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  • CNCS and DOJ Announce National Service Project to Assist Unaccompanied Children (6/6/2014)
    The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and DOJ announced the creation of justice AmeriCorps Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children to increase national service while facilitating the adjudication of immigration proceedings involving certain unaccompanied children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14060648.
  • Invitation to Business Community Dialogue with USCIS on Administrative Site Visit Program(514 KB - 4/24/2014)
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce invitation to a 5/1/14 business community conversation with the Fraud Detention and National Security Directorate at USCIS regarding the administrative site visit program, which is being expanded to L-1 petitions. Registration information included.
    AILA Doc. No. 14042449.
  • D.C. DMV to Begin Issuing Limited Purpose Credential(549 KB - 4/18/2014)
    Effective 5/1/14, the District of Columbia will begin issuing a Limited Purpose credential, which will be issued to individuals without a social security number and will be marked “not for federal official purposes”.
    AILA Doc. No. 14041841.
  • Immigration Justice Corps Accepting Applications for 2014 Post-Graduate Fellowship in Immigration Law(543 KB - 1/30/2014)
    Immigration Justice Corps announcement that it is accepting applications for the country’s first post-graduate fellowship in immigration law through March 1, 2014.
    AILA Doc. No. 14013058.
  • Philippine Government Requests TPS(615 KB - 12/20/2013)
    A 12/16/13 press release from the Embassy of the Philippines, Washington D.C. officially requesting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the United States government.
    AILA Doc. No. 13122054.
  • Appleseed on New Regulations for Remittance Providers (11/6/2013)
    Appleseed press release on new regulations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau protecting consumers sending money to friends and family abroad (“remittance”) including the requirement that companies give consumers clear information up front about the price and delivery of the money transfer.
    AILA Doc. No. 13110660.
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Reports International Visitation Up 10% in March 2013(498 KB - 9/24/2013)
    U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Travel and Tourism Industries announced that 5.8 million international visitors traveled to the U.S. in March 2013, a 10% increase over March 2012. Press release includes top ten countries of residence and top ports.
    AILA Doc. No. 13092441.
  • ACLU Lawsuit Challenges Agencies 'Voluntary Departure' Procedures (6/6/2013)
    ACLU of San Diego press release on federal class action lawsuit which alleges that as a matter of regular practice, CBP agents and ICE officers pressure undocumented immigrants to sign what amounts to their own summary expulsion documents.
    AILA Doc. No. 13060651.
  • TRAC Webinar on Who Is Being Taken into ICE Custody? (5/29/2013)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) free webinar on 6/5/13 to present and discuss state-by-state findings on current Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention practices. RSVP info included.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052960.
  • USCIS Union Leaders Speak Out Against S.744(836 KB - 5/20/2013)
    A 5/20/13 press release from Kenneth Palinkas, President of the National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council, a union representing 12,000 USCIS adjudications officers and staff, adding his name to a letter by the National ICE Council detailing concerns over S.744. AILA Doc. No. 13052055.
    AILA Doc. No. 13052055.
  • International Visitors Spent $14.4 Billion in U.S. in March 2013(598 KB - 5/17/2013)
    Department of Commerce press release announcing new data that shows spending by international visitors to the United States in March 2013 totaled more than $14.4 billion, an increase of nearly 3 percent when compared to last year. AILA Doc. No. 13051761.
    AILA Doc. No. 13051761.
  • TRAC Blog on Increase of ICE FOIA Request Backlog (4/29/2013)
    Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) blog post stating that halfway through FY2013, ICE has only closed 11,534 of 16,645 FOIA requests & if this pace continues, receipts will be twice the level they were 2 years ago & 38% higher than last year’s record numbers. AILA Doc. No. 13042947.
    AILA Doc. No. 13042947.
  • Press Release by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Supporting Lesser-Skilled Visa Program(582 KB - 4/4/2013)
    A 4/3/13 press release from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce expressing support for the new lesser-skilled visa program negotiated by the Senate Gang of 8. AILA Doc. No. 13040443.
    AILA Doc. No. 13040443.
