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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.

Protesting and Immigration – Know Your Rights by Katie Sarreshteh
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 11:07am Today, President Trump will hold a rally in Phoenix, Arizona, where it is rumored he may pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. President Trump has historically supported Mr. Arpaio and ...

How Does U.S. Immigration Law Treat Trafficking Victims? by Evangeline Chan
Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 10:11am We have all read the news. Federal prosecutors have charged the driver of a truck with transporting people who are in the country illegally. Tragically, ten people died and dozens were hospitalized...

Dream On by Katie Sarreshteh
Posted on 15 Aug 2017 at 7:45am Today marks the five year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that has provided vital relief to hundreds of thousands of young immigrants who came to the United...

H-1B Visa Trends: Is This the New Normal? by Sandra Feist
Posted on 14 Aug 2017 at 12:38pm As a U.S. immigration lawyer, I find that I need to give myself a pep talk on a regular basis these days. My pep talk tends to go like this: “Responding to complicated Requests for Evidence (RFEs) ...

Time to Reboot the DHS SAVE System by Betsy Lawrence
Posted on 10 Aug 2017 at 11:35am The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has a vitally important system called “Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements” (SAVE). But often it is not used properly and many suffer the conseq...

The American Economy Needs Changes to the H-2B Temporary Worker Program by Loan Huynh
Posted on 8 Aug 2017 at 11:59am You may have seen a few articles recently about the shortage of temporary seasonal workers. Some articles were about shrimp boats in the South docked because of a lack of workers, or the Alaskan sa...

Immigration Lawyers Save Lives by Tala Hartsough
Posted on 4 Aug 2017 at 8:35am I took part in the AILA Annual Conference training for new chapter chairs, and as an ‘icebreaker,’ was asked to complete phrases handed out on little slips of paper. Mine read, “The best way to sav...

Congressional Recess is No Time to Rest by John L. Pinnix
Posted on 1 Aug 2017 at 10:36am Congress is now in recess, which means that most members of Congress are returning to their districts to reconnect with their constituents. It also means there couldn’t be a better time to let our ...

U.S. Immigration Law is Simultaneously Inscrutable, Strict, and Arbitrary by Anastasia Tonello
Posted on 31 Jul 2017 at 12:06pm Welcome to a complex world. A world in which the President of the United States has to intervene to allow in a group of girls from Afghanistan seeking to participate in an international robotics co...

Let’s Make America Great Again For International Students by Susan Bond
Posted on 26 Jul 2017 at 2:11pm We’ve received what seems to be a daily dose of misery in the form of misinformation about immigrants and immigration for well over a year now. As intended, those messages appear to have left their...


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Trump’s Arizona Rally Promises To Stoke Another Kind Of Racial Conflict by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 4:54am Under criticism for his remarks on Charlottesville, President Trump is visiting the border and Arizona today. He is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. (MST) at the Phoenix Convention Center. Expect much ...

Places with the fewest immigrants push back hardest against immigration by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 4:35am CNN reports on an interesting politics of immigration phenomenon. One of the paradixes of the immigration debate is that generally the states and communities with the fewest immigrants are pushing ...

Media Analysis of Representations of Immigrants in Popular TV Shows by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 4:24am Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 2pm EST, when we continue our Road Ahead for Social Justice series with a conversation about the portrayals of immigrants in popular television shows, and the po...

Fake News Report: International soccer star may sue Breitbart for using phot... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 3:23am The Hill reports that international soccer star Lukas Podolski is considering legal action against Breitbart News for using a photo of him in an article about illegal immigration, according to a ne...

US Embassy in Russia suspends issuance of nonimmigrant visas by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 3:14am Once again, we see accesses to visas being used as a diplomatic tool. As the Washington Post reports, the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced yesterday that it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas...

Trump Administration Claims "Return to Rule of Law" With Increase in Key Immi... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 3:00am Earlier this month, the Executive Office of Immigration Review released data in a press release entitled "Return to Rule of Law in Trump Administration Marked by Increase in Key Immigration Statist...

