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AIC, a Resource for Immigration Practitioners

Each day, there are different outlets that compete for your attention; news sources, blogs, feeds, postings, emails, phone calls and more vying for your time. Some sources provide content that is much more relevant than others to the practice of immigration law. Today, we highlight theAmerican Immigration Council’s website, which provides a wide array of important and relevant content to practitioners.


One of the more interesting projects on the AIC’s website is the plethora of information related to immigration statistics. The Interactive Map on the Economic and Political Impact of Immigrants (Latinos & Asians) by State offers detailed infographics of each state. It’s also been pinned numerous times on Pinterest! The data is derived from 2010 and 2008 Census statistics and organized into political and economic influences by ethnicities.


There is a lot of advocacy that takes place behind the scenes. You can read about the various efforts AIC is involved in when it comes to advancing the interests of immigration groups. Its latest foray as of June 2012 is a suit against the Department of Homeland Security on its failure to disclose records of “voluntary” departure of immigrants. (Read about it here.)


On occasion, you’ll find practice advisories on judicial stays of removal, case law, departure bars, prosecutorial discretion and more. It’s all free but bear in mind it is just one organization’s interpretation of the law. The advisories are written in plain English, which attracts both legal and lay readers.


Most How-To instructions can only be obtained by purchasing guidebooks. Fortunately, certain visa topics are discussed in more detail by AIC, like How to Write a J-1 Training Program. These How-To’s are a great way to keep the general public informed on what is actually required. Growing practices know that utilizing a multitude of resources efficiently can significantly improve the function of an organization and save time. Selecting relevant online resources in combination with using smart technology in immigration practice are ways practitioners can improve efficiently and better serve their communities and clients. Want to learn more? Stay in touch via ournewsletter and get updates as they happen.