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.Register Now
These limited seating "TED-Talk"- inspired sessions will feature guest speakers who will use their unique perspectives to engage, inspire, and/or ignite the AILA community.
12:25 pm-1:25 pm
Congressional Speaker Series: State of Immigration in the 116th Congress
sponsored by Immigrants' List Civic Action
Sun A, Convention Center Ballroom Level
How will immigration law be impacted by legislation this session? Who are the leaders in Congress on this issue and what is their strategy for moving forward? Hear our panel of elected officials, staffers, and political experts discuss these issues with Immigrants' List board members.
Immigrants' List Civic Action is a 501(c)4 organization, aimed at providing education about the importance of immigration reform, and mobilizing voters around the issue.
12:25 pm-1:25 pm
Searching for Our North Star: Reflections on Two Decades of Immigrants’ Rights Advocacy
sponsored by AILA/American Immigration Council's Immigration Justice Campaign
AILA Inspires Theater, AILA Learning Lab, Hall A, Convention Center Exhibit Level
From inside the jails holding Muslim immigrants after 9/11, to courtrooms filled with unrepresented children fleeing violence in Central America, to the U.S. Supreme Court argument challenging the prolonged imprisonment of immigrants, Ahilan will tell stories from his work as a human rights lawyer and offer a positive vision of a future where justice can be had by all.
* = invited, not confirmed