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Practicing Immigration Law in the COVID19 Era – Post 1

Practicing Immigration Law in the COVID19 Era – Post 1

Sandra Feist, Chair of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, shares a glimpse into the life of an immigration attorney during the COVID19 pandemic, ending with a positive note: “My hope is that we all come out of seclusion with greater self-confidence about our own fortitude in a crisis and a greater connectivity with our community, as we come together to support one another.”

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When a Phone Call Truly Means Life or Death

When a Phone Call Truly Means Life or Death

In this blog post, AILA member, and Immigration Justice Campaign volunteer with the El Paso Immigration Collaborative (EPIC), Elizabeth Fiechter describes the Kafkaesque labyrinth of obstacles she and her client faced trying to simply speak by phone ahead of an extremely important bond hearing.

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My Time in Dilley, Texas

My Time in Dilley, Texas

In this blog post, part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog post series, AILA member L. Patricia Ice describes her time volunteering at the Dilley detention center helping families and how the shared bond of being members of the African diaspora helped her connect with one client.

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The Truth About our Immigration Court System

The Truth About our Immigration Court System

AILA Second Vice President Jeremy McKinney describes why an independent immigration court is so desperately needed and shares resources related to his recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Immigration Subcommittee about this issue.

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Resolve to Do Pro Bono – One Attorney’s Experience

Resolve to Do Pro Bono – One Attorney’s Experience

AILA member Kursten Phelps shares a recent volunteer experience with asylum seekers and urges that we all resolve to engage, writing, “There are naturalization clinics to staff, border assistance projects to plug into, translations, remote CFI and bond hearing assistance to support.”

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