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Articles Tagged: AILA

AILA’s 8 Points from the Senate Immigration Bill

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On Tuesday, the bipartisan group of senators known as the “Gang of Eight” introduced S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” Earlier today, AILA issued this press release commending the Senators for their work on the bill. Below are eight initial points of interest pulled from the bill’s provisions. AILA continues […]

American Immigration Council Challenges BIA Decision Denying Miranda-like Warnings to Immigrants Under Arrest

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Washington, D.C.—On Friday, the American Immigration Council challenged a decision by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) ruling that immigrants who are arrested without a warrant do not need to receive certain Miranda-like warnings before being interrogated. Under federal regulations, immigration officers must advise such noncitizens of the reason for their arrest, of their right […]

What is the New I-485 Adjustment of Status Fee for a Child Under 14?

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The new filing fees go into effect on November 23, 2010   AILA is aware that the USCIS Fact Sheet does not list the filing fee for a child under 14 years of age. However, the Federal Register notice announcing the new filing fees indicate that where the child under the age of 14 is applying […]

Regression for Employment Preference Petitions or Visas

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Department of State that issues Visa numbers have good news for family-based classifications but the news is bad for employment-based classifications. In recent years the demand for visa numbers in family based categories has declined.  AILA-DC met with Charles Oppenheimer who works for the State Department Visa Control and Reporting Division responsible for producing the […]

H-IB Facts and Findings

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On July 20, 2010 American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center filed a lawsuit at the U.S. District Court for District of Columbia against the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and against the Department of Homeland Security ( DHS) on behalf of AILA, the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  This was a result of Freedom […]