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Solutions That Work: A Policy Manual for Immigration Reform

CIR Guide 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its deficiencies and offers workable solutions that when applied together, will fix the totality of the broken, outdated, and inadequate system.

Resource Guide: Making the Case for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Resource Guide

AILA’s Resource Guide presents analysis of the interlocking components necessary to support a comprehensive overhaul of our immigration system. Download the Resource Guide, or visit for more information.

Congressional Communications

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  • House Democrats Letter to the President on Executive Action(2706 KB - 11/17/2014)
    A 11/13/14 letter from 117 House Democrats to President Obama calling on him to take “bold and meaningful executive action” on immigration.
    AILA Doc. No. 14111761.
  • Senate Democrats Letter to the President on Executive Action(553 KB - 11/17/2014)
    A 11/17/14 letter from Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) to President Obama supporting his decision to use his well-established executive authority to fix our broken immigration system.
    AILA Doc. No. 14111744.
  • House Democrats Press DHS Against Expansion of Family Detention System(1001 KB - 10/28/2014)
    A 10/27/14 letter from 32 House Democrats, led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), to President Obama opposing expansion of the family detention system, citing concerns with the no-bond/high-bond policy, the disparity in credible fear interview rates, and the lack of child care in the facilities.
    AILA Doc. No. 14102843.
  • Senate Democrats Press DHS Against Expansion of Family Detention System(2216 KB - 10/16/2014)
    A 10/16/14 letter from ten Senate Democrats, led by Senator Leahy (D-VT) to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson opposing the expansion of the family detention system, specifically the Dilley family detention facility planned for Texas.
    AILA Doc. No. 14101608.
  • Democratic Letter to President on Administrative Business Fixes(2248 KB - 10/2/2014)
    A 9/30/14 letter from House Democrats to President Obama urging him to implement administrative business fixes.
    AILA Doc. No. 14100242.
  • Speaker Boehner Letter to President Obama on TPVRA(550 KB - 7/23/2014)
    A 7/23/14 letter from Speaker Boehner (R-OH) to President Obama arguing that it will be difficult to make “progress on this issue without strong, public support from the White House for much-needed reforms, including changes to the 2008 [TVPRA] law.”
    AILA Doc. No. 14072352.
  • House GOP Working Group Recommendations on Humanitarian Crisis(501 KB - 7/23/2014)
    Recommendations of the Republican working group assembled by Speaker Boehner (R-OH) and led by Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) in response to the humanitarian crisis in Central America.
    AILA Doc. No. 14072348.
  • Senate Letter to President on Protections of UACs(614 KB - 7/10/2014)
    A 7/10/14 letter from Senators Hirono (D-HI), Gillibrand (D-NY), Heitkamp (D-ND) and Feinstein (D-CA) called on President Obama to humanely address the surge of unaccompanied children at the southern border and consider the humanitarian and legal rights of the unaccompanied children.
    AILA Doc. No. 14071050.
  • Representative Issa Letter Asking President to End DACA(850 KB - 7/2/2014)
    A 7/2/14 letter from Representative Issa (R-CA), signed by 32 of his Republican House colleagues, offering suggestions to President Obama on how to curtail the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, including telling him to end deferred action for childhood arrivals.
    AILA Doc. No. 14070252.
  • House Letter to President Obama on Deportations and Detention(1325 KB - 6/12/2014)
    6/12/14 letter from 59 members of the House of Representatives urging President Obama to provide relief from deportation and increase use of alternatives to detention.
    AILA Doc. No. 14061251.
  • House Letter to Secretary Johnson of DHS on TPS for Filipinos(1328 KB - 3/27/2014)
    Thirty-five representatives sent a letter to Secretary Johnson of the Department of Homeland Security to continue to support the designation of the Philippines for TPS.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032744.
  • Sen. Blumenthal (D-CT) Letter to DHS on Detention(544 KB - 3/27/2014)
    A 3/24/14 letter from Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to Department of Homeland Secretary Jeh Johnson with recommendation to decrease prolonged immigration detention, including the use of bonds or conditional parole and the definition of custody for mandatory detention.
    AILA Doc. No. 14032742.
  • House Republicans “Standards for Immigration Reform”(517 KB - 1/30/2014)
    On January 30, 2014, House Republicans released their standards for immigration reform. The standards include enforcement, reforming the legal immigration system, and addressing the undocumented immigrant population.
    AILA Doc. No. 14013053.
  • 16 Democrats’ Letter to CBP on Use of Force Policy(704 KB - 1/15/2014)
    A 11/25/13 letter from 16 Democratic members of the House of Representatives to CBP Acting Commissioner Winkowski requesting a meeting on CBP’s use of force policy and practices.
    AILA Doc. No. 14011548.
  • 16 Republicans' Letter to the President(684 KB - 1/9/2014)
    A 01/08/14 letter from 16 Republican members of the House of Representatives to President Obama asking him to reconsider his push to pass immigration reform through Congress.
    AILA Doc. No. 14010944.
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