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Mother Jones Questions: What Will Happen with Dreamers’ Information After DACA Ends

What Will Happen with Dreamers Information After DACA Noah Lanard writes in the September 8, 2017 edition of Mother Jones about Dreamers’ fears: “The government knows where the nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers live, where they’ve traveled, and what they look like. So when President Donald Trump decided to stop protecting them from deportation, there  Read more→

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Acts EB-5 Investor Visa Program, Conrad 30, & Non-Minister Religious Worker Programs Will Sunset

The EB-5 Investor Visa Program, the Conrad 30 J Waiver Program for foreign national physicians and the Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker Program terminate at the end of this federal fiscal year, September 30, 2016, unless Congress reauthorizes them. On September 9, 2016, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced the American Job Creation and Investment Promotion  Read more→

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AILA President: Trump’s Speech was Fantasy, NOT Policy

AILA President: Trump’s Immigration Speech was Fantasy, NOT Policy In an opinion piece for Fox News, AILA President, William A. Stock describes Donald Trump’s immigration policy proposals as a wish-list of the “enforcement only” approach that has been tried, and failed, for the past twenty years. Trump’s immigration speech was fantasy not policy. Mr. Stock writes, “It is  Read more→

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AILA Reacts to Obama’s Plans for Surge of Arrests of Families & Unaccompanied Children

Responding to confirmed reports that immigration authorities are planning another surge of arrests aimed at families and unaccompanied children across the nation, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) issued the following statement: “The Obama Administration’s mistreatment of vulnerable refugees seeking protection from unmitigated violence in Central America is a shameful violation of our nation’s core  Read more→

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AILA:  USCIS says E-Verify Customer Satisfaction Score Climbs Five Points in Five Years

USCIS announces that E-Verify’s customer service satisfaction score increased to 87 for 2014, one point higher than in 2013 and 2012, and 23 points above the government average. The survey evaluated key features of E-Verify, such as customer service, registration, and overall satisfaction. Source: AILA – E-Verify Customer Satisfaction Score Climbs Five Points in Five  Read more→

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AILA: Government Ineptitude Disappoints Thousands on Visa Timing

AILA and its members were disappointed today to learn that, due to a gross government miscalculation, many individuals and families will continue to face lengthy waits before they can submit their applications for permanent residence.  The new filing dates, which translate to longer wait-times, were made public through an updated October Visa Bulletin published today.  Read more→

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AILA: Pope Francis to see Immigrants, Students, Refugees, and Unaccompanied Minors

 On September 16, 100 women embarked in a nine day 100-mile pilgrimage from the immigration detention center in York, Pennsylvania to welcome Pope Francis in Washington D.C. The women have chosen to draw attention to detained immigrant mothers who have been separated from their children, in support of Pope Francis’s universal message of treating refugees  Read more→

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AILA: Increase the 10,000 Commitment for Resettling Syrian Refugees

On September 11, 2015 the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) called upon President Obama to go beyond the commitment he made to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees and to extend more meaningful protection to all refugees and asylum seekers whether they are resettled from abroad or have crossed U.S. borders fleeing violence, persecution, and other horrors.  Read more→

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AILA Expresses Support for Reauthorization of Three Immigration Programs

A 9/11/15 letter from AILA to congressional leadership expressing strong support for the extension of the EB-5 Regional Center program, the Conrad 30 J Waiver program and the Special Immigrant Non-Minister Religious Worker program before they sunset on 9/30/15. Source: AILA – AILA Expresses Support for Reauthorization of Three Immigration Programs

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