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Immigration in the 2020 Election

In this blog post, AILA Media Advocacy Committee member Fiona McEntee describes her plans to use the new 2020 presidential election guide from AILA now, and during the upcoming debates; she also highlights some specific responses garnered from candidates regarding USCIS accountability.

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You Are the World’s Heroes

AILA Member Andrea Martinez recently participated in a Netflix Docuseries “Living Undocumented” and in this blog post she shares the key takeaways from conversations with viewers, namely that audiences feel that the work of immigration attorneys is important, difficult, necessary, and yes, heroic.

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Successful Practice Management from the Ground Up

Ruby Powers, author of the recently released AILA resource “Build and Manage Your Successful Immigration Law Practice (Without Losing Your Mind)” shares some insights that helped her develop and maintain her own practice, surmounting various challenges.

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We All Need to #HoldUSCISAccountable

In this blog post, AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force leaders Tammy Fox-Isicoff and Ron Klasko urge everyone to do their part to hold USCIS accountable for the unprecedented inaction and delays in adjudications by utilizing resources AILA offers designed to move a case forward.

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Ending Protections for World War II Veterans, What’s Next?

In this blog post, Alma Rosa Nieto, member of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee describes the Trump administration’s announced termination of a parole program benefitting Filipino World War II veterans and writes, “If we are truly committed to honoring these brave veterans, then we must do all that we can to ensure that they are supported and cared for.”

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How to Shrink the USCIS Backlog in One Minute or Less

USCIS leadership recently testified about a backlog reduction plan which, AILA Policy Counsel Jason Boyd argues, would simply move the goalposts and not solve the backlog at all, writing “We deserve a USCIS that rises to its processing time goals, not one that runs from them.”

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It Is Time to Stop Detaining Asylum Seekers 

Allegra Love urges an end to the detention of asylum seekers, highlighting the immense harm of detention via two videos writing, “It is time we act, so the story of our country is the bravery and resilience of people like Alpha and Luz, and not the brutality of detention that further harms them.”

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Why Would A Busy Immigration Lawyer Start a Podcast?

In this blog post, AILA member David Wilks shares his experience launching a podcast to address the “general misunderstanding of how the immigration system works” that members of the public often seem to share and also includes links to other AILA member podcasts.

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