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  • Model AILA Advocacy on the DREAM Act(102 KB - 12/10/2010)
    Check out examples of DREAM Advocacy from AILA members Paul Parsons and Gerry Chapman who wrote impassioned and concise letters to their US Senators about the need to support this legislation. Submit your own letters to your Senators urging support of the DREAM Act! AILA Doc. No. 10121031.
    AILA Doc. No. 10121031.
  • Special 2010 Election Update (11/4/2010)
    AILA’s analysis of the 2010 mid-term elections results, and their likely impact on immigration-related legislation in the 112th Congress. AILA Doc. No. 10110462.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110462.
  • Legislative Profile: Representative Steve King(252 KB - 11/3/2010)
    Legislative profile of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) who will likely become the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law in the 112th Congress. AILA Doc. No. 10110331.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110331.
  • Legislative Profile: Representative Lamar Smith(247 KB - 11/3/2010)
    Legislative profile of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) who will likely become the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee in the 112th Congress. The committee oversees all immigration issues in House of Representatives. AILA Doc. No. 10110330.
    AILA Doc. No. 10110330.
  • Have Your Clients Been Affected by Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws? (10/27/2010)
    AILA is collecting case examples of individuals who have been caught up in the net of state enforcement of immigration laws. If your clients are willing to share their stories, please submit your comments today! AILA Doc. No. 10102730.
    AILA Doc. No. 10102730.
  • AILA Star Shines on Broadway and Headlines in Vegas (9/29/2010)
    As part of the Solutions campaign, AILA worked to get these ads prominently displayed on electronic billboards in Times Square and on the Las Vegas strip. AILA Doc. No. 10092973.
    AILA Doc. No. 10092973.
  • DREAM Act Advocacy: Submit Your Stories! (7/19/2010)
    AILA is collecting the stories of young people who would qualify for relief if the DREAM Act were to be enacted into law. Telling the stories of DREAM Act students will help build support for this bi-partisan bill, so send us DREAM stories today! AILA Doc. No. 10071933.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071933.
  • Immigration 101: Employment-Based Permanent Immigration(70 KB - 3/19/2010)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss the basic functioning of our Employment-Based permanent visa system. AILA Doc. No. 10031971.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031971.
  • Immigration 101: H-2B and H-1B Workers(67 KB - 3/19/2010)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss the basic functioning of our H-1B and H-2B visa programs. AILA Doc. No. 10031970.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031970.
  • Solutions That Work: A Policy Manual for Immigration Reform (3/12/2010)
    AILA’s Policy Manual summarizes key components of the existing immigration system, identifies its deficiencies and offers workable solutions that when applied together, will fix the totality of the broken, outdated, and inadequate system.
    AILA Doc. No. 10031274.
  • Leadership Institute 2009: CIR Talking Points(29 KB - 7/2/2009)
    Talking points for CIR as presented during the 2009 Leadership Institute on June 3, 2009. AILA Doc. No. 09070261.
    AILA Doc. No. 09070261.
  • US Chamber Letter to the Senate Opposing WARN Act Amendment(227 KB - 7/1/2010)
    The US Chamber of Commerce issued a letter urging member of the Senate to oppose the “Employ America Act” (S. 2804) either as stand-alone legislation or as an amendment to other legislation. AILA Doc. No. 10070134.
    AILA Doc. No. 10070135.
  • Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security (AgJOBS) Act (Talking Points)(232 KB - 5/11/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss pending legislation that would reform our current agricultural labor system. AILA Doc. No. 09051170.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051170.
  • Immigration Reform is Critical to our Economic Recovery(151 KB - 5/11/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss why comprehensive immigration reform is critical to our economic reform. AILA Doc. No. 09051169.
    AILA Doc. No. 09051169.
  • Deportation-Only Proposals are Not Solutions to Our Crisis(148 KB - 5/1/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss how deportation-only proposals are an unrealistic approach to fixing our broken immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 09050134.
    AILA Doc. No. 09050134.
  • Public Opinion on Immigration: What the Polls Say on Comprehensive Immigration Reform(158 KB - 4/30/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss what the polls say about public support in the U.S. for comprehensive immigration reform. AILA Doc. No. 09043073.
    AILA Doc. No. 09043073.
  • The DREAM Act (Talking Points)(141 KB - 4/30/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act. AILA Doc. No. 09043072.
    AILA Doc. No. 09043072.
  • Relief for the Families of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Residents (Talking Points)(140 KB - 4/30/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss the needs for Congress to provide relief for the families of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. AILA Doc. No. 09043071.
    AILA Doc. No. 09043071.
  • The Importance of Independence and Accountability in Our Immigration Courts (Talking Points)(193 KB - 4/30/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members make the point that Congress must restore the independence and accountability of our immigration courts. AILA Doc. No. 09043070.
    AILA Doc. No. 09043070.
  • Restore Fairness and Due Process (Talking Points)(79 KB - 4/22/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members make the point that Congress must restore fairness and due process protections to our immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 09042237.
    AILA Doc. No. 09042237.
  • Immigration Reform for America(129 KB - 4/21/2009)
    Talking points to help AILA members discuss the need for Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform in order to fix our broken immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 09042163.
    AILA Doc. No. 09042163.
  • CAPAC Letter Urging President Obama to Enact Comprehensive Immigration Reform(41 KB - 3/17/2009)
    A letter from the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) urging President Obama to enact just and humane comprehensive immigration reform this year. AILA Doc. No. 09031769.
    AILA Doc. No. 09031769.
  • FAQs on the H-1B Provisions of the Stimulus Bill (2/20/2009)
    AILA’s Business Committee has prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the H-1B provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or the “Stimulus Bill”) and its impact on H-1B employers. AILA Doc. No. 09022081.
    AILA Doc. No. 09022081.
  • Membership of the House Immigration Subcommittee Announced (1/22/2009)
    On 01/22/09, leaders of the House Committee on the Judiciary announced the membership roster of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security and International Law. AILA Doc. No. 09012264.
    AILA Doc. No. 09012264.