AILA proposes Ten-Point Plan to Reopen America

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) would like to help the Untied States to reopen after the COVID pandemic and to reestablish our country as a welcoming nation! They have proposed a ten-point plan to reopen America to the World. The AILA believes this plan will help to eliminate pandemic-related consular backlogs.

Here are the ten-points of the AILA proposal:

  1. Reopen America
  2. Resume stateside processing of visa renewals
  3. Expand visa interview waiver eligibility
  4. Automatically extend visas that have expired during the Covid-19 global pandemic by 24 months
  5. Maximize staffing on IV processing at consular posts
  6. Revise regulations to allow virtual immigrant and nonimmigrant visa interviews
  7. Leverage US-based consular officers to adjudicate visa applications
  8. Admit all US lawful permanent residents (LPRs) returning to the United States from abroad without conducting an abandonment analysis if they last departed the United States on or after December 31, 2019, or who had a valid reentry permit on that date
  9. Adopt a policy to automatically extend immigrant visas from 6 months to 18 months, in coordination with Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
  10. Recapture and avoid the loss of unallocated visas

Please view this The American Bazaar article for more details: AILA proposes 10 point plan to reopen America


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The American Bazaar (, 6/30/21, Article:

AILA proposes 10 point plan to reopen America

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