Category: LGBT

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  • Admissions & Border
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USCIS’s New Policy is a Boon to Abusers and Traffickers

Christie Popp shares her experiences working with immigrant victims and witnesses of crimes and highlights how the new USCIS NTA policy for VAWA, U- and T-visas will hinder law enforcement efforts and cause harm, not only to applicants, but to their families and communities as well.

Ellis Island – A Window to our Past and Future

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Doug Penn visited Ellis Island and the ruins of the country's first public health hospital there; he urges all of us, "as you live and work, try to see your life from the perspective of Ellis Island - and live up to that statue in the harbor."

On Election Day…Vote for All of Us

AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson urges everyone eligible to vote and to participate in the #MyImmigrantHistory campaign, writing, “Tomorrow is a chance to exercise our rights as Americans, and to vote not just for our issue but for a future that all Americans can see themselves in.”

Protect the American Dream – Comment on the Public Charge Rule

In this blog post, AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson lays out what the proposed “public charge” rule would do and how anyone can lift their voice and submit a comment about how the rule would negatively impact America, writing “for the health and well-being of our society as a whole, we must resist this rule and all of its implications.”

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Ellis Island – A Window to our Past and Future

AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Doug Penn visited Ellis Island and the ruins of the country’s first public health hospital there; he urges all of us, “as you live and work, try to see your life from the perspective of Ellis Island – and live up to that statue in the harbor.”

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