AILA Announcements

Empower Your Paralegal on the Go

AILA’s self-paced Paralegals Online Course combines a focus on immigration law with lessons on crucial paralegal practice skills: legal research, ethics and professionalism, and client service. If your paralegal is not a verified AILA member, sign up on before registering!

Your Best Companion in Immigration Court

The fifth edition of Representing Clients in Immigration Court includes updates on key topics such as removal proceedings, adjustment of status, INA §212(c) and cancellation of removal for LPRs, withholding of removal, and protection under CAT. Don’t go to court without your copy!

Be Our Guest: AILA National’s 2019 Open House!

On November 8, the AILA National Office is opening its doors. From free CLE events, to exclusive discounts on AILA publications, it's a great opportunity for you to learn more about our Washington, D.C., headquarters while connecting with colleagues and immigration experts. Register now for free!

Boost Your PERM Practice, Starting Now

Our self-paced and interactive PERM Online Course covers job descriptions and requirements, prevailing wage determinations, recruitment, filing ETA Form 9089, audits, and more. It is also eligible for up to 15 CLE hours in 60-minute jurisdictions — enroll today and start learning instantly!

Get AILA’s Immigration Practice Essentials Combo and Save!

Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook includes selected digital updates that make it more relevant than ever. Along with the Immigration & Nationality Act and Immigration Regulations, it forms the rock-solid foundation of immigration law practice. Get them together to save!

The Unrivaled Guide to EB-5 Practice

The new edition of Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs provides comprehensive treatment of EB-5 practice, with I-526 guidance, a case-analysis checklist, a model legal services fee agreement, country-specific considerations, and much more. Get your copy today!

Web Seminar: Maintaining Nonimmigrant Visa Status

Adjudication trends in the current administration have made keeping a nonimmigrant visa status increasingly difficult. This October 24 web seminar will examine F-1 status and unlawful presence, change of status issues, the impact of Matter of Simeo Solutions LLC, and more. Don't miss out!

Get a Head Start with Essentials of Immigration Law

An indispensable reference, Essentials of Immigration Law offers a practical overview of U.S. immigration law, from family-based immigration to asylum, from consular processing to criminal violations. A must-have for practitioners, paralegals, and law students — order now!

Your Companion for Employment-Based Immigration

AILA’s Business Immigration: Law & Practice provides clear explanations of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. From H-1B, L-1, E-1/E-2, and labor certifications, to the less frequent E-3, J-1, and H-3 visas, it's all here. Order today!

Global Migration Section Call (October 2019)

Join AILA for the next free, Global Migration Section call on 10/23/19, to discuss the impact of the decriminalization of cannabis on international travel. Sign up today!

Web Seminar: Behind the Consular Curtain

Understanding the inner workings of U.S. consulates is critical to competently advising clients during consular processing. During this members-only seminar on November 5, a panel of former consular officers will provide an insider’s perspective on the nuances of consular processing. Register now!

Get Your Practice Management Questions Answered

There is research that shows we learn more in active groups, so Practice Management Office Hours offers the benefits of an active classroom with diverse voices. Join the conversation during our free Office Hours every Tuesday at 2:00 pm (ET).

The New Edition of AILA’s Asylum Primer Is Here

In addition to providing you with a procedural "walk-through" of the entire U.S. asylum process, AILA's Asylum Primer also covers current hot topics such as Matter of A-B-, Grace v. Whitaker, family separation and reunification, and more. Order today!

Take Action Tuesday: Ask Presidential Candidates Your Immigration Questions

Use the AILA 2020 Election Guide to ask the Democratic candidates your questions about immigration on social media during tonight’s debate and follow AILA National on Twitter for live updates. The fourth Democratic debate starts at 8:00 pm (ET) tonight.
AILA Doc. No. 19100831

Sign Up for a Pro Bono Military Case Today

USCIS announced that it will reduce locations overseas where noncitizen military servicemembers and military families can be naturalized. Help a military family in need of immigration support either locally or from a distance through AILA’s Military Assistance Program today!

