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2005 - 2006

Letter to Senators Opposing the Secure Fence Act (H.R. 6061)

9/25/2006
In this letter, sent to Senators on 9/25/06, organizations and individuals from across the nation, including AILA, urge opposition to the Secure Fence Act of 2006 (H.R. 6061).
AILA Doc. No. 06092564

Letter from AILA to Secretary Chertoff Regarding TPS for Lebanon

9/18/2006
Letter from AILA President Carlina Tapia-Ruano urging Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to designate Lebanon for Temporary Protected Status.
AILA Doc. No. 06092569

Letter to Congress Opposing Immigration Attachments to DHS Appropriations Bill

9/19/2006
In a letter to all members of Congress sent on 9/19/06, organizations and individuals across the nation urge Congress to oppose attempts to attach controversial immigration provisions to the must-pass DHS appropriations bill.
AILA Doc. No. 06092071

Sign-on Letter Opposing Proposal to Unravel Affirmative Asylum Process

6/15/2006
Letter from 58 organizations to USCIS opposing a proposal submitted by the CIS Ombudsman that would limit the filing of asylum applications with USCIS to persons in nonimmigrant status, charge a fee for asylum applications, and shift authority for credible fear assessments to ICE.
AILA Doc. No. 06060269

AILA Letter Strongly Supporting Brownback – Lieberman Amendment

5/17/2006
Letter to Senators urging their support of the Brownback – Lieberman Amendment, the Secure and Safe Detention and Asylum Act. The amendment would provide important and needed protections for asylum seekers and help to ensure an effective and humane system of immigration detention.
AILA Doc. No. 06051863

Letter to Senators on National Expansion of the Basic Pilot Program

3/24/2006
Letter from AILA and other concerned organizations urging that any new employment verification system be workable and fair for both employers and employees.
AILA Doc. No. 06032712

Sign-On Letter to Senate Opposing Provisions in Chairman’s Mark That Would Harm Asylum Seekers

3/6/2006
Letter signed by 84 organizations and 117 individuals and delivered to the Senate on 3/6/06, opposing provisions in the Chairman’s Mark that would harm “vulnerable populations, including asylum-seekers, children, trafficking victims, and others seeking protection in the United States.”
AILA Doc. No. 06031670

Letter to President Bush Regarding Cuban Refugees

2/3/2006
Sign-on letter to President Bush by refugee and human rights organizations, including AILA, decrying treatment of Cubans reaching Florida Keys and other U.S. land who are repatriated without being granted “credible fear” interviews.
AILA Doc. No. 06020760

Letter from AILA to Attorney General Gonzales Regarding Due Process in Removal Proceedings

1/10/2006
Letter from AILA President Deborah Notkin to Attorney General Gonzales outlining AILA concerns about due process in removal proceedings and BIA Affirmance Without Order review, and commending the AG for his new program to review the conduct of removal proceedings and BIA review proceedings.
AILA Doc. No. 06011161

AILA Strongly Opposes the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R. 4437)

12/14/2005
A letter from Executive Director Jeanne Butterfield to the House of Representatives stating AILA’s opposition to the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act (H.R. 4437), introduced by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).
AILA Doc. No. 05121560

AILA Opposes Increased Fees on L-1 Visas

9/9/2005
A letter from AILA President Deborah Notkin asking Chairman Sensenbrenner and members of the House Judiciary Committee to oppose H.R. 3648, which would impose an additional fee of $1,500 on the L visa.
AILA Doc. No. 05100565

AILA Supports the “Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005”

2/11/2005
A letter addressed to Senators Gregg and Mikulski and Representatives Gilchrest and Delahunt supporting their bipartisan legislation, Save Our Small and Seasonal Businesses Act of 2005, which praises them for recognizing the inefficiencies of the current and already exhausted H-2B visa cap.
AILA Doc. No. 05021142

Sign-on Letter Opposing Representative Sensenbrenner's Amendment to the REAL ID Act"

2/9/2005
A letter from AILA and over forty diverse organizations to Members of Congress asking that they vote against the REAL ID Act (H.R.418) introduced by Representative James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).
AILA Doc. No. 05020977
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