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AILA Leadership Blog
This blog is by the elected leadership of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), to help focus the national debate on the real facts about immigration and the means to achieve a just and rational system.

Guardians of our Constitution by Annaluisa Padilla
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 11:10am Adapted from the installation speech of Annaluisa Padilla, 2017-18 President of AILA I am humbled and honored to accept the challenge to lead this organization in these unprecedented times. These a...

New Name, New Look, New Content – This Blog’s for You! by Benjamin Johnson
Posted on 19 Jun 2017 at 12:02pm

Dollars and Sense by Ruben Luis Reyes
Posted on 13 Jun 2017 at 10:48am SB1070 made my state of Arizona about as unwelcoming as you’d imagine for a then-young Latino guy like me. I can recall being called an “illegal” in an aisle of a Home Depot by an old woman who was...

Walking the Talk – Why AILA Moved the 2018 AC Out of Texas by Anastasia Tonello
Posted on 8 Jun 2017 at 2:58pm Faced with the reality of SB-4’s ugly shadow hanging over Texas, AILA has made the decision to move its Annual Conference (AC) in 2018, originally scheduled to take place in Texas, to another state...

Take Action to Combat the Crisis in Post-Release Representation by Sheila Starkey Hahn
Posted on 5 Jun 2017 at 2:15pm

Dangerous Exceptions? by Victor Nieblas Pradis
Posted on 1 Jun 2017 at 11:12am In a recent op-ed in The Hill, James Tomsheck, former head of the Office of Internal Affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) lays out in detail why House and Senate efforts to weaken C...

Access to Counsel Should be Non-Negotiable by Guest Blogger
Posted on 26 May 2017 at 11:02am “Wait, you mean to tell me you are not allowed to contact a lawyer at the airport?” That is a familiar response when I tell people of the lack of any protocol for allowing access to counsel to thos...

Fair Treatment Under the Law by Guest Blogger
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 10:29am Indiana’s highest court handed down a unanimous ruling earlier this month protecting the rights of injured unauthorized immigrants to seek recovery of lost wages and decreased earning capacity and ...

MAVNI: A Successful Program Currently SNAFUed by Guest Blogger
Posted on 19 May 2017 at 9:05am Imagine you are a Polish- or Punjabi-speaking graduate of a United States school and you volunteered to join the U.S. Armed Forces, ready to serve this country and America’s interests. Your recruit...

5 Questions and Answers about the EB-5 Program by Anastasia Tonello
Posted on 18 May 2017 at 8:18am It’s pretty rare that an investor visa gets press attention from all over the world. But this is exactly what happened when reports surfaced of Jared Kushner’s sister promoting the EB-5 visa in Chi...


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Throwback Thursday: Bernadette Ludwig by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 4:03pm Staten Island women participate in cooking demonstration and conversation about Liberian culture and cuisine Photo via Staten Island Arts: Folklife Throwback Thursday is back! Be excited. First, so...

5-Year Study of DACA Beneficiaries Looks at Positive Effects on Recipients an... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 2:32pm From the Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. — Coming out of arguably one of the most comprehensive studies on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) since its implementation in 20...

Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Docume... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 10:31am Colorlines reports on a new documentary. Dalya Zano and her mother Rudayna Aksh are but two of the millions of Syrians forced into exile by the country's ongoing civil war. Their flight from Aleppo...

Supreme Court Decides Criminal Naturalization Case in Favor of Naturalized U.... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 8:04am The Supreme Court today decided Maslenjak v. United States . Justice Kagan wrote for the Court. The Chief Justice and Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsburg, and Sotomayor joined. The Court held that o...

Briefing Complete in High Court in Travel Ban Case by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 6:21am The briefing is completed on the U.S. government's request for review of the travel ban cases. Here is a link to all of the briefs. Edith Roberts on her update for SCOTUSBlog includes links to some...

The New Yorker: What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigratio... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 5:54am Jonathan Blitzer in the New Yorker looks at the incredible backlog in the immigration courts: "U.S. immigration courts are facing a backlog of over half a million cases—and each one, on average, ta...

At the Movies: Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 5:37am Indivisible is a high-definition, feature-length documentary film about the real people at the heart of our nation’s immigration debate. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their p...

From the Bookshelves: We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa Diffenbaugh by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 5:28am We Never Asked for Wings by Vanessa DiffenbaughVanessa Diffenbaugh From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers comes her much-anticipated new novel about young lov...

Life and death on the Mediterranean by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 5:11am The refugee crisis in Europe has receded from the international news. Here is the latest. The bottom line: With 5,096 recorded deaths, 2016 was the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugee...

Immigration Article of the Day: Elusive Justice: Legal Redress for Killings... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 2:15am Elusive Justice: Legal Redress for Killings by U.S. Border Agents byRoxanna Altholz, Uiversity of California, Berkeley, School of Law Berkeley La Raza Law Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2017 Abstract Sin...


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Immigration Reform News June 22, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 7:36am

America’s Voice ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Eric Lara is an American kid with a loving dad who wants to stay in his life” Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced ...


Columbus State Program Helps Immigrant and Refugee Kids by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 1:40pm

At the Columbus Dispatch this week is a story about one of Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities — its English as a Second Language program for elementary- and middle-schoo...


More than 100 Iraqi Christians Face “Death Sentence” if Deported by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 12:55pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has argued in federal court for a stay of deportation for more than 100 Iraqi Christians, saying that it would be illegal to deport the group without giving them ...


Court Overturns Arizona In-State Tuition for DACA-mented Dreamers by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 9:39am

Yesterday, an appeals court ruled that DACA-mented Dreamers will no longer be able to receive Arizona in-state tuition. The appeals court overturned a 2015 decision finding that Dreamers with DACA ...


PRESS CALL: Senators Harris and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates to Call for... by America's Voice Press Advisories
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 8:59am

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Thursday, June 22 12:30pm EST DIAL IN: 785-424-1678 PASSCODE: FUNDING On a press call tomorrow, June 22 at 12:30 pm EST, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), ...


Immigration Reform News June 21, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice New Massive-Sample PRRI Polling: By 4:1 Margin, Americans Back Legalization over Deportation DHS Secretary John Kelly Set to Deport Pillar of Irish-American Community from Kelly’s O...


It’s World Refugee Day! Here Are Some of the Economic Impacts of Refugees in ... by Van Le
Posted on 20 Jun 2017 at 9:10am

Today is World Refugee Day — and as CNN reports, more than 65 million people around the world are counted as forcibly displaced by the United Nations. CNN goes on to point out that: Children are di...


Immigration Reform News June 20, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 20 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice ICYMI: New York Times: “7 Sailors Emerged From Diverse Backgrounds to Pursue a Common Cause” LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Ex-AG Eric Holder Support California’s Pro-Immigrant and Pro...


Do Immigrants Enjoy Due Process in Deportation Cases? Not Exactly by Van Le
Posted on 19 Jun 2017 at 7:53am

John Kelly Thinks Immigration Judges’ Orders Should Be Final, Thomas Homan Thinks Immigrants Get Due Process; Here’s Why Neither is True Donald Trump is enacting his mass deportation agenda, and ma...


Immigration Reform News June 19, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 19 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice On Father’s Day, New York Times Chronicles Plight of Father Fighting Deportation John Kelly Thinks Immigration Judges’ Orders Should Be Final, Thomas Homan Thinks Immigrants Get Due...




 

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