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Making the Case for Nurse H-1Bs

Making the Case for Nurse H-1Bs

In this blog post, AILA Media Advocacy Committee member Adam Cohen highlights why the Biden administration “must do more to allow foreign nurses to bring their desperately needed skills to the U.S.” in particular by rescinding the 2015 memo that prevents eligibility for most nurse positions under the H-1B visa program.

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This Should be Written By Someone Else

This Should be Written By Someone Else

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.

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Removal Proceedings in the Time of COVID

Removal Proceedings in the Time of COVID

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.

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How About the Immigration Agency Does Its Job?

How About the Immigration Agency Does Its Job?

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.

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Top Five AILA Video Topics and Think Immigration Posts in 2021

Top Five AILA Video Topics and Think Immigration Posts in 2021

In this blog post, the AILA Comms Team takes a look back at the most popular video topics of 2021 as well as the most popular blog posts, spanning topics from immigration reform in the reconciliation bill to litigation updates, to backlogs and needed policy changes as we head into 2022.

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The Civil Penalty of Deportation

The Civil Penalty of Deportation

In this video blog post, AILA law student member and AILA Law Journal author Angela Landa describes her interest and research into how the supposedly “civil” penalty of deportation has been applied in the criminal context and how changes could be made to ensure due process.

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75 Years of Friendships, Education, and Community

75 Years of Friendships, Education, and Community

In this blog post, part of a months-long series leading up to the formal celebration of AILA’s 75th year at the upcoming Annual Conference in June, 2022, three AILA members reflect on what AILA has brought to their lives and livelihoods, including friendships, professional successes, and community.

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Legislation to Protect Dreamers is Vital

Legislation to Protect Dreamers is Vital

AILA member Paúl A. Pirela shares insights about his work for the AILA Law Journal article he authored on the history of DACA and DREAM litigation as well as the legislation which has sadly languished for decades now and means young people brought to the U.S. as children can still face deportation.

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Tackling Inequality – a Human Rights Day Reflection

Tackling Inequality – a Human Rights Day Reflection

In this blog post, part of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s blog post series, AILA member Roland Luo shares insights about the importance of International Human Rights Day and what we can each do to give meaning to the universality of human rights.

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The Plight of International Adoptees

The Plight of International Adoptees

The plight of international adoptees, many of whom can still face deportation led AILA member Mara Weisman to write a piece for the Fall 2021 edition of the AILA Law Journal; in this video blog post she shares insights about why this issue is important and how readers can help fight this injustice.

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