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Blog: Think Immigration
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.

A Righteous Act by Mo Goldman
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 9:39am Lately, I have been thinking about the word “righteous” and its application to our immigration laws. Is it righteous to deport hardworking parents, separate families and engage in mass deportation?...

There’s Always More to Learn by Jennifer Minear
Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 9:13am When I first began practicing law, I thought I knew everything I could ever need to know about immigration.  I’d been a business immigration paralegal for several years before law school and had le...

An Obscure Trump Administration Policy that Needlessly Harms Americans by Patrick Taurel
Posted on 18 Jul 2017 at 8:05am Laws often have unintended consequences. Sometimes, good government officials adopt interpretations of the law designed to mitigate those unintended consequences. But sometimes, the most anti-immig...

One Road to Immigration Law by Jeremy McKinney
Posted on 14 Jul 2017 at 9:29am True confession: I did not take immigration law in law school and I took Latin as my foreign language class.  AILA members, reading that, I’m sure you just groaned. But the fact was, I did not beco...

Hypocrisy Unbridled: The Dismantling of the International Entrepreneur Rule by Betsy Lawrence
Posted on 12 Jul 2017 at 12:46pm This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intent to delay and likely eliminate a new immigration rule that if implemented would, to borrow a phrase, make America great. The...

Finding Equilibrium in an Unsteady World by Sandra Feist
Posted on 11 Jul 2017 at 8:15am “You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the worl...

“Wait Your Turn and Come Lawfully” (in 30 Years) by Alma Rosa Nieto
Posted on 7 Jul 2017 at 11:18am During a speech in Texas, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that intending immigrants should simply “wait your turn” to enter the United States legally. The insensitivity of this statement clearl...

The Top Eleven Terrible Things in President Trump’s Budget by Greg Chen
Posted on 6 Jul 2017 at 10:08am There are a lot of things wrong with the President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. Some of the immigration-related provisions have been mentioned in the press or by advocates, while others...

Not Winning Hearts or Minds by Neena Dutta
Posted on 3 Jul 2017 at 3:15pm On Sunday, I was online, browsing for cool science gifts for my nieces and doing my best to ignore  the pop-up ads for princess-themed everything.  Eventually, I found an outstanding chemistry set ...

Will Government Employees Show Some Moxie in the Immigration Struggle? by Anthony Drago
Posted on 30 Jun 2017 at 11:23am In case you haven’t noticed, advocates for immigrants and favorable immigration policies in this country are at war with the current administration in Washington. And, for those who think the attit...


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Meme of the Day by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jul 2017 at 4:41am How's that for a provocative meme to spark student conversation? When this was shared by the Facebook group The Other 98% back in 2015, one user wrote: "Meanwhile, the immigrant is the one who actu...

DACA Recipient Helps UAC Obtain Asylum by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jul 2017 at 9:14am From Yahoo News: When attorney Cesar Vargas first met his teenage client Ivan Ruiz, a newly arrived undocumented immigrant from Honduras, he noticed Ruiz seemed to wear the weight of his traumatic ...

Dream Act of 2017 Introduced by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jul 2017 at 6:14am We have but another DREAM Act proposal. Earlier this week, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Durbin (D-IL) introduced the DREAM Act of 2017 in the U.S. Senate. The bill provides legal stat...

The Empire Strikes Back Continued: Trump Raids to Pursue Teen Immigrant Gang... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jul 2017 at 5:51am Reuters reports (and here and here) that federal immigration authorities agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians ...

Your Playlist: Depeche Mode by Immigration Prof
Posted on 22 Jul 2017 at 4:09am I heard this oldie but goodie on the radio recently: Depeche Mode's People are People. For those unfamiliar with this fabulous song, let me highlight the opening lines: People are people so why sho...

LATINO GROUP PULLS CONVENTION FROM TEXAS, BOYCOTTS STATE BECAUSE OF SB 4 by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 4:27pm The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) announced today that it is pulling their 15th Annual National Summit of State Legislators from Texas bill enacted by the State known as SB4...

Immigration Article of the Day: Immigration Enforcement and Domination: An I... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 2:40pm Immigration Enforcement and Domination: An Indirect Argument for Much More Open Borders by Alex Sager, Portland State, Immigration Enforcement and Domination: An Indirect Argument for Much More Ope...

Why Elections Matter: The Case of Francisco Rodriguez by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 2:01pm Francisco Rodriguez by Rose Lincoln (Boston Globe) Steve Coll for the New Yorker offers us a tale on why elections make a difference, especially for MIT janitor Francisco Rodriguez. Rodriguez is fr...

Ending DACA Could Cost States $Billions by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 9:59am From Center for American Progress: Ending DACA would result in a loss of $460.3 billion from the national GDP over the next 10 years, and remove an estimated 685,000 workers from the nation's econo...

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Seeks Foreign Workers During "Made in America" Week by Immigration Prof
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 9:43am From the Washington Post: President Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida has asked permission to hire 70 foreign workers this fall, attesting — in the middle of the White House's “Made in America Wee...


Blog – America's Voice
Immigration Reform

This Week in Texas: Laredo Joins SB 4 Lawsuit, While Teenagers Protest via Qu... by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 2:59pm

Laredo City Council votes to join legal fight against SB 4 The Laredo City Council this week voted unanimously to join the lawsuit against SB 4, Texas’ new anti-immigrant law, following a public di...


Connecticut Gov. Malloy: On Deportations, “The American People Are Lied to Ab... by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 1:42pm

Earlier this week, we wrote about Nury, a Connecticut mother of four who faced deportation this week after living in the US for more than two decades. After Nury was unable to win a stay of deporta...


On Immigration, John Kelly is No leader, Instead Follows Trump, Sessions Blindly by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 11:04am

Yesterday, Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, an important piece of legislation that faces an important year, as DACA becomes increasingly th...


Immigration Reform News July 21, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jul 2017 at 7:33am

America’s Voice Key Questions as Trump, GOP Face “Moment of Reckoning” Over Future of DACA and Dreamers 20 Attorneys General, Alongside New Economic Data, Emphasize Need for Maintaining DACA Juan E...


Immigration 101: What is the Dream Act? by Van Le
Posted on 20 Jul 2017 at 2:30pm

Today, Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that would grant Dreamers legal status and put them on a path to citizenship...


Immigration 101: What is a Dreamer? by Matt Hildreth
Posted on 20 Jul 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 July 20, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 20 Jul 2017 at 7:36am

America’s Voice America’s Voice: DACA Works; Trump Must Keep It In Place Until Dream Act Becomes Law ICYMI: Strong Bipartisan Support for Dreamers, DACA and DREAM Act Immigration 101: What is the D...


Texas Teenagers Throw Quinceañera to Fight Back Against SB 4 by Van Le
Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 12:19pm

Fifteen Texas teenagers today gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas to demonstrate against SB 4, the state’s new anti-immigrant law. But this was no ordinary protest — in a show of ...


Trump’s Political Police Force Plans to Move Against America’s Cities by Van Le
Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 11:15am

Yesterday, The Hill reported that the Trump administration plans to use federal law enforcement agents in a campaign against American cities and counties who have challenged the Trump Administratio...


Immigration Reform News July 19, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 19 Jul 2017 at 7:34am

America’s Voice Five Truths Evident After Heartbreaking Deportation of Jesus Lara ICYMI: Bishop of Toledo Condemns Lara Deportation, While Rep. Bob Gibbs Callously Applauds  Trump’s Political Polic...




 

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