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.
Engaging with Congress (Virtually) is Vital to Pass Long Overdue Immigration Reform
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.
Top AILA Videos and Blog Posts of 2020
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!
Election Day 2020 Is Here
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.”
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.”
Reflections on a Year to Remember
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.
Recognizing the Commonality of Our Struggles
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.”
Where We Are and Where We Need to Be: LaJuan’s Story
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.
Are We Still Here?
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.
Latest AILA Law Journal is Live – Take a Look!
In this blog post, Danielle Polen, AILA’s Director of Publications & Online Resources shares some highlights from the latest edition of the AILA Law Journal, hot off the presses this week with articles by leading experts on a wide array of issues affecting immigration law.