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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HOUSTON Immigration Court COVID-19 Protocol Update July 28th

From Elizabeth Mendoza, Houston EOIR Liaison. Thank you for the update! Effective Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in areas of substantial or high community transmission, all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask inside federal buildings in public. This includes the Conroe, Dallas, Harlingen, Houston, Houston Greenspoint Park, Houston – S. Gessner, and Pearsall Immigration Courts, […]


FROM DALLAS EOIR LIAISON, MICHELLE SAENZ-RODRIGUEZ, On July 28th, Dallas Immigration Court announced effective immediately masks are required in the Courts and throughout the Federal Building. You are not permitted to enter the Building on Commerce without a mask. We will keep the membership posted on other locations throughout the Chapter.

Matter of A-C-A-A- VACATED

 Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 84 (A.G. 2020) (“A-C-A-A- I”), is vacated in its entirety. The Attorney General has issued a decision in Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 351 (A.G. 2021). (1) Matter of A-C-A-A-, 28 I&N Dec. 84 (A.G. 2020) (“A-C-A-A- I”), is vacated in its entirety. Immigration judges and the Board should no longer follow A-C-A-A- I in […]

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