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AILF Lauds Senator Schumer for Beginning Immigration Reform Discussion

Released on Mon, Apr 27, 2009

The Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship will hold a hearing "Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009: Can We Do It and How?" to examine common sense solutions to the immigration system on Thursday, April 30. The following is a statement from Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director of the American Immigration Law Foundation in Washington, DC.

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National Guard Border Troops Moving On

Released on Sun, Jun 29, 2008

June 2008 marks the two-year anniversary and the end of Operation Jump Start, a joint program by the Border Patrol and Department of Defense. Yet, the persistence of undocumented immigration indicates that Operation Jump Start is anything but a success. Instead, it has been a costly and ineffective approach to border control that was incorporated into a larger, self-defeating strategy of enforcement-without-reform.

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President Declares Ongoing Commitment to Immigration Reform

Released on Wed, Jan 27, 2010

 
Washington D.C. - In the State of the Union Address this evening President Obama made clear his ongoing commitment to immigration reform noting "we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system - to secure our borders, enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation." Some may continue to argue that immigration reform is too politically risky to move on this year and that we should focus instead on rebuilding our economy. However, comprehensive immigration reform is compatible with economic reform as it would generate needed economic growth, create jobs and increase tax contributions by ensuring that everyone working in the United States is doing so legally. In fact, immigration reform would allow us to take full advantage of the opportunities for economic growth that immigrants bring.

 Immigration Yields Tremendous Economic Benefits to AmericaRead more...

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Your Council Ambassador: Elisa Ford

elisa@efordlaw.com
The Law Office of Elisa Ford, P.L.L.C.
Website: http://www.efordlaw.com/
About Elisa:
Elisa Ford is a solo practitioner in Seattle, Washington, whose practice focuses exclusively on immigration law. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington (AILA-WA) where she currently serves as Vice Chair of the Pro Bono Committee.Read more...

LAC Seeks Greater Safeguards in Removal Proceedings for Immigrants with Mental Disabilities

Released on Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Earlier this week, the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center (LAC), the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center filed an amicus brief with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) urging the government to protect the rights of immigrants whose mental disabilities prevent them from participating meaningfully in their own removal hearings.  "This is particularly disturbing given that these immigrants are not granted court-appointed counsel in removal proceedings" said Melissa Crow, Director of the Legal Action Center.

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AILA/AIC Letter to Secretary Napolitano on DHS' Use of Prosecutorial Discretion

Released on Wed, Apr 06, 2011

AILA and AIC submitted a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano expressing concerns and offering assistance and perspective with respect to implementing a well-balanced policy on the exercise of prosecutorial discretion.

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2016 2nd Place National Winner

"Immigrants"
By Yuyao (Jasmine) Liu, Pierce Elementary School, Brookline, Massachusetts

 

Boom. boom.
The guns are firing
Signaling war.
My mother ushers us
Out the door.
She tells us
"Be brave. Don't look back.
We will be there soon."
My brother and I nod.
And run.Read more...