Immigration Law

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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 Allege Coercion and Intimidation of Detained Mothers and Children in Texas Immigration Lockup
Posted on 1 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AIC, Sept. 30, 2015 - "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 (AILA), partners in the... Read More

Tags: clinic , raices , aila , ICE , dilley

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

Deplorable Medical Treatment at Family Detention Centers - Complaint Filed
Posted on 31 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Ten mothers came forward to lodge formal complaints about the substandard medical care they and their children received while detained by the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS). The complaints describe the severe suffering families have endured... Read More

AILA Files Lawsuit Against DHS and CBP to Compel Disclosure of Records Requested Under FOIA Relating to the ORT
Posted on 21 Dec 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA, Dec. 19, 2016 - "Today, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), represented by the American Immigration Council and Foley & Lardner LLP, filed a lawsuit to compel U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) compliance with... Read More

Tags: ort , cpb , FOIA , aila , lawsuit , DHS

Rocket Docket Immigration Court Hearings for Refugee Children (Video)
Posted on 5 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"AILA Southern California Chair Heather Poole joins us to discuss due process violations happening as California accelerates master calendar notifications for unaccompanied children." - AILA, Aug. 5, 2014 . Read More

NIJC, KIND and AILA Provide Statements for House Border Hearing
Posted on 3 Feb 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

At 9:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security will hold a hearing entitled, "ANOTHER SURGE OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS ALONG THE SOUTHWEST BORDER: IS THIS THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S... Read More

AILA Welcomes Benjamin Johnson as New Executive Director
Posted on 29 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

AILA Doc No. 15102930 | Dated October 29, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC - The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) announced today that Benjamin Johnson will serve as AILA's new executive director beginning January 11, 2016. Mr. Johnson comes... Read More