AILA Announcements

Free Lunch and Learn: Get Your Practice Off the Ground

2/14/2019
Starting an immigration practice is tough, so join the Practice & Professionalism Center for a free Lunch and Learn session on April 17 to learn how! We’ll cover identifying your areas of expertise and potential clients, marketing your new firm, and more. Space is limited so register today.

The Most Comprehensive Guide to Consular Practice

2/14/2019
The Consular Practice Handbook (eBook) guides you through the ins and outs of consular practice. It features an overview of the basics of lawyering at consular posts and discussions on representing visa applicants, dealing with denials, and country-specific issues. Download your copy today!

Take Action Tuesday: Help Amplify Congress’s Calls for USCIS Accountability

2/12/2019
Today, over 85 members of Congress sent a letter to USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna that cites data from AILA’s policy brief on USCIS processing delays and expresses concerns about the agency’s growing backlog of adjudications. Help amplify Congress’s call and push for more USCIS oversight!

Is the B-2 Visa an Option for Your Client?

2/12/2019
Is the B-2 visa a viable option for your client’s significant other? Find out during our March 19 seminar, B-2 or Not B-2: That Is the Question for Your Client’s Betrothed! We’ll cover DOS’s “90-day rule,” ethical considerations, and the pros and cons of pursuing other visa options. Register now!

Bring Your Paralegals Up to Speed with Our Online Course

2/12/2019
The AILA Paralegals Online Course provides paralegals with the information they need to succeed. Modules cover the paralegal’s role in the practice as well as substantive immigration law topics. Participants receive a certificate upon completion. Register your paralegal today!

Early-Bird Registration Ends Soon for BDC and EB-5/Advanced Business Conferences and Webcasts

2/11/2019
The early-bird deadlines are coming up this Wednesday, February 13, for the 2019 AILA Bangkok District Chapter Conference and 2019 AILA EB-5/Advanced Business Conference, on February 28–March 2 in Thailand. Webcast options are also available for both conferences.
AILA Doc. No. 19021139

Order Our Guide to Litigating in Federal Court!

2/11/2019
Robert Pauw’s Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court provides a helpful overview of the basic principles of administrative law and judicial review of immigration cases. It also tackles tricky jurisdictional issues and features “quick cites” for brief writing. Order it today!

Volunteer with AILA National Today

2/14/2019
The National Committee selection process for the 2019-20 term is now open. Please fill out this form to tell us about your interests in volunteering for AILA National activities. The call for committee volunteers will close on March 5, 2019.
AILA Doc. No. 19021401

Don’t Miss a Night with the Council in Boston

2/12/2019
Join the American Immigration Council for a night out in Boston on March 1 after the AILA New England Chapter Conference. Enjoy music, delicious appetizers, and cocktails while you mingle with immigration attorneys and advocates. Tickets are $30 and proceeds benefit the Council. All are welcome!

Take Action Tuesday: Three Ways to Raise Concerns about NTAs with Fake Time/Dates

2/5/2019
AILA has received reports of people who showed up to immigration court with a NTA for a January 31 hearing, only to discover the hearing was not actually on the court docket. Here are three ways you can continue to raise concerns about this issue and the need for an independent court system.

2019 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship

2/14/2019
The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship offers one law student the opportunity to team up with a local organization to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups in summer 2019. Share this valuable learning experience and/or find out how to apply today!

Join Your Colleagues on Capitol Hill for AILA’s National Day of Action

2/15/2019
Register for AILA’s National Day of Action (NDA) on April 11, 2019, to meet with members of Congress and share how the administration’s immigration policy changes are harming American families, businesses, and communities. Register today and book your hotel room to take advantage of the AILA rate.

Join AILA’s Practice Management Interest Group

12/28/2018
The Practice Management Interest Group provides an opportunity for members to discuss all the challenges of operating an immigration practice and exchange ideas and solutions with fellow AILA members. It is a group focused solely on the business of being in business. Interested? Join today.
AILA Doc. No. 18122804

What’s Happening!

2/13/2019
Have news you want to share with the AILA community? It might be a professional announcement, an award you’ve won, or news of a wedding or a new addition to your family. Send a 500- to 700-character blurb to AILA today. Then check back to this page to see updates from your fellow members.
AILA Doc. No. 15071005

Catch the Recordings of Recent Conferences and Seminars

2/15/2019
Need CLE credit? You can download recordings from recent seminars and CLE credit is available for many of them. Recent additions include seminars on I-751 petitions, National Interest Waivers post-Dhanasar, developments in waivers of inadmissibility, and the FY2020 H-1B cap season.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

New Resources for Immigration Paralegals

11/7/2018
We don't have to tell you that paralegals play an essential role in your practice's success. AILA has the resources to get your staff up to speed and keep their skills sharp.

Sign Up to Be Referred to ICE Detainees in Need of Representation

12/11/2018
Grow your removal defense practice in 2019 and add your name to a list of immigration attorneys to be circulated to detention facilities in your region. Sign up through AILALawyer today to expand your outreach to potential paying clients and increase access to counsel in the new year!

Learn How You Can Support the Fight Against Family Detention and Family Separation

11/19/2018
The Immigration Justice Campaign is asking experienced AILA removal defense practitioners who regularly represent asylum seekers to volunteer to provide pro bono consults for reunified families as they face upcoming hearing dates, ICE check-in dates, and filing deadlines.

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

2/8/2019
Check out AILA’s upcoming web and audio seminars. Get your CLE requirements from the convenience of your desk. Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule!

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

12/28/2018
AILA's free items for members for this month are now available. AILA is providing a list of the top ten resources from 2018, that are free to members. Happy holidays and download these resources today.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the INA

10/7/2015
AILA celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Immigration & Nationality Act with 15% off the 2015 edition of the INA. Enter INA50ANN during checkout on AILA Agora. This offer excludes previous/existing orders. Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires October 13, 2015.

The New AILA.org Thinks Like You

5/15/2015
Learn about the new features of AILA’s website.