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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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Resilience Among LGBTQ+ Immigrants

November 13, 2020 - 12:19
AILA Law Journal author Sarah Houston is interviewed by AILA Editorial Director Danielle Polen for the blog, sharing how she became an advocate for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and how transgender women and men in particular face a hidden epidemic of physical and psychological abuse.

When State Marijuana Acceptance and Immigration Law Collide

November 5, 2020 - 13:24
AILA Editorial Director Danielle Polen interviewed Kaelyn Mostafa, author of an article in the Fall 2020 edition of the AILA Law Journal entitled "The Effect of States’ Legalization of Marijuana on Good Moral Character and Eligibility for U.S. Citizenship" to learn more about her process and topic.

Election Day 2020 Is Here

November 3, 2020 - 14:32
In this post, adapted from a message to the AILA Board of Governors on November 3, 2020, AILA President Jennifer Minear reflects on what today's election means, and noted, "Together, we will get through this day and all the days to come, and I firmly believe that we will emerge stronger than ever."

So, You Have a Law Firm. Here’s What I’ve Learned Seven Months into the Pandemic

October 30, 2020 - 15:12
The events of 2020 were not in my vision board nor on my list of conceivable scenarios, but here we are. Seven months into the pandemic and an economic recession, if you are running a business/law firm like I am, what should we be doing during this time to stay alive, thrive, and prepare for […]

Remote Pro Bono Work in the Midst of a Pandemic

October 22, 2020 - 17:21
Jacqueline Shi, AILA member and member of the AILA National Pro Bono Committee, shares how attorneys continue to provide pro bono services to vulnerable immigrant communities during the pandemic by using technology and innovation.

Voting Feels Different This Year but is More Important than Ever

October 13, 2020 - 14:57
AILA Board of Governors member Ally Bolour shares his personal story of naturalization and why he feels the obligation to vote and encourage others to vote as well, including his 98-year-old father who will vote for the first time ever!

Bending the Curve – Getting Out the New Citizen Vote

October 6, 2020 - 11:57
AILA President Jennifer Minear shares how she is working to ensure her new citizen clients are ready to vote, writing "I'm not telling my clients how to vote, but I am making darn sure they remember the capacity they have to reshape their future, to decide who will have the effect change."