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Immigration Update: Immigrant Visa Ban Is Revoked
On February 24, 2021, President Biden rescinded Presidential Proclamation 10014 which prohibited the entry of certain immigrants into the United States due to possible harm to economic interests due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although the immigrant vi...

Policy Brief: Rehabilitating the Immigration Courts
AILA’s New Policy Brief on Rehabilitating the Immigration Courts explains why it is imperative for the future Attorney General to make immediate reforms, it provides a roadmap for that change, and it includes an appendix of Trump-era policies that ...

Walled Off: Recommendations for an Efficient USCIS
Over the last four years USCIS has strayed far from its customer-oriented mission. AILA highlights many of the measures responsible for this shift and offers smart, sensible solutions for the agency to rebuild its public services and ensure efficienc...

Immigration Update: 2020 Diversity Visas
On Friday night, February 19, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an emergency injunction preserving and extending the validity of most diversity visas from the 2020 diversity visa lottery. FOR MORE INFORMATION AILA's press s...

Join Us for Citizenship Day
AILA's 15th Annual Citizenship Day will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2021. For more information visit: https://www.aila.org/citizenshipday

Immigration Update: Gomez v. Trump Litigation
**UPDATE:** On February 19, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an emergency injunction preserving and extending the validity of most diversity visas from the 2020 diversity visa lottery, so that these diversity visa recipient...

How Can Volunteering with AILA Help You
TO LEARN MORE about volunteering with AILA visit: https://www.aila.org/volunteer This clip is from AILA University Video Roundtable "All NMD Chats: How to Plug into AILA" recorded on February 3, 2021. For upcoming Live Video Roundtables and recor...

Business Immigration Update
This clip is from AILA University Video Roundtable "Biden Administration Immigration Action Roundtable Series" recorded on February 5, 2021. AILA members can watch the full recording here: https://agora.aila.org/conference/detail/1880 TO LEAR...

Immigration Update: Dream Act of 2021
AILA's Senior Director of Government Relations Greg Chen welcomes the good news that Senators Dick Durbin of Illinois and Lindsay Grahm of South Carolina have reintroduced the Dream Act, and call for congress to pass legislation. READ AILA's press s...

AILA Quicktake #301 – President Biden Signs New Executive Orders on Immigration
On February 2nd, President Biden signed three new immigration-related executive orders. AILA President Jennifer Minear gives a detailed overview of what is and isn’t in the executive orders and explains what to expect going forward. LEARN MORE at ...

Update on Biden Administration's Executive Orders on Immigration
This clip is from AILA University Video Roundtable "Biden Administration Immigration Action Roundtable Series" recorded on January 29, 2021. LEARN MORE about Biden administration's immigration actions at: www.aila.org/first100days AILA members ca...

Immigration Update: What to Expect Next Week
AILA's Senior Director of Government Relations Greg Chen breaks down what to expect from the Biden administration on immigration in the coming days. FOR THE LATEST UPDATES visit AILA's Featured Issue Page at www.aila.org/first100days

Good News from AILA's Military Assistance Program
AILA member and longtime volunteer with the Military Assistance Program (MAP) Mo Goldman shared some good news about an Army reservist he was linked up with who just took the oath and became a citizen! LEARN MORE about MAP and how to get involved ...

EOIR's New Case Flow Model Overview
This clip is from AILA University Video Roundtable "EOIR's New Case Flow Processing" recorded on January 27, 2021. AILA members can watch the full recording here: https://agora.aila.org/product/detail/4694 For upcoming Live Video Roundtables a...

AILA University: Personalized Active Learning
AILA University is a new platform that brings together the best of AILA’s current education offerings with new formats to provide options for every learning preference. Using innovative technology, you will be able to master the skills needed for r...

Preparing Filings for Remote Bond Hearings
This excerpt is from the AILA University Video Roundtable "Preparing Filings, Witnesses, and Clients in the Age of Covid-19" recorded on December 16, 2020. For upcoming Live Video Roundtables and recordings of previous sessions visit: https://elea...

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from AILA!
At the end of a challenging year, AILA’s Executive Committee shares what they have learned from 2020 and what they are looking forward to in 2021. www.aila.org

A Vision for America as a Welcoming Nation
AILA issues comprehensive recommendations calling upon President-Elect Joe Biden to implement a powerful new vision for immigration. AILA stands ready to work with the incoming Biden-Harris administration to get the job done. READ AILA's RECOMMENDA...

