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  • AILA Leadership Blog: Artesia Betrays America: Part III (9/17/2014)
    AILA Member and Artesia Volunteer Angela Williams finishes her three-part series with this blog post writing, “We cannot ignore our laws and skirt the process that we have created for vulnerable people all over the world to seek shelter within our borders.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Artesia Betrays America: Part II (9/16/2014)
    AILA Leadership Blog: Artesia Betrays America: Part II
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Artesia Betrays America: Part I (9/15/2014)
    AILA Member and Artesia Volunteer Angela Williams begins a three-part series on her time in Artesia, what she saw at the detention facility, and how she has been galvanized to act through her experience there.
  • Looking for Additional Artesia Volunteers for Weeks of Sept 28th and Oct 5th (9/15/2014)
    Volunteer AILA lawyers are scheduled in Artesia into November, but additional volunteers are needed for the weeks of September 28 and October 5. If you can volunteer for 4+ days either of these weeks, please contact Maheen Taqui at AILA to confirm your availability.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: How We Got Here (9/12/2014)
    Ally Bolour, Member of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee, describes the problems that have sprung from the enactment of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), writing that "The results…have been nothing less than disastrous."
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Judge Us by our Treatment of Child Refugees (9/8/2014)
    Rob Cohen, Vice Chair, AILA’s USCIS Liaison Committee, compares an account of a World War II child refugee with “stories of the women and children refugees from Central America, facing the same prejudice, deprivation, and the same barriers to resettlement and safety imposed by our own government.”
  • AILA’s Fundamentals Conference – Early-Bird Savings End 9/22 (9/5/2014)
    Immigration law is a complex and demanding field. With pre-recorded training sessions and an information-packed live event, AILA’s October 16–17 conference in New Orleans is designed to give you a solid foundation for success. If you’re just getting started in the field, register soon and save.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Welcoming the Children to New York (9/5/2014)
    In this blog post, Camille Mackler, AILA NYC Co-Media Liaison, offers a look into what went into two recent events in New York City focused on helping migrant children integrate into the community and access important services, including legal assistance.
  • 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.
  • To E-Verify or Not to E-Verify? (9/3/2014)
    In the September 2014 VOICE, AILA member Christine Mehfoud discusses the pros and cons of enrolling in E-Verify. For more guidance on the challenges of E-Verify and strategies for overcoming them, check out a 2014 Annual Conference session on E-Verify.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Let These Women Go (9/3/2014)
    AILA member Stephen Manning sheds some light on how cases are being handled in Artesia noting, “The Artesian reality is that for every woman and child screened in our program who was eligible for release, ICE denied release as a blanket policy—without conducting any individualized determination.”
  • 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.”
  • AILA Leadership Blog: After a Month in Artesia (8/26/2014)
    In this Leadership Blog post, AILA member Christina Brown writes about her experience volunteering at the Artesia family detention center for a month and the multitude of emotions resulting from that experience which have only reinforced her commitment to return in the fall.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: When Justice Isn’t Allowed to be Blind (8/22/2014)
    In this blog post, Ally Bolour, member of AILA’s Media Advocacy Committee interviews retired Immigration Judge Bruce Einhorn about Immigration Judge Ashley Tabaddor’s efforts to fight a DOJ order to recuse herself from all Iranian cases due to her ethnicity.
  • AILA Recorded Seminars: Knowledge and CLE Credits (8/20/2014)
    From business, litigation, and asylum issues, to consular practice, waivers, deportation, and more, AILA downloadable web and audio seminars are an easy way to stay informed and earn CLE credits. Review the full selection of over 200 seminars on Agora.
  • AILA EB-5 Conference Sold Out. Recording Available (8/19/2014)
    Given the growing interest in EB-5, Friday’s AILA EB-5 Conference in Chicago has sold out. While there is no onsite registration or webcast option, you can order the event recordings and benefit from all the conference knowledge and information.
  • AILA Leadership Blog: Beyond Artesia: Without a Choice in Karnes Detention Center (8/19/2014)
    AILA Member Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch highlights the lack of due process and the difficult conditions she witnessed at Karnes Detention Center, noting "even though children are not supposed to be placed in expedited removal, that’s exactly what’s happening."
  • As the Summer Wanes, Look Toward Next Year’s Internship (8/19/2014)
    If you are coming fresh off the heels of your summer internship or even just starting your first semester of law school, it’s never too early to think about what you’ll do next summer. In the July/August VOICE, get some ideas and inspiration from two AILA members who were once in your shoes.
  • Fundamentals Conference – October in New Orleans (8/19/2014)
    This October 16–17 conference is designed for attorneys who are new to the complex field of immigration law. The learning begins with pre-recorded training sessions. These will prepare you for the information-packed live event, giving you the tools and information you need to succeed.
 
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