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Video: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Interviews Ben Johnson About Former DACA Recipient Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez

4/20/2017
AILA’s Executive Director Benjamin Johnson was interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN to discuss the case of Juan Manuel Montes-Bojorquez, who had been approved for DACA in 2014 and was removed to Mexico on 2/20/17.
AILA Doc. No. 17042040

Article: President Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting H-1B Visas

4/19/2017
This KQED radio interview discusses the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order signed by President Trump on 4/18/17, and features AILA First Vice President Anastasia Tonello as an expert guest.
AILA Doc. No. 17042038

Article: Donald Trump Signs “Buy American, Hire American” Order, May Impact Indian Workers

4/19/2017
This India Today article quotes AILA President William Stock: “Any reforms proposed by the Trump administration as a result of this [Buy American and Hire American] Executive Order must ensure that our immigration system, including the H-1B program, remain a viable tool for U.S. businesses.”
AILA Doc. No. 17042032

Article: Trump Takes First Step Toward H-1B Reform

4/18/2017
This CNN Tech article reports on President Trump’s “Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order signed on 4/18/17, and quotes AILA's Director of Government Relations Betsy Lawrence as stating, “Although released with ceremonial flair, the order will have no immediate impact on H-1Bs.”
AILA Doc. No. 17042031

Article: Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Crimes Face Tougher Policy

4/11/2017
This Wall Street Journal article reports that Attorney General Sessions directed federal prosecutors to pursue harsher charges against undocumented immigrants who commit crimes or repeatedly cross into the United States illegally, and quotes AILA’s Director of Government Relations Greg Chen.
AILA Doc. No. 17041239

Article: Sessions Enhances Criminal Penalties for Immigration Violations: “This Is the Trump Era”

4/11/2017
This U.S. News & World Report article quotes AILA’s Director of Government Relations Greg Chen: "AG Sessions is pouring more resources into prosecuting people who cross the border illegally … rather than going after violent offenders and gun and drug smugglers who pose a real threat.”
AILA Doc. No. 17041238

Article: During Border Visit, Sessions Outlines Immigration Plan

4/11/2017
This Associated Press article quotes AILA’s Director of Government Relations Greg Chen: "Once again, Attorney General Sessions is scaring the public by linking immigrants to criminals, despite studies showing that immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than the native born.”
AILA Doc. No. 17041237

Article: Blog: Here’s What We Know About “Extreme Vetting”

4/5/2017
This Marketplace blog post examines the practice of extreme vetting, and quotes AILA’s Director of Government Relations Greg Chen, who stated that the practice could “discourage travelers from coming here for short– or long-term visits,” meanwhile raising concerns for existing backlogs.
AILA Doc. No. 17041138

Article: H-1B in the Crosshairs

4/4/2017
This Politico article reports that the Trump administration is aiming to toughen regulatory enforcement of the H-1B visa program, and quotes AILA President William Stock: “I think we may see stricter adjudication standards for the cases that make it through the [H-1B visa lottery].”
AILA Doc. No. 17040532

Article: Trump Era Ushers in New Unofficial Policy on Asylum-Seekers

4/4/2017
This Rolling Stone article explains there has been an unofficial shift in national policy toward asylum seekers as ICE has virtually stopped granting detained immigrants bond or parole, and quotes AILA ICE Liaison Committee Chair Heather Prendergast and San Diego Chapter Chair Andrew Nietor.
AILA Doc. No. 17040531

Article: Government to "Take a More Targeted Approach" to Seek, Eliminate H-1B Visa Fraud

4/3/2017
This NBC News article reports on USCIS’s announcement that it is stepping up efforts to detect and deter fraud in the H-1B program; AILA President William Stock noted that DOJ and USCIS are emphasizing “the possibility of violations of the program, not the positive uses of the program.”
AILA Doc. No. 17040434