Web Seminar: Maintaining Nonimmigrant Visa Status

Adjudication trends in the current administration have made keeping a nonimmigrant visa status increasingly difficult. This October 24 web seminar will examine F-1 status and unlawful presence, change of status issues, the impact of Matter of Simeo Solutions LLC, and more. Don't miss out!

Cybersecurity Resources and Preparing for a New AILA Password

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) so learn how you can be more cybersecure with these resources. Get prepared for picking a strong, more secure AILA password next Tuesday, October 22, 2019.

Sports-Based Immigration Practitioners Shouldn't Miss This Seminar

From legal definitions of “athlete” and “essential support personnel,” to presenting evidence and selecting sponsors, the Oct. 31 seminar Athletes, Coaches and Trainers: NIVs and IVs will cover the latest immigration challenges faced by sports professionals and how to overcome them. Don't miss out!

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

Learn Strategies for Dealing with Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude

Of the criminal grounds of inadmissibility and deportability, crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMTs) are some of the most complex. In this Oct. 29 seminar, get a practical framework for fighting and waiving CIMTs. We'll cover the petty offense exception, plea negotiations, and more. Register now!

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

From Montreal to San Salvador, Know Your Consulates

During the October 22 audio seminar Recent Trends and New Strategies for Consular Processing Worldwide, our panel of experts will discuss best practices for dealing with U.S. consulates, offer tips for navigating changes with National Visa Center electronic filing, and much more. Register today!

Diversity and Inclusion Scholarships for Upcoming AILA Conferences

The AILA National Diversity and Inclusion Committee is offering two scholarships to attend the 2019 AILA Law Practice Management Conference and Webcast on October 17, 2019, and two scholarships to attend the 2019 AILA Asylum Conference and Webcast on October 18, 2019. Apply by October 1, 2019.
AILA Doc. No. 19091102

Meet the Faculty: 2019 AILA Law Practice Management Conference and Webcast

On Thursday, October 17, 2019, faculty members will present a full day of live sessions at the AILA National Office in Washington, D.C. to help you perform a “check-up” on the personal and financial well-being of both yourself and your practice.

Meet the Faculty: 2019 AILA Asylum Conference and Webcast

On Friday, October 18, 2019, faculty members will present a full day of live sessions at the AILA National Office in Washington, D.C. on the current administration's attacks on the asylum system and on new strategies to employ in immigration court.

You Don’t Want to Miss the New York Chapter Symposium!

The 21st Annual AILA New York Chapter Immigration Law Symposium (on December 12) will consist of two tracks (Business and Family/Removal) featuring some of the nation's foremost experts in U.S. immigration law. Register by November 21 to take advantage the early-bird discount and special hotel rate!

Save the Date: 2020 AILA Midwinter Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2020 AILA Midwinter Conference, which will take place on January 24, 2020, at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort in Curaçao. Registrants will have access to a special hotel rate. Stay tuned—reservation details will be coming soon!

Just a Few Days Left to Get the Best Deal for the California Chapters Conference

Attend the 32nd Annual AILA California Chapters Conference to get critical updates across a wide range of topics, from cannabis to asylum to business litigation trends to post-conviction relief. Register now—special hotel rate and early-bird discounts end October 16!

Meet the Faculty of the 2019 AILA Fall Conference: Removal Skills Track and Worksite Compliance Enforcement Track

There will be two tracks at the AILA Fall conference: the AILA/Immigration Justice Campaign Removal Skills Track and the Worksite Compliance and Enforcement Track. Meet the faculty and register now!

The Economics of Immigration Practice - How Do You Compare?

You still can take part in the Immigration Marketplace Study, one of the most powerful tools available for understanding the economics of immigration practice. Survey participants can also win prizes, including a FREE registration and accommodations for the 2020 Annual Conference. Participate today!

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

Catch the Recordings of Recent Conferences and Seminars

Need CLE credit? You can download recordings from recent seminars and CLE credit is often available. Recent additions include recordings with a DACA update, options for foreign students not picked in the H-1B lottery, maintaining permanent residence while abroad, handling marriage fraud, and more.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

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

New Resources for Immigration Paralegals

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.

The New Thinks Like You

Learn about the new features of AILA’s website.