Comment: AILA Executive Director Departs
We understand the Crystal Williams is stepping down as Executive Director of AILA. AILA has had only three Executive Directors in its history, and each of them has left his/her own stamp on the organization, for better or for worse. Likewise, during the tenure of the current Executive Director there have been both good points and bad points. A good point is that AILA has become a serious publishing house. Another good point is that AILA has set its finances on sound footing. A bad point is that the current Executive Director has been the subject of more controversy than her predecessors. Another negative is that to the extent that serving immigrants is a mission of AILA, the organization has been unable to ameliorate the mistreatment immigrants have suffered under our Deporter in Chief. This departure offers the Board of Governors of AILA an opportunity to find a replacement who has the best of the strengths of past Executive Directors and the least of all their shortcomings. We wish AILA's Executive Committee all the best in finding the best candidate.

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Focus: Seminar - I-9 & E-Verify for Experts: Advanced I-9 Issues - Ensuring Compliance Going Forward
The third and final session of the seminar series, "I-9 & E-Verify for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, May 14th. The Discussion Leader is Susan Wehrer and other speakers for this series include Ruth Clark, Nicole Kersey, Montserrat Miller, and Angelo Paparelli. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session - I-9 Compliance Challenges - Employer Self-Audits
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  • Making the Case to your Client to Review I-9 Compliance
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    • Criminal Liability
  • Identifying the Desired Outcome
  • The Self-Audit
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    • Committing to Conduct Remediation
  • Guiding Employers in the Scope and Process

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  • Creating a Correction Plan
  • I-9 Correction Issues
  • Recent USCIS Guidance on Corrections
  • Timeline for corrections and employees presenting acceptable documentation
  • Avoiding Discrimination

THIRD Phone Session on May 14, 2015 - Advanced I-9 Issues - Ensuring Compliance Going Forward
  • Reviewing the Employer's Completion Procedure/Training
  • E-Verify? Current Best Practices for E-Verify Registration
  • Advanced Issues
    • Challenging Combinations of Documents for I-9 Completion
    • Anti-Discrimination Issues
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