Immigration Law

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DOS/AILA Liaison Committee Meeting, November 3, 2022, Q&A
Posted on 17 Nov 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

State Department, Nov. 14, 2022 "The Department of State’s Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Consular Affairs (L/CA), in coordination with the Visa Office in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, appreciates the opportunity to discuss issues... Read More

AILA Partners with Nonprofit Lender to Help Immigrants Pay Legal Costs
Posted on 21 Mar 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jessica Folker, Law Week Colorado, Feb. 18, 2022 "Earlier this month, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and nonprofit lender Capital Good Fund announced a partnership to help immigrants pay for legal costs. Under the new program, Capital... Read More

Tags: aila

RAIO/AILA Meeting Notes (Jan. 5, 2022)
Posted on 3 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Jan. 5, 2022 "On Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, the USCIS Public Engagement Division (PED) hosted a virtual meeting with the Asylum & Refugee Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Refugee, Asylum, and International... Read More

Tags: refugees , aila , USCIS , asylum , raio

DOS/AILA Meeting Notes (Jan. 20, 2022)
Posted on 2 Feb 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Jan. 25, 2022 "The Department of State’s Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Consular Affairs (L/CA), in coordination with the Visa Office in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, appreciates the opportunity to discuss issues of concern... Read More

AILA Welcomes Merger of American Immigration Council and New American Economy
Posted on 6 Dec 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Dec. 6, 2021 "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomes the newly announced merger of the American Immigration Council and the New American Economy into a unified American Immigration Council. AILA founded the American... Read More

DOS Q&A with AILA (Dec. 14, 2020)
Posted on 17 Dec 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOS, Dec, 14, 2020 "On December 11, 2020, the Department of State hosted an outreach event with AILA’s State Department Liaison Committee and addressed a broad range of visa-related questions presented by the Committee. Committee’s... Read More

AILA Sues USCIS over Deadlines, Maintenance of Status
Posted on 3 Apr 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Apr. 3, 2020 "In a follow-up to its March 23, 2020, letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) calling for the immediate suspension of immigration benefit deadlines and the maintenance of status for nonimmigrants in the U... Read More

AILA Sues USCIS Over Forms
Posted on 8 Oct 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"AILA filed suit in United States District Court for the District of Columbia to ensure a workable transition over to new forms as the administration seeks to implement the public charge rule. The complaint seeks to immediately enjoin U.S. Citizenship... Read More

Tags: aila , USCIS

Documents Reveal USCIS Policies to Restrict Visas
Posted on 23 Sep 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, Sept. 19, 2019 "New government documents reveal the increase in denials and Requests for Evidence for H-1B petitions are part of an effort by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to achieve desired results... Read More

Tags: H-1B , FOIA , aila , USCIS

Groups Call for Independent Immigration Court System
Posted on 17 Jul 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Ernie Smith, Associations Now, July 15, 2019 "Amid a growing crisis, legal associations have called on Congress to pass laws that would remove immigration courts from Justice Department control, emphasizing the inherent conflict of interest. ... Read More

Orlando for AILA? BIBcast!
Posted on 19 Jun 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

If you will be in Orlando today through Saturday, June 19-22, for the AILA conference, come speak into my microphone for a 60-second audio "BIBcast" I will post to this website, www.bibdaily.com . You can find me by tweeting to @dkbib on Twitter... Read More

Tags: bib , orlando , kowalski , aila

ADMINISTRATIVE COMPLAINT REGARDING EL PASO SERVICE PROCESSING CENTER IMMIGRATION COURT JUDGES
Posted on 3 Apr 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC and AILA, Apr. 3, 2019 "The American Immigration Council (“Council”) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) jointly file this complaint on behalf of immigration practitioners and their detained clients... Read More

Groups Demand Release of Infants from Immigration Jails
Posted on 1 Mar 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, AILA, CLINIC Legal, Feb. 28, 2019 "We write to bring your attention to an alarming increase in the number of infants being held in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. As of today, there are at least nine infants under one year... Read More

Groups Protest 'Public Charge' FAM Change
Posted on 29 Aug 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, NILC and CLINIC, Aug. 28, 2018 - "The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., and the National Immigration Law Center write to express our concern over current policy relating to the assessment... Read More

Groups Slam ICE Selection of GEO Group for Detention Management Contract
Posted on 18 Sep 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Doc. No. 15091830, Sept. 18, 2015 - "Today, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association... Read More

Tags: contract , detention , geo , aila , ICE