AILA Announcements

Incorporate Fearless Lawyering Tactics into Your Practice

The Immigration Justice Campaign offers resources for AILA members interested in taking their fearless lawyering to the next level. Find trainings, templates, and discounted conferences, including the Removal Defense Conference and Webcast on April 12, 2018. Learn more!

Lay the Foundation to Understand Immigration Law

Essentials of Immigration Law will lay the foundation necessary to understand everything immigration law. It includes a basic overview of business and family immigration, citizenship and naturalization, waivers, crimmigration, and more. It’s perfect for new attorneys and staff!

Shareable Graphics on AILA’s Deconstructing the Invisible Wall Report

AILA released its report, Deconstructing the Invisible Wall, which details the Trump administration’s policies and procedures that are slowing, or even stopping, legal immigration to the United States. Use these graphics to share the report widely on your social media networks.

Practical Advice on the CSPA for Your Practice

AILA’s Focus on the Child Status Protection Act includes explanations of the provisions of the CSPA, administrative and federal decisions that have defined key terms, visa retrogression, and more. Its flowchart, sample worksheet, and examples will help guide you through this complex area.

Check Out the New Member Events Planned for AC18!

AILA’s Annual Conference is the perfect place for new practitioners to boost their practice. Our fundamentals track will give those new to immigration law a foundation for expanding their knowledge, and ample networking events give newer members a chance to make professional connections.

The Guide to Understanding Changes in Consular Practice

AILA’s Consular Practice Handbook (eBook) is the reference you need to guide you through all the changes in consular practice. It includes everything from the nuts and bolts of lawyering at consular posts, to relevant forms, recent developments, and challenging visa refusals. Order now!

AILA Podcast: Tax Strategies for Law Firms Under the New Tax Code

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed on December 22, 2017, contains a broad range of changes to the Internal Revenue Code. This podcast focuses on changes that affect law firms and other similar professional service firms.

Volunteers Needed at Detention Center in Dilley, Texas

Help the 2,000 women and children detained in Dilley, Texas, and volunteer with CARA’s Dilley Pro Bono Project! The project is greatly in need of immigration attorneys the weeks of April 15 and April 29. To sign up, please contact Caya Simonsen at

Take Action Tuesday: Complete AILA’s Grasstops Advocacy Survey

In advance of National Day of Action, AILA is excited to launch a Grasstops Advocacy Survey to enhance our advocacy efforts at the National and Chapter level.

Attend the 2018 Global Immigration Forum!

Join us on June 12, 2018, for the 2018 Global Immigration Forum in San Francisco. This year’s forum will tackle global mobility issues that your clients may face and offer advice and strategies for managing clients’ needs in this tumultuous environment. Reserve your spot now!

Your Field Guide to Military-Related Immigration Issues

Immigration Law & the Military tackles issues associated with selective service and enlistment, discharges and disciplinary proceedings, and more. Handle military immigration issues like a five-star general with this reference!

Take Control of Your Practice with the PPC Toolbox!

Curated by AILA’s Practice and Professionalism Center, the Immigration Practice and Professionalism Toolbox includes resources on firm management, marketing, correspondence, ethical issues, and more to give you the tools you need to run a successful firm. Take control of your firm today!

Early-Bird Discount for Spring CLE and Removal Defense Conferences Extended to March 27

Early-bird deadlines for the 2018 Spring CLE Conference and the Removal Defense Conference and Webcast have been extended until March 27, 2018. Government leaders from DOL, DOS, and ICE are now confirmed to speak at the Spring Conference. Don’t miss these discounts, register today!

Shareable Graphics for AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine Report

These shareable graphics highlight key takeaways from AILA’s report Cogs in the Deportation Machine, which surveys policy changes to immigration enforcement made by the Trump administration. Please share widely as part of our #AILAStandsWithImmigrants campaign.

Volunteer to Be a Day Coordinator at the Annual Conference!

Day Coordinators generally serve for one half-day track, introduce panelists, help ensure the CLE sessions run smoothly, and receive special recognition in the conference program. Members in good standing can contact with questions or to sign up to volunteer by March 31, 2018.

Kurzban’s Chapter Purchase Program: Save 25%

All members will automatically save 25 percent when they purchase the new edition of Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook by May 1, 2018, on AILA Agora. No coupon code needed.

Available for Purchase: Index of Unpublished BIA Decisions (2018 Edition)

The Immigrant & Refugee Appellate Center, LLC provides an index containing links to more than 2,000 unpublished BIA decisions. The index is organized by category and updated on a monthly basis. To purchase, email author Ben Winograd at IRAC. Group pricing available.

Join AILA’s Practice Management Interest Group

AILA’s Practice Management Interest Group has officially launched and we’d like you to be part of this journey with us! This group focuses on solo and small firms and will engage in robust discussions important to the business practices and processes of an immigration law firm.

The Senate Debates Immigration Reform

AILA expressed deep disappointment in the failure of the Senate to pass commonsense reforms to protect Dreamers. This page includes AILA vote recommendations, one pagers on the amendments offered, and more.

Shareable Graphics Championing Family-Based Immigration

AILA posted a Think Immigration blog post on the reality of the family-based immigration system, dismantling the attacks against it and the pejorative term “chain migration,” and explaining why family-based immigration as a cornerstone of our country’s history must be protected. Please share widely.
AILA Doc. No. 18012599

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

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

AILA's free items for members for February are now available. Read a free article on motions practice in immigration court and listen to a recording with an update on the new framework for national interest waivers.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

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

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.