AILA Announcements

Do Not Litigate Without These Essential Court Companions

Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court provides guidance on when and where to file, avoiding dismissals, and more. Just as important, the sixth edition of AILA's Immigration Litigation Toolbox includes litigation strategies, samples, and practice tips. Get them now!

Free Lunch and Learn: Automation for Law Practices that Save Buckets of Time and Money

In this Lunch and Learn session on September 11, you can get useful tips for using technology to make your practice more efficient. Do not miss the chance to learn how automation can help you streamline your operation and stand out. Registration is free for members!

Must-Have for EB-5 Practitioners: Immigration Options for Investors and Entrepreneurs

With the EB-5 regulations in flux, make sure you have an authoritative guide to help you understand the legal underpinnings of investment-related immigration. This volume covers topics such as I-526 guidance, investor clients' tax considerations, startups and small businesses, and more. Order now!

Ideal for New Practitioners: Fundamentals Online Course

Get all the guidance you need to understand the complexities of U.S. immigration law. This self-paced, interactive course, provides over 20 hours of content, combining a focus on the law itself with lessons on critical practice skills. Sign up and start learning right away!

Getting a Head Start with Essentials of Immigration Law

An indispensable reference, Essentials of Immigration Law offers a practical overview of the entire area of U.S. immigration law. A must-have for practitioners, paralegals, and law students — order now!

Free Lunch and Learn: Sabbaticals and Retreats for Getting Away from Your Office

It is easy to be absorbed by the challenges of being an immigration practitioner, but selfcare and wellness are just as important. This August 14 session will explore the advantages of taking sabbaticals, and all the logistic, managerial, and financial aspects it involves. Register now!

The Swiss Army Knife of Immigration Legal Resources

AILA’s Immigration Practice Toolbox serves to supplement substantive reference materials with checklists and sample documents on essential areas of practice—consular processing, family-based immigration, naturalization, waivers, removal defense, and others. Don’t go out without your digital copy!

Offer Expiring Soon: AILALink Summer Special — $50 Off!

Haven’t experienced the power of AILALink yet? This is your chance! Through August 18, all new 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions are $50 off. Enter code SS19LINK50 during check out and start researching. Excludes previous/existing/renewal subscriptions and cannot be combined with other offers.

The Guide to Immigration Pathways for Medical Professionals

Physician immigration is a complicated area of law, and recent policy changes pose new challenges. In addition to addressing these changes, The Physician Immigration Handbook walks you through visa options for graduate medical training, common waivers used by physicians, and more. Order now!

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!

It’s That Time of the Year Again! — 2019 California Chapters Conference

Monterey will be hosting the 32nd Annual California Chapters Conference on November 7–9, 2019. Attendees are encouraged to book accommodations early to take advantage of the AILA hotel rate at Portola Hotel & Spa Monterey Bay (connected to the conference center). See you in California!

Tell Congress to Oppose Expansion of Fast Track Removals

The Trump administration recently announced a policy that expands fast track removals to apply throughout the U.S. to people who have been in the U.S. for less than two years. Join us in calling on Congress to demand that the government reverse course.

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!

Annual Conference Handbooks Now Available on Agora

You can now purchase the 2019–20 editions of Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law and Immigration Practice Pointers, covering key issues encountered in immigration practice. Order now! AC19 attendees received electronic versions of both books with their conference materials.

Missed the Annual Conference? Get the Recordings!

If you couldn't make it to the 2019 AILA Annual Conference, you can now listen to the expert education and information that you missed from the comfort of your office or home. Choose between the full set of recordings, specific sessions, or topical tracks.

Strategize for NIV Case Denials with this Web Seminar

The August 27 web seminar, Case Denied! Now What? Strategies and Remedies After an NIV Petition Denial, will cover approaches and practical considerations to keep in mind when deciding how to respond to an NIV petition denial. Registrants receive a free downloadable seminar recording!

Web Seminar — H-1B RFEs in 2019 and Strategies for Responding: What’s Trending?

As requests for evidence (RFEs) become more frequent in H-1B cases, attorneys in this practice area need to keep their skills sharp. The August 22 seminar will provide up-to-date guidance and strategies for navigating the latest trends in this challenging area.

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!

Delve into Employer Compliance and Removal Issues at the 2019 Fall Conference

Registration is now open for the 2019 AILA Fall CLE Conference, on September 13, in Park City, UT. This year's conference will feature a Worksite Compliance and Enforcement Track, as well as a Removal Skills Track, cosponsored by the Immigration Justice Campaign. Register by August 13 to save $100!

Get Up to Speed on Form I-864, Affidavit of Support

On 10/10/18, DHS published a proposed rule related to public charge. Since then, there have been a lot of questions about current adjudications of Form I-864, Affidavit of Support. Check out this page to make sure that you have the resources to stay on top of the changing environment.

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!

Stay Current on 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.

Get New Insights into the Complicated World of Investor Visas

Coming mid-June 2019, the new edition of Immigration Options for Investors & Entrepreneurs is a comprehensive guide that provides analysis, strategies, and practice tips. Plus: check out a preview of an abbreviated version of an article on USCIS denials of petitions filed by investors.
AILA Doc. No. 19052332

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 this page to see updates from your fellow members.
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 recordings on ethics rules; green card renewals, corrections, and the phasing out of InfoPass; and perfecting the job description. 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.