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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.

Say It with Me: It Is Not Illegal to Seek Asylum by Annaluisa Padilla
Posted on 21 Apr 2017 at 7:06am Reading this recent Reuters article, from the headline to the end, I’m not sure what offends me most. Is it the Trump Administration’s concerted effort to scare people away from seeking safety in t...

Our Immigration Laws Are Bad for Small Businesses by Guest Blogger
Posted on 20 Apr 2017 at 10:08am We’ve just wrapped up another H-1B lottery season, during which United States companies submit H-1B petitions on behalf of skilled workers to fill professional-level positions. This year, nearly 20...

ICE Enforcement in Courthouses is a Dangerous Mistake by Guest Blogger
Posted on 14 Apr 2017 at 11:47am Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been stepping up its enforcement operations, this time in and around courthouses. There have been reports of ICE officers increasingly showing up in co...

Our Battles Are Only Beginning by Guest Blogger
Posted on 12 Apr 2017 at 10:15am Regardless of the veracity of President Trump’s negative immigration rhetoric, it is undoubtedly sparking and emboldening anti-immigration groups. Constitutional battles that have long been over an...

Kids These Days by Anastasia Tonello
Posted on 11 Apr 2017 at 8:42am A child can be sweet, mad, smart, hilarious, whiny, silly, or sad. A child can be an angel, a terror, a silly goose, Captain America, Wonder Woman, a kitty cat, or a Tyrannosaurus Rex. A child cann...

Block the Money, Block the Wall by Guest Blogger
Posted on 24 Mar 2017 at 11:36am The Trump Administration has developed an immigration-related agenda that rejects long held American values, our country’s commitment to due process, and what our economy needs to keep America work...

Staining America’s Image by Guest Blogger
Posted on 16 Mar 2017 at 2:53pm Tuesday night, I spoke at a “Know Your Rights” event in Tucson, Arizona, to a large group of concerned and fearful refugees from all over the world, including countries such as Iraq, Eritrea, Ethio...

Why You Need to be in D.C. Next Month by Guest Blogger
Posted on 15 Mar 2017 at 12:26pm The actions and rhetoric throughout the first weeks of the Trump Administration have placed immigration at the top of the national agenda. Beginning with the three Executive Orders the first week, ...

Reactions to the President’s Joint Address to Congress by Guest Blogger
Posted on 1 Mar 2017 at 1:06pm Several members of AILA’s Executive Committee share their reactions to President Trump’s Joint Address to Congress on February 28, 2017: “We agree that we have to restore integrity and the rule of ...

Is ICE Making Us Safer or Less Secure? by Guest Blogger
Posted on 16 Feb 2017 at 1:52pm What is the mission of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? Its website states: ICE’s mission is to protect America from the cross-border crime and illegal immigration that threaten national ...


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Refusal to Join Gang as a Particular Social Group and Political Opinion by Immigration Prof
Posted on 29 Apr 2017 at 11:11am In an unreported case before the San Antonio Immigration Court in 2004, Immigration Judge Susan E. Castro, found that the respondent was a member of a particular social group: young men who have be...

ICE data shows half of immigrants arrested in raids had traffic convictions o... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 29 Apr 2017 at 8:22am About half of the 675 immigrants picked up in roundups across the United States in the days after President Trump took office either had no criminal convictions or had committed traffic offenses, m...

Immigration Article of the Day: National Interests and Common Ground in the ... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 29 Apr 2017 at 2:52am National Interests and Common Ground in the US Immigration Debate: How to Legalize the US Immigration System and Permanently Reduce its Undocumented Population by Donald Kerwin and Robert Warren EX...

Lesbian Asylum Claim and Queer Theory by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 5:53pm Guest blogger: Willam B. Turner Mockeviciene v. U.S. Attorney General [237 Fed. Appx. 569, 2007 WL 1827836, 2007 U.S. App. Lexis 15167 (11th Cir. June 26, 2007)] upholds the decisions of an Immigra...

The Integration of Refugees in Germany by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 8:39am The NYT in-depth reporting on the integration of refugees in Weimar, Germany, is a must-read. Germany has become home to roughly million refugees. Integrating them into German society is a monument...

