I just got home from the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. On Friday, I spoke on a panel entitled, “Strategic and Evidentiary Issues in the Defense Against Removal.” My friends Joe Hohenstein and Philip Smith were on the panel with me. I spoke mostly about challenging forensic lab determinations and challenging port of entry and credible fear statements. I always enjoy attending the AILA National Conference. I was asked to be on AILA’s Amicus Committee again this year. The Amicus Committee writes briefs on behalf of AILA when AILA wishes to be heard in immigration cases that have important issues. The Amicus Committee had its first meeting of the year at the National Conference.