Think Immigration - American Immigration Laywers' Association

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This blog is by the membership of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), to help focus the national debate on the real facts about immigration and the means to achieve a just and rational system.
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Breaking Down the Invisible Wall: It’s Past Due!

November 2, 2021 - 14:46
AILA member Mo Goldman shares a recent example of how the antiquated systems at USCIS Customer Service caused concern and wasted time as he sought to help a client and offers ideas of how to increase efficiency.

Leading AILA: Beyond our 75th Year

October 29, 2021 - 14:19
AILA President Allen Orr reflects on what it means to be AILA's president in this 75th year and highlights some fun ways to remember some key milestones and share your own fond memories of AILA this year.

The Fruits of our Afghan Labor Have Arrived

October 27, 2021 - 10:04
Author Joyce Brake shares insights from her recent pro bono work with Afghan evacuees and helping them find their footing in the new situation they are in; she urges readers to reach out and do the same.

Process Work Authorizations If You Want More Workers!

October 21, 2021 - 16:11
AILA Media Advocacy Committee Member Emily Haverkamp highlights the huge obstacles facing asylum seekers seeking work permits while their asylum request is being processed, noting the impact of bad policies on the asylum seekers but also employers seeking workers.

Afghanistan and the United States’ Responsibilities

October 6, 2021 - 14:48
AILA member Manish Daftari shares insights into the situation facing those fleeing from Afghanistan and the urgent need to simplify processing of vulnerable Afghan evacuees, similar to the treatment of Vietnamese evacuees in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.