Article: H-1B Visa Applications Open Up Next Week

3/29/2017
This CNN Money article reports that H-1B cap filing season opens on 4/3/17, and quotes AILA’s Senior Associate Director of Advocacy Robert Sakaniwa: “Like any other bureaucratic function, [visa petitions] pile up when there's a lot of people interested in filing and only limited resources.”
AILA Doc. No. 17033034

Article: Immigration Lawyers Warn of Visa Delays and More Denials with Beefed-Up Vetting

3/24/2017
In this Washington Post article, AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen notes that heightened procedures for enhanced screening of visa applicants will “slow down the process for reviewing and granting visas, and create severe delays for businesses ... as well as families waiting on visas.”
AILA Doc. No. 17032733

Article: Blame Game: Trump Casts Immigrants as Dangerous Criminals, But the Evidence Shows Otherwise

3/24/2017
This Washington Post article quotes AILA’s Advocacy Director Greg Chen: “The big picture concern is that the administration’s policies seem premised on the idea that immigration status is some kind of indicator for criminality.”
AILA Doc. No. 17032408

Article: Trump Administration Orders Tougher Screening of Visa Applicants

3/23/2017
This New York Times article reports on cables sent from DOS Secretary Tillerson that implement heightened vetting of visa applicants, and quotes AILA’s Advocacy Director Greg Chen: “This will certainly slow down the screening process and impose a substantial burden on these applicants.”
AILA Doc. No. 17032407

Article: H-1B Visa Worries Won’t Slow Applications, Experts Say

3/22/2017
This article in the San Francisco Chronicle states that immigration experts anticipate another record-breaking year for H-1B applications, and quotes AILA President William Stock, who noted that the real impact of the high number of H-1B applications will not be felt for a few years.
AILA Doc. No. 17032334

Article: Immigration Officers Test Boundaries of Rules Discouraging Arrests at Schools, Churches

3/22/2017
This Huffington Post article reports ICE has been testing the bounds of carrying out enforcement actions near “sensitive locations"; AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen noted that students should be able to attend school without fear that they, their parents, or classmates will be deported.
AILA Doc. No. 17032332

Article: Immigrant Advocates Hail Ruling Blocking Trump’s Travel Ban

3/16/2017
This Wall Street Journal article reports that immigrants’ rights groups are hailing the TROs that stopped President Trump’s revised travel ban from taking effect, although AILA President William Stock noted, “I don't think anyone will feel 100% sure until the Supreme Court rules on it.”
AILA Doc. No. 17031708

Article: Trump Wants to Admit Immigrants Based on Job Skills

3/14/2017
This Voice of America article reports on President Trump’s call during his first address to a joint session of Congress for the United States to change its immigration system to one that is “merit-based,” and quotes AILA President William Stock.
AILA Doc. No. 17031537

Article: Undocumented Spouses of US Citizens Are Desperately Applying for Green Cards Because of Trump

3/14/2017
This Vice article quotes several AILA members and discusses how immigration attorneys have helped clients file at least twice the typical number of applications since late January, when President Trump issued his executive order making all undocumented immigrations priorities for deportation.
AILA Doc. No. 17031500

Article: Sanctuary Cities Could Lose $870 Million If Trump Hits Back, Study Says

3/7/2017
This BuzzFeed article discusses a report released by AILA, Center for American Progress, and National Immigration Law Center that calculates the amount of funding sanctuary jurisdictions in 32 states could lose under the Trump administration, and quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson.
AILA Doc. No. 17030837

Selected News Clips Highlighting AILA and its Members Responding to the Muslim/Refugee Ban

3/8/2017
There have been many news stories about the work being done to push back against the Executive Order banning Muslims and refugees; this page compiles selected clips chronicling the work being done by AILA and its members.
AILA Doc. No. 17013163

Article: Trump Call for Merit-Based Immigration Puzzles Experts, Advocates

3/6/2017
This Cronkite News article notes that immigration advocates are unsure of what the “merit-based immigration system” called for by President Trump in his first address to Congress would entail, and quotes AILA President Bill Stock and AILA’s Senior Associate Director of Advocacy Bob Sakaniwa.
AILA Doc. No. 17030738

