AILA Announcements

Taking Stock of the Final Rule Affecting Highly-Skilled Workers

Join us on September 27, 2018, for our seminar The Final Rule Affecting Highly-Skilled Workers Over One Year Later to learn how this rule has been implemented. We’ll cover the impact on retention of priority dates and adjustment portability, H-1B cap-exempt definition, and more. Register today!

Annual Conference Handbooks Now Available on AILA Agora

Handbooks from this year’s Annual Conference are now available on AILA Agora. If you attended AC18, you can access the handbooks in your digital library. If not, you can purchase Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law and Immigration Practice Pointers on Agora.

Worksite Conference Recordings Now Available on Agora!

Did you miss last week’s 2018 Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement Conference? You can now download the recording from AILA Agora. It includes each session from both the employer compliance and worksite enforcement tracks, so you’ll have the latest strategies to help your business clients.

Denaturalizations Have Been in the News, Make Sure You Have This Necessary Guide

AILA’s Guide to U.S. Citizenship & Naturalization Law provides analysis of relevant laws and procedures and guidance on everything from filling out the N-400 form to false claims of citizenship, plus sample forms and tips. Get the perfect quick-reference guide for these uncertain times!

ABA Women of Color JD Study - Seeking Participants

The American Bar Association (ABA) is conducting a focus group study for women of color who have JDs and who have been out of law school for at least 15 years to assess and help identify factors that fostered or impeded their success in the legal profession.

Introducing the New AILA Paralegal Online Course!

AILA’s excited to introduce the new AILA Paralegal Online Course, an interactive course designed to provide you with the information you need to succeed as a paralegal. It covers all areas of immigration law, as well as research skills, ethics and professionalism, and client service. Register today!

Special Pricing for Asylum and PSGs Seminar

New DHS guidance on asylum makes the challenges of defining a particular social group (PSG) even more complex. Join us on September 6, 2018, for our seminar, Asylum Law Updates on PSGs, for discussions of recent BIA and AG decisions, as well as practical tips. Special $59 member price.

A Combo to Cover All Your Waiver Needs

AILA’s Waivers Combo provides the guidance you need to develop a successful waiver case. With The Waivers Book and Provisional Waivers: A Practitioner’s Guide, you’ll get a broad overview of waiver options, as well as specific guidance on overcoming the unlawful presence trap.

Volunteer for AILA Citizenship Day: Find Your Opportunity

AILA Citizenship Day 2018 will take place September 15, 2018. With more than 22 events scheduled around the country in mid-September, volunteer at a local workshop and create a welcoming space for immigrants on their path to citizenship. Sign up with your local chapter today to participate!

Late-Breaking NTA Memo Seminars: Order the Recordings!

Did you miss our two-part late-breaking seminar on the new USCIS guidance regarding Notices to Appear? You can order the recordings. Part one covered the implications for your business clients, while part two covered family-based clients and naturalization applicants. Special $49 member pricing.

A New Edition of an Indispensable Resource to Practice in Immigration Court

The new edition of Representing Clients in Immigration Court is full of strategies to help you succeed in immigration court. It will feature explanations of filing procedures, motions to reopen, cancellation of removals for LPRs, asylum matters, and more. Preorder your copy today!

Annual Conference Recordings Now Available!

Recordings from the 2018 AILA Annual Conference are now available on AILA Agora! Recordings are available for each track, popular sessions (such as the AILA Ethics Compendium), or for the whole conference. If you missed the conference or were there but missed a session, order the recording!

Get Support for the Affidavit of Support

Affidavits of Support: A Practitioner’s Guide, written by Charles Wheeler of CLINIC, provides step-by-step guidance for completing the affidavit of support and associated forms. It covers sponsor requirements and responsibilities, agency review and adjudication, and more.

Special Offer: Free Recording When You Register for an AILA Conference

From now until August 19, when you register for the Business or Removal Federal Court Litigation Conference, or the 2018 AILA Fall CLE Conference, you’ll receive a free recording of a seminar of your choice! Offer redeemable via coupon code sent to registrants during the week of August 20, 2018.

AILA In-Person Morning Event: Overcoming Secondary Trauma in Immigration Practice

AILA’s Practice & Professionalism Center brings you a free in-person event at AILA National on overcoming secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, complete with healthy breakfast, yoga morning meditation, and presentation by Niki Irish, Senior Counselor at the DC Bar Lawyer Assistance Program.

