DACA Recipients Stuck Picking Up Crumbs Left by the DREAM Act’s Failure
AILA DEI Scholarship winner Brenda Quintanilla delineates the history and impact of DACA and efforts to pass the DREAM Act, urging advocates to continue pushing Congress to pass legislation, writing “America has a gambling problem and undocumented/DACAmented people are treated like poker chips.”
Why Finding Your Pro Bono Opportunity Can Help YOU
AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center highlights a few recent “Pro Bono High Fives,” featuring AILA members, to inspire and encourage others to use their legal expertise to change lives, and maybe have some fun too!
Facing Challenges: DACAmented and Undocumented Attorneys Practice Immigration Law in Liminality
AILA DEI Law Student Scholarship recipient Gerardo Villegas Juarez knows firsthand the liminality experienced by DACA recipients, writing “DACA remains a temporary solution…DACA opens the door but also tethers you to the prospect of removal.”
Our “Candidate” is Immigration: 2022 Election Results Recap
In this blog post, AILA’s Greg Chen and Sofia Rosales-Zeledon walk us through a recap of the 2022 midterm election results as they stand on November 9, 2022 with a focus on immigration as a campaign issue, and what opportunities there may be for immigration reform.
Legislation to Protect Dreamers is Vital
AILA member Paúl A. Pirela shares insights about his work for the AILA Law Journal article he authored on the history of DACA and DREAM litigation as well as the legislation which has sadly languished for decades now and means young people brought to the U.S. as children can still face deportation.
Nine Years Later…DACA is Not Enough
Mo Goldman shares the example of his client to explain that DACA isn’t enough and Congress needs to act because “A year from now, we should not be celebrating the ten-year anniversary of DACA” but instead “the first months of a path to citizenship for these deserving individuals.”
Hopes for 2021 and the New Administration
Several members of the AILA Media Advocacy Committee shared their hopes for the incoming administration and what next year may bring, including changes both large and small to make our immigration system more fair and just.
A “Wish List” on Immigration
The Lady Immigration Lawyers of Minnesota celebrated the season with their own rendition of “All I Want for Christmas is You” this year and shared some of their wishes in this blog post for Think Immigration.
An Immigrant’s Reflection on the 2020 Election Results
AILA member Paschal O. Nwokocha shares his insights as an immigrant and immigration attorney about the work to be done post-election and how we all can work together to ensure that “America is once more open to the world.”
Remote Pro Bono Work in the Midst of a Pandemic
Jacqueline Shi, AILA member and member of the AILA National Pro Bono Committee, shares how attorneys continue to provide pro bono services to vulnerable immigrant communities during the pandemic by using technology and innovation.