AILA Quicktake #299 – Big Win on Lawsuit Challenging DOL’s Prevailing Wage Rule
On December 14, a federal judge granted the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment against DOL’s interim final rule issued on October 8th, 2020 that changed the prevailing wage rates. The judge ordered DOL to reissue prevailing wage determinatio...

AILA Quicktake #298 – Deadline for Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Applications Is Approaching
Filing deadline for the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program is December 20th, 2020. The program gives eligible Liberian nationals and certain family members in the United States a one-year window to apply for adjustment of status (gr...

AILA Quicktake #297: New Rule Creates Wage-Based Selection Process for H-1B Visas
On Nov 2, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released a new Proposed Rulemaking seeking to change the process in which USCIS selects who can file H-1B petitions. The rule prioritizes the selection of H-1B registrations for employers who ...

Pro Bono High Five: George Pappas
In the AILA Pro Bono High Five series, we ask immigration attorneys to share details of their pro bono work and what inspires them to help others. In this video, George Pappas shares his pro bono experience and why pro bono is an important part of hi...

Pro Bono High Five: Sarah Pitney
Happy Pro Bono Week! In the AILA Pro Bono High Five series, we ask immigration attorneys to share details of their pro bono work and what inspires them to help others. In this video, Sarah Pitney shares their pro bono experience and what inspires the...

AILA Quicktake #296 – AILA Files Lawsuit Against DOL’s Prevailing Wage Rule
AILA and partners filed a pro bono lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s new rule changing prevailing wage determinations. AILA’s Director of Federal Litigation Jesse Bless explains why AILA and its co-counsels Jeff Joseph, Charles Kuck, ...

AILA Technology & Innovation Virtual Summit 2020
Join us for AILA's 2020 Technology & Innovation Virtual Summit. LEARN MORE AND REGISTER: https://agora.aila.org/conference/detail/1828

Why AILA Members Vote in 2020
AILA members go out to vote for their community, their clients, and next generations. Are you ready to vote? LEARN MORE with these resources from AILA and Partners ahead of Election Day https://www.aila.org/about/announcements/get-ready-to-vote...

A Conversation with Charles Wheeler
AILA Author Charles Wheeler discusses two of his latest publications, "Immigration Law and Family" and "Public Charge and Affidavits of Support" FOR MORE INFORMATION: Immigration Law and Family https://agora.aila.org/Product/Detail/4482 Public Ch...

Is Solo (Immigration) Practice for Me?
The practice of law is a profession, but a law practice is a business. Are you ready to be a law practice entrepreneur? Hear from AILA leadership how they took the leap of faith/plunge into solo practice and whether it was worth it. Are you ready to...

AILA Quicktake #295 - AILA and Sidley Law Halt USCIS Fee Rule in Its Tracks
On a big court win for AILA and its partners the implementation of the USCIS Fee Rule has been stopped. On September 29, 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California preliminarily enjoined DHS from implementing or enforcing a...

AILA Quicktake #294 – Court Orders DOS to Reserve 9,095 Additional Diversity Visas
On September 30th, court issued a new decision in the case Gomez v. Trump regarding 2020 Diversity Visa selectees. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the State Department to reserve 9,095 additional diversity visas on top of...

A Conversation with Ira Kurzban and Robert Pauw
An Excerpt from AILA Roundtable: A Conversation with Ira Kurzban and Robert Pauw Learn more at www.aila.org

2020 AILA ACES Virtual Conference | REGISTER NOW!
OCTOBER 1-2, 2020 2020 AILA Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science (ACES) Virtual Conference Don't miss the early-bird deadline: September 16th, 20202 REGISTER NOW: https://agora.aila.org/Conference/Detail/1810 The ACES Interest Group...

AILA Quicktake #293 – Court Grants Preliminary Relief for Diversity Visa Applicants
On September 4th, District Court ruled that the Department of Justice must allow 2020 diversity visa winners to obtain their immigrant visas immediately. U.S. District Court for the District Columbia issued a preliminary injunction to stop Trump admi...

