Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law.


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President Biden Revokes Visa Ban

On February 24, 2021, President Biden rescinded Presidential Proclamation 10014 which prohibited the entry of certain immigrants into the United States due to possible harm to economic interests due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Although the immigrant visa ban has been revoked, Presidential Proclamation 10052 suspending the entry of nonimmigrant workers for the same reasons remain in place.

District Court Enjoin’s 100 Day Moratorium Indefinitely

The district court granted Texas’s motion for preliminary injunction, prohibiting the government from enforcing or implementing the 100-day pause of removals as outlined in the January 20, 2021, memorandum. The order states: Defendants and all their respective officers, agents, servants, employees, attorneys, and other persons who are in active concert or participation with them are hereby ENJOINED and RESTRAINED from […]

DHS FAQ’s on MPP Processing

Too many acronyms! The US Department of Homeland released some FAQ’s on the processing of MPP cases. Please see links below for more information. https://www.dhs.gov/migrant-protection-protocols https://www.acnur.org/es-mx/noticias/press/2021/2/603014524/ya-esta-activa-la-pagina-de-registro-conecta-para-personas-con-casos-abiertos.html

2021 Donations Application Now LIVE!

The donations committee of our chapter is now accepting submissions for funding. A completed application and all supporting documentation must be received by the AILA Texas/New Mexico/Oklahoma Chapter Donations Committee no later than Monday, March 15, 2021 6 pm CST. The Grant/Funding Request will be reviewed and considered by the Donations Committee before being forwarded […]

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