AILA's Focus on Private Bills and Pardons in Immigration
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AILA's Focus on Private Bills & Pardons in Immigration provides a comprehensive resource on the rules and procedures governing private bills and pardons on the state and federal levels, and can help practitioners aggressively pursue them on behalf of their clients.
- What Is a Private Bill
- Congressional Rules Governing Private Bills
- Role of the Executive in Private Bills
- Private Bills Precedents and Advocacy Strategies
- Pardons Under Federal Law
- Pardons Under State Law
Author Anna Gallagher has practiced criminal defense, human rights, and immigration and refugee law in the United States, Central America, and Europe for more than 20 years.
"Given the difficulties in obtaining relief under the Immigration and Nationality Act for many clients, it is important to consider the alternatives of private legislation, pardons, and prosecutorial discretion. These alternatives are not easy to pursue but must be considered in representing clients for whom little relief is available."
Through the years, thousands of noncitizens with compelling stories have been deported or excluded because their cases did not fall within the four corners of existing immigration laws. When existing immigration laws fail to provide the necessary relief to noncitizens, their only options may be to apply for a private bill or a pardon. AILA's Focus on Private Bills & Pardons in Immigration can help.