rulings

2/28/2020
AILA welcomed two Ninth Circuit decisions; one again halts the “Migrant Protection Protocols,” and the second ensures that the administration cannot block someone from seeking asylum solely due to where they presented themselves, either at a port of entry or elsewhere within the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 20022838

New Rule Seems Designed to Halt Valid Immigration Court Petitions By Drastically Hiking Fees

2/28/2020
AILA expressed serious concerns about a new proposed rule that would detrimentally impact individuals seeking a fair day in immigration court by drastically increasing fees required for forms submitted to EOIR.
AILA Doc. No. 20022800

Bipartisan Legislation Underscores Need for Transparency and Accountability Within USCIS

2/26/2020
AILA welcomes the Case Backlog and Transparency Act of 2020 introduced in the House to hold USCIS accountable for severe case processing delays and an ever-growing immigration backlog.
AILA Doc. No. 20022637

AILA Condemns Trump Administration’s Expansion of Discriminatory Travel Ban

1/31/2020
AILA leadership condemned the Trump administration’s expansion of its travel ban to include nationals from Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan , Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
AILA Doc. No. 20013136

AILA, NALEO Educational Fund, and the National Partnership for New Americans Assist Aspiring Citizens Through Citizenship Day Events

1/31/2020
AILA, NALEO Educational Fund, and the National Partnership for New Americans, are proud to sponsor the dozens of naturalization clinics in cities and towns across the country as part of the 14th AILA Citizenship Day, taking place on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
AILA Doc. No. 20013131

New Trump Administration Policy Attempts to Turn Consular Officers into Pregnancy Police and Creates a Back-Door Health Care Ban

1/30/2020
AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson details several concerns with the new “birth tourism” rule and notes, “Given the limited information provided in the rule and the failure to provide sufficient notice and comment to the public, litigation is almost certainly on the horizon.”
AILA Doc. No. 20013037