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AILA Leadership Blog

AILA Leadership Blog: Block the Money, Block the Wall

3/24/2017
AILA Media Advocacy Committee member Matt Maiona explains how AILA members and the public can get involved and tell every “congressional office…why giving money to fund policies like border walls and deportation forces are bad for our country.”
AILA Doc. No. 17032406

AILA Leadership Blog: Staining America’s Image

3/16/2017
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Chair Mo Goldman writes about the impact that anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies are having, making immigrants and refugees feel unwelcome in America.
AILA Doc. No. 17031637

AILA Leadership Blog: Why You Need To Be in D.C. Next Month

3/15/2017
Rob Cohen, chair of AILA’s 2017 Spring Conference, highlights the importance of AILA members being in D.C. for National Day of Action and the Spring Conference, to both hear from agency leaders about new and updated policies and to share their expertise and insight with congressional offices.
AILA Doc. No. 17031534

AILA Leadership Blog: Reactions to the President’s Joint Address to Congress

3/1/2017
Several members of AILA’s Executive Committee share their reactions to President Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants and America’s immigration laws during the president’s Joint Address to Congress.
AILA Doc. No. 17030130

AILA Leadership Blog: Is ICE Making Us Safer or Less Secure?

2/16/2017
Mo Goldman, Chair of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, describes the results of ICE’s recent enforcement actions and urges readers to reach out to “legislators and tell them that the Executive Order isn’t doing what it is intended to do.”
AILA Doc. No. 17021636

AILA Leadership Blog: Standing Firm Against Discrimination

2/1/2017
In this blog post, Matt Maiona, a member of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, reflects on the first days after the Muslim and refugee bans went into effect and the outpouring of information and support from AILA, its members, other advocates, and the public in the face of the discriminatory order.
AILA Doc. No. 17020103

AILA Leadership Blog: Running a Marathon Every Day

1/19/2017
AILA member and recent Dilley volunteer Samantha Lloyd offers insights into the vital work she and other volunteers do, in partnership with on-the-ground staff at Dilley, to ensure that mothers and children have access to counsel as they seek asylum and refuge in the United States.

AILA Leadership Blog: Change in Policy for Cuban Immigrants

1/18/2017
Tammy Lin, a member of the AILA Media Advocacy Committee, shares a quick rundown of the change to Cuban immigration policy announced last week by the Obama administration and what she has been telling anxious clients worried about their cases.
AILA Doc. No. 17011806

AILA Leadership Blog: Why All the Worry Over Senator Sessions as Attorney General?

1/13/2017
AILA member Elliott Ozment offers insights into what the Attorney General’s powers are related to immigration and urges AILA members and their networks to take action and share their concerns with senators as the confirmation process is underway.
AILA Doc. No. 17011310