The AILA California Chapter’s Conference registration is here! The conference will be in our hometown at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, from November 9th – November 11th! There are so many hot-topics right now in immigration and the committee (led by immediate SoCal past-president Maggie Castillo!) did a fantastic job putting together panels that will hit on everything.
Please join us in San Francisco, CA, for the 2018 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law. The conference had been set for Grapevine, TX, but in June 2016, AILA’s Board of Governors voted to move the conference after weighing the potential impact of SB 4. The AILA Annual Conference takes place over the course of three and a half days and is the largest annual gathering of immigration lawyers and legal professionals in the United States. Looking for the 2017 AILA Annual Conference recordings? You can purchase them on AILA Agora. Choose from select sessions, topical tracks, or the entire conference. The full…
AILA Southern California has weighed in on several proposed bills both on the State and Federal level. Please click on the links below to see our advocacy efforts and to see the most up to date legislative information relating to newly proposed immigration bills ICE Enforcement Notice 1.8.16 (Spanish) ICE Enforcement Notice 1.8.16 (English)
AILA National is calling for volunteers attorneys and Spanish-speaking interpreters to donate their time in Dilley, Texas to represent undocumented women and children who are being housed in family detention. Each individual who is willing to volunteer will make an immense change in the lives of the people they are helping. The greatest need for volunteers are for the weeks of July 5th, July 19th, July 26th and August 2nd. If you are able to volunteer, please visit www.aila.org/caraprobonoproject. Please contact Chair@aila.org or Maheen Taqui email@example.com, or Susan Timmons Marks firstname.lastname@example.org at AILA National.
LOS ANGELES, CA- The Southern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) filed a formal opposition to AB60, the amendment to AB1159, a measure that would bar immigration lawyers from performing any background and preparation work for immigrants seeking advice on whether they qualify for President Obama’s executive actions of DAPA and DACA. This legislation, which has the intent of protecting immigrants, does the exact opposite. It is overly broad and ties immigration attorneys’ hands from being able to charge for even standard support services connected with reform measures including background checks, analyzing filings, requesting copies of files…
LOS ANGELES, CA- The Southern California chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) welcomed President Obama’s executive action which will offer some protections for vulnerable members of the community. “This plan is a long time in coming,” said AILA Chapter Chair Heather L. Poole. She continued, “As immigration attorneys, we see the results of our broken system every day and in the absence of Congressional action, the President had to act. While a lot of the details are still waiting to be filled in, we know that many of these changes will make a real impact.” . . ….