DREAM Act/DACA

Tearing Down the Wall and Building Bridges

This blog post is adapted from the president’s installation speech given by Anastasia Tonello, June 14, 2018 in San Francisco; she shares her message to AILA members and goals for her presidential year.

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill Heard from AILA Loud and Clear, but there is More to Do!

AILA Associate Director of Government Relations Diane Rish reflects on AILA’s National Day of Action and shares how AILA members and the public can continue making their voices heard on important immigration law and policy issues that matter to them.

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Dismantling the “Invisible Wall” Against Legal Immigration, Brick by Brick

In this blog post, AILA Associate Director of Government Relations Diane Rish shares information about AILA’s documenting of the Trump administration’s “Invisible Wall” of policies against legal immigration and how AILA members and the public can work together to tear the wall down.

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Helping DACA Recipients Renew

In this blog post, Sheila Starkey Hahn, chair of AILA’s National Pro Bono Committee, highlights how helping with DACA renewal clinics and advocating for the Dream Act can change lives, writing “Let’s show everyone again that #AILAStandsWithDreamers.”

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Deal or No Deal, We Stand With the Dreamers

AILA National Treasurer Allen Orr describes the current efforts to protect Dreamers and urges the administration to get behind legislation with bipartisan support that makes sense both fiscally and morally, rather than forcing a stalemate that could result in the deportation of Dreamers.

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People Are Stepping Up to Help with DACA Fees

In this blog post, AILA member Kara Lynum shares how the public is supporting DACA recipients by covering the filing fee for renewal applications, highlighting the recent example of an impromptu campaign that has brought in more than $23,000 thus far to hep Dreamers in Minnesota.

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