Asylum & Protection

No End in Sight: New Analysis Shows USCIS Case Processing Backlog Keeps Growing

AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson highlights USCIS processing delays, writing, “Even before the COVID-19 virus, backlogs and processing delays were staggering at USCIS. They have continued to grow thanks to burdensome policies and inefficient procedures that needlessly bog down the adjudications process.”

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An Inside Look – Tips from a Clinical Social Worker Helping Asylum Seekers

Psychological evaluations can be hugely important for vulnerable clients’ cases, but attorneys may have some questions about how best to approach having one done. In this blog post, Jocelyn Dyer shares helpful tips from Aimee Miller, a clinical social worker.

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After AILA Attends Tour of the Laredo Tent Court, Questions Still Abound

In this blog post, Greg Chen, Leidy Perez-Davis, and Katy Murdza report back on the recently offered tour of tent court facilities in Texas as well as why AILA remains deeply concerned about lack of due process and urges the administration to “end the use of tent courts and the Remain in Mexico program.”

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The Travel Ban – Iran as an Example of Why the Administration Should Revisit This Cruel Policy

AILA BOG member Ally Bolour describes the impact of the administration’s travel ban, using the example of Iran to show how and why the ban is “cruel and unnecessary.” He urges everyone to “continue to fight against it for all those impacted, their families, American businesses, and our communities.”

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Immigration 2017 – A New President and Congress

Immigration 2017

Visit this resource page to stay on top of the changing immigration environment under the Trump administration.

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