Article: Stepped-Up Enforcement Likely to Make Undocumented Immigrants Hide: Experts

2/27/2017
This NBC article quotes AILA President William Stock on the pair of DHS memos implementing President Trump’s Executive Orders on border and interior enforcement: “[T]hese memos … aren't going to make us safer, and they are already causing fear in communities across the nation.”
AILA Doc. No. 17022837

Article: Advocates Warn “Dreamers” to Lie Low as Trump Ramps Up Deportation Plans

2/26/2017
This Washington Post article quotes AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen on the risks that undocumented immigrants face by enrolling in the DACA program in light of sweeping new enforcement guidelines from DHS Secretary John Kelly that aim to ramp up deportations.
AILA Doc. No. 17022732

Audio: The Future of Trump’s Immigration Policy

2/22/2017
During an interview with Minnesota Public Radio News, AILA President William Stock described the content of the pair of DHS memos implementing Trump’s Executive Orders on border and interior enforcement, and explained the impact they will have on immigration policy moving forward.
AILA Doc. No. 17022304

Article: DHS Immigration Memos Largely Upend Obama Policies

2/22/2017
This Bloomberg BNA article reports on the release of two memos from DHS Secretary John Kelly implementing President Trump’s Executive Orders on border and interior enforcement, and quotes AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen on the implications of aggressive immigration enforcement tactics.
AILA Doc. No. 17022232

Article: Department of Homeland Security Releases Expansive New Deportation Policies

2/21/2017
This New York Daily News article reports on the pair of DHS memos implementing Trump's Executive Orders on border and interior enforcement, and quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson: "They make clear that they intend to deport anyone and everyone that they find in the United States."
AILA Doc. No. 17022231

Article: Can They Search My Phone? A Guide to Your Rights at the Border

2/16/2017
This CNN article quotes AILA Past President Leslie Holman and Chair of AILA’s CBP Liaison Committee Danielle Rizzo on what legal rights individuals have at the border, including whether CBP can search electronic devices and how to safeguard devices when traveling internationally.
AILA Doc. No. 17021739

Article: Donald Trump Considers Using National Guard to Round Up Immigrants, Memo Suggests

2/17/2017
This article in The Guardian discusses a leaked daft memo that calls for the mobilization of up to 100,000 National Guard troops to round up undocumented immigrants, including millions living far from the Mexico border, and quotes AILA President William Stock.
AILA Doc. No. 17021738

Article: Trump Looks Ready to Outdo “Deporter-in-Chief” Obama

2/14/2017
This article in The Daily Beast explains how the recent large-scale enforcement actions by the Trump administration differ from those conducted under the Obama administration, and quotes AILA’s Executive Director Ben Johnson on the difference between a targeted enforcement action and a sweep.
AILA Doc. No. 17021537

Article: Trump May Have Undermined the Legal Case for His Immigration Ban in Two Major Ways

2/8/2017
This Business Insider article quotes AILA President William Stock on how President Trump’s past comments about a “Muslim ban” and the hasty rollout of his immigration order targeting seven Muslim-majority countries may undermine the government’s legal arguments for upholding the order.
AILA Doc. No. 17020940

Audio: Muslim Ban Case Moves Forward, While President Trump Is Hit with Another Lawsuit

2/8/2017
AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen appeared on The Leslie Marshall Show to discuss President Trump’s January 27, 2017, Executive Order imposing a travel and refugee ban and the litigation concerning it.
AILA Doc. No. 17020838

Article: Confusion over Trump's Travel Ban Deepens

1/30/2017
This Politico article states that uncertainty about Trump's "extreme vetting" policies continues to roil travelers, airlines, and foreign governments, and quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson: "There's a complete vacuum of details and instructions on how to operationalize this order."
AILA Doc. No. 17013135