Maslenjak & The First Lady by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 8:32am Slate is talking about the SCOTUS case Maslenjak. (Look here, here, here, and here for our prior coverage of the case. It's about what should be able to trigger denaturalization. The government wan...

As Los Angeles Burned, The Border Patrol Swooped In by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 6:18am People gather in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles during rioting following the acquittal of four police officers in the beating of Rodney King in 1992. The neighborhood looks similar toda...

Reports of "Aliens" Overwhelm New VOICE by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 4:11am Earlier this week, ImmigrationProf reported on the unveiling of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office (VOICE), which was created in respo...

Immigration Article of the Day: On the Meaning of 'Considered as Natural Bor... by Immigration Prof
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 2:18am On the Meaning of 'Considered as Natural Born', Wake Forest Law Review Online, 2017, John Vlahoplus Date Written: April 5, 2017 Abstract Many scholars argue that derivative citizens like Senator Te...

"Sanctuary" order stay was an easy call by Immigration Prof
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 at 11:32am I published this op/ed in the Los Angeles Daily Journal today: As it seeks to transform the nation’s immigration enforcement direction, the Trump administration is taking its lumps in the courts. S...


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Immigration Reform

First 100 Days of Immigration: The Silence of Republicans in Congress Makes T... by Van Le
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 12:08pm

As Donald Trump’s presidency reaches the first 100 days in office benchmark, we’ve been highlighting the Administration’s disastrous approach to immigration. In this, our latest installment of our ...


Immigration Reform News April 28, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 28 Apr 2017 at 7:36am

ENGLISH Houston Chronicle Critics say ‘sanctuary cities’ bill will lead to racial profiling, lawsuits By Bobby Cervantes, Andrea Zelinski, and Lomi Kriel April 27, 2017 Houston Chronicle Houston gr...


Texas Refuses to Learn from Arizona, Alabama’s Mistake, Passes Anti-Immigrant... by Van Le
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 at 3:44pm

The Texas House passed its version of the anti-immigrant SB4 today, a draconian bill that would allow local law enforcement officials to ask people about their immigration status, and one that has ...


Rep. Gutierrez: Sessions, Trump Want to Make Immigrants “Public Enemies #1” by Van Le
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 at 12:06pm

This morning, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) took to the House floor to highlight the ways in which Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Trump Administration are demonizing and criminalizing immigran...


PRESS CALL: Ahead of AG Sessions Visit, Long Island Community Leaders Stand U... by America's Voice Press Advisories
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 at 11:03am

***PRESS CALL*** TODAY, April 26 3pm EST DIAL IN: 888-632-3385; PASSCODE: “JEFF SESSIONS” PRESS CALL: Ahead of AG Sessions Visit, Long Island Community Leaders Stand United In Support of Their Comm...


PRESS CALL: Texas Leaders Condemn Draconian State Legislation That Will Incre... by America's Voice Press Advisories
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 at 10:21am

***PRESS CALL*** TODAY, April 27 12pm CT / 1pm ET DIAL IN: 888-632-3384; PASSCODE: “TEXAS SB4” PRESS CALL: Texas Leaders Condemn Draconian State Legislation That Will Increase Racial Profiling, Und...


Immigration Reform News April 27, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 27 Apr 2017 at 7:37am

ENGLISH CNN On immigration, Trump has plenty to show in 100 days By Tal Kopan April 27, 2017 Associated Press As Trump calls for wall, a look at the world’s barriers April 27, 2017 Cronkite News Fa...


People Power in the First 100 Days of Donald Trump by Van Le
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 at 12:48pm

How People Power Has Fought Back Against Anti-Immigrant Hate Donald Trump’s first 100 days as president is coming to an end. On immigration, Trump has pursued a truly awful mass deportation agenda ...


Texas House to Begin Debate on Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill Today by Van Le
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 at 8:29am

The Texas House will begin debate today on their version of SB 4, a statewide anti-sanctuary cities bill, just a day after a federal court ruled against the Trump Administration’s attempt to do som...


Immigration Reform News April 26, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración by Van Le
Posted on 26 Apr 2017 at 7:36am

ENGLISH Daily Kos Exactly zero members of Congress from the southwest border support Trump’s wall request By Gabe Ortiz April 24, 2017 Daily Kos WSJ/NBC News polling: Americans’ support for immigra...




 

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