About AILA Texas

Founded in 1946, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys who practice and teach immigration law. The AILA Texas Chapter includes among its members immigration attorneys from Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico, as well as other AILA members with an interest in practicing in those states.

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Recent News

OPLA Houston EOIR Court Docket

The OPLA Houston calendar from April 1 through July 5 is available here: OPLA HOU April 1 - July 5 2024 Calendar The OPLA Houston Non Detained calendar from July 8 to 29 is available here: OPLA Houston Non Detained July 8 to July 29 calendar

EOIR Stakeholder Update

The Board of Immigration Appeals has issued a decision in Matter of H-C-R-C-, 28 I&N Dec. 809 (BIA 2024) (1)  Applicants bear the burden of establishing their own credibility, and no statute or legal precedent compels an Immigration Judge to conclude that an applicant’s testimony is credible. (2)  Rape is sufficiently severe to constitute...

OPLA Dallas Schedule for Week of June 24

Courtesy of Michelle Saenz Rodriguez, Dallas EOIR Liaison Download the schedule here: OPLA Dallas Court Schedule Week of June 24 2024

USCIS Extends Employment Authorization Documents for TPS Beneficiaries

From USCIS: We are extending the validity of certain Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) issued to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) beneficiaries under the designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua and Sudan through March 9, 2025. We will send a Form I-797, Notice of Action, notifying you if you are affected by this extension. If...

OPLA Houston Managers and Assigned Courts

Courtesy of Magali Candler, Houston ICE Liaison Below you will find a list of the OPLA Houston managers assigned to each court location, as we discussed at the engagement meeting last Monday the 10th.   Remember to go to the Deputy Chief Counsel over your court rather than Chief Counsel,...

Dallas OPLA Schedule for the Week of June 17, 2024

Download the schedule here: OPLA Dallas Attorney Schedule Week of June 17 2024