Article: Past Presidents Set the Precedent for Trump’s Immigration Ban

1/30/2017
This Sinclair Media article quotes AILA President William Stock on President Trump's "completely unprecedented" Executive Order targeting Muslims and refugees. Mr. Stock noted that the scope of Trump's act goes beyond previous exercises of executive power.
AILA Doc. No. 17013134

Article: Trump’s Flawed Defense of His Immigration Order

1/30/2017
This article in The Atlantic quotes AILA President William Stock on President Trump’s 1/27/17 Executive Order targeting Muslims and refugees: “The notion that dangerous individuals could rush into the country in the timeframe of a week flies in the face of reality.”
AILA Doc. No. 17013133

Podcast: The Gist: Up in the Air

1/31/2017
This Slate podcast features AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson, who discusses President Trump’s January 27, 2017, Executive Order targeting Muslims and refugees. Mr. Johnson states that the Order is “as ill-conceived as it is wrong.”
AILA Doc. No. 17013103

NPR: Lawyer Says Immigration Executive Order Caught Many By Surprise

1/30/2017
NPR’s Steve Inskeep talks to William Stock, of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, about the order banning refugees and restricting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 17013164

Audio File: Leslie Marshall Interviews Ben Johnson About Trump’s Executive Order Targeting Muslims and Refugees

1/30/2017
AILA Executive Director Benjamin Johnson appeared on The Leslie Marshall Show to discuss President Donald Trump’s January 27, 2017, Executive Order that suspends the U.S. refugee program and restricts citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, among other things.
AILA Doc. No. 17013006

Video: Trump Issues Immigration Orders

1/25/2017
Greg Chen spoke with BBC News regarding President Trump’s immigration orders, specifically a proposed ban on refugee access.
AILA Doc. No. 17012602

Article: Democrats Must Do Everything Possible to Resist Trump’s Excesses. Here’s What That Might Look Like.

1/5/2017
This opinion piece in the Washington Post quotes AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen on a new bill, set to be introduced by Democratic senators, that would block the executive branch from establishing a registry that is based on religion, national origin, or nationality.
AILA Doc. No. 17010638

Selected News Clips on Family Detention Pro Bono Efforts

12/29/2016
Want to see the impact our volunteers have made on families in detention? Check out these selected clips chronicling the work of the volunteers and the plight of the mothers and children detained there, from national outlets to local press. A big thank you to all of our volunteers and donors.
AILA Doc. No. 14120305

Article: Immigrant Screening Tool Trump Could Use Dismantled by Obama

12/23/2016
Bloomberg BNA article discusses how DHS dismantled NSEERS, which was used to track foreign nationals who came to the United States on temporary visas and quotes AILA President William Stock, “the usefulness of NSEERS “was always outweighed by its expense and intrusiveness.”

Article: Registry Used To Track Arabs and Muslims Dismantled by Obama Administration

12/22/2016
The Guardian quotes Greg Chen, NSEERS “upended the lives of… businessmen, scientists, families and other individuals lawfully present in our country. The Obama administration has publicly acknowledged that the program is obsolete and unnecessary as a counterterrorism tool.”

Article: We Asked a Lawyer What Immigrants Should Do to Cope with a Trump Presidency

12/13/2016
Vice News features an interview with AILA President William Stock on what immigrants can do to prepare for any changes in immigration policy in the coming years, including which campaign immigration pledges would be most possible for President-elect Donald Trump to enact.
AILA Doc. No. 16121437

Video: C-SPAN: Immigration Policy in the Trump Administration

12/14/2016
AILA President William Stock participated in a discussion at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on President-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policy, including his pledge to cut federal funding for so-called “sanctuary cities.”
AILA Doc. No. 16121436

Article: Fearing Trump Crackdown, “Dreamers” Advised to End Travel

12/11/2016
This article from the Associated Press reports that some advocates are advising DACA recipients to make sure they are not traveling abroad when Donald Trump is sworn in as president on January 20, 2017, and quotes AILA President William Stock on how Trump could rescind the DACA program.
AILA Doc. No. 16121240

