Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas is designating Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months, until September 2022. This new designation of TPS for Venezuela enables Venezuelan nationals (and individuals without nationality who last resided in Venezuela) currently residing in the United States to file initial applications for TPS, so long as […]
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has announced that they are creating a Case Review Process for individuals who believe their case does not align with ICE’s enforcement, detention, and removal priorities. Individuals requesting a detention case review should contact their local ERO field office for initial consideration. Upon request, cases will be further reviewed by a […]
On March 9, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security announced it will no longer defend the rule in litigation. The Department of Justice requested and was granted dismissal of appeals before the U.S. Supreme Court and the 2nd, 7th, and 9th Courts of Appeals. As such, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]
Late on March 10, 2021, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston, Northern District of California, issued a nationwide preliminary injunction enjoining the government from enforcing the new rules. The new regulations, Appellate Procedure and Decisional Finality in Immigration Proceedings; Administrative Closure, 85 Fed. Reg. 81,588 (Dec. 16, 2020), were effective on January 15, 2021. Along with […]
The application for Donations from the TX Chapter are due on March 15th, 6pm CST. Please find the application at https://forms.gle/bxwrRcr4FupsC36f9 .
Dec 11 – 12 Registration and Agenda now available
Welcome your new Executive Committee for the Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico Chapter The new Executive Committee is already hard at work for the chapter and looking forward to a great year. Do not hesitate to contact any members of the committee if you need assistance. Chair – Irene Mugambi Vice Chair – Rebecca Kitson Treasurer […]
A reminder that the Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma Chapter’s business meeting is today at 4:30 pm central.
Please join us on June 24, 2020 for our monthly CLE: This month’s topic is:“Public Charge and the New Form I-944: A Practitioner’s Guide.” The session will focus on the new Public Charge rules. Speaker: Brandon Roché, Principal of Roché Law PLLC Date: Wednesday June 24, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm Location: ZOOM Meeting instructions appear […]
A Message from AILA Houston Member Elizabeth M. Mendoza Macias: Please see the attached EOIR covid memo that was posted this week on AILA’s site. I have been told by non detained court ACIJ Luis that HQ determines non detained court reopenings based on CDC guidance and the status in the city. I also know […]
The Texas Chapter Business meeting will be virtual this year due to COVID19 . It will be held on June 17, 2020 @4:30 p.m. Please click on the zoom invitation sent by Lance. We have a capacity of 300 members. First come, first served!
Amanda Keaveny is running for AILA Board of Governors, please see below for her campaign statement, and issue statement:
Attached please find the agenda and notes from the CBP working committee teleconference with CBP Houston leadership on May 7, 2020. The agenda covers COVID-19 updates and guidance from Houston CBP. Meeting Agenda and Notes – May 7, 2020
All hearings in non-detained cases are postponed through, and including, Friday June 12, 2020. Visit EOIR’s website for the latest operational status of courts nationwide.
From Chapter Chair Lance Curtwright: All, yesterday you should have received a ballot containing (1) an election for executive committee positions and (2) an up/down vote on the Donation Committee’s recommendations. That ballot works for the elections relating to the positions for the executive committee, but not for donations. If you already voted for Secretary, […]
Hearings in non-detained cases are postponed through May 29, 2020. For the operational status of EOIR operations nationwide, please visit the EOIR website