Tag Archives: AILA

Deferred Action Public Service Announcement from AILA in Spanish

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) has issued an audio Public Service Announcement in Spanish explaining what the new Deferred Action initiative means and warning people of the potential for fraud.

Iranian Community in Nashville?

AILA’s 2012 Annual Conference on Immigration Law takes place June 13-16, 2012.  As the conference nears, the attention turns to our great host city, Nashville.  Ah, Nashville, the Capital of Country Music.  This solidly American city actually has  a rich immigrant fabric.  In particular, did you know that Nashville has an Iranian community?

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A Video Illustration From AILA About the Need for the Start Up Visa Act


This is a four minute animation by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) highlighting the plight immigrant entrepreneurs face when trying to keep themselves and their businesses in the United States.

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This week, I received my first U-1 visa approval.  The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity.  See USCIS Q&A.

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Prosecutorial Discretion: Why the Need for a Training Program?


One might ask the question, why do we need a training program when the Director of Ice himself came out with clear guidelines on Prosecutorial Discretion in June?  The answer to this question really goes to the culture at ICE.

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Quoted In Online Wall Street Journal about Prosecutorial Discretion


I had the privilege of being quoted by Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal on November 18, 2011, in the online version about Prosecutorial Discretion.

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Prosecutorial Discretion: Recent Advocacy Timeline


The squeaky wheel  gets the oil.  That is probably the best way to summarize the recent timeline for the use of Prosecutorial Discretion. 

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AILA Clarifies DHS’s Announcement on Prosecutorial Discretion

Many people are confused in the wake of DHS’s recent announcement about how immigration agencies will use Prosecutorial Discretion in determining low and high priority immigration cases. 

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Summary of Testimony from Dr. Arora at the Economic Imperative for Enacting Immigration Reform

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) applauded Senator Schumer (D-NY) for conducting today’s hearing underscoring how important immigrant workers are to our nation’s economy.  At the hearing, Dr. Arora testified on behalf of  Immigration Voice, a national grassroots non-profit organization of over 60,000 active highly skilled immigrants

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