KKK leader threatens to ‘burn’ Latina journalist, the first black person on h... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 10:42am The Washington Post reports on an interesting media interaction. Christopher Barker, a leader of a Ku Klux Klan chapter in North Carolina, agreed to meet for an interview at his home late last mont...

Washington Post Podcast on United States v. Wong Kim Ark (1898) by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 8:33am In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case that Wong Kim Ark, a child of Chinese parents who was himself born in San Francisco, was indeed an American citizen. The second episode of The Wa...

From the Bookshelves: Latinos in the United States: What everyone Needs to ... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 8:28am Latinos in the United States: What Everyone Needs to Know® by Ilan Stavans (December 2017) Provides a comprehensive view of Latinos from an interdisciplinary perspective Argues that Latino American...

ABA House urges changes affecting undocumented immigrants by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 8:14am The American Bar Association House of Delegates, which determines association-wide policy, adopted policies over two days that urges Congress to add courthouses to the “sensitive locations” list fo...


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Ending DACA Is the Next Priority For Hate Groups With Influence Over The GOP by Matt Hildreth
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 9:36am

What’s next for hate groups after #UniteTheRight? Ending DACA. Just ask Mark Krikorian, the leader of a hate group called CIS who advocated for pulling the plug on DACA just days as the Charlottesv...


Immigration Reform News August 22, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 22 Aug 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice White House to Hold Dreamers Hostage in Pursuit of a White Nationalist Agenda? Ending DACA Is the Next Priority For Hate Groups With Influence Over The GOP ¿Mantendrá la Casa Blanca...


Haters Across the Country Are Starting to Realize that Americans Are Not With... by Van Le
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 3:18pm

Over the weekend, a right-wing “Free Speech Rally” demonstration in Boston ended early after attendees were dwarfed by literally 40,000 counter-protesters who turned out to demonstrate against hate...


Reina, Florida Woman With Terminal Cancer is Given One Year Stay of Deportation by Van Le
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 1:49pm

In South Florida today, deportation relief came for Reina Gómez, a community leader and organizer who was facing deportation despite suffering from a rare form of leukemia that requires frequent tr...


Is Donald Trump About to Grant “Amnesty” to Convicted Criminal Joe Arpaio? by Van Le
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 11:53am

The ink is barely dry on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction for contempt of court — he hasn’t even been sentenced yet — but best buddy Donald Trump is reportedly already considering a pardon ...


Immigration Reform News August 21, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 at 7:36am

America’s Voice Trump’s Upcoming Phoenix Speech: Next Stop in Ongoing White Nationalism Tour ICYMI: Private Prisons Boom in Texas Under Trump Administration Is Donald Trump About to Grant “Amnesty”...


This Week in Texas: Dreamers Go After Ken Paxton While Police Prepare for SB 4 by Van Le
Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 2:49pm

This week marked an important anniversary for Dreamers and immigration advocates around the country: Tuesday was the 5th anniversary of the implementation of DACA, and thousands of Dreamers in doze...


Advocates Launch Round-the-Clock, 22-Day Vigil for DACA Outside White House by Van Le
Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 12:18pm

With Ken Paxton’s deadline for Donald Trump to rescind DACA just around the corner, advocates fear that time is running out to save the program that has allowed some 800,000 Dreamers to live and wo...


Immigration Reform News August 18, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 18 Aug 2017 at 7:34am

America’s Voice ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families ICYMI: El Paso Times Editorial: “Paxton cherrypicks his constitutional...


Brooklyn Father Who Helped Police Is Released from Detention, Says He’d “Test... by Van Le
Posted on 17 Aug 2017 at 3:03pm

In New York, an undocumented father of two who bravely testified in two Brooklyn homicide cases has been released from detention after being arrested by ICE in July. William Siguencia Hurtado has l...




 

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