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AILA Leadership Blog
This blog is by the elected leadership of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), to help focus the national debate on the real facts about immigration and the means to achieve a just and rational system.

New World Requires New Strategies by Olsi Vrapi
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 10:53am I had heard a rumor that it was a fire-able offense for anyone in Ira Kurzban’s firm to concede a conviction in immigration court. So while talking to Ira at a conference once, I asked him if it wa...

Guardians of our Constitution by Annaluisa Padilla
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 11:10am Adapted from the installation speech of Annaluisa Padilla, 2017-18 President of AILA I am humbled and honored to accept the challenge to lead this organization in these unprecedented times. These a...

New Name, New Look, New Content – This Blog’s for You! by Benjamin Johnson
Posted on 19 Jun 2017 at 12:02pm

Dollars and Sense by Ruben Luis Reyes
Posted on 13 Jun 2017 at 10:48am SB1070 made my state of Arizona about as unwelcoming as you’d imagine for a then-young Latino guy like me. I can recall being called an “illegal” in an aisle of a Home Depot by an old woman who was...

Walking the Talk – Why AILA Moved the 2018 AC Out of Texas by Anastasia Tonello
Posted on 8 Jun 2017 at 2:58pm Faced with the reality of SB-4’s ugly shadow hanging over Texas, AILA has made the decision to move its Annual Conference (AC) in 2018, originally scheduled to take place in Texas, to another state...

Take Action to Combat the Crisis in Post-Release Representation by Sheila Starkey Hahn
Posted on 5 Jun 2017 at 2:15pm

Dangerous Exceptions? by Victor Nieblas Pradis
Posted on 1 Jun 2017 at 11:12am In a recent op-ed in The Hill, James Tomsheck, former head of the Office of Internal Affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) lays out in detail why House and Senate efforts to weaken C...

Access to Counsel Should be Non-Negotiable by Guest Blogger
Posted on 26 May 2017 at 11:02am “Wait, you mean to tell me you are not allowed to contact a lawyer at the airport?” That is a familiar response when I tell people of the lack of any protocol for allowing access to counsel to thos...

Fair Treatment Under the Law by Guest Blogger
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 10:29am Indiana’s highest court handed down a unanimous ruling earlier this month protecting the rights of injured unauthorized immigrants to seek recovery of lost wages and decreased earning capacity and ...

MAVNI: A Successful Program Currently SNAFUed by Guest Blogger
Posted on 19 May 2017 at 9:05am Imagine you are a Polish- or Punjabi-speaking graduate of a United States school and you volunteered to join the U.S. Armed Forces, ready to serve this country and America’s interests. Your recruit...


ImmigrationProf Blog
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In Clooney's Italian Hometown, Immigration Is Key by Immigration Prof
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 2:54pm Clooney by Ed Van-West Garcia When I think of Lake Como in Italy, I think of George Clooney. Don't judge. I'm pretty sure most of our readers would say the same. And, by the way, you're welcome for...

Family Values? Only in America: The Impact of Removal on a Bay Area Family by Immigration Prof
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 6:53am Photo: Paul Chinn, San Francisco Chronicle At least nine million "mixed status families" have family members with persons wih unauthorized immigration status and others who are U.S. citizens or hav...

How Your Nationality Matters to Employers by Immigration Prof
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 6:43am Check out this report on a new study finds that employers are a startling 82 percent less likely to hire an applicant from a particular country if they previously had a negative experience with an ...

Immigration Article of the Day: Zero Undocumented Population Growth Is Her... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 24 Jun 2017 at 6:36am Zero Undocumented Population Growth Is Here to Stay and Immigration Reform Would Preserve and Extend These Gains by Robert Warren ABSTRACT This paper makes the case that the era of large-scale undo...

Immigration is One of the "Fastest Growing Skills Online" by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 3:00pm The next time your dean asks you to justify offering immigration law or running an immigration clinic, you just might find some backup from this data from Bloomberg: Experts on immigration law saw ...

