I am reaching out because AILA’s Military Assistance Program has two cases out of Killeen, Texas and Abilene, Texas that are in need of pro bono assistance. I have already contact the local AILA MAP Volunteers and the Pro Bono Liaison for the AILA TX chapter and we are still unable to place these […]
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6 PM. Place: Thirsty Lion, 350 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039 (it’s central folks! ?) Paul Hunker will be there, and he is working on some of his crew joining us for the merriment! We hope you can make it. Happy holidays! Maria & Lakshmi […]
Dear AILA friends, I called CA Bennett this morning to discuss the issue of resets for Brisack and Harris cases. CA Bennett gave me permission to share the following information- Just last week EOIR figured out what they’re going to do, temporarily, with BrisackHarris “BH” cases. For all BH cases […]
Are you interested in coordinating an AIC creative writing contest for fifth graders this year or know of someone who is? The AIC creative writing contest for fifth graders will go forward despite AIC’s refocus of its limited resources on legal and policy issues and exchange programs. If you are able to participate as […]
Dear colleagues, The HFO Acting Field Officer Director Carroll has notified me that they will have NEW emergency INFOPASS walk-in dates. They are now between 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the 1st Thursday and 2nd Tuesday of each month. This change is effective immediately, which means the next walk-in date will be on […]
I’ve attached the responses to the written questions from our September Large Group Meeting. CDallas USCIS September Meeting Answers Best Regards, Susan Bond, Attorney Immediate Past Chair, State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Section Dallas USCIS Liaison AILA National Media Advocacy Committee 408 West Eighth St., Suite 206 Dallas, TX 75208 […]
Dear Colleagues, Our next AILA/USCIS meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Albuquerque Field Office. If you have any questions for our upcoming meeting, please send them to me as soon as you can, and please no later than Monday, December 3, 2018, by the end of day. I […]
We are seeking volunteer Spanish-speaking attorneys to provide legal services to detained immigrant children being held at the federal children’s detention facility near Tornillo, Texas. I work with with the ABA’s Children’s Immigration Law Academy (CILA) and is coordinating the legal services volunteer effort on behalf of Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services (DMRS) […]
Our wonderful Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico chapter has set aside funds to assist those volunteering at Dilley, Tornillo, and other similar facilities. Stipends are available up to $500 per person. Please provide proof of expenditures and request through our Treasurer, Irene Mugambi at email@example.com Keep up the amazing work!!
Dear family detention warriors, I trust you are all paying attention to the caravan of migrants and asylum-seekers slowly approaching our southern border.The South Texas Family Residential Center has been steadily emptying, we suspect in preparation for the arrival of the caravan. Despite the fact that the Dilley Pro Bono Project consistently have great […]
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico and the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Present a free training on Liberating Refugees from ICE Detention: Using Your Legal Skills to Make an Immediate Impact Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm More information available here: http://nmcdla.org/component/content/article/35-cle-seminars/7002-liberating-refugees-from-ice-detention-2018.html
Dear AILA colleagues: Here are my notes from the 11/14/2018 EOIR stakeholder meeting in Houston. 1. The EOIR public information officer told us the meeting was the most well attended one so far in the U.S. About 40 to 50 people attended. Thank you to all AILA folks who attended. It’s very important for us […]
November 2018 AILA Inquiry Interview Guide Thank you Susan Bond!
From the wonderful Susan Bond: 2018_November_ER Walk in Dates
The AILA Texas Chapter Advocacy Committee needs volunteers for various roles for the 2018-19 year. Check out the descriptions; you may apply for multiple positions; please select all of the positions you are interested in (and note the city you select if you are applying for an Advocacy Captain position). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. […]
Hi all, As I am sure you’ve seen, the Trump administration published a rule today with the intention to limit asylum seekers at the border. You can read AILA’s statement on the rule here: http://ow.ly/ukXc30mym1W. There are a few sample tweets below if you would like to share the statement via social media. The Trump administration’s […]
From the effervescent Michelle Saenz Rodriguez: External Schedule 11-12-18 External Schedule 11-19-18
From the diligent Juan Carlos Rodriguez: 11-02-2018 ICE liaison meeting notes
From Liz Mendoza: Houston Stakeholder Sessions Invitation_ EOIR scheduled a stakeholder meeting in Houston for 11\14. Attached is the invitation. Stakeholders are invited to submit questions directly to EOIR.
From the super informative Juan Carlos Rodriguez : OPLA-SNA contact list