View All Featured Issues Pages

Featured Issue: Port Courts

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

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: DOJ Moves to Decertify the Immigration Judges Union

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

On 10/17/2019, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) attempted a unanimous consent vote on S. 386, as amended. The unanimous consent vote failed after Senator Durbin (D-IL) objected.
AILA Doc. No. 19080632

Featured Issue: Expedited Removal

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

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

Resources related to the Trump administration’s proposed or enacted changes to how it handles the public charge ground of inadmissibility. Note, the DHS final rule was enjoined on 10/11/19.
AILA Doc. No. 19050634

Featured Issue: Border Processing and Asylum

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured Issue: Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients

Resources on legislative efforts to protect Dreamers and TPS recipients.
AILA Doc. No. 17072035

Featured Issue: FY2018 Appropriations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources related to Arizona’s 2010 Senate Bill 1070.
AILA Doc. No. 16092034

Executive Action: Buy American and Hire American

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

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

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

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

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