In November's AILA Interview of the Month, Jim Merklinger, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel, shares how he volunteered and successfully represented a detained client.
In October's AILA Interview of the Month, Colleen Melody, Chief of the Civil Rights Unit in the Washington State Attorney General's Office, shares her experience in filing a federal lawsuit against President Trump's travel ban and highlights ways immigration lawyers can get involved.
In July's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA member Tom Ruge discusses an Indiana Supreme Court ruling of a case the Indiana chapter worked on that protects the rights of injured unauthorized immigrants and makes their immigration status inadmissible at trial in most cases.
In June's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA member Diane Butler and her client Murtadha Al-Tameemi share how President Trump's first executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries impacted him.
In April's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA member Faye Kolly details the latest on Texas Senate Bill 4 targeting sanctuary cities and provides insights on the impact of advocating at the local level.
In March's AILA Interview of the Month, U.S. citizen Angelica Avila, a resident of Maricopa County, Arizona, shares how the county’s 287(g) policy impacted her and how her fear for her undocumented parents shaped her life.
In February's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA Past President Charles Kuck provides an update on his lawsuit in Georgia, which pushes for DACA recipients' rights to in-state tuition, and shares why he took the case.
In December's AILA Interview of the Month, CarolAnne Donohoe, one of the leaders of the pro bono efforts helping families at the Berks County Residential Center where mothers and children have been held for up to 15 months, shares her experiences from Berks.
In November's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA Treasurer Jennifer Minear shares findings from AILA's Marketplace Study, which shows that a gender wage gap exists in immigration law, just like in many other fields.
In October's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA member and member of AILA's VAWA, Us and Ts committee Robin Dalton recognizes National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and shares how immigration lawyers can help immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence.
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of AILA's Citizenship Day. In September’s AILA Interview of the Month, AILA member Paul Soreff shares how the Washington State chapter's efforts created and expanded Citizenship Day to what it is today.
In August’s AILA Interview of the Month, AILA's San Diego Chapter Chair Andrew Nietor shares his experience with the National Qualified Representative Program and how it could change the way immigration courts handle access to counsel issues.
In June's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA's Director of Practice and Professionalism reflects on his experiences inside the Supreme Court for United States v. Texas oral arguments and shares what being a member of the Supreme Court bar is like.
In May's AILA Interview of the Month, Ana Camila Herrera, Managing Attorney, Dolores Street Community Services, shares how renewed funding for the San Francisco Immigration Legal Defense Collaborative will help provide representation to unaccompanied minors and families in immigration court.
In AILA's April Interview of the Month, DACA recipient and paralegal Alex Alvarado shares his story of how deferred action has impacted his life and why events like AILA's National Day of Action are important to continuing to push for immigration reform.
Dr. Maritza Gonzalez, Director of Latino Affairs for the Prince George's County Public Schools, shares how deportation fears after immigration raids are causing drops in attendance rates at area schools and discusses what the education system is doing.
In February's AILA Interview of the Month, AILA member Ellen Messali shares how she worked with the Hartford Immigration Court to provide training and mock trials for immigration lawyers who may not have courtroom experience and how other chapters can replicate the success.
In November's AIM, AILA members and recipients of the Washington State Bar Association's 2015 Award of Merit Manuel Rios and Deborah Niedermeyer discuss winning their lawsuit under the Washington State Immigration Services Fraud Prevention Act and how members can replicate their success.
For September's AILA Interview of the Month (AIM), AILA President Victor Nieblas discusses his goals for the 2015/2016 term, including finding an Executive Director, improved liaison, and an end to family detention.
In July's Interview of the Month, AILA member Tahmina Watson discusses the writing process for her book, "The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth & Economic Prosperity in America," and why she decided to write on this topic.
In May's Interview of the Month, AILA member Susan Bond explains why she chose to pursue litigation in her business immigration case and how she used AILA and American Immigration Council resources to move forward.
In April's Interview of the Month, Partnership for a New American Economy's Executive Director Jeremy Robbins shares how the Partnership plays a vital role in fighting for immigration reform that benefit the American economy and how AILA members can get involved.
In March's Interview of the Month, AILA Oregon Chapter Chair Nicole Nelson and Cruz Alejandra Trujillo Juarez discuss what AILA's National Day of Action means to them after Alejandra's first trip in 2009 as a DREAMer and what they are looking forward to when they return together this year.
In February's Interview of the Month, AILA's Colorado Chapter Chair David Kolko discusses how the chapter, together with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN) and the Colorado Bar Association (CBA), helped the unaccompanied children in Colorado.
For January’s Interview of the Month, AILA member and San Diego Chapter DMV committee liaison Shannon Barnes joins to discuss the recent law that went into effect in California, which grants drivers' licenses to undocumented immigrants living in the state.
For November's Interview of the Month, member of AILA's Media Advocacy Committee and Artesia volunteer Dree Collopy discusses returning from Artesia and taking a case through merits for an Artesia client while being long-distance.
For October’s Interview of the Month, Clement Lee, staff attorney at Immigration Equality, explains the Defense of Marriage Act in the immigration context. Immigration Equality was AILA's 2014 Arthur C. Helton Human Rights Award winner.
In July's Interview of the Month, we're joined by AILA member and 2014 Michael Maggio Memorial Pro Bono Award honoree Diane Chappell-Daly to discuss her experience in developing pro bono clinics in her community.
In June's Interview of the Month, AILA member and author Ira Kurzban joins us to discuss his experience writing Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook and what he's most looking forward to at AILA's Annual Conference.
For May's Interview of the Month, immigration attorney and AILA member David Asser and DACA recipient Julio Sepulveda join us to discuss the DACA process and life as a DACA recipient. For more information, visit www.aila.org or download the free Pocket DACA app.