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AILA New England Chapter Community Based Organizations Committee member Lara Wagner explains the importance, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and describes a recent Citizenship Day event where chapter members offered legal expertise to help people take the final steps to citizenship.
Priority Dates, Dates for Filing, and Final Action Dates: An Intro to the Visa Bulletin for Adjustment of Status Applicants
In this blog post, AILA member Peter Choi offers a helpful primer for adjustment of status applicants as they attempt to decipher the Visa Bulletin.
AILA member Vaman Kidambi highlights the limbo that DREAMers are still stuck in and urges immigration attorneys to advocate for fairer and more humane immigration laws and policies, writing that immigrants bring "a rich diversity of culture, identity and togetherness" that benefits us all.
Michael Vastine describes how he has deployed the "'categorical approach' challenging many settled notions about what crimes should have immigration consequences" and previews the upcoming Fall Conference track where "experts will summarize the dominant lines of cases from each Court of Appeal."
The post Find a Unicorn, Slay a Dragon: The Categorical Approach, Circa 2023 first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
In this blog post, AILA member Shelly Anand and co-author Audrey Moor describe how and why current labor laws fail to protect child workers and urge immigrant rights' advocates and labor law reform advocates to work together to pass legislative reforms that will ensure clear and lasting protections.
The post Recent Child Labor Violations Highlight Need for Critical Labor Reforms first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA member Mariam Atash reflects on the two years since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and urges everyone to take action and advocate for passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act to protect the many still waiting for safety.
The post Afghanistan – Two Years Later, an Immigration Attorney Reflects first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Policy and Practice Counsel ManoLasya Perepa urges AILA members to fill out a quick survey to help us better understand EOIR's specialized dockets; the information will help determine whether policies are helping address the backlog while upholding due process.
The post Quick Member Survey Aims to Highlight Some Key Issues Hampering Immigration Courts first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA member Silvia B. Gwin explains the confusion around telework and remote work in the PERM context, writing "It is time to call on DOL for a clear legal definition” of these terms, along with “modernization of related PERM guidance; and for more consistency in PERM adjudications."
The post Remote Work with Anticipated or Unanticipated Work Location(s) in the PERM Context first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
As America's population ages and the economy faces the "Silver Tsunami," AILA member Aaron Kochenderfer reflects on immigration reform that could help offset coming workforce challenges and help ensure our "Golden Years" are prosperous.
The post Immigration Reform Can Protect Our “Golden Years” from the “Silver Tsunami” first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Media Advo Committee Member Anthony Pawelski shares some key insights into the economic benefits of immigrants in New England states, and how the data shows how our “nation immensely benefit from our immigrant population" using data from the American Immigration Council's Map the Impact tool.
Not from New England but wondering how your state (or vacation destination) stacks up? All these data points and more are at your fingertips at the American Immigration Council’s Map the Impact page, so go ahead and dive in and” Map the Impact.
The post How I Spent My Summer Vacation (or the Economic Impact of Immigrants) first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
Margaret Stock describes the immigration concerns facing many service members and how the new Morgan Lewis Military Immigration Fellow Joanna Kloet will be able to offer help hand in hand with volunteer attorneys assisting via the AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP) effort.
The post A New Way to Offer Immigration Law Expertise to Service Members first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA's Paul Stern digs into the recently released USCIS Ombudsman's Report which highlights continued backlogs and processing delays, urging readers to take action to help "ensure the agency has the resources needed to chart a course forward where progress is not just a promise, but a reality."
The post One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Digging into the Ombudsman’s Take on the USCIS Backlog first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Law Journal author Christopher Boom shares some insights into his recent article, noting that "Taking away appellate rights from noncitizens for not going to their hearings without warning them of this possibility first" is unjust and contrary to the will of Congress.
The post The Immigration and Nationality Act’s Lost Appellate Rights Warnings first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Law Journal author Madelyn Cox-Guerra shares a bit about her recent article which focused on state court treatment of families as it relates to children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; she hopes the article will spur more research and advocacy.
The post State Courts Affect Applications for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Law Journal authors Da'Niel Rowan and Eddie Corona share some highlights from their article in the Spring 2023 edition of the journal, noting that outdated regulations aren't meeting the needs of employers and employees given the shift toward remote work.
AILA Past President Victor Nieblas Pradis highlights the contributions DACA recipients have made over the last 11 years since the program's inception and why Congress cannot and must not fail to take action and protect them permanently.
AILA Law Journal author Bill Stock describes the rise in work-from-home arrangements which has "exposed the shortcomings of existing immigration regulations and the lack of specific guidance from federal agencies" and urges change; read more about this and other issues in the Spring 2023 edition of the AILA Law Journal.
Adam Cohen delves into the H-1B visa program, from its inception to the latest registration process debacle, and calls on Congress and the Biden administration to improve the program and adapt it to meet the needs of the U.S. economy now, not the market of more than a generation ago.
AILA Law Journal author Evan Patton shared some insights from his recent article published in the May 2023 edition, titled “Towards a Pragmatic Solution for Climate Refugees Under Environmental, Human Rights, and Immigration regimes."
AILA member Jeremy Weber describes the harmful effect of the Senate-passed resolution aiming to rescind the 2022 public charge rule, noting that AILA will urge President Biden to follow through on his promise to veto the measure if it passes the House.