We Need Humane Solutions, Not Harmful Legislation
AILA DEI Law Student Scholarship winner Woorod Atiyat urges Congress to turn away from harmful legislation and instead “rise to its responsibility and serve as protectors of the immigrant community and our country’s values of fairness and justice.”
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.
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.
Why We’re Celebrating the Senate’s Passage of Legislation Without Immigration
AILA’s Greg Chen describes the Senate passage of the budget reconciliation bill and the fight against the many anti-immigrant amendments offered.
U.S. Immigration Law – Looking Back 30+ Years
Long-time AILA member Michael Davis shares insights from his decades of practice, including the impact of 245(i) and some reflections on processes and procedures from years past, as part of our final blog post series celebrating AILA’s 75 years.
Knowing the History of “The Huddled Masses”
In this blog post, AILA member and Law Journal author John Medeiros introduces his piece featured in the recent special edition of the AILA Law Journal celebrating AILA’s 75 years; his piece “Huddled Masses” chronicles the history of U.S. immigration and the development of U.S. immigration law.
Wanted: A Fierce Advocate for Immigrant Rights!
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Chair Fiona McEntee shares what a “want ad” for a fierce immigration law advocate in the Biden administration might look like, modeled after the song in Mary Poppins listing the specific qualities being sought for an extremely important position.
Climbing the Virtual Hill
AILA Policy Counsel Jen Whitlock describes why and how AILA members can use opportunities like the upcoming virtual National Day of Action to urge Congress toward curbing and eventually ending inhumane and wasteful immigration detention in favor of proven community-based systems.
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.
Screaming Into the Void: 5 Reasons to Always Comment on Proposed Regulations
AILA member Sarah Pitney shares insights into why they participate in public comment campaigns and why all AILA members should do the same to benefit their clients, share their expertise, and hopefully ensure better regulations result.