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2012 - 2007

  • AILA Responds to DHS Deferred Action Announcement (6/18/2012)
    American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) President Laura Lichter responds to the June 15th, 2012, announcement by the Obama administration offering Deferred Action to eligible younger immigrants. AILA Doc. No. 12061847.
    AILA Doc. No. 12061847.
  • AILA's Hometown Radio Tour 2012 (4/27/2012)
    AILA's 2012 Hometown RadioTour resulted in 23 interviews with AILA members from across the country. Listen to their comments and opinions on immigration policy matters from AILA's National Day of Action in Washington, DC. AILA Doc. No. 12042745.
    AILA Doc. No. 12042745.
  • Audio: Press Call Recording to Explain Prosecutorial Discretion, Both Legally and Practically(12119 KB - 12/9/2011)
    AILA President-Elect Laura Lichter joined a press call to explain prosecutorial discretion and how it could be implemented in Denver, CO, as a pilot city for the review of all pending immigration cases. AILA Doc. No. 11120965.
    AILA Doc. No. 11120965.
  • AILA President-Elect Laura Lichter Discussed Prosecutorial Discretion in a Satellite Media Tour (11/18/2011)
    AILA President-Elect Laura Lichter participated in several television and radio interviews in early November 2011 to explain prosecutorial discretion and how it can and should be exercised by ICE officials. AILA Doc. No. 11181124.
    AILA Doc. No. 11181124.
  • Audio: AILA Issues a Spanish Language PSA(525 KB - 9/6/2011)
    In response to the White House announcement on 8/18/2011, and in conjunction with a written Consumer Advisory, AILA issued a Spanish language audio PSA that was distributed nationally to Hispanic radio outlets and also online media. This is the audio recording. AILA Doc. No. 11090631.
    AILA Doc. No. 11090631.
  • AILA Member Carlina Tapia-Ruano Discusses the White House Announcement Regarding Deportation Case Reviews (MP3 Audio) (8/23/2011)
    Audio recording of AILA member Carlina Tapia-Ruano's press teleconference comments on the legal aspect of the August 18th announcement that DHS will review all cases currently in removal proceedings and administratively close those considered to be "low-priority." AILA Doc. No. 11082330.
    AILA Doc. No. 11082330.
  • Video: Worksite Enforcement Alone Will Not Fix Broken Immigration System (1/26/2011)
    AILA Executive Director, Crystal Williams, explains why the enforcement-only approach to immigration won’t fix the system and why the House hearings are misguided. We need better laws that make sense for all employers and immigrant workers. AILA Doc. No. 11012664.
    AILA Doc. No. 11012664.
  • Video: AILA Celebrates the DREAM Act (10/13/2010)
    Footage of DREAM Act activists and AILA members speaking during AILA's Fall 2010 Board of Governor's meeting in San Antonio, Texas on 9/24/10. AILA Doc. No. 10101369.
    AILA Doc. No. 10101369.
  • Interview with AILA Pres. David Leopold on AZ SB 1070 (MP3 Audio)(5880 KB - 8/11/2010)
    On 8/3/10 AILA President David Leopold appeared on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100AM Wills & Snyder in the Morning radio show. Topics discussed included litigation on Arizona’s SB 1070 law and solutions for improving America’s immigration system. AILA Doc. No. 10081169.
    AILA Doc. No. 10081169.
  • AILA President David Leopold Speaks at Kansas/Missouri Chapter Press Conference (7/14/2010)
    AILA President David Leopold joined the Kansas/Missouri AILA Chapter in a press conference to counter a Kris Kobach-led campaign rally in Overland Park, KS. His remarks were covered on several media outlets. AILA Doc. No. 10071469.
    AILA Doc. No. 10071469.
  • AILA Hometown Radio Tour 2010 (5/28/2010)
    AILA’s 2010 Hometown Radio Tour during AILA’s National Day of Action in D.C. reached major media markets nationwide! We interviewed 43 AILA members from 23 chapters across the country. This page includes links to listen to members’ interview clips. AILA Doc. No. 10052838.
    AILA Doc. No. 10052838.
  • AILA's Hometown Radio Tour 2008 (4/14/2008)
    AILA’s 2008 Hometown Radio Tour was a great success! We interviewed and recorded 19 AILA members, and sent their sound bytes to radio stations in nearly every major media market across the country! AILA Doc. No. 08041469.
    AILA Doc. No. 08041469.
  • AILA Demands Restoration of Due Process:1996 Laws Deny Non-Citizens Basic Rights (9/21/2007)
    Too often, in the midst of the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, a crucial element is often overlooked: the restoration of basic due process rights for immigrants. This video urges lawmakers to stop tearing families apart and to restore fairness and due process for legal permanent residents. AILA Doc. No. 07092162.
    AILA Doc. No. 07092162.
  • Comprehensive Immigration Reform: An American Tradition (9/20/2007)
    This video makes the case for comprehensive immigration reform by challenging the myths surrounding this ongoing debate. It details the benefits of a comprehensive approach to fixing our nation’s broken immigration system while pointing out why an enforcement–only or piecemeal policy won’t work. AILA Doc. No. 07092060
    AILA Doc. No. 07092060.