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A New Resource on Immigration Law: AILA Law Journal is Live!


I’m pleased to announce the release of the AILA Law Journal, a new biannual journal published in partnership with Full Court Press, the publishing arm of Fastcase. The AILA Law Journal provides a in depth analysis of a broad range of immigration law and policy.  It is the latest addition to a valuable set of resources available to AILA members.

I am excited to share this resource with all of you after a lot of hard work by the esteemed editorial board, authors, and AILA staff, as well as our partner Fastcase.  Led by the eminent legal scholar Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, the Journal provides AILA members our own forum for academic research and analysis of complex areas of immigration law to ensure our members are on the forefront of novel and developing legal issues.  The AILA Law Journal will also provide another forum for our members to showcase their own research through submissions reviewed by the first-rate editorial board.

The inaugural issue of the AILA Law Journal features seven articles from a diverse group of immigration practitioners and scholars. In “Americans, But Not Citizens: An Argument for Nationality-Based Asylum Protection,” Jillian Blake provides an innovative analysis on how identifying as “American” without being a U.S. citizen could be considered a “nationality,” of one of five protected grounds for asylum protection.

Senior Research Fellow of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, Ted R. Bromund and Sandra Grossman’s article, “Challenging a Red Notice: What Immigration Attorneys Need to Know About INTERPOL,” delves into International Criminal Police Organization, commonly known as “Interpol,” and its intersection with immigration law.  In “How Much Blood to Cross the Northern Border,” Taymoor M. Pilehvar and Lory D. Rosenberg analyze the INA interpretation of The Jay Treaty of 1795 and argue for changes to more appropriately recognize American Indians born in Canada.

Former Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award honorees Cyrus Mehta and Angelo Paparelli examine and critique the USCIS’s creations of a new “final merits” standard in extraordinary ability petitions and a Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate, respectively in “The Curse of Kazarian v. USCIS in Extraordinary Ability Adjudications Under the Employment-Based First Preference” and “USCIS’s Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate: Less Legitimate Than Inspector Clouseau, but Without the Savoir Faire.”  And finally Kehrela Hodkinson and Mahsa Khanbabai focus on the Department of State with an analysis of renunciation of U.S. citizenship and the travel ban in “Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship—Why Would a Client ‘Give It All Up’?” and visa issuance data for Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen in “Travel Ban Impact on Visa Issuances.”

AILA members can access a free digital copy of the AILA Law Journal via the AILA website and AILALink subscribers can also access the new resource on the AILALink database. Non-members are welcome to purchase a subscription as well. Can’t wait to see what’s in the next issue!


Watch this video featuring Editor-in-Chief Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia for more information:

by Anastasia Tonello