Browse below for the latest immigration alerts, news, updates, and resources from our team and from thinkimmigration.com.
AILA New England Chapter Community Based Organizations Committee member Lara Wagner explains the importance, rights, and responsibilities of citizenship and describes a recent Citizenship Day event where chapter members offered legal expertise to help people take the final steps to citizenship.
In this blog post, AILA member Peter Choi offers a helpful primer for adjustment of status applicants as they attempt to decipher the Visa Bulletin.
AILA member Vaman Kidambi highlights the limbo that DREAMers are still stuck in and urges immigration attorneys to advocate for fairer and more humane immigration laws and policies, writing that immigrants bring "a rich diversity of culture, identity and togetherness" that benefits us all.
Michael Vastine describes how he has deployed the "'categorical approach' challenging many settled notions about what crimes should have immigration consequences" and previews the upcoming Fall Conference track where "experts will summarize the dominant lines of cases from each Court of Appeal."
The post Find a Unicorn, Slay a Dragon: The Categorical Approach, Circa 2023 first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
In this blog post, AILA member Shelly Anand and co-author Audrey Moor describe how and why current labor laws fail to protect child workers and urge immigrant rights' advocates and labor law reform advocates to work together to pass legislative reforms that will ensure clear and lasting protections.
The post Recent Child Labor Violations Highlight Need for Critical Labor Reforms first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA member Mariam Atash reflects on the two years since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and urges everyone to take action and advocate for passage of the Afghan Adjustment Act to protect the many still waiting for safety.
The post Afghanistan – Two Years Later, an Immigration Attorney Reflects first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Policy and Practice Counsel ManoLasya Perepa urges AILA members to fill out a quick survey to help us better understand EOIR's specialized dockets; the information will help determine whether policies are helping address the backlog while upholding due process.
The post Quick Member Survey Aims to Highlight Some Key Issues Hampering Immigration Courts first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
As America's population ages and the economy faces the "Silver Tsunami," AILA member Aaron Kochenderfer reflects on immigration reform that could help offset coming workforce challenges and help ensure our "Golden Years" are prosperous.
The post Immigration Reform Can Protect Our “Golden Years” from the “Silver Tsunami” first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
AILA Media Advo Committee Member Anthony Pawelski shares some key insights into the economic benefits of immigrants in New England states, and how the data shows how our “nation immensely benefit from our immigrant population" using data from the American Immigration Council's Map the Impact tool.
Not from New England but wondering how your state (or vacation destination) stacks up? All these data points and more are at your fingertips at the American Immigration Council’s Map the Impact page, so go ahead and dive in and” Map the Impact.
The post How I Spent My Summer Vacation (or the Economic Impact of Immigrants) first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.
Margaret Stock describes the immigration concerns facing many service members and how the new Morgan Lewis Military Immigration Fellow Joanna Kloet will be able to offer help hand in hand with volunteer attorneys assisting via the AILA Military Assistance Program (MAP) effort.
The post A New Way to Offer Immigration Law Expertise to Service Members first appeared on Blog: Think Immigration.