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  Includes AILA's and other organizations.
  • TV Documentary Highlights Violations of American Principles Against Immigrants (11/7/2000)
    AILA press release on the "American Dream, American Nightmare," a TV documentary that highlights the stories of four legal permanent residents threatened with deportation for minor offenses committee years ago.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110758.
  • AILA Press Release on LIFE Act (11/1/2000)
    AILA press release calling on President Clinton and leaders of the Senate and House to negotiate a reasonable agreement that will help long-time immigrants and their families become permanent residents.
    AILA Doc. No. 00110159.
  • AILA Press Release on H-1B House Vote (10/4/2000)
    AILA press release hailed House approval on a voice vote of a measure allowing employers to retain temporary foreign professionals. But also called upon Congress to approve other vitally-needed immigration bills.
    AILA Doc. No. 00100459.
  • AILA Press Release on Temporary Foreign Workers Bill (10/3/2000)
    AILA press release on the Senate approval, by an overwhelming 96-1 vote, of a measure allowing employers to retain temporary foreign professionals would help continue America’s unprecedented economic expansion. AILA also called upon Congress to approve other vitally-needed immigration bills.
    AILA Doc. No. 00100359.
  • AILA Strongly Endorses the Immigrant Fairness Restoration Act of 2000 (9/28/2000)
    AILA press release strongly endorsing the Immigrant Fairness Restoration Act of 2000, introduced by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Bob Graham (D-FL), and others.
    AILA Doc. No. 00092859.
  • AILA Press Release: Urgent Information About Immigration Deal (12/18/2000)
    AILA press release on a bill approved by Congress on December 15, which contains several immigration-related provisions, including the partial reinstatement of Section 245(i).
    AILA Doc. No. 00121859.
  • Missed Opportunities and Fundamental Choices: AILA on Immigration Deal (12/15/2000)
    AILA press release on an immigration agreement finalized between the White House and Congress, stating "We are pleased that this agreement will provide relief to hundreds of thousands of people who have contributed much to this country."
    AILA Doc. No. 00121559.
  • AILA Honor Anthony Lewis with First Annual Media Award (12/4/2000)
    AILA press release announcing that New York Times Anthony Lewis will receive the first annual American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Media Award at a ceremony in New York City.
    AILA Doc. No. 00120459.
  • Immigration Advocates Continue to Press to Fix Harsh 1996 Laws (9/25/2000)
    AILA press release on H.R. 5062, which recognized the harshness and over breadth of the 1996 immigration laws, stating “The unanimous passage of this bipartisan legislation in the House sends an important message that this year we can and should restore fairness to our immigration laws.”
    AILA Doc. No. 00092559.
  • Class Action Filed Against INS for Family Unity Violations (8/24/2000)
    AILA press release on a national class action lawsuit filed by AILF, NILC, and ILRC today against INS over the CSC’s failure to adjudicate applications for voluntary departure and employment authorization under the Family Unity program.
    AILA Doc. No. 00082459.
  • Immigration Lawyers Strongly Endorse Conyers Bill (7/26/2000)
    AILA press release strongly endorsing an omnibus immigration reform measure introduced by Representative John Conyers (D-MI).
    AILA Doc. No. 00072659.
  • AILA Press Release: New Soriano Proposal a Good Down Payment (7/19/2000)
    AILA press release stating that a new proposed regulation that would restore the rights of certain people to apply for relief from deportation is an important down-payment for further fixes that would benefit additional immigrants.
    AILA Doc. No. 00071957.
  • Good First Step by Bush But What is to Follow? (6/29/2000)
    AILA press release hailed as a good first step Texas Governor George W. Bush’s comments about reorganizing the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
    AILA Doc. No. 00062959.
  • Nation's Top Immigration Lawyers Gather in Chicago for AILA's 2000 Annual Conference (6/9/2000)
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national voluntary association of more than 6,000 attorneys who practice immigration law, are gathering in Chicago on June 14-18 for the organization's 2000 Annual Conference on Immigration Law.
    AILA Doc. No. 00060910.
  • Immigration Law Group Sues INS on Behalf of Healthcare Workers (5/18/2000)
    AILF today filed suit against the Immigration and Naturalization Service seeking regulations that would allow thousands of healthcare workers to become permanent residents.
    AILA Doc. No. 00051802.
  • AILA Press Release: Immigration Lawyers Laud Abraham-Smith Agreement (5/18/2000)
    AILA hailed an agreement between the House and the Senate that effectively revokes Section 110 of the 1996 immigration law.
    AILA Doc. No. 00051803.
  • AILA Press Release: INS Backlogs Won't Be Tolerated (5/17/2000)
    AILA offered their support for a measure introduced today by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would put the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) on notice that it must reduce its tremendous backlogs.
    AILA Doc. No. 00051702.
  • Press Release: AILA Strongly Endorses Dreier-Lofgren Bill (3/15/2000)
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) today threw its weight behind a new House measure that should help allow the economy to continue growing at the current unprecedented pace.
    AILA Doc. No. 00031502.
  • AILA Press Release on S. 2912 (7/27/2000)
    The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national voluntary bar association for immigration attorneys, today announced its strong support for S. 2912, “The Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act.”
    AILA Doc. No. 00072759.
  • Text of Roy Berg's June 26 Speech to Immigration Judges (7/21/2000)
    Speech of Royal F. Berg, outgoing chair of the AILA-EOIR Liaison Committee, to the immigration judges at their annual conference, June 26, 2000, in Las Vegas.
    AILA Doc. No. 00072010.
  • AILA Press Release on H.R. 2121 (5/23/2000)
    AILA today urged Congress to approve H.R. 2121, a bill introduced by Representatives David Bonior (D-MI), Tom Campbell (R-CA) and Bob Barr (R-GA), which would ban the use of secret evidence during INS proceedings.
    AILA Doc. No. 00052303.
  • AILA Press Release on Hatch-Abraham Bill (2/14/2000)
    AILA press release on the Hatch-Abraham Bill, a new Senate bill should allow the economy to continue growing at the current unprecedented pace.
    AILA Doc. No. 00021402.
 
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