Article: What’s That in Kris Kobach’s Hand? It Might Be a Hint About What He’d Do for Trump

11/21/2016
This McClatchy DC article examines the immigration positions of Kris Kobach, who may be in line for a position at DHS, and quotes AILA President Bill Stock as stating, “The policies that he proposes … would be subjected to challenge from those who believe in due process and fairness.”
AILA Doc. No. 16112236

Article: Obama Urged to Free Asylum-Seekers Before Trump Takes Office

11/22/2016
This Bloomberg article, which quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson, reports that advocates are asking the Obama administration to release about 4,000 detained Central American women and children seeking asylum in the United States, citing concerns that Donald Trump will deport them.
AILA Doc. No. 16112235

Article: Trump’s Attorney General Pick Could Spell Bad News for Undocumented Immigrants

11/15/2016
This Huffington Post article explains that, if confirmed as Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions would have considerable power to directly or indirectly affect how decisions are made in immigration cases, and quotes AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen.
AILA Doc. No. 16112145

Article: As AG, Sessions Could Radically Influence Immigration Enforcement

11/18/2016
This Fiscal Times article discusses how President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Senator Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General gives one of the most ardent anti-illegal immigration voices in the Congress tremendous power to reshape immigration enforcement. Bill Stock is quoted.
AILA Doc. No. 16112141

Article: What It Will Take for President Trump to Deport Millions and Build the Wall

11/9/2016
This Washington Post article explores what could happen if President Donald Trump sticks to the immigration pledges that he made during the campaign. AILA President Bill Stock discusses what it would take to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 16110937

Article: U.S. Election 2016: Immigration May Decide the Winner

11/8/2016
This AlJazeera article discusses how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different immigration plans. AILA President William Stock speaks at 10:05 and then again at 17:00.
AILA Doc. No. 16110839

Article: Donald Trump Could Deport Half a Million People a Year Without Changing a Single Law

11/4/2016
This Desert Sun article examines how through executive action and by reallocating resources, experts say Trump could easily double the number of people deported from the United States, and quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson on current immigration laws.
AILA Doc. No. 16110703

Article: How a Unique Visa Lottery Promotes the Dream of American Diversity—50,000 Green Cards at a Time

10/28/2016
This Quartz article examines the Diversity Immigrant Visa program, which allots 50,000 permanent resident cards each year to randomly selected lottery winners, and quotes AILA President William Stock on the program’s impact.

Article: U.K. Wants U.S.-Style Immigration System? It Will Look Like This

10/13/2016
This Bloomberg article examines American immigration practices and what their adoption would mean for British businesses, and quotes AILA President William Stock on how the H-1B visa program works in the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 16101402

Article: Justices’ Immigration Denial Means More Litigation

10/4/2016
This Bloomberg BNA article reports on the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of the Obama administration’s request to rehear United States v. Texas once a ninth justice is confirmed, and quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson.
AILA Doc. No. 16100432

Article: H-1B Visa Lottery Challenge Still Alive

9/26/2016
This Bloomberg BNA article reports that a federal lawsuit challenging the annual H-1B lottery overcame a legal hurdle and will be allowed to go forward, and quotes AILA President William Stock.
AILA Doc. No. 16092630

Article: Is Physicians Visa Program Ailing as EB-5 Spat Roils?

