On 4/11/18, AILA joined over 275 organizations in urging ICE Deputy Director Thomas Homan to discontinue its policy of detaining pregnant individuals, who should be able to access the critical healthcare services they need, and instead release them to continue their cases outside of detention.
On 4/11/18, AILA joined members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging the DOL and DHS Secretaries to immediately resume processing H-2B visas up to the full number of visas authorized by the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act.
On 4/5/18, AILA joined nine organizations in a letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Thomas Homan, Acting Director of ICE, requesting that they bear accountability for the ongoing mismanagement of the detention system and comply with the limitations on agency spending.
On 3/8/18, AILA released a statement urging Congress to reject excessive, unjustified spending for immigration enforcement in the upcoming omnibus appropriations bill. President Trump has requested large increases in immigration enforcement funding, including $1.6 billion for the border wall.
On 2/13/18, AILA joined 268 other organizations in a letter calling on Congress to enact permanent protections for Dreamers and reject the White House’s immigration proposal. The letter states that “protecting Dreamers cannot come at the cost of harming other immigrants or immigrant communities.”
On 2/14/18, AILA joined 99 other organizations in a letter urging Congress to support the Dream Act and vote against proposals that would punish asylum seekers and vulnerable immigrant children. These harmful proposals would violate due process for asylum seekers and unaccompanied minors.
On 2/8/18, the Coalition for the American Dream, of which AILA is a member, sent a letter to Republican and Democratic leaders in Congress declaring opposition to H.R. 4760: Securing America’s Future Act of 2018, which does not provide a permanent workable legislative solution for Dreamers.
On 2/2/18, AILA joined members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to include H-2B cap relief in any spending measure for the remainder of FY2018 or any other appropriate legislation.
On 2/2/18, AILA joined members of the H-2B Workforce Coalition urging House and Senate Leadership to include H-2B cap relief in any spending measures for the remainder of FY2018 or any other appropriate legislation.
On 1/16/18, AILA joined 129 other organizations in a letter to Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security, opposing a recent proposal from the Trump administration to separate immigrant children from their parents when they are apprehended at the border.
On 1/17/18, eleven organizations including CompeteAmerica, which AILA is a member of, requested that USCIS continue to authorize employment for certain H-4 dependent spouses. The letter cites the instrumental role of these workers in STEM fields and their positive impact on the U.S. economy.
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