AILA Quicktake #292 – Litigation Win Means USCIS Must Produce EADs
In a class action lawsuit challenging the delay in issuance of employment authorization documents (EADs) court ordered USCIS to produce the cards within the promised time frame. AILA member Robert H. Cohen explains the case and the main components of...

AILA Quicktake #291 – USCIS Issues Guidance on DACA Implementing DHS Memo
On August 21, USCIS issued guidance on DACA program implementing the memo issued last month by the Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. Kate Voight, AILA’s Senior Associate Director of Government Relations, summarizes key points from the guidance and ex...

AILA Quicktake #290: AILA's New Jersey Chapter Files Lawsuit to Deter In-Person Hearings
Cesar Estela, the Chair of AILA's New Jersey Chapter, explains why the chapter recently filed a lawsuit to stop Newark's Immigration Court from holding in-person hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AILA Director of Government Relations Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Oversight of USCIS
On July 29, 2020 Sharvari Dalal-Dheini, AILA's Director of Government Relations, testified before Congress in a hearing regarding oversight of USCIS. As a result of a budget shortfall, USCIS has issued furlough notices to over 13,000 employees and ha...

AILA: A Year in Review (2019-2020)
As part of AILA's Annual Membership Meeting on June 18, 2020, AILA Immediate Past President Marketa Lindt reflects back on the challenges and accomplishments of the past year. Special thanks to our members for sharing their photos!

AILA Quicktake #289 - Presidential Proclamation Blocks Entry of Certain Immigrants and Nonimmigrants
Sharvari Dalal-Dheini, AILA's Director of Government Relations, provides a summary of the Presidential Proclamation issued on June 22, 2020. For resources relating to this proclamation, visit: https://www.aila.org/advo-media/issues/all/covid-19/eo-t...

New Era, New Edition
When you get the latest edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook, you’re equipping yourself with the facts – for your clients and for your community. For more information on Kurzban's, visit https://agora.aila.org/product/detail/4321

Hot Topics Part I
AILA's Executive Committee provides updates on some of the latest developments in immigration law. To hear further immigration updates, join us on July 20, 2020 for the “Hot Topics Part II” panel during the 2020 AILA Virtual Annual Conference. Vi...

AILA’s Top Resources: Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook
Gayle Oshrin, chair of the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, talks to Ira Kurzban about his process writing the latest edition of "Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook" For detailed information on Kurzban’s, updates in the new edition, and informati...

AILA’s Top Resources: The 2020 Virtual Annual Conference
Ira Kurzban, author of "Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook," talks to Gayle Oshrin, chair of the 2020 Annual Conference, about the upcoming virtual event. For detailed information on the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, including information on sav...

AILA Quicktake #288 - U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Rescission of DACA Program
Jeremy McKinney, AILA First Vice President, provides a brief analysis of SCOTUS's decision to reject the Trump Administration's rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

AILA Quicktake #287 - USCIS’s $1.2 Billion Emergency Funding Request
AILA's Associate Director of Government Relations Diane Rish discusses the letter AILA and the American Immigration Council sent to congressional appropriators in response to USCIS’s request for $1.2 billion dollars in temporary funding. Read the ...

Happy Mother's Day!
This Mother’s Day, AILA National is celebrating the wisdom and impact of motherly advice. We asked AILA member and staff moms and mother figures to give their best advice to fellow parents working from home amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Lawyer Well-Being Week
Lawyer Well-Being Week is May 4-8. For more information visit https://www.aila.org/wellbeingweek

AILA Quicktake #284 -  Protect Your Firm From the Impact of COVID-19
Reid Trautz and Charity Anastasio from AILA's Practice & Professionalism Center provide information on how to financially protect your firm from the impact of COVID-19. For more practice management resources related to COVID-19 visit https://www.ai...

AILA Quicktake #285 - AILA and Partners Sue EOIR and ICE Over Dangerous COVID-19 Policies
AILA’s Director of Federal Litigation Jesse Bless explains why AILA joined other immigration lawyer groups and individuals with pending immigration cases to file a lawsuit against EOIR and ICE demanding better policies in response to COVID-19 pande...

AILA Quicktake #283 - Actions USCIS Should Take During the COVID-19 Pandemic
On March 18th, in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, USCIS closed its offices and delayed interviews. AILA's President-Elect Jennifer Minear explains what additional steps USCIS should take to adapt to this new reality. For more information ...

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