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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.

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...

Despite the Odds by Guest Blogger
Posted on 17 May 2017 at 8:10am On a Sunday in February 2016, I was at the San Francisco airport ready to travel to the family detention center in Dilley, Texas, to meet with my new pro bono clients, Marta and her two young sons....

The Courage of Mothers in Family Detention by Guest Blogger
Posted on 12 May 2017 at 2:29pm Over the past two years, hundreds of volunteers have given up a week or more of their lives to help nearly 30,000 mothers and more than 33,000 children detained by the federal government as they se...

Standing Up for One Family and Making a Difference by Guest Blogger
Posted on 10 May 2017 at 11:55am A few weeks ago, we had a chance to stand up for one Central American family and make a real difference. We, one law professor and one law student, were the latest in a chain of connections that he...

It’s time to tackle the 3/10 year bar! by Guest Blogger
Posted on 1 May 2017 at 7:14am Perhaps not since the Japanese internment camps of the 1940’s, or during the aftermath of 9/11, have immigrants been more fearful than they are now.  Never have I seen immigration attorneys and adv...

Say It with Me: It Is Not Illegal to Seek Asylum by Annaluisa Padilla
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:06am Reading this recent Reuters article, from the headline to the end, I’m not sure what offends me most. Is it the Trump Administration’s concerted effort to scare people away from seeking safety in t...

Our Immigration Laws Are Bad for Small Businesses by Guest Blogger
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 10:08am We’ve just wrapped up another H-1B lottery season, during which United States companies submit H-1B petitions on behalf of skilled workers to fill professional-level positions. This year, nearly 20...


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A Sign of the Times: Kids Craft Comics To Explore Immigration Fears by Immigration Prof
Posted on 29 May 2017 at 2:11am NPR has a story that reveals just how all-encompassing the climate of fear in immigrant communities is in today's America. When Mexican-American artist Nora Litz first talked with her students abou...

Happy Memorial Day! by Immigration Prof
Posted on 29 May 2017 at 1:58am Happy Memorial Day! This day gives us the opportunity to remember and honor the men and women who died in service to the United States. This Memorial Day, USCIS pays tribute to the military personn...

A Morning At Federal Court by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 May 2017 at 10:17am photo by Danielle Corbisiero Guest post by Cecilia Anguiano, rising 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is one of the busiest co...

Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Star in International Incident by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 May 2017 at 5:45am World events have had an impact on one NBA professional basketball player. ABC News reports that, after being detained in Romania and having his passport revoked by the Turkish government, Enes Kan...

Law and Order Season Finale on the "American Dream/Sanctuary" by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 May 2017 at 5:34am Last week, Law & Order: SVU had its season finale and it had a "ripped from the headlines" story line about hate crimes against Muslims, undocumented immigrants, "sanctuary cities," and more. Here ...

Immigration Article of the Day: Naturalization by Liav Orgad by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 May 2017 at 2:35am Naturalization by Liav Orgad in The Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (Edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Baubock, Irene Bloemraad, and Maarten Vink), Forthcoming Abstract This chapter explores legal an...

History Channel's "America: Promised Land" to Premier this Memorial Day by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 May 2017 at 12:01am Potentially worth watching: This Memorial Day, the History Channel will premier a two-part series, "America: Promised Land." Jose Antonio Vargas (Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, now CEO and Foun...

Korean-American Adoptee Reported to Have Committed Suicide 5 Years After Depo... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 27 May 2017 at 11:48pm NextShark (an online magazine that describes itself as focusing on the Asian youth market) has reported that Phillip Clay, a 42-year old Korean-American who was adopted by an American family at age...

ICYMI: NYT Magazine on Resisting Deportation in Trump's America by Immigration Prof
Posted on 27 May 2017 at 11:38pm ICYMI, this weekend's New York Times Magazine contains an excellent and very timely feature article by journalist Marcela Valdes, entitled, "Is it Possible to Resist Deportation in Trump's America?...

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia on Prosecutorial Discretion, FOIA by Immigration Prof
Posted on 27 May 2017 at 11:16pm Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia has two recent entries at the Yale Journal of Regulation's Notice & Comment Blog that are worth highlighting. "Prosecutorial Discretion at ICE, My Latest FOIA Adventure" inc...


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This Week in Texas: Cities, Advocates File Additional Lawsuits Against SB 4, ... by Van Le
Posted on 26 May 2017 at 1:17pm

This week in Texas saw cities and advocacy organizations joining the legal fight against Texas and its anti-immigrant SB 4 law. The Texas Civil Rights Project, the Texas Organizing Project Educatio...


GOP-Led House Judiciary Committee Has Passed “Mass Deportation Act of 2017” by Van Le
Posted on 26 May 2017 at 12:37pm

The Republican-led House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 2431, known to advocates as the Mass Deportation Act of 2017, this week along with two other anti-immigrant bills which would bolster Donald...


DHS Secretary Kelly On Kids Who Flee Violence of Central America and Seek Saf... by Van Le
Posted on 26 May 2017 at 8:27am

John Kelly reveals his true colors Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was on Capitol Hill this week testifying in front of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on D...


Immigration Reform News May 26, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 26 May 2017 at 7:36am

America’s Voice DHS Secretary Kelly On Kids Who Flee Violence of Central America and Seek Safety and Family in America: “This is a Huge Scam” The New DHS M.O.: Dine, Discriminate and Detain GOP-Led...


Another Loss for Trump: 4th Circuit Says Trump’s Muslim Ban Unconstitutional by Van Le
Posted on 25 May 2017 at 2:15pm

Is Trump tired of winning yet? The 4th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals announced its ruling on Trump’s Muslim ban today, writing that the ban “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discr...


Immigration Reform News May 25, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 25 May 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice Trump’s Mass Deportation Policy Inspires Vigilantism and Violence Calling Out Secretary Kelly on ICE’s Real Targets and Tactics  4th Circuit: Trump’s Muslim Ban Still Unconstitution...


Immigration Reform News May 24, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice ICYMI: USCIS Director Nominee Lee Francis Cissna’s Long Held Anti-Immigrant Views El ‘delito’ de hablar español en un país de inmigrantes English Wall Street Journal Trump Administr...


Faith Leaders, Haitian TPS Holders, Advocates Disappointed that TPS for Haiti... by Van Le
Posted on 23 May 2017 at 12:40pm

Urge DHS Secretary Kelly to extend protections for Haitians in the United States beyond January 2018 A recording of today’s call is available here. Today, faith leaders, Haitian TPS holders, and ad...


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Haitian TPS Renewed for 6 Months, Advocates Explain Why It’s Not Enough by America’s Voice Online
Posted on 23 May 2017 at 11:49am

Yesterday, DHS Secretary John Kelly announced a 6-month extension of temporary protected status for Haitians living in the US, which means that some 50,000 Haitians will be able to stay in the Unit...


Sessions Capitulates on Defunding Sanctuary Cities On Monday, and then Launch... by Van Le
Posted on 23 May 2017 at 11:02am

Yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions seemed to back down on his crusade to defund so-called “sanctuary cities” — jurisdictions that prioritize public safety for all, rather than deportation fo...




 

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