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House of Representatives pass H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

House of Representatives pass H.R.6 - American Dream and Promise Act of 2019

On June 4th 2019 the American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide protection from deportation and a path to citizenship to over 2 million Dreamers and TPS and DED recipients, passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 237 to 187. Learn more about the significance of this development.

AILA Video: Judge orders Trump administration to resume DACA

AILA Video: Judge orders Trump administration to resume DACA

On Friday, August 3, 2018, U.S. Federal Judge John Bates ruled that the Trump administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was made on unreasonable grounds or without any proper consideration of circumstances, and that it must fully restore the program with a 20-day postponement until August 23, 2018, to allow the government to respond and appeal.

New USCIS Policy on Notice to Appear Makes Immigrants More Vulnerable

New USCIS Policy on Notice to Appear Makes Immigrants More Vulnerable

UPDATED JULY 30, 2018

On July 5, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published new guidance, dated June 28, 2018, regarding Notices to Appear (NTA). The issuance of an NTA commences removal proceedings against the alien. An NTA is a charging document that is issued to foreign nationals, placing them in removal proceedings and directing them to appear in immigration court before an immigration judge. Learn how this new policy may affect you.

Federal Judge rules Trump administration must keep #DACA

Federal Judge rules Trump administration must keep #DACA

On April 24, 2018, a third federal judge ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program was made without reasonable explanation. The administration has 90 days to provide a justification for the decision, before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must accept DACA requests for new applicants. Find out what happens to Dreamers now.

Press Release on National Day of Action Legislative Visits #AILANDA18

Press Release on National Day of Action Legislative Visits #AILANDA18

AMIR RASOULPOUR and ANGELA TORREGOZA, chapter members of the New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) traveled to Washington, D.C., and visited Congressional offices to share the contributions of immigrants to our state with members of Congress and explain the impact of the anti-immigrant policies implemented by the Trump administration.

AILA Video: President Trump signs spending bill passed by Congress; leaves #Dreamers in limbo

AILA Video: President Trump signs spending bill passed by Congress; leaves #Dreamers in limbo

On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the much-debated $1.3 billion spending bill averting another government shutdown. American Immigration Lawyers Association's (AILA) Director of Government Relations Greg Chen reacts to the spending bill Congress passed that will fund the government through the end of FY2018 and shares what it means for immigration policy.

AILA Video: Congress Votes to Reopen and Temporarily Fund Government

AILA Video: Congress Votes to Reopen and Temporarily Fund Government

Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, once again let politics take precedence over the lives of real people, and has squandered another opportunity to protect Dreamers. Despite the fact that a vast majority of voters support measures to protect Dreamers, the hopes of this compelling population are fading as Congress fails to pass the Dream Act legislation, initially introduced with bipartisan support 20 years ago.

How will the government shutdown affect my immigration application?

How will the government shutdown affect my immigration application?

At midnight on January 20, 2018, the U.S. government shut down, exactly one year after Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States. With the national conversation focused squarely on Dreamers, Congress was unable to find common ground on a budget deal and has shut down the U.S. Government.