The Spring 2022 edition of the AILA Law Journal is a very special one indeed! That’s why we wanted to take a few minutes and walk you through this edition.
First, read through and be inspired by the interview between our editor-in-chief Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and current AILA President Allen Orr, as they share some of their personal stories and offer a comprehensive description of the rest of the journal.
Then we encourage you to hear from our members about their experiences with AILA, their concerns for their clients, and their desire to see the beauty around us via our special pieces in this edition, such as:
- “Thank You Note to AILA” by Lisa Seifert
- “The United States Is at Risk of Failing Our Afghan Allies. Here’s How the Biden Administration Can Prevent That” (reprinted by permission from Ms. Magazine) by Mahsa Khanbabai and Parastoo Zahedi
- “A Personal Note on Pro Bono” by Nguyen D. Luu
- “The Birding Immigration Lawyer” by Tahmina Watson
- “The Children Who Didn’t Grow Up to Save the Future: A Poem by a Former ORR Case Manager” by Eric Esqueda
- “Haiku” by Karl Krooth
- “Three Poems” by Mary Turck
- “Remembering Valerie Anne Zukin” by friends and colleagues of Valerie
Over the next several weeks, we will also share reflections on the other articles in the journal including:
- “The Huddled Masses” by John Medeiros
- “The Sinking Immigration Court: Change Course, Save the Ship” by Stacy Caplow
- “Reading Pereira and Niz-Chavez as Jurisdictional Cases” by Geoffrey A. Hoffman
- “With a Gun to Their Head: Adopting a Duress Exception to the Serious Nonpolitical Crime Bar” by Nathan Hall
- “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Inconsistent Application of Special Immigrant Juvenile Status Under Federal Law” by Maria Eijo de Tezanos Pinto and Kristine Artello
Thank you for joining us in celebrating AILA’s 75 Years and in learning more about immigration law and policy, as well as connecting with our members through creative and personal writing.