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  • AILA Urges Congress to Pass the DREAM Act and AgJOBS during the Lame Duck(124 KB - 11/16/2010)
    AILA letter to members of the House of Representatives and the Senate urging passage of the DREAM Act (S.729/H.R.1751) and AgJOBS (S.1038/H.R.2414) during the upcoming Lame Duck session of Congress. AILA Doc. No. 10111610.
    AILA Doc. No. 10111610.
  • AILA Requests EOIR to Suspend New Automated Case Information System(55 KB - 8/19/2010)
    An 08/18/10 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. AILA Doc. No. 10081960.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081960.
  • Sign-On Letter to ICE Expressing Views on Immigration Detainer Policy(63 KB - 8/13/2010)
    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 Doc. No. 10081360.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081360.
  • Sign-on Letter Expressing Concern with ICE Response to Utah “Blacklist”(251 KB - 7/28/2010)
    AILA joined a group of national and local immigrants’ rights, civil rights, and religious organizations in expressing serious concerns with the ICE response to the creation and dissemination of the list of purported undocumented Hispanic residents of Utah. AILA Doc. No. 10072862.
    AILA Doc. No. 10072862.
  • Sign-on Letter In Support of the HELP for Separated Children Act (S. 3522)(122 KB - 6/25/2010)
    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). AILA Doc. No. 10062565.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062565.
  • Sign-on Letter to Senator Leahy In Support of the Refugee Protection Act of 2010 (S. 3113)(57 KB - 5/21/2010)
    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 Doc. No. 10052166.
    AILA Doc. No. 10052166.
  • Second Sign-On Letter Calling for End to Practice of "Ideological Exclusion"(64 KB - 2/16/2010)
    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 Doc. No. 10021691.
    AILA Doc. No. 10021691.
  • AILA Signs Requesting President to Grant Liberian DED(225 KB - 2/9/2010)
    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 Doc. No. 10020961.
    AILA Doc. No. 10020961.
  • AILA and AIC Sign Letter Urging ICE to Take Immediate Steps in Response to Detainee Deaths(32 KB - 1/28/2010)
    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. AILA Doc. No. 10012860.
    AILA Doc. No. 10012860.
  • AILA Asks DHS Secretary Napolitano to Designate Haiti for TPS(239 KB - 1/13/2010)
    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 Doc. No. 10011364.
    AILA Doc. No. 10011364.
  • Sign-on Letter to Secretary Clinton and Secretary Napolitano In Support of Termination of NSEERS(306 KB - 6/21/2010)
    On 12/7/09, AILA joined a group of national immigrants’ rights organizations in voicing support for terminating NSEERS. AILA Doc. No. 10062130.
    AILA Doc. No. 10062130.
  • AILA Signs Onto Letter Urging CDC to Finalize HPV Vaccine Guidelines(165 KB - 8/10/2009)
    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 Doc. No. 09081068.
    AILA Doc. No. 09081068.
  • AILA’s Response to Ray Marshall, Re: Why H-1Bs are Good for America (5/19/2009)
    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. AILA Doc No. 09051930.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051930.
  • AILA Letter to President Obama In Support of His Pledge to Tackle CIR(253 KB - 4/9/2009)
    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. AILA Doc. No. 09040935.
    AILA Doc. No. 09040935.
  • Sign-On Letter Urging Publication of Proposed Criteria for Vaccines as Immunization Requirements for Immigrants (3/26/2009)
    On 3/18/09, AILA joined a group of immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and reproductive justice 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. AILA Doc. No. 09032666.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032666.
  • Sign-On Letter Calling for End to Practice of "Ideological Exclusion"(41 KB - 3/23/2009)
    A 3/18/09 letter to Attorney General Holder, Secretary of State Clinton and DHS Secretary Napolitano urging an end to the practice of "ideological exclusion." AILA Doc. No. 09032367.
    AILA Doc. No. 09032367.
  • Sign On Letter to Attorney General Holder Regarding Matter of Silva-Trevino(55 KB - 3/5/2009)
    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. AILA Doc. No. 09030565.
    AILA Doc. No. 09030565.
  • AILA Requests DED Extension or TPS Re-Designation for Liberia(63 KB - 3/2/2009)
    Letter to DHS Secretary Napolitano from AILA President Charles Kuck urges either the extension of DED or re-designation of TPS for Liberia. AILA Doc. No. 09030260.
    AILA Doc. No. 09030260.
  • Sign on Letter to President Obama Asking to Take HIV off List of Communicable Diseases(220 KB - 2/19/2009)
    On February 11, 2009, AILA joined a group of 152 HIV/AIDS, Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, and immigrant rights organizations in a letter to President Obama requesting that his administration’s Health and Human Services Secretary promulgate a rule to remove HIV off the list of communicable diseases rendering an individual inadmissible. AILA Doc. No. 09021969.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021969.
  • Sign-On Letter Asking Attorney General Holder and Congress to Initiate a Federal Investigation Against Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio(30 KB - 2/10/2009)
    Text of a sign-on letter from 7 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. AILA Doc. No. 09021065.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021065.
  • AILA-Chamber of Commerce Letter to the Senate In Opposition to H-1B Amendment in the Stimulus Bill(99 KB - 2/10/2009)
    On 02/05/09, AILA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to all 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 that would allow them to stay competitive in the global marketplace. AILA Doc. No. 09021062.
    AILA Doc. No. 09021062.
  • AILA Asks for I-9 Effective Date Delay (1/29/2009)
    On January 28, 2009, 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. AILA Doc. No. 09012969.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012969.
  • AILA Signs Onto Letter Calling on HHS Secretary to Retract HPV Vaccine Requirement for Non- Citizen Women and Girls(54 KB - 1/23/2009)
    On January 22, 2009, AILA joined a group of immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, public health, medical, and reproductive justice organizations expressing their opposition to newly-imposed HHS requirement that female immigrants ages 11 to 26, seeking permanent residence or entry to the U.S. be immunized against the human papilloma virus (HPV). AILA Doc. No. 09012370.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012370.
  • Over Twelve-Hundred Pro-Immigrant Groups Sign Letter to New Administration(175 KB - 1/23/2009)
    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, noting that efforts to address the ills of our immigration system have become the victim of gridlock in Washington for too long. AILA Doc. No. 09012360.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012360.
 
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