  • ACLU Blog: Alabama to Allow Drivers Licenses for DACA Recipients (3/14/2013)
    ACLU blog post about Alabama officials announcing that individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) will be allowed to apply for state driver's licenses, beginning on March 15, 2013. AILA Doc. No. 13031453.
    AILA Doc. No. 13031453.
  • ASISTA/UNC Law Survey on U Visa Certification Process (3/7/2013)
    ASISTA and UNC Law are collecting information on law enforcement agency U visa certification practices around the country to determine the legal and policy implications of these practices. Please fill out this brief survey no later than March 18, 2013. AILA Doc. No. 13030749.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030749.
  • American University WCL U Visa and Language Access Survey (3/7/2013)
    American University WCL survey on immigrant crime victims’ experiences with U visa certification, law enforcement responses to immigrant victims’ calls for help, and the extent to which law enforcement assistance is language accessible for immigrant victims. AILA Doc. No. 13030748.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030748.
  • PBI Honors AILA Past President Robert Juceam with 2013 Pro Bono Award (3/7/2013)
    Pro Bono Institute (PBI) press release announcing that AILA past president Robert E. Juceam has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Chesterfield Smith Award in recognition of his dedication to pro bono and public service. AILA Doc. No. 13030741.
    AILA Doc. No. 13030741.
  • Southern Border Communities Coalition Border Briefing Sheet(475 KB - 2/21/2013)
    A 02/08/13 briefing sheet from the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) that lays out the argument for why we need "Better Borders" and not more of the same border enforcement. AILA Doc. No. 13022153.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022153.
  • Joint Statement of Shared Principles by U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO & AFL-CIO President(986 KB - 2/21/2013)
    On 02/21/13 the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue, and the AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, released a joint statement of principles on immigration. AILA Doc. No. 13022152.
    AILA Doc. No. 13022152.
  • SEC Press Release on $150 Million EB-5 Investment Scheme(483 KB - 2/11/2013)
    SEC press release announcing charges and an asset freeze against an Illinois individual and two companies behind an EB-5 investment scheme, which included the charging of a $41,500 “administrative fee” when foreign investors wired money to a U.S. bank account. AILA Doc. No. 13021145.
    AILA Doc. No. 13021145.
  • Factsheet on Amendment Regarding Crime of Violence Definition.(757 KB - 2/7/2013)
    A factsheet by The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women on the proposed amendment to VAWA to amend the crime of violence definition for immigration purposes. AILA Doc. No. 13020753.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020753.
  • Factsheet on Amendment Regarding Third DUI Conviction.(764 KB - 2/7/2013)
    A factsheet by The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women on the proposed amendment to VAWA to expand the definition of aggravated felony to include a third DUI conviction. AILA Doc. No. 13020752.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020752.
  • Factsheet on Amendment Regarding Domestic Violence Convictions(757 KB - 2/7/2013)
    A factsheet by The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women on the proposed amendment to VAWA to expand the definition of aggravated felony to include all domestic violence convictions. AILA Doc. No. 13020751.
    AILA Doc. No. 13020751.
  • TRAC Webinar on Asylum Decisions by Immigration Judges (1/22/2013)
    Transaction Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) free webinar on 1/24/13 entitled “Asylum Decisions by Immigration Judges: Latest Findings and Reports”. RSVP info included. AILA Doc. No. 13012241.
    AILA Doc. No. 13012241.
  • ACLU of Pennsylvania Files Suit on Behalf of Woman Illegally Detained by ICE (1/16/2013)
    ACLU of Pennsylvania press release on federal lawsuit on behalf of a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico who was stopped for a minor traffic violation in 2011 and imprisoned at Allegheny County Jail overnight based on the erroneous belief she was in the country illegally. AILA Doc. No. 13011643.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011643.
  • North Carolina Attorney General Asked to Reinstate Licenses for DACA Recipients with Work Permits (1/15/2013)
    North Carolina Justice Center press release about joint letter asking state officials to reinstate policy that allowed young immigrants who have been authorized to be in the U.S. and granted work permits under a federal program to receive North Carolina driver’s licenses. AILA Doc. No. 13011553.
    AILA Doc. No. 13011553.
 
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