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Featured Issue: Healthcare Insurance Proclamation

11/26/2019
AILA provides a resource page related to President Trump’s 10/4/19 presidential proclamation suspending entry of immigrants who “will financially burden the U.S. healthcare system.”
AILA Doc. No. 19103100

Featured Issue: H-1B Registration Tool

12/3/2019
USCIS has indicated that it intends to implement an electronic registration requirement for petitioners seeking to submit H-1B cap-subject petitions in FY2021. This featured issue page tracks developments related to the implementation of the electronic registration process.
AILA Doc. No. 19102407

Featured Issue: Port Courts

12/6/2019
DHS has erected tent structures in Laredo and Brownsville, Texas, where individuals subjected to the Migrant Protection Protocols, commonly known as the Remain in Mexico Program, will have their cases heard via video teleconference by an immigration judge in another location.
AILA Doc. No. 19091660

Featured Issue: USCIS’s Elimination of Non-Military Deferred Action at Local USCIS Offices

9/20/2019
Learn more about USCIS's decision to eliminate non-military deferred action and DHS’s reestablishment of these types of requests on a discretionary, case-by-case basis.
AILA Doc. No. 19082737

Featured Issue: The Pereira Ruling and Resulting Fake NTAs

12/6/2019
Per the decision in Pereira v. Session, individuals must be served with a notice to appear that specifies the time and place at which removal hearings will be held. This page tracks government efforts to comply with the ruling, court decisions, attorney and media resources, and more.
AILA Doc. No. 19082210

Featured Issue: DOJ Moves to Decertify the Immigration Judges Union

11/4/2019
On 8/9/19, the DOJ petitioned the FLRA in an attempt to strip immigration judges of their right to unionize. DOJ claims that NAIJ is no longer a valid union because the judges are managers who can’t form unions under the statute. This featured issue page provides updates and other resources.
AILA Doc. No. 19081303

Featured Issue: Legislation Impacting the Per-Country Numerical Limitation

11/25/2019
AILA’s Board of Governors has voted to endorse the Resolving Extended Limbo for Immigrant Employees and Families (RELIEF) Act (S. 2603).
AILA Doc. No. 19080632

Featured Issue: Expedited Removal

11/6/2019
On July 23, 2019, DHS announced that it is significantly expanding expedited removal to apply throughout the United States to individuals who have been in the United States for less than two years. This featured issue page provides resources for attorneys, the press, and others.
AILA Doc. No. 19073000

Featured Issue: 2019 Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids

11/7/2019
This page includes a variety of resources to assist in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids, including local raids resources such as hotlines and contact information as well as attorney resources. Visit the Immigration Justice Campaign's website to volunteer.
AILA Doc. No. 19062731

Featured Issue: Public Charge Changes at USCIS, DOJ, and DOS

11/13/2019
Resources related to the Trump administration’s proposed or enacted changes to how it handles the public charge ground of inadmissibility.
AILA Doc. No. 19050634

Featured Issue: Border Processing and Asylum

12/5/2019
This featured issue page provides updates, analyses, and other resources on the ongoing changes in asylum law and processing at the border, including the Migrant Protection Protocols program, the turnback of asylum seekers at ports of entry, separation of families, and more.
AILA Doc. No. 19032731

Featured Issue: Changes in USCIS Policy Under the Trump Administration

10/25/2019
Dramatic changes in USCIS policy under the Trump administration have undermined the legal immigration system that the agency was created to facilitate. This page provides analysis, media coverage, and other resources that bring the nature and destructive impacts of these changes into relief.
AILA Doc. No. 19022633

Featured Issue: Conditions in CBP Custody

12/2/2019
Resources related to conditions while in CBP custody and recent migrant deaths while in CBP custody.
AILA Doc. No. 18122608

Featured Issue: Denaturalization Efforts by USCIS

8/15/2019
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.
AILA Doc. No. 18072705

Featured Issue: Immigration Courts

12/6/2019
The Trump administration’s policies, including the imposition of numerical quotas on immigration judges (IJs), continue to undermine the independence of IJs and weaken due process. This featured issue page provides updates, analyses, and other resources on the current state of immigration courts.
AILA Doc. No. 13040204

Featured Issue: Detainers

3/7/2018
Updates and resources related to detainers, including AILA press statements, reports, and testimonies.
AILA Doc. No. 11113063

Featured Issue: Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

11/12/2019
Resources on legislative efforts to protect Dreamers and TPS recipients.
AILA Doc. No. 17072035

Featured Issue: FY2018 Appropriations

4/19/2018
Resources on the House DHS funding bill for FY2018 that seeks to dramatically increase immigration enforcement and border security, including ways you can push back on this bill.
AILA Doc. No. 17071835

White House Principles on Immigration

2/1/2018
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.
AILA Doc. No. 17101000

Featured Issue: Texas Senate Bill 4

9/25/2017
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.
AILA Doc. No. 17050837

Featured Issue: Congressional Efforts to Curb Legal Immigration

9/21/2017
Resources on legislative efforts to reduce or eliminate legal immigration levels to the United States.
AILA Doc. No. 17080342

Featured Issue: Legislative Efforts to Lower CBP Hiring Standards

6/9/2017
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.
AILA Doc. No. 17060632

Featured Issue: House Immigration “Enforcement-Only” Bills

6/9/2017
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.
AILA Doc. No. 17051737

Featured Issue: Border

1/24/2017
In recent years, increasing amounts of money have been poured into the protection of the border region—the necessity of these escalating costs is questionable, especially when considering that apprehensions at the border are at their lowest in 40 years.
AILA Doc. No. 12032166

Featured Issue: Arizona Senate Bill 1070

9/20/2016
Resources related to Arizona’s 2010 Senate Bill 1070.
AILA Doc. No. 16092034

Executive Action: Buy American and Hire American

10/24/2017
Documents related to H-1Bs and Executive Order 13788, Buy American and Hire American.
AILA Doc. No. 17052537

Resources on the Travel and Refugee Bans

9/21/2018
Documents related to the two Executive Orders, as well as the Presidential Proclamation, related to the travel bans.
AILA Doc. No. 17052501

Resources for Responding to Large-Scale Enforcement Actions and Raids

4/6/2018
This page includes a variety of resources to assist members in responding to large-scale enforcement actions and raids, and representing individual clients who were subjected to a raid.
AILA Doc. No. 17031533

Executive Actions Issued on Crime and Public Safety

3/6/2017
Documents relating to the Executive Order signed on February 9, 2017, relating to crime and public safety.
AILA Doc. No. 17030606

Removal Defense Resources Roadmap

2/15/2017
Removal defense resources for members new to removal defense and for members who need a refresher or wish to expand their existing skills.
AILA Doc. No. 17010502