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Approved for 4 Texas CLE Credits! OK and NM Pending CLE credit approval. This conference is provided FREE OF CHARGE!!
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In these rapidly changing times, with seismic shifts across the areas of Immigration Law, our AILA Chapter needs to connect more than ever. So, in lieu