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AILA Correspondence

Sign-on Letter Supporting H.R. 4380, the “Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016”

2/1/2016
On 2/1/16, AILA joined over 60 organizations urging U.S. representatives to support for the Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (H.R. 4380), bipartisan legislation to address recent amendments to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that discriminate against certain dual nationals.
AILA Doc. No. 16020407

Sign-on Letter to the Senate Supporting S. 2449, the “Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016”

2/1/2016
On 2/1/16, AILA joined over 60 organizations urging U.S. senators to support for the Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (S. 2449), bipartisan legislation to address recent amendments to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) that discriminate against certain dual nationals.
AILA Doc. No. 16020403

AILA Statement to House Judiciary on Protecting Children, Families, and Other Border Arrivals

2/4/2016
AILA submitted a statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security for the 2/4/16 hearing “Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the Southwest Border: Is This the Obama Administration's New Normal?”
AILA Doc. No. 16020310

AILA Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on the EB-5 Regional Center Program

2/2/2016
AILA submitted a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee for the 2/2/16 hearing “The Failures and Future of the EB-5 Regional Center Program: Can it be Fixed?” expressing strong support of the EB-5 Regional Center program.
AILA Doc. No. 16020260

Sign-on Letter to President Obama Requesting TPS for El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

1/25/2016
On 1/25/16, AILA joined over 270 civil rights, labor rights, immigrant, human rights, and humanitarian organizations, who sent a letter to President Obama asking his administration grant Temporary Protection Status (TPS) to immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
AILA Doc. No. 16012505

AILA’s Recommendation To Ensure Vulnerable Central Americans Are Treated Fairly and Humanely and Are Protected from Deportation

1/15/2016
AILA urges the president and DHS to halt the raids and deportations of vulnerable Central Americans and recommends that procedures be established that ensure these families receive fair and humane treatment and can meaningfully seek humanitarian protection under U.S. law.
AILA Doc. No. 16011501

Sign-on Letter Urging Senators to Oppose Legislation that Would Stop the Resettlement for Refugees

1/15/2016
On 1/15/16, AILA joined humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor, civil, and human rights groups in expressing support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program and opposition to H.R. 4038 and any other proposals to stop, pause, or restrict funding for Syrian and other refugees.
AILA Doc. No. 16011500

AILA and the Council Letter to DHS Secretary Johnson on Raids Targeting Central American Families

1/6/2016
On 1/6/16, AILA and the Council requested a meeting with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson to discuss the agency’s current aggressive tactics to apprehend and deport Central American families.
AILA Doc. No. 16010660