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AILA Announcements

Dilley Pro Bono Project Volunteers Needed in February 2017

The Dilley Pro Bono Project is seeking volunteers in Dilley, Texas, to help provide on-the-ground representation to every detained mother who seeks it. We are currently experiencing low volunteer numbers for the weeks of February 5 and February 12, 2017. Get involved today!

AILA National’s 2017 Open House—Registration Now Open!

Come meet AILA leaders, sign up for upcoming conferences, find out how you can get involved in AILA’s National Day of Action, attend free sessions, or just network with other immigration professionals from the D.C. area and beyond. Hope to see you in Washington D.C. at AILA’s Open House.

January 27 Late-Breaking Seminar: Unpacking the New NIW Framework

After 18 years of relying on Matter of New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), DHS designated a new national interest waiver case as precedent. Learn what this all means for your clients in AILA’s late-breaking seminar, NYSDOT Vacated: Unpacking the New NIW Framework.

Early-Bird Deadline for Worksite Enforcement Conference Extended to January 25!

The early-bird deadline for AILA’s Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference is extended to January 25. This two-day conference, held in Scottsdale, AZ, February 10-11, will provide tips on the top employer and worksite issues affecting your clients. Register now and save $100.

Hear Directly from Government Officials at AILA’s Spring Conference

Register for AILA's Spring Conference: Immigration and the New Administration. Held April 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C., you’ll learn about the latest policy changes from the government officials and representatives whose decisions will affect your practice and clients in 2017 and beyond.

Build Your Knowledge of U.S. Immigration Law with This Essential Resource

Essentials of Immigration Law, by Richard A. Boswell, will help you develop a solid understanding of U.S. immigration law. The book provides an overview of the entire body of immigration law in an accessible and easy-to-read format. Purchase your copy today!

Help Your Clients Pursue U.S. Citizenship

AILA's Guide to U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Law will help you guide clients through the naturalization process and navigate the complex laws surrounding acquisition of citizenship. Presented in an easy-to-read format and includes sample annotated forms and practice tips. Purchase today!

Set Yourself Up for Success in the New Year with This Essential Resource

AILA's Immigration Practice Toolbox offers easy-to-customize sample documents covering client intake, case management, marketing, nonimmigrant visas, employment- and family-based immigration, consular processing, naturalization, waivers, removal defense, and more. Download today!

Coming Soon: Brand New Edition of the Waivers Book

The second edition of The Waivers Book provides the foundation necessary to understand the elements of immigration waivers, focusing on practical pointers, recent substantive developments, and legal strategies. Preorder your copy to learn about the waiver options available to your clients.

Asylum Cases: It's All in the Timing—Purchase the Recording

During AILA’s December audio seminar, Tricky Asylum Issues: Backlogs, Ethics, and the Filing Deadline, panelists provided advice on filing timely applications before USCIS and the immigration courts. Download the recording and receive insight and practice tips. AILA members pay a special $59 price.
AILA Doc. No. 17011106

Where to Turn When Your Client Has Been Charged with a Crime

Stay up to date on the changes in criminal law by reading Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity: A Guide to Representing Foreign-Born Defendants, by Mary E. Kramer. The book includes relevant case law, strategies, and sample motions and memos. Purchase your copy today!

Straightforward Guidance on Family-Based Immigration Law

The fourth edition of Immigration Law and the Family, edited by Charles Wheeler, provides step-by-step guidance for family immigration lawyers, as well as others who handle family-based issues on occasion. Included are sample motions, strategies, and useful recommendations. Purchase today!

Master the Child Status Protection Act

Have a client who might benefit from the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)? AILA's Focus on the Child Status Protection Act, 2nd Ed., by Charles Wheeler, provides an explanation of the CSPA provisions and includes a flowchart and hypothetical examples to help practitioners. Purchase today!

Quickly Build a Comprehensive Immigration Law Library With AILALink

Obtaining all the resources you need to practice successfully can be an expensive task. AILALink can help you save and provide you with an affordable and comprehensive immigration law library at the same time. Sign up for the next free training on January 11, or subscribe today!

Litigation Pointers for Practitioners of All Experience Levels

Learn how to litigate immigration cases with confidence with AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox! With of practical advice and tools, this resource including sample pleadings, motions, briefs, and other essential documents. Purchase today!

Part Two of AILA’s Two-Part Seminar on DHS Final Rule—Purchase the Recording and Be Ready in 2017

Be prepared for the impact from the DHS final rule, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.” The part two seminar recording explores provision relating to the immigrant visa process and employment authorization.

Part One of AILA’s Two-Part Seminar on DHS Final Rule—Get the Recording and Be Prepared

Be prepared for the ramifications of the DHS final rule, “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers.” The part one seminar recording explores provisions relating to H 1Bs and other nonimmigrants.

Help Us Find the 2017 Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Fellow

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program awards a dedicated law school student the opportunity to engage in a self-initiated project that strengthens their commitment for advocacy and promotes justice for vulnerable immigrant groups. Help us find the 2017 Fellow today!

AILA Leadership Blog: We Cannot Turn Away from Mesa Verde

In this blog post, leaders of AILA NorCal’s efforts to help address the shortage of pro bono assistance for detainees at the Mesa Verde detention center write about some of the clients they have helped and the continuing need for additional volunteers to fight for these vulnerable immigrants.

Coming Soon: The Latest Guidance on Advanced Waiver Issues

USCIS recently updated its Policy Manual to include new guidance on "extreme hardship" for the adjudication of certain waiver requests. Get up to date on this new guidance with the soon-to-be-released, second edition of Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner's Guide. Preorder your copy today!’s InfoNet Research Library Added New Filters

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A New Challenge for AILA and the Communities We Serve

AILA’s message to members on the election results and how “AILA will continue to fight for a just and fair system using every tool at our disposal…we must carry this message of unity and perseverance to the immigration agencies, to Congress, and to the courts.”
AILA Doc. No. 16110931

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

AILA's free items for members for January are now available. Receive an introduction to removal proceedings or freshen up your removal defense skills with this month’s free items. Listen to two 2016 Annual Conference sessions and read an introduction to removal proceedings.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

Get Involved—Build Your AILA Presence and Community

The AILA New Members Division and the AILA Diversity and Inclusion Committee collaborated recently on a podcast about developing reputation, relationships, and skills to navigate AILA and the immigration law community.
AILA Doc. No. 15120402

What’s Happening!

Have news you want to share with the AILA community? It might be a professional announcement, an award you’ve won, or news of a wedding or a new addition to your family. Send a 500- to 700-character blurb to AILA today. Then check back to this page to see updates from your fellow members.
AILA Doc. No. 15071005

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA’s upcoming web and audio seminars. Get your CLE requirements from the convenience of your desk. Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule!

Check Out Recent AILA Recordings

AILA offers recordings of recent web and audio seminars that are available whenever you are! Check out the recordings today and stay current on the trends, topics, and issues that affect your clients and practice. CLE credit is also available for many of these recordings.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the INA

AILA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act with 15% off the 2015 edition of the INA. Enter INA50ANN during checkout on AILA Agora. This offer excludes previous/existing orders. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires October 13, 2015.

The New Thinks Like You

Learn about the new features of AILA’s website.