As AILA celebrates our 75th year, we invited members to “Share the Moment You Realized Immigration Law Was for You” and we are delighted to share the first of several blog posts featuring those moments; this post includes four members’ stories.
AILA Asylum and Refugee Committee Member Lindsay Harris shares the plight of her Afghan clients and the solutions that Congress and USCIS need to enact and implement as so many families face unnecessary trauma and hardship.
Jonathan Willmoth reflects on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on court proceedings and the Biden administration’s efforts to expand prosecutorial discretion, two areas he looks forward to learning more about at the upcoming AILA Virtual Midwinter Conference.
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Vice Chair Evangeline Chan reflects on the meaning of the Lunar New Year which will usher in the Year of the Tiger on February 1, 2022, urging all of us to be courageous and compassionate and fight injustice this year.
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Matt Maiona describes what is happening due to extreme USCIS delays on employment authorization documents and the impact backlogs and inefficiencies are having on the economy and communities across the nation.
AILA Law Journal author Matthew Boles shares some insights about researching and writing about custody redetermination and why he hopes his AILA Law Journal article on the subject can help other practitioners across the country advocate in front of immigration judges.