Violent Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric: “It Will Kill You – Warning.”

"Border protection and immigration reform are hot-button issues, and I’m sure we’ll hear much more from the campaign trial. But there’s a difference between policies (and politicians) that treat immigrants as problems and policies that treat them as people. ... We need solutions...

Kids in Oklahoma Qualify for DACA

" Doug Stump, Tepe's lawyer, said that after Obama's announcement he quickly sent Angel and Gabriela's information to immigration officials in Washington, and was informed just two days before the Tepes were required to leave that their petition would be granted. The officials also told...

Senate Immigration Bill is Transparent

" Listen carefully. That ‘click’ ‘click’ ‘click’ sound you hear isn’t your clock. Around the country, and potentially around the world, immigration advocates and restrictionists alike are hitting the “refresh” button over and over and over again...

From Indifference to Involvement; from Ambivalence to Passion

Need some inspiration? Doug Stump 's installation speech [ AILA President 2013-14 ] starting at min. 16:00 will pump you up!

Congress Considers Bills Targeting Notarios, Other Immigration Scammers

"Congress might address the issue as part of proposed immigration reforms that could expand protections against con-artists offering help to those seeking citizenship. “This is a foreseeable problem,” said Rep. Bill Foster, D-Illinois, who introduced a bill that calls for a fine and...

Concerns Over L-1B Adjudications: Video

"To help with potential challenges to L-1 adjudications, AILA president Doug Stump asks that examples be sent to reports@aila.org." - AILA YouTube Quicktake, Oct. 9, 2013 .

Unpub. BIA Descamps Victory in Oklahoma

"The respondent was convicted of domestic abuse - assault and battery under Oklahoma Statute 21, section 644C. which requires assault and battery against certain types of victims. In Steele v. Oklahoma, 778 P.2d 929 (1989), the Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals held that only the slightest touching...

Unpub. BIA GMC, Discretion Victory in OKC VAWA Cancellation Case

"[A]lthough the respondent's ability to leave the abusive relationship and the length of time she has been out of the relationship weigh against a favorable exercise of discretion in this case, we ultimately conclude that this and the other negative discretionary considerations are outweighed...

'Serious Flaw' in H-1B Visa Process: AILA President

"Doug Stump, President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), commented on today's announcement from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that on the first day it can count petitions, USCIS has received more than enough to reach the 85,000 maximum H-1B visas that...

AILA: CBP Finally Taking Steps in Right Direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Friday, May 30, 2014 - Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 14053050 (posted May. 30, 2014)" CONTACTS: George Tzamaras or Belle Woods 202-507-7649 - 202-507-7675 gtzamaras@aila.org - bwoods@aila.org AILA...

BIA on Special Rule Cancellation: Matter of M-L-M-A-

"(1) Because an application for special rule cancellation of removal under section 240A(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1229b(b)(2) (2006), is a continuing one, false testimony given by the respondent more than 3 years prior to the entry of a final administrative order...