Category: Asylum & Protection

  • Asylum & Protection
  • Admissions & Border
  • DREAM Act/DACA

From DC to Dilley – One Volunteer’s Firsthand Experience

In this blog post, Immigration Justice Campaign Director Karen Lucas interviews recent family detention volunteer McKayla Eskilson about her experience, the work the project is doing, and the impact she had during her week at Dilley helping asylum seeking moms and kids incarcerated in the facility.

The Latest in Fearmongering

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Matt Maiona analyzes a questionable government report intended to incite fear of immigrants, writing "Now more than ever, we must stand-up for our core American values which are under attack. That’s what you, and all of us, should really be afraid of."

The Current Status of DACA

Alma Rosa Nieto, vice chair of AILA's Media Advocacy Committee, reflects on the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative and highlights two DACA recipients in particular who exemplify why these young people should be permanently protected with the Dream Act.

The Latest in Fearmongering

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Matt Maiona analyzes a questionable government report intended to incite fear of immigrants, writing “Now more than ever, we must stand-up for our core American values which are under attack. That’s what you, and all of us, should really be afraid of.”

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The Current Status of DACA

Alma Rosa Nieto, vice chair of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, reflects on the current status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative and highlights two DACA recipients in particular who exemplify why these young people should be permanently protected with the Dream Act.

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Ban the Burnout

In this blog post, Reid Trautz, director of AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center, highlights some key ways to reduce the risk of burnout in an incredibly busy “new normal” that immigration attorneys and their firms are facing.

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Finding Heroes

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Mo Goldman highlights the recent lawsuit by WA AG Ferguson against Motel 6 for violating state consumer protection laws by sharing guest data with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when ICE had no warrant to gather the information.

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Top 10 AILA Videos and Blog Posts of 2017

A quick recap of the most viewed videos and most read blog posts this year, covering a variety of topics from H-1Bs to MAVNI to the latest travel ban updates and more. There is truly something for everyone; take a look at these resources as you reflect on 2017.

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