AILA NE Chair, Adrienne Vaughan shares with the Telegram and Gazette that the RMV is overburdened and underfunded. Its mission is to “deliver excellent customer service and safety to people traveling in the Commonwealth” and “provide our nation’s safest and most reliable transportation system to strengthen our economy and quality of life.” Voting yes on Question 4 will, among many other benefits, allow it to fulfill this mission more effectively.
Read it here: https://thinkimmigration.org/blog/2022/10/27/anti-immigrant-sentiment-is-threatening-to-drown-an-initiative-in-massachusetts/
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AILA NE Rachel Self provided information to the Boston Globe as follows: now that she has the certifications from the Texas sheriff in hand, the migrants can individually apply for U visas with the help of their pro bono immigration attorneys. The process promises to be long, she cautioned.
“It’s not a quick fix,” she said, “and [the outcome] is not guaranteed.”
But the U visa process does provide a plausible path for the migrants to obtain work authorization and, eventually, green cards, Espinoza-Madrigal said.
AILA NE Chapter Chair, Adrienne Vaughan, can be found in the Boston Globe as saying “it is time the Commonwealth join 16 other states that have enacted similar provisions. Separating the issuance of driver’s licenses from the issue of lawful status can be justified from several perspectives. The real issue is over safety on the road.”
Matt Maiona, an immigration attorney in Boston and spokesperson for the American Immigration Lawyers Association speaks to The Independent about the arrival of Venezuelan asylum seekers on Marthas Vineyard.
Read it here: https://t.co/UjLKa6YFay
Attorney Rachel Self’s message is clear: “[t]o the people who find themselves plane wrecked on our island, I have a message for you. You are not alone. We have your backs. We got you. If the intention of those who perpetrated this horrendous act was to create a crisis, they have failed.”
The Boston Globe quoted Jill Seeber, Esq., founder of the Mabel Center and an AILA NE Asylum liaison, about the Biden administration’s attempts to expedite families’ asylum claims at the expense of due process.
Read it here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/07/20/metro/rocket-docket-redux-still-bad-idea/
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.
Think Immigration published AILA member Peter Rees’ article on the National Interest Waiver on February 16, 2022.
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.
Annelise Araujo publishes “Immigration Bias in Family Court” in the Family Advocate/ABA Magazine
Read it here: Immigration Bias in Family Court Article
Boston Magazine released their first ever Top Lawyers List. Of the 35 lawyers given the honor, 34 are AILA NE members! Our Chapter continues to excel! Here is a complete list of the honorees:
Adriana Lafaille, Alan Pampanin, Annelise M.J. De Araujo, Anthony Drago, Anthony M. Marino, Audrey Meredith Robert-Ramirez, Beata I. Weiss, Bennett Savitz, Christina A. Corbaci, Daniel P. Harrington, Edward R. White, Ellen B. Sullivan, Heidi L. Snyder, Joseph Molina Flynn, Julio Cortes Del Olmo, Leslie Tuttle Ditrani, Lisa S. Locher, Mary E. Walsh, Matthew J. Maiona, Meredith Stewart, Michelle Gergerian, Miki, Kawashima Matrician, Philip C. Curtis, Prasant D. Desai, Punam Singh Rogers, Richard Iandoli, Robin O’Donoghue, Russell B. Swapp, Sara Ward, Scott J. FitzGerald, Shiva Karimi, Susan B. Church, Vincent W. Lau, William L. Coffman, William E. Graves.
AILA Member Attorney Deirdre Giblin was quoted in the Boston Globe in Marcela Garcia op-ed entitled “Why recently arrived Haitian migrants need state assistance.”
New England attorney Kerry Doyle is now OPLA/ICE’s Principal Legal Advisor. Our Chapter member Susan Church spoke to WGBH about this. Read HERE.
Chapter Chair Annelise Araujo, Esq. was interviewed on WGBH about the crisis at the border.
Listen to the interview here! This is the first story in a WBGH series on the crisis.
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.