9/22/2016
This Bloomberg BNA article quotes AILA Treasurer Jennifer Minear and AILA Board of Governors member Greg Siskind on the Conrad State 30 visa waiver program, which is set to expire on 9/30/16; historically, the program’s reauthorization has been tied to the reauthorization of the EB-5 program.
AILA Doc. No. 16092301

Article: Melania Trump Releases More Immigration Details, No Records

9/15/2016
This Associated Press article on Melania Trump’s immigration history quotes AILA President William Stock on the qualifications for self-sponsoring an EB-1 “extraordinary ability” petition.
AILA Doc. No. 16091661

Article: Five Burning Questions About Trump's Immigration Plan

9/3/2016
This article in The Hill examines five areas in which experts and advocates would like more clarity on Donald Trump’s immigration plan; AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson warned that Trump’s proposed “merit” stipulation could block thousands of low-skilled workers from entering the country.
AILA Doc. No. 16090605

Article: Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Failure: His Harsh Immigration Policy Would Hurt Immigrants and Citizens Alike

9/2/2016
This Salon opinion piece quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson on Donald Trump’s proposed “zero tolerance” policy for immigration violations, including visa overstays: “[It is] not workable, and it would be utterly destructive to our economy and to communities across the country.”
AILA Doc. No. 16090264

Article: AILA President: Trump Speech Was Fantasy, Not Policy

9/1/2016
In this Fox News opinion piece, AILA President William Stock writes that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposals are “a wish-list of the ‘enforcement only’ approach that has been tried, and failed, for the past twenty years.”
AILA Doc. No. 16090165

Article: Immigration Advocates Go on Offensive on Eve of Trump Speech

8/30/2016
This Cronkite News article quotes AILA’s Executive Director Ben Johnson as stating that the laws Donald Trump said he wants to follow “are the current source of our problem, so we can’t look to them as our solution,” and that Mr. Trump’s immigration proposals are “out of touch with reality.”
AILA Doc. No. 16083165

Article: Trump’s Immigration Muddle: He’s “Softening” Without Actually Moderating and Confusing Everyone

8/30/2016
This Salon article reports that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s immigration position is under scrutiny as a result of some contradictory statements emanating from his campaign, and quotes AILA’s Executive Director Ben Johnson.
AILA Doc. No. 16083066

Article: U.S. to Review Use of Private Immigration Prisons, Shares Slide

8/29/2016
This Reuters article reports that DHS will review whether to discontinue using privately run immigration detention centers, and quotes AILA's Director of Advocacy Greg Chen: "[T]he president should ensure that the phase-out of private prisons ... is extended to DHS operations immediately."
AILA Doc. No. 16083065

Article: Proposed “Social Media ID, Please” Law Draws Outrage

8/25/2016
This Computerworld article reports on DHS’s social media collection proposal, and quotes AILA’s Director of Liaison Betsy Lawrence: “[T]here is concern people could be denied (entry) for reasons that are not necessarily warranted. It sort of feels a little bit like a fishing expedition.”

Article: Can Trump Have It Both Ways on Immigration?

8/22/2016
This Roll Call article reports that immigration experts are skeptical that Donald Trump could offer a softened approach to immigration enforcement without abandoning the fiery rhetoric that won him support among Republican primary votes, and quotes AILA’s Director of Advocacy Greg Chen.
AILA Doc. No. 16082362

Article: Can Facts on the Economic Benefits of Immigration Bring Reform in 2017?

8/3/2016
This NBC News article quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson on the launch of the Reason for Reform Campaign: “This campaign is an important reminder that there is and there always has been a broad coalition that supports immigration reform.”
AILA Doc. No. 16080407

Article: U.S. Partners with Costa Rica to Protect Central American Refugees

7/26/2016
This article in The Guardian reports on the Obama Administration’s announcement expanding opportunities for refugees in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to seek protection, and quotes AILA Director of Advocacy Greg Chen on AILA’s reaction to the new initiatives.
AILA Doc. No. 16072701

Article: Trump Loss Would Fuel Push for Immigration Reform, Advocates Hope

7/19/2016
This McClatchyDC article quotes AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson on the impact of the outcome of the 2016 presidential election on the potential for immigration reform: "I think we'll make a run at it one way or another in 2017. It's just a question of what we'll be running at."
AILA Doc. No. 16072000

Article: Child Migrants Will Be Released from Family Detention Centers, But What About Their Parents?

