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  • Register for the November 19 EB-5 Teleconference (10/23/2014)
    The EB-5 landscape changes rapidly. If you have questions, be part of the November Conversations with the AILA EB-5 Liaison Committee teleconference, sponsored by American Regional Center Group. Registration costs only $15 and the first two monthly teleconferences sold out in days. Register soon.
  • VOICE Article on Indian Business Visas (10/22/2014)
    In the October 2014 VOICE, AILA member Poorvi Chothani offers guidance on pursuing business visitor visas to India. And for additional resources on global migration and policy, purchase the recordings from the 2014 AILA Global Migration Forum.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Championing the Vulnerable (10/17/2014)
    In this blog post, AILA President Leslie Holman welcomes a new letter from Senate Democrats, led by one of her state’s Senators Patrick Leahy, which condemns family detention and urges the Department of Homeland Security against building more family detention facilities.
  • Free This Month on Agora (10/15/2014)
    AILA’s free items for October are now available. Read an Immigration Practice Pointer on what to do when tax non-compliance collides with immigration law and listen to an audio seminar on how international students are affected when SEVP takes action against a school. Check them out today!
  • Pre-Order Recordings from the Fundamentals Conference (10/15/2014)
    If you’re just getting started in immigration law, tomorrow and Friday’s Fundamentals Conference in New Orleans is designed to give you a solid foundation for success. Can’t attend? Pre-order the conference recordings and benefit from the content without the travel.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Welcoming Brilliance to Our Shores (10/14/2014)
    Anastasia Tonello, AILA Treasurer, takes a look at the history of immigrants awarded the Nobel Prize, writing “What these Nobel Laureates show us is that the best and the brightest are mobile and the U.S. must be able to compete for talent on a global stage.”
  • ‘SOCing’ It to ’Em: Strange Tales from USCIS (10/14/2014)
    In VOICE, AILA member Jennifer Minear discusses ACWIA wages for occupations for which ACWIA data is unavailable and explains how her firm has chosen to handle these unclear situations by filing two sets of LCAs. For more information, purchase AILA’s Business Immigration: Law & Practice.
  • Did You Miss the AILA Audio Seminar on Waivers? (10/10/2014)
    Did you miss the recent AILA audio seminar on INA §237(a)(1)(H) waivers? Learn who qualifies, how to avoid pitfalls on discretionary decisions, what grounds can be waived, and more! You can purchase the downloadable recording and listen anytime that is convenient.
  • Register for the December 1 New York Chapter Symposium (10/9/2014)
    The immigration process can sometimes feel like an endless journey, slowed by delays and detours. Through the sessions, networking opportunities, and New York-specific tips and information, this conference maps out possible routes and offers tools to help you chart the right course. Register today.
  • Did You Miss the AILA Audio Seminar on Employment-Based Consular Appointments (10/9/2014)
    Did you miss AILA’s audio seminar on employment-based appointments in China, India, and the Philippines? Receive updates on consular processing trends, considerations for Hs and Blanket Ls in India and overcoming immigrant intent in the Philippines! You can download the recording and listen anytime.
  • Alcohol Abuse: Is Your Client Inadmissible? (10/7/2014)
    In the October 2014 VOICE, AILA member Laurel Scott discusses issues concerning alcohol abuse and waivers of inadmissibility. For more guidance, purchase “Cleaning Up the Mess: Tools for Seeking Waivers.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Karnes is a Disgrace (10/7/2014)
    AILA Member and Karnes Volunteer Geoffrey A. Hoffman writes he is angry at “an administration that purports to be for immigration reform and human rights while jailing these families... And I’m committed to doing what I can to help, and I hope you will too.”
  • Did You Miss the AILA Web Seminar on Supervised Recruitment? (10/2/2014)
    Did you miss the recent AILA web seminar on what to expect from supervised recruitment? Receive an overview of the process and requirements, strategies for controlling recruitment expenses, DOL timelines, and more! You can purchase the downloadable recording and listen anytime that is convenient.
    AILA Doc. No. 14100246.
  • Did You Miss the AILA Web Seminar on Playing the Visa Bulletin Lotto? (10/14/2014)
    As EB-2 India continues to retrogress, are you prepared to play the Visa Bulletin lottery? Listen as the panel of experts from a recent web seminar discuss the mechanics and pitfalls of filing an I-140 in multiple categories, marriage and cross chargeability, and more. Download and listen anytime!
  • AILA Leadership Blog: A Look Into Karnes (9/30/2014)
    Ruby Powers, an AILA member, recently volunteered at the Karnes family detention center; this blog post highlights some of what she saw there and ends with a call for volunteers and her promise, “I guarantee that you will not regret the time you spend helping these families.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: A Shameful Chapter in Our History (9/25/2014)
    AILA Second Vice President Annaluisa Padilla expresses her disappointment in the Administration’s choice to increase family detention capacity with the new facility at Dilley, TX writing, “We should be ashamed of building more prisons for women and children.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Artesia Kaleidoscope (9/24/2014)
    AILA Member and Artesia Volunteer Marti Jones shares compelling details about her experience working at the Artesia, NM facility writing, “Women and children fleeing violence are refugees, not a national security threat. Imprisoning them is a deeply counter-productive response.”
  • Register for December’s New York Chapter Symposium (9/24/2014)
    This December 1 conference, to be held in New York City, addresses current issues and problems faced by practitioners in the areas of employment- and family-based immigration, removal, ethics, and law practice management, including issues unique to the Empire State. Register soon.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: What Does a Week in Artesia Look Like? (9/4/2014)
    This blog post from AILA Member Megan Kludt highlights some of her experiences over the last week working at the Artesia family detention facility in New Mexico with other AILA volunteers.
    AILA Doc. No. 14090405.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Action on Immigration is Long Overdue (9/2/2014)
    Mo Goldman, Chair of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, shares his perspective about why the President should “Go Big” on immigration reform through executive action given the disappointing inaction by Congress.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: The United States Must Do Better for Same-Sex Partners of Asylum Grantees (8/29/2014)
    Michael Jarecki advocates for LGBT individuals seeking asylum who “leave behind a same-sex partner who cannot become a spouse, as same-sex marriage is not legal in the asylee’s home country,” meaning that the partner “does not qualify to follow-to-join under U.S. immigration law.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14082901.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Ignoring the Economics of Immigration (8/27/2014)
    In response to a recent piece about the “cost to taxpayers” of legalization in Forbes, AILA First Vice President Bill Stock argues that legalization of the undocumented is not only compassionate, but there is “substantial evidence that it will be an economic benefit as well.”
 
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