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Searching for Hope Among the Ruins of Our Asylum System

Searching for Hope Among the Ruins of Our Asylum System

Dree Collopy, chair of AILA’s upcoming Virtual Asylum Conference highlights some of the changes impacting asylum that have come recently and what will be covered by the conference, noting that while this is a tough fight to keep up, “We can lift each other up, help each other succeed, and save our clients’ lives.”

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Sometimes You Just Have to Take ‘Em to Court

Sometimes You Just Have to Take ‘Em to Court

AILA First Vice President Jeremy McKinney describes his first foray into litigation, and what tools and resources can help AILA members litigate and win cases, writing that litigation “can benefit your clients, it can benefit the immigration bar, and ultimately, it can benefit everyone.”

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How To:  Take Cases to Immigration Court

How To: Take Cases to Immigration Court

AILA Immigration Courts Conference Chair Michael Vastine shares insights on how AILA members can prepare themselves for immigration court, offering insights into the need to be “uniformly prepared, comprehensively trained, and conditioned to assertively and persuasively defend.”

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The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

AILA President Jennifer Minear looks forward to the year ahead during her installation speech and calls on all of us to “push ahead, sure in our cause, guided by the strength of our convictions, and buoyed by the support of this AILA community.”

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The View from the Chair

The View from the Chair

In recognition of the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and acknowledgment that there is still much work to be done, AILA republishes, with permission, a piece from Diversity & Inclusion Committee member Caroline Ostrom on avoiding reinforcing the social perceptions around disabilities.

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An Even Rougher Version of the RAISE Act?

An Even Rougher Version of the RAISE Act?

AILA Member John Manley compares the provisions in the RAISE Act (which Congress failed to pass) and the executive actions being taken by the Trump administration during the COVID-19 pandemic and notices some similarities.

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USCIS Hypocrisy Reaches New Levels

USCIS Hypocrisy Reaches New Levels

Asylum experts Dree Collopy and Lindsay Harris highlight the ways in which asylum adjudication inefficiencies have contributed to USCIS’ $1.2 billion budget shortfall and urge that Congress hold USCIS accountable, linking to AILA’s Take Action on the issue that members of the public can easily use.

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