The Trump administration announced the opening of an office to focus on identifying immigrants who are suspected of cheating to get their green cards or citizenship and will seek to denaturalize these individuals. Watch this page for updates and resources from AILA.
Resources related to the Trump administration’s implementation of a “zero tolerance policy” resulting in the widespread separation of parents and children arriving together at the United States southern border between ports of entry and the ongoing crisis of family detention.
The Trump administration’s policies will undermine the independence of immigration judges (IJs) and weaken due process. The changes adopted by DOJ, including steps to impose numerical quotas on IJs and attempts to curtail procedural safeguards, threaten the integrity of immigration courts.
Resources on legislative efforts to protect Dreamers, young people who were brought to the country as children and have grown up in the United States, as the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program under the Trump administration is uncertain.
AILA provides resources on the immigration principles and policies released by the White House on 10/8/17, including information on border security, interior enforcement, and the creation of a "merit-based" immigration system.
On 5/7/17, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law Senate Bill 4, effective 9/1/17. The bill provides civil and criminal penalties for localities and law enforcement agencies and university police departments in Texas who have or implement new policies that build trust with immigrant communities.
Congress is considering two bills that would weaken screening procedures for Custom and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agents by waiving the polygraph requirement for certain applicants. Learn more about these bills and join AILA in pushing back on these efforts.
On 5/18/17, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a series of bills that would implement President’s Trump mass deportation plan. Learn how you can join AILA and its partners to push back on this effort.
In recent years, increasing amounts of money have been poured into the protection of the border regionthe necessity of these escalating costs is questionable, especially when considering that apprehensions at the border are at their lowest in 40 years.