AILA Announcements

The New Edition of AILA’s Focus on the Child Protection Act Is Out

Our popular CSPA resource is now available in eBook, PDF, and print formats. The new edition brings the latest on retention of priority dates for aged-out derivatives, clarification on visa retrogression and the CSPA, and more. A great complement to Immigration Law and the Family. Order now!

ICYMI — The Week of January 13 in Review

AILA provides a list of new, substantive legal documents posted to during the week of January 13, 2020.

This Combo Is Your Best Companion for Navigating the Asylum Landscape

AILA’s Asylum Combo includes two top resources on U.S. asylum law and practice: our all-in-one reference guide, AILA's Asylum Primer, and the webcast recording of the 2019 Asylum Conference, during which our experts discussed the latest developments and strategies on this issue. Order now!

Your One-Stop Resource for Family Immigration

AILA's Immigration Law and the Family provides detailed guidance on eligibility for visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers, completing the affidavit of support, and more. It also offers sample materials and strategies for problem solving. Order today!

Expand Your Immigration Court Skills with This AILA University Live Video Roundtable

Get first-hand advice from seasoned practitioners for dealing with the unpredictable nature of immigration court. AILA University's Jan. 29 video roundtable, Expecting the Unexpected: Handling Surprises in Immigration Court, will provide valuable insights and creative strategies. Register for free!

Master the Complex EB-5 Visa with This AILA Resource

Take a deep dive into the complexities of EB-5 practice with AILA's Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs, which includes I-526 guidance, a case-analysis checklist, a model legal services fee agreement, country-specific considerations, and much more. Get your copy today!

Get the 2020 Midwinter Conference Recording to Catch Up on Advanced Business and Removal Strategies

Can’t make it to Curaçao? Do not worry! You can still order the conference recording and get all the tips and strategies discussed at the 2020 AILA Midwinter CLE Conference (Jan. 24). Learn new and innovative ways to increase the success of your practice in these tumultuous times. Do not miss out!

The Comprehensive Resource for Business Practitioners

Business Immigration: Law and Practice, tackles all the complex processes involved in employment-based immigration. Get clear guidance on everything from H‑1B, L‑1, E‑1/E‑2, and labor certification, to E‑3, J‑1, and H‑3 visas, as well as physician NIWs, STEM OPT, and much more. Order today!

Get Caught Up on Public Charge

The Second Circuit recently decided to maintain a nationwide injunction blocking DHS's public charge rule. During our Jan. 30 web seminar, 2020 Comprehensive Public Charge Update and Strategies, expert panelists will provide much-needed updates, tips, and strategies on this hot issue. Register now!

Get a Much-Needed Update on Worksite Compliance

The Feb. 4 web seminar, Practical Tips for Worksite Compliance: I-9s and Related Issues, will address strategies to deal with the increasing number of I-9 investigations/inspections, Social Security ‘No Match’ letters, and other types of notices. Register now and learn how to reduce employer risk!

Take Action: Urge Your Members of Congress to Support the RELIEF Act

Join AILA in urging members of Congress to support the Senate and House versions of the RELIEF Act, and thank those who introduced the bill.

Refer a Law Student to the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship is accepting applications for summer 2020 from law students wishing to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. With a deadline of February 1st, learn more about this fellowship and apply today!

Need Advice on Running Your Practice?

Join the conversation and get your questions answered! We know running your own practice can be challenging at times. Benefit from an active classroom with diverse voices during our free Office Hours every Tuesday at 2:00 pm (ET).

Article: Immigrant Advocates Condemn ICE Activity in Kitsap as Racial Profiling

Kitsap Sun reports on local ICE activity and concerns about the expansion of expedited removal. Regarding the latter, AILA Washington Chapter Advocacy Chair Steven Miller said, "It's a huge issue, and the (U.S.) Supreme Court has never really defined where the limits are."
AILA Doc. No. 19092561

Article: America's Shifting Asylum Policies Explained

Voice of America reports on the asylum rule the Supreme Court has allowed the government to begin implementing. AILA Executive Director Ben Johnson said, "This rule denies people a meaningful chance to seek asylum, putting the lives of asylum seekers back in the hands of their persecutors."
AILA Doc. No. 19092562

Article: USCIS Documents Reveal the Sources of Trump H-1B Visa Restrictions

Forbes reports on a FOIA lawsuit filed against USCIS by the AIC on AILA's behalf. AILA President Marketa Lindt said that documents released by USCIS as a result of the litigation show how the agency shifted its focus in H-1B adjudications, "creating more obstacles for U.S. businesses."
AILA Doc. No. 19092060

2019 Marketplace Study Sweepstakes Winners!

Thank you to all the AILA members who took the time out to complete the 2019 AILA Marketplace Study Survey. This study is made possible because of you and we express our gratitude.

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA's upcoming web and audio seminars. For live seminar participants, a free downloadable recording of the seminar is included with registration. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule, and join in from the convenience of your desk!

Featured Issue: SSA No-Match Letters

Members should be mindful that SSA no-match letters can potentially lead to issues related to immigration enforcement and I-9 compliance. Learn more with AILA's resources on employer compliance and enforcement.
AILA Doc. No. 19101009

RAICES Creates Legal Defense Fund for Released and Reunified Families

RAICES established a Legal Defense Fund for Released and Reunified Families to provide stipends to pay for attorney’s fees on behalf of formerly separated families. RAICES is looking for AILA members nationwide who are interested in representing these clients. Learn more about the stipends.
AILA Doc. No. 19050699

What’s Happening?

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

Give Your Paralegals the Resources They Need to Thrive

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 Detainees in Need of Representation

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!

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

Check out AILA's free items for members. This month, listen to a recording on managing stress and avoiding substance abuse, and read the latest update on DACA. Download them today.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the INA

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.