7/14/2016
This Vice News article quotes AILA Associate Director of Advocacy Karen Lucas on the urgent need for DHS to end family detention: “The administration started this policy and they can end it.”
AILA Doc. No. 16071502

Article: U.S. Colleges Court Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Need Visas

7/6/2016
This Associated Press article quotes AILA President William Stock on the creation by some U.S. colleges of “global entrepreneur in residence programs,” which can help qualify their alumni for the H-1B cap exemption available to employees of universities.
AILA Doc. No. 16070631

Article: Immigrants in Limbo Before Supreme Court Decision Still in Limbo

6/24/2016
This Houston Chronicle article reports that millions of undocumented immigrants should remain protected from deportation under President Obama’s 2014 enforcement priorities memo despite the Supreme Court’s 4-4 deadlock in U.S. v. Texas, and quotes AILA President William Stock.
AILA Doc. No. 16062730

Article: Immigration Raids Are Targeting People with Valid Asylum Claims, According to a New Report

6/16/2016
Vice News reports on the recent CARA Family Detention Project update on Central American families seeking asylum or other legal protection at the U.S. border, and quotes AILA General Counsel Laura Lichter as stating, “[Women with children] don’t leave unless things are really, really bad.”
AILA Doc. No. 16061705

Article: Some Central American Families Arrested Before They Could Seek Protection

6/16/2016
This NBC News article highlights the update released yesterday by the CARA Family Detention Project on recent ICE actions targeting Central American families, and quotes AILA General Counsel Laura Lichter as stating, “We have yet to have a client who has had a fair day in court.”
AILA Doc. No. 16061603

Article: Economic Promises a President Trump Could (and Couldn’t) Keep

5/21/2016
This New York Times article examines economic promises Donald Trump could and could not keep if elected president, and quotes AILA President-Elect William Stock on the broad power the president has to deny visas to those “whose entry is deemed to be detrimental to the interests of the U.S.”
AILA Doc. No. 16052306

Video: Huffington Post Live: Immigrant Children Get Hepatitis Vaccine Overdose

7/7/2015
Crystal Williams, AILA Executive Director, comments on the recent vaccine overdose given to 250 incarcerated children in Dilley, Texas, as the incident underscores again how detention of children and mothers is inhumane.
AILA Doc. No. 15070930

Article: Complaint: Family Detention Can Lead to Psychological Harm

7/1/2015
This Associated Press article quotes AILA’s Associate Director of Advocacy Karen Lucas and highlights the complaint filed with CRCL by AILA, WRC, and the Council concerning the traumatizing impact of family detention on the mental health of children and mothers.
AILA Doc. No. 15070160

Article: Feds Blocked Volunteers from Migrant Detention Center

5/28/2015
This Politico article quotes AILA’s Executive Director Crystal Williams on the obstacles thrown up in the way of the pro bono efforts to provide legal counsel to the children and mothers detained at Dilley.
AILA Doc. No. 15061067

Article: Clinton Criticizes Immigrant Detentions Under Obama

5/6/2015
Greg Chen, AILA’s Director of Advocacy, was quoted by U.S. News & World Report saying “It’s very encouraging that Hillary Clinton has pointed out that children and vulnerable people should not be detained and other options should be explored.”
AILA Doc. No. 15061066

Article: The Shame of America’s Family Detention Camps

2/4/2015
The New York Times Magazine profiles the growth of family detention and the volunteers who represented the families held at the Artesia, NM facility and the continuing efforts to help those held in Karnes and Dilley, TX.
AILA Doc. No. 15020463

Audio File: Q&A with Media about Dilley Detention Center Opening

1/14/2015
In this audio file, Lead Attorney for the AILA – Immigration Council Artesia Pro Bono Project, Christina Brown, answers questions from press about the Dilley detention center along with representatives from the Women’s Refugee Commission and the National Immigrant Justice Center
AILA Doc. No. 15011444