As AILA members prep for a busy day of online meetings with congressional offices, some of the more than 700 AILA members joining us for NDA virtually shared their perspective about what Congress needs to do.
Immigration Attorneys on the Front Lines in Defending Democracy: Soul of America Film Screening and Discussion
Olivia Lee, chair of AILA’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee highlights an upcoming opportunity for AILA members to screen the HBO documentary “The Soul of America” and join the panel discussion on “Immigration Attorneys on the Frontlines in Defending Democracy” on April 7.
AILA Grassroots Advocacy Associate Melina Roche highlights some of AILA’s advocacy priorities heading into our first ever all-virtual National Day of Action April 22 and how you can take action as an AILA member or client.
This blog post highlights the most-read blog posts and most-watched videos AILA published and produced in 2020 – take a look, learn something new, and see you in 2021!
In this post, adapted from a message to the AILA Board of Governors on November 3, 2020, AILA President Jennifer Minear reflects on what today’s election means, and noted, “Together, we will get through this day and all the days to come, and I firmly believe that we will emerge stronger than ever.”
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.”
This blog post is the published transcript of the year-end speech given by Immediate Past President Marketa Lindt during AILA’s Virtual Annual Conference on July 20, 2020.
AILA Website Editorial Manager Kritika Argawal shares insights about the civil rights movement’s impact on immigrants and how we must “recognize the commonality of our struggles with the struggles of Black Americans and take concrete steps to support their fight against racism and injustice.”
In this blog post, AILA Customer Services Manager LaJuan Campbell shares the experience she has had with racism and injustice and the difficult conversations it forced her to have with her son Dominick about America’s societal prejudices and how he could stay as safe as possible.
As part of AILA’s internal reflection during this time, staff were invited to share perspectives and experiences relating to America’s divisive and unjust past, the current situation, and our commitment to a better future. In this blog post, we welcome these insights from Joy Hardy.