AILA Announcements

Don’t Practice Naked

Now that we have your attention, let’s talk why you should always maintain professional liability insurance to protect yourself and your clients. Listen to this free, informative podcast to learn how to obtain or retain the right malpractice coverage for you.

Take Your Research to the Next Level with AILALink

AILALink puts an immigration law research library at your fingertips. Relied upon by thousands of members, this all-in-one research database includes more than $4,000 worth of AILA publications, select court decisions, agency memos and manuals, the INA/CFR, and more. Subscribe today!

Turn Your Paralegal into a Superstar

We designed the AILA Paralegals Online Course to teach the skills and information that paralegals need to deliver all-star assistance, with modules on substantive immigration law topics, as well as ethics, client service, and the paralegal's role in the practice. Enroll your paralegal today!

Practice Management Office Hours Cancelled for Tuesday, June 25

This is a reminder that our practice management office hours are cancelled for this Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Join us on July 2, for our next free, one-hour, meet up with AILA’s practice management advisor and your fellow AILA colleagues to discuss any questions you have about running your practice.

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!

Watch the AC19 Hot Topics Strategy Session

If you couldn't make it to Annual Conference, watch the Facebook Live recording of our Hot Topics Strategy Session, during which our national officers discussed the latest immigration news and policies.

Fastcase 7 Is Now Live! Register for a Free Webinar Training Session Today

Fastcase 7 is now live! To help you make the transition, Fastcase is hosting a free webinar (non-CLE credit) today at 2:00 pm (ET), and every Monday through August. The webinar will provide a guided tour of Fastcase 7 explaining how to use the system and highlighting new tools and featured content.

2020 AILA Annual Conference Call For Presentations

Planning has already started for the 2020 AILA Annual Conference! The Conference planning committee needs your suggestions for topics, speakers, and preferred formats to ensure that the quality of next year’s event continues AILA's long tradition of excellence. Submit by July 22, 2019.

Your Guide to the Complex World of Waivers

The Waivers Book features a detailed overview of the wide variety of available immigration waivers, as well as practical advice related to adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, U visas, health-related waivers, and more. Get the waivers support you need — order your copy today!

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.

Get Practical Advice on Employer Compliance Issues

Join us on July 25 for our web seminar, Buttoning Up: A Compliance Check-In, for a review of big-picture compliance issues and practical compliance pointers. Panelists will cover a range of topics, including the public access file, tracking F-1 STEM OPT, and I-9 compliance processes. Register today!

Learn About the Journey to Permanent Residency for E-2 Treaty Investors

Join us for our August 6 seminar, The Journey from an E-2 Visa to an EB-5 Green Card: A Fast Track. Our expert panel will discuss the careful planning and detailed strategy required for E-2 investors to properly structure their respective businesses to transition the visa into an EB-5 green card.

Take Action Tuesday: Tell Congress the True Costs of Immigration Detention

Just this week, advocates called on the government to address the systemic failure to provide appropriate medical services in an immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado. Urge Congress to demand accountability and urge consideration of alternatives to detention.

2019 DACA Update — Special Member Pricing

Join us for our July 18 seminar, 2019 DACA Update: Where Are We Now and What Can We Expect?, to get tips for screening DACA clients for other forms of relief and best practices for DACA clients seeking alternative relief with an outstanding removal order. Special $59 member pricing. Register today!

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!

Get Early Access to Article Relating to 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 at AILA’s 2019 Annual Conference and read a free article on trends in I-9 audits, to be included in the 2019 Immigration Practice Pointers.

Registration Now Open for First-Ever ACES Immigration Conference!

You asked. We listened. The first-ever Athletics, Culture, Entertainment, and Science (ACES) Immigration Conference will take place on August 2 in Hollywood, CA. Learn strategies for addressing the immigration-related issues routinely faced in these practice areas. Register by July 10 to save $100.

The I-864 and the Changing World of Public Charge Inadmissibility

Join us on July 30 for our members-only seminar, The Notorious I-864: No Longer a Shield Against "Public Charge." Panelists will discuss how current public charge inadmissibility rules are being applied, as well as what to expect if DHS's proposed public charge rule takes effect. Register today!

Advising Foreign Students Not Chosen in the H-1B Lottery

Join us for our July 9 seminar, Foreign Students Not Picked in the H-1B Lottery: Options and Strategies. Panelists will discuss options for students who weren't chosen and strategies for staying in status while awaiting results. They will also address advising students for the next H-1B cap season.

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

Tuition Assistance for AILA Online Courses

We offer full and partial tuition assistance for AILA National online courses, including our Fundamentals, PERM, and Paralegals courses, based on need and availability. Learn more about the eligibility requirements and complete the application by July 15, 2019.

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 available for many of them. Recent additions include recordings on best practices for interacting with the NVC, guidance on the CSPA, and options for clients with a prior removal order picked up by ICE.
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– to 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

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

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.