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Asylum Office ACLU Report

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Attorney Annelise Araujo was interviewed for a WGBH article, reporting on Boston’s asylum office and their low grant rate. Boston’s asylum office has the second lowest grant rate for asylum seekers in the country. In the interview, Annelise focused her remarks on the consequence of a denied asylum.

Read it here: https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2022/03/23/boston-immigration-office-has-second-lowest-grant-rate-for-asylum-seekers-in-the-country

AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo’s Letter to the Boston Globe Editor Published

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AILA New England Chair Annelise Araujo’s letter to the Boston Globe editor was published yesterday. In her letter, Attorney Araujo stressed the point that our current US labor shortage could be mitigated, in part, by timely adjudication of the pool of over 650,000 pending with USCIS. She states: “The waiting time for many applicants is now over 12 months — for an application that USCIS estimates takes just 12 minutes to adjudicate.” 12 minutes! Great point, Annelise.

Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/02/16/opinion/immigration-labor-shortage/#bgmp-comments

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AILA New England Chapter’s Letter to the Editor published in Mass Lawyer’s Weekly

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Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly has published the letter from the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s New England chapter, the Boston Bar Association and more than 20 other law organizations arguing they should be included in the second phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan as defense attorneys.

https://masslawyersweekly.com/2021/03/05/letter-immigration-lawyers-need-to-be-part-of-covid-phase-2/

AILA NE Petitions Baker for Attorneys to Gain Earlier Access to COVID Vaccine

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AILA NE Featured in Boston.com on February 22, 2021

The American Immigration Lawyers Association’s New England chapter, the Boston Bar Association and more than 20 other law organizations wrote a letter to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s office earlier this month arguing they should be included in the second phase of the state’s vaccine distribution plan as defense attorneys.