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AILA Announcements

Register today for the 2024 AILA/GMS Annual Global Migration Forum

AILA Global Migration Section (GMS) invites you to attend the AILA/GMS Annual Global Migration Forum where experts from around the world will discuss these topics from an immigration perspective. Our esteemed panelists will delve into how global mobility is fueling change. Register today and save!

Practice Resources

Practice Alert: myUSCIS Account MFA or Verification Code Access Issue

AILA has received reports from members who were unable to access their myUSCIS accounts due to a lack of multi-factor authenticator (MFA) codes, also known as verification codes, being received. AILA has alerted USCIS. At this time, USCIS reports that the issue has been resolved.

4/5/24 AILA Doc. No. 24040531.
Immigration News

Daily Immigration News Clips – April 5, 2024

Aggregated local and national media coverage of major immigration law news stories being discussed throughout the U.S. on April 5, 2024.


Spanish for Lawyers

Registration is currently open for the fall 2024 semester of AU Washington College of Law’s Spanish for Lawyers online course and the spring 2024 semester of its Advanced Spanish for Lawyers online course. AILA members receive a 25% discount on registration costs. Learn more and register today!

4/5/24 AILA Doc. No. 99900739.
AILA Public Statements, Correspondence

AILA Sends Letter on Social Security Process for Asylees

AILA's Asylum and Refugee National Committee sent suggestions to the Social Security Administration for improvements to the Social Security Number application process for asylum seekers and asylees.

4/5/24 AILA Doc. No. 24040574. Asylum
Cases & Decisions, Federal Court Cases

CA7 Upholds Withholding of Removal Denial to Mexican Petitioner Who Received Threats Against Himself and His Family

The court held that substantial evidence supported the IJ’s and BIA’s determinations that the petitioner had failed to establish that he would be persecuted by individuals whom the Mexican government would be unable or unwilling to control. (Ortega v. Garland, 3/29/24)

4/5/24 AILA Doc. No. 24040573. Removal & Relief
Federal Court Cases

CA3 Finds BIA Erred in Holding That Petitioner’s Second-Degree Robbery Conviction in New Jersey Was a CIMT

The court held that, under the categorical approach, none of the elements of New Jersey’s second-degree robbery statute necessarily involved moral turpitude, and thus found that the petitioner’s conviction was not a crime involving moral turpitude (CIMT). (Almanzar v. Att’y Gen., 3/29/24)

4/5/24 AILA Doc. No. 24040572. Crimes, Removal & Relief
Federal Court Cases

CA1 Remands Egyptian Petitioner’s Asylum Claim Premised on Mixed-Motive Persecution

The court granted the petition for review as to the petitioner’s asylum claim premised on mixed-motive persecution, finding that the religion of the petitioner, who was a Coptic Christian, qualified as a central reason for his beating by the Muslim Brotherhood. (Khalil v. Garland, 3/29/24)

4/5/24 AILA Doc. No. 24040571. Asylum, Removal & Relief
AILA Announcements

Litigating Your Way Out of Delay

Have you been waiting years for a case decision? Has nothing happened? Have you received no response to emails, letters, and/or congressional intervention? There are remedies! Our panel of experts will outline alternatives, discuss strategies, and share successful results.