The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the national association of over 15,000 immigration lawyers and practitioners, who represent families seeking permanent residence for their close family members; U.S. businesses seeking global talent; foreign students, entertainers, artists, and athletes; as well as asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis, has released a Know-Your-Rights Flyer for Green Card holders detained at a port of entry.
Beginning October 1, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin implementing the June 28 Updated Guidance for the Referral of Cases and Issuance of Notices to Appear (NTAs) in Cases Involving Inadmissible and Deportable Aliens Policy Memorandum (PM) (PDF, 140 KB), which affects green card applicants applying for permanent residency and individuals who are applying to change or extend their nonimmigrant visa status. Read our FAQs here.
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.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), held in a 5-4 opinion that the term "aggravated felony" in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as it relates to Section 16(b) of the federal criminal code, is "unconstitutionally void for vagueness" under the Fifth Amendment's Due Process Clause.
The Trump administration recently issued a memorandum to end the “catch and release” policy at the border and directing other enhancements to immigration enforcement.
We Have Rights is a national immigrant empowerment campaign that will provide critical information to communities threatened by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and engage the broader American public in an urgent conversation about immigrant justice in our country.