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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.

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...

ICE Enforcement in Courthouses is a Dangerous Mistake by Guest Blogger
Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 11:47am Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been stepping up its enforcement operations, this time in and around courthouses. There have been reports of ICE officers increasingly showing up in co...

Our Battles Are Only Beginning by Guest Blogger
Posted on 12 Apr 2017 at 10:15am Regardless of the veracity of President Trump’s negative immigration rhetoric, it is undoubtedly sparking and emboldening anti-immigration groups. Constitutional battles that have long been over an...

Kids These Days by Anastasia Tonello
Posted on 11 Apr 2017 at 8:42am A child can be sweet, mad, smart, hilarious, whiny, silly, or sad. A child can be an angel, a terror, a silly goose, Captain America, Wonder Woman, a kitty cat, or a Tyrannosaurus Rex. A child cann...

Block the Money, Block the Wall by Guest Blogger
Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 11:36am The Trump Administration has developed an immigration-related agenda that rejects long held American values, our country’s commitment to due process, and what our economy needs to keep America work...

Staining America’s Image by Guest Blogger
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 at 2:53pm Tuesday night, I spoke at a “Know Your Rights” event in Tucson, Arizona, to a large group of concerned and fearful refugees from all over the world, including countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, Ethio...

Why You Need to be in D.C. Next Month by Guest Blogger
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 at 12:26pm The actions and rhetoric throughout the first weeks of the Trump Administration have placed immigration at the top of the national agenda. Beginning with the three Executive Orders the first week, ...

Reactions to the President’s Joint Address to Congress by Guest Blogger
Posted on 1 Mar 2017 at 1:06pm Several members of AILA’s Executive Committee share their reactions to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress on February 28, 2017: “We agree that we have to restore integrity and the rule of ...

Is ICE Making Us Safer or Less Secure? by Guest Blogger
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 at 1:52pm What is the mission of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? Its website states: ICE’s mission is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national ...


ImmigrationProf Blog
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Advocates Ask Trump Administration to Extend, Not End, Haitian TPS by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Apr 2017 at 8:58am Haiti after 2008 hurricane America's Voice lays out the negative response to the possibility that the Trump administration will eliminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians. The threat h...

President Trump: 'Dreamers' should 'rest easy' by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Apr 2017 at 5:58am In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump said that recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — often referred to as "dreamers" — should "rest easy" about his imm...

California Senate Leader: Trump Law Enforcement Policy Based on "principles ... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Apr 2017 at 5:47am As reported by the Los Angeles Times, “It has become abundantly clear that Atty. Gen. [Jeff] Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white s...

Syrian Child Describes Refugee Camp by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Apr 2017 at 1:49pm More here from the BBC. -KitJ

US Department of Justice Threatens So-Called Sanctuary Jurisdictions by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Apr 2017 at 6:50am Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice issued this Press Release "Today, the Department of Justice sent the attached letters to nine jurisdictions which were identified in a May 2016 report by t...

Immigrtaion Article of the Day: The Impact of Externalization of Migration C... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Apr 2017 at 2:12am The Impact of Externalization of Migration Controls on the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Other Migrants by Bill Frelick (Human Rights Watch), Ian M. Kysel (ACLU of Southern California), Jennifer Pod...

These Swimmers Are Challenging Trump’s Immigration Platform on Cinco de Mayo by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 3:47am Outside reports on an interesting form of immigration consciousness-raising. While others are celebrating Cinco de Mayo with revelry, a group of swimmers will set out from a beach in San Diego and ...

Immigrant Integration Fellowships by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 3:31am Immigrant Integration Fellowships That is why we are launching the Immigrant Integration Fellowship. We’re hiring lawyers to stand at the front lines to defend diverse communities. This fellowship ...

Immigration Article of the Day: Seeking a Rational Approach to a Regional Re... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 3:10am Seeking a Rational Approach to a Regional Refugee Crisis: Lessons from the Summer 2014 ‘Surge’ of Central American Women and Children at the US-Mexico Border by Karen Musalo (UC Hastings) and Eunic...

10 Years After The New Bedford ICE Raid by Immigration Prof
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 3:15pm With the Trump administration's focus on immigration enforcement, some observers have wondered whether we might see increased workplace raids. Friends and family react as federal immigration offici...


Blog – America's Voice
Immigration Reform

Immigration 101: What is a Sanctuary City? by Van Le
Posted on 23 Apr 2017 at 12:58pm

There’s no single definition of what is a sanctuary city, but generally speaking, it’s a city (or a county) that limits its cooperation with federal immigration enforcement agents in order to prote...


Advocates Ask Trump Administration to Extend Haitian TPS by Van Le
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 11:00am

It’s as if Trump is looking for ways to remove as many brown people from the country as possible. Yesterday, we wrote about how Trump is seeking the deportation of 4,000 Somali asylum seekers and r...


Immigration 101: Who Is John Kelly And How Can He Decide the Fate of Millions... by Matt Hildreth
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 9:19am

John Kelly is the head of the Department of Homeland Security and the top immigration official in the Trump Administration. He is the person in charge of carrying out Trump’s detailed blueprint for...


Immigration 101: What is a DREAMer? by Matt Hildreth
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 8:42am

What is a DREAMer? When it comes to immigration reform, a “Dreamer” (often spelled “DREAMer”) refers to a young person who qualifies for the DREAM Act. DREAM Act and DACA The DREAM Act (Development...


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

ENGLISH Daily Kos (Opinion) ICE clerical error leads to ICE telling Dreamer with DACA to prepare for deportation By Gabe Ortiz April 20, 2017 Associated Press Central America worries about more gan...


Weekly “Office Hours”: Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration — Resistance an... by America's Voice Press Advisories
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 10:09am

***PRESS CALL*** Friday, April 21 1pm EST / 10am PST DIAL IN: 877-876-9177 ; PASSCODE: “IMMIGRATION” Weekly “Office Hours”: Trump’s First 100 Days on Immigration —  Resistance and Litigation in Rev...


Mass Somali Deportation Looms for 4,000 Asylum Seekers by Van Le
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 9:25am

Donald Trump has made it clear that he’s pursuing a white nationalist policy that is aimed at reshaping American demographics for decades to come. We’ve seen this in the mass deportation of undocum...


Immigration Reform News Today April 20, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 7:47am

ENGLISH Daily Kos Maribel Trujillo deported by ICE, despite having four U.S. citizen kids and no criminal record By Gabe Ortiz April 19, 2017 Washington Post Trump the candidate vs Trump the presid...


Immigration Reform News Today April 18, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 19 Apr 2017 at 7:35am

ENGLISH Washington Times Secretary Kelly tells DHS critics to ‘shut up,’ let agents do their jobs By Stephen Dinan April 18, 2017 Houston Chronicle DHS chief fires back at deportation critics By Ke...


Frank Sharry: Secretary Kelly, We’re Not Going to “Shut Up” by AV Press Releases
Posted on 18 Apr 2017 at 3:26pm

Kelly shut up comment doesn’t make sense; in a democracy, people’s voices matter, especially when the stakes are so high Earlier today, DHS Secretary John Kelly lashed out at critics of the Trump A...




 

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