Free and Freeing: AILA’s Law Student Membership
AILA member Marisabel Alonso encourages all current law students interested in immigration law to take advantage of the many benefits of AILA’s free law student membership and how those benefits can help them during law school and beyond as they become practitioners.
USCIS’ Updated CSPA Guidance and Transferring Underlying Basis
AILA member Peter Choi urges USCIS to expand on its recent CSPA guidance and similarly update its guidance on transfer-of-underlying-basis requests, which would help many families and serve the goals stated in USCIS’ FYs 2023-2026 Strategic Plan.
The Importance of Filing Proper Tax Returns for Immigration Purposes
AILA member Kara Hart shares why she advises people seeking immigration benefits to seek qualified help to ensure they file taxes correctly, noting that when immigration officials review tax returns, they may be asking several key questions.
The Toll of Delays – USCIS Allows Nearly 600% Increase in I-601A Waiver Processing Times
Using data from AILA member case examples, AILA Liaison Coordinator Jonathan Valdez describes the ripple effect of USCIS’ excessive delay in I-601A processing, noting that the impact “is as profound as it is immeasurable,” and urging the implementation of reforms that improve processing times overall.
With More Funding Must Come More Accountability
AILA Policy Associate Paul Stern writes why Congress must provide greater funding and accountability for USCIS to continue addressing its backlogs and processing delays.
We Must Protect Children in Immigration Proceedings
AILA Law Journal authors Lory D. Rosenberg, Susan G. Roy, Paul Schmidt, and Rekha Sharma-Crawford share some insights about their article, “Time for a Child Welfare Approach to Cancellation of Removal” in which they focused on how the best interests of the child are routinely ignored.
What’s the Deal with the Unlawful Presence Bars?
AILA Law Journal author Martin Robles-Avila shared some insights from his recent article, “At Long Last, USCIS Meets the Moment: A Brief History of the Unlawful Presence Bars” in which he dives into where things stand on these bars which impact so many individuals.
The Clearly Uneven Vetting of U.S. Visa Applicants from Iran
AILA members Roujin Mozaffarimehr and Ally Bolour urge the Biden administration to address the clearly uneven vetting of Iranian nationals seeking to immigrate to the U.S. as worldwide attention focuses on the continued protests and upheaval in Iran.
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.
IRS Commissioner: Please Grant a Filing Extension for Immigrant Families
In this blog post, AILA member Angela Divaris explains why many immigrant-led households haven’t been able to file to receive the expanded Child Tax Credit and why she and other advocates are requesting the IRS Commissioner extend the deadline.