An 8/18/10 letter from AILA to EOIR Director Snow, requesting the agency to suspend implementation of the new automated case information system requiring both the charging document date and A# and to meet with AILA and other stakeholders before any changes.
On 6/23/10, AILA joined the ACLU and other immigrants’ rights and civil rights organizations in expressing concerns and views on the issuance of immigration detainers. This sign-on letter was presented to ICE as it works to develop guidance on detainer policy.
AILA joined a group of national and local immigrants’ rights, civil rights, and religious organizations in a letter to DHS, expressing serious concerns with the ICE response to the creation and dissemination of the list of purported undocumented Hispanic residents of Utah.
On 6/22/10, AILA joined a group of national and local immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and religious organizations in voicing support for Senator Franken’s Humane Enforcement and Legal Protections (HELP) for Separated Children Act (S. 3522).
On 5/18/10, AILA joined a group of national and local immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and religious organizations in voicing support for Senator Leahy’s leadership on the Refugee Protection Act of 2010 (S. 3113).
AILA and coalition partners continue to urge Secretary Clinton to end the practice of "ideological exclusion." The current letter follows a 3/18/09 letter to Attorney General Holder, Secretary of State Clinton and DHS Secretary Napolitano on the same issue.
AILA joined other organizations in a letter requesting President Obama to act immediately and ensure that Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians is extended for an additional 18 months beyond 3/31/10.
AILA and AIC joined other organizations in a letter to ICE Assistant Secretary Mr. John Morton on ICE’s response to detainee deaths that urges and provides short-term recommendations for immediate concrete steps to bring greater accountability.
On 1/13/10, AILA President Bernard P. Wolfsdorf sent a letter asking DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to act quickly to designate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under §244(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
AILA joined other immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and reproductive justice organizations urging the CDC to finalize the publication of the proposed criteria for HPV vaccine procedures.
AILA President Chuck Kuck and AILA Business Committee Member Ted Ruthizer’s response to a letter from Prof. Ray Marshall, the Former Secretary of Labor under President Carter, who was critical of AILA’s April 17, 2009 statement on his proposal for the creation of an immigration commission.
Letter from AILA Executive Director Jeanne Butterfield and AILA President Charles Kuck to President Obama offering sincere thanks and strong support for his courageous pledge to tackle our nation’s pressing immigration challenges in the coming year.
On 3/18/09, AILA joined a group of organizations urging the CDC to expedite the publication of the proposed criteria for identifying Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended vaccines as immunization requirements for immigrants in the Federal Register.
A 3/3/09 AILF sign-on letter to Attorney General Holder urges the withdrawal of Attorney General Mukasey's opinion in Matter of Silva-Trevino, which discards categorical analysis in determining whether a prior conviction is a crime involving moral turpitude.
On 2/11/09, AILA joined a group of 152 HIV/AIDS, lesbian, gay, transgender, and immigrant rights organizations in a letter to President Obama requesting that the Health and Human Services Secretary remove HIV off the list of communicable diseases rendering an individual inadmissible.
A sign-on letter from seven civil rights and immigrant advocacy organizations asking Attorney General Holder, and select group of members of Congress, to initiate a federal investigation against Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio for potential civil rights violations.
On 2/5/09, AILA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to senators urging them to oppose Sen. Sanders’ H-1B amendment to the stimulus bill (H.R. 1), which would prevent U.S. employers who using TARP funds from accessing highly skilled, professional foreign talent.
On 1/28/09, AILA President Charles H. "Chuck" Kuck and Executive Director Jeanne A. Butterfield sent a letter to USCIS asking for a delay in the effective date of the revisions to the I-9 regulations and Form I-9.
On 1/26/09, AILA and immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and reproductive justice organizations, expressed opposition to newly-imposed HHS requirement that female immigrants seeking permanent residence or entry to the U.S. be immunized against the human papillomavirus (HPV).
Over 1,200 advocacy groups delivered a letter to the Obama Administration outlining priorities for immigration reform. The letter stressed the urgency with which the new Administration should approach immigration reform.