AILA Announcements

Join Us for a Hands-On Workshop and Focus Group on Setting Fees for a Removal Practice

Join AILA’s Practice & Professionalism Center at AILA National for a unique workshop on setting fees for your removal practice. We’ll evaluate your practice’s finances, identify your baseline overhead expenses, what your actual hourly rate is, what it should be, and more.

Turn Your Paralegal into a Superstar

AILA’s Guide to Immigration Law for Paralegals provides an overview of immigration law and procedure to give your paralegal the foundation and confidence necessary to provide outstanding assistance. Its articles cover the paralegal’s role, preparing forms, ethical concerns, and more.

Make Sure You’re Ready for H-1B Season FY2020

Join us for our January 31, 2019, seminar, Preparing for H-1B Season FY2020: Filing Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid, to make sure you’re ready to navigate the increasingly complex H-1B process. We’ll review adjudication trends and recent USCIS memoranda affecting H-1Bs, share filing tips, and more.

Practical Advice for a Successful Removal Defense Case

Representing Clients in Immigration Court provides clear and strategic guidance to help you prepare for any immigration court proceeding. The new edition includes updates on removal proceedings, waivers of inadmissibility and deportability, bond hearings, and more. Get your copy today!

Learn How to Avoid Case Denials in 2019

Our January 15, 2019, audio seminar, The June 2018 RFE and NOID Guidance: How to Avoid Case Denials in 2019, will discuss best practices for preparing cases to avoid summary denials by USCIS adjudicators. Panelists will cover I-130 petitions, humanitarian cases, waivers, and more.

Kurzban’s: Authoritative, Comprehensive, Trusted

Kurzban’s Immigration Law Sourcebook continues to be the most trusted reference for immigration law practitioners. The new 16th edition addresses recent changes to removal policies, humanitarian programs, visa programs, and benefits adjudication. Order your copy today!

EOIR Is Hiring 12 New Immigration Judges

EOIR recently announced job openings for 12 immigration judge positions in various cities across the United States. Applications must be received by December 18, 2018.

Help Your F-1 Clients Avoid the Unlawful Presence Trap

Learn about the intricacies and potential pitfalls of F-1 status during our January 10 seminar, F-1 Foreign Students: How to Avoid Unlawful Presence. Panelists will discuss USCIS policy changes made this year that affect F-1 visa holders and how to advise them on remaining in status. Register today!

Understand the Latest Changes to Family-Based Immigration

The new edition of Immigration Law and the Family is a critical resource for family-based practitioners or business practitioners who come across family-based issues. It includes guidance on eligibility for family-based visas or adjustment of status, consular processing, and more.

Join Us in Thailand for an Advanced Business and EB-5 Conference!

Join us in Bangkok on February 28–March 2, 2019, for the AILA Bangkok District Chapter Conference and AILA National EB-5/Advanced Business Conference! Get the latest updates for business practitioners in Asia and network with colleagues. Registration is opening soon. Book your hotel room today!

Your Guide to Litigating in Federal Court

Robert Pauw’s Litigating Immigration Cases in Federal Court is your guide to filing an immigration lawsuit in federal court. It provides an overview of the basic principles of judicial review of immigration cases, editorially vetted “quick cites” for writing briefs, and more. Order today!

See You in Budapest for the AILA GMS European Conference

The AILA Global Migration Section (GMS) European Conference - Compliance in Global Immigration Practice - will be held in Budapest from January 18 – 21, 2019. The early-bird registration deadline is December 7, 2018. Register today!

Call for Papers: AILA Law Journal

AILA is soliciting articles for a new law journal being launched by AILA and the legal publisher Fastcase. The biannual AILA Law Journal will provide a broad view of emerging areas of policy and litigation, as well as explore the business implications of national and local immigration law.

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

#MyImmigrantHistory Campaign

Join AILA’s #MyImmigrantHistory campaign and share a story about your own immigration roots to combat the proposed public charge rule.

Catch the Recordings of Recent Conferences and Seminars

Did you miss a crucial conference or seminar recently? Not to worry, you can download the recording. Recent additions include seminars on strategies for H-1B/PERM offsite workers, EB-1-1 petitions, H-2B visas, and more! CLE credit is available for many recordings.
AILA Doc. No. 15051199

Take Action Tuesday: Share AILA and Council’s Complaint on Coercive Tactics Used on Separated Parents

Last week, AILA and the American Immigration Council filed a complaint detailing coercive tactics used by government officials against parents who were separated from their children. Support the complaint by sharing it on social media.

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 ICE 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!

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

The Immigration Justice Campaign is asking experienced AILA removal defense practitioners who regularly represent asylum seekers to volunteer to provide pro bono consults for reunified families as they face upcoming hearing dates, ICE check-in dates, and filing deadlines.

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!

Member Benefit: Free This Month on Agora

Check out AILA's free items for members. This month, listen to a recording on acquired and derivative citizenship and read an article on advanced issues in asylum and withholding of removal. 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.