Brutal Assault of Lao American Man by Minnesota Police by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 12:14pm From Southeast Asian Resource Action Center: SEARAC condemns the brutal assault of Anthony Promvongsa, a Lao American man from Worthington, MN, at the hands of area police. The incident occurred al...

Three-fourths of Foreign Students from Asia by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 12:02pm From USCIS High resolution infographics available for download at https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/ICE. WASHINGTON — There are 1.18 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) s...

North Carolina deportation case symbolizes “everything wrong with the immigra... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 11:44am From Rewire: Minerva Cisneros Garcia, an undocumented immigrant living in Winston-Salem, has checked in regularly with Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the last 8 years. Though Garcia faced...

Breaking News: Supreme Court Decides Immigrant Ineffective Assistance of Cou... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 8:38am The Supreme Court has been busy with immigration cases in the 2016 Term. (For a description of the six immigration cases, click here.). The Court decided a denaturalization case (Maslenjak v. Unite...

The Beat Goes on: Trump Calls for Law that Has Been on the Books Since 1996 by Immigration Prof
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 6:10am USA Today reports that President Trump yesterday called for a "new" law barring immigrants from receiving public benefits for at least five years at a rally in Iowa. But neither Trump nor supporter...


Blog – America's Voice
Immigration Reform

PRESS CALL: Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts to Discuss SB 4 Hearing in ... by America's Voice Press Advisories
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 5:27pm

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TUESDAY, June 27 10am CT / 11am ET DIAL IN: 888-632-3381; PASSCODE: Texas SB4 San Antonio – On a press call on Tuesday, June 27 at 11 am EST, immigrant advocates and legal expe...


This Week in Texas, Houston Joins Lawsuits Against SB 4, and Advocates Tell F... by Van Le
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 9:27am

Houston joins lawsuit, advocates prepare for Monday hearing This week in Texas, the Houston City Council voted 10-6 to file suit against Texas and its SB 4 anti-immigrant law. The vote came after a...


Immigration Reform News June 23, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 23 Jun 2017 at 7:39am

Top News Associated Press Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship By Mark Sherman June 22, 2017 CNN Trump’s proposed 5-year welfare ban for immigrants is already law By Jeremy Diamond Jun...


Immigration Reform News June 22, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 22 Jun 2017 at 7:36am

America’s Voice ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “Eric Lara is an American kid with a loving dad who wants to stay in his life” Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced ...


Columbus State Program Helps Immigrant and Refugee Kids by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 1:40pm

At the Columbus Dispatch this week is a story about one of Columbus State Community College’s ESL Afterschool Communities — its English as a Second Language program for elementary- and middle-schoo...


More than 100 Iraqi Christians Face “Death Sentence” if Deported by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 12:55pm

The American Civil Liberties Union has argued in federal court for a stay of deportation for more than 100 Iraqi Christians, saying that it would be illegal to deport the group without giving them ...


Court Overturns Arizona In-State Tuition for DACA-mented Dreamers by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 9:39am

Yesterday, an appeals court ruled that DACA-mented Dreamers will no longer be able to receive Arizona in-state tuition. The appeals court overturned a 2015 decision finding that Dreamers with DACA ...


PRESS CALL: Senators Harris and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates to Call for... by America's Voice Press Advisories
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 8:59am

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Thursday, June 22 12:30pm EST DIAL IN: 785-424-1678 PASSCODE: FUNDING On a press call tomorrow, June 22 at 12:30 pm EST, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), ...


Immigration Reform News June 21, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 21 Jun 2017 at 7:35am

America’s Voice New Massive-Sample PRRI Polling: By 4:1 Margin, Americans Back Legalization over Deportation DHS Secretary John Kelly Set to Deport Pillar of Irish-American Community from Kelly’s O...


It’s World Refugee Day! Here Are Some of the Economic Impacts of Refugees in ... by Van Le
Posted on 20 Jun 2017 at 9:10am

Today is World Refugee Day — and as CNN reports, more than 65 million people around the world are counted as forcibly displaced by the United Nations. CNN goes on to point out that: Children are di...




 

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