Take Action Tuesday: Urge Congress to Stop the Corruption of USCIS and EOIR Missions

AILA members are encouraged to join AILA’s nationwide campaign to ensure lawmakers hold USCIS accountable to its service-oriented mission as envisioned by Congress and to protect the integrity and independence of the immigration court system.

Photos from 2018 Annual Conference Now Available

Relive all the fun you had with colleagues at the 2018 Annual Conference with these photographs from the Presidents Reception at AT&T Park and Saturday Night Party at the California Academy of Sciences. Photos are for good memories and personal use only and will be available for 30 days.

2018 Federal Court Litigation Conferences: Join Us in Washington, D.C. or Remotely via Webcast

Join us at AILA National or remotely via webcast for the 2018 Federal Court Litigation Conference! This two-day event, from September 20-21, 2018, will cover business litigation on day one, and removal litigation on day two, providing you with the tools you need to succeed.

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.

Take Action Tuesday: New Policy Turns USCIS Into an Enforcement Agency

In response to USCIS’s updated NTA policy guidance, Anastasia Tonello stated that “this policy erases the ‘Service’ from USCIS and transforms the agency into yet another DHS enforcement tool.” Share AILA’s press statement and Quicktake on social media today.

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

You may be eligible to have your name placed on a list of AILA lawyers that will be distributed to immigrants being held in detention centers in your area. These are not pro bono lists, but lists of attorneys interested in working with detainees on their removal cases. Learn more!

AILA’s Civility Code Now In Effect

AILA’s Civility Code was voted into effect at the Board of Governors meeting, on April 14, 2018, in Washington D.C. and went into effect on July 1, 2018. Learn more about this new code.

A Call to Arms: Introducing the AILA Administrative Litigation Task Force

In furtherance of AILA’s mission and in recognition litigation is the best option for our clients and our members, AILA has created an Administrative Litigation Task Force.

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

There has been an outpouring of support for the immigration community. To provide clarity on how you can get involved, here is a variety of different ways you can support the fight against family detention and family separation.

AILA Introduces Privacy Policy

AILA has protected user data through the application of accepted industry standard practices and procedures. The recent adoption of EU’s GDPR brought to the forefront the need to consolidate our privacy protection practices into a unified privacy policy, which is being introduced today.

Are You an AILA Attorney Representing a Client in Sanctuary?

Let us know if you have a client in sanctuary and are interested in collaborating and communicating with other AILA attorneys regarding issues and strategies unique to those in sanctuary.

Take Action Tuesday: Report IJs Denying Requests for Continuances and Change of Venue

EOIR has announced several policy changes that interfere with an individual’s right to a full and fair hearing by an impartial immigration judge. Help advance AILA’s advocacy efforts by sharing case examples in which immigration judges have denied continuances and/or request for change of venue.

New Report Highlights Immigration Court Needs Being Ignored by Administration

The administration has taken steps to make the immigration court system harsher. Well, we now also know that the government’s changes fly in the face of a Booz, Allen, Hamilton, report, commissioned by the government, which they have had in hand for over a year. Learn more and take action!

Shareable Graphics on AILA’s Deconstructing the Invisible Wall Report

AILA released its report, Deconstructing the Invisible Wall, which details the Trump administration’s policies and procedures that are slowing, or even stopping, legal immigration to the United States. Use these graphics to share the report widely on your social media networks.

Take Action Tuesday: Shareable Graphics for AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine Report

Keep sharing these graphics that highlight key takeaways from AILA’s Cogs in the Deportation Machine report, which surveys policy changes to immigration enforcement made by the Trump administration. Please share widely as part of our #AILAStandsWithImmigrants campaign.

Take Action Tuesday: Championing Family-Based Immigration

AILA posted a Think Immigration blog post, as well as other resources, on the reality of the family-based immigration system, and explaining why family-based immigration is a cornerstone of our country’s history that must be protected. Please share widely.
AILA Doc. No. 18012599

Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

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!

Check Out Recent AILA Recordings

AILA offers recordings of recent web and audio seminars that are available whenever you are! Check out the recordings today and stay current on the trends, topics, and issues that affect your clients and practice. CLE credit is also available for many of these recordings.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

Check out AILA's free items for members for this month. Read a free article on acquired and derivative citizenship and listen to a recording on EU’s new data privacy rules.
AILA Doc. No. 16061690

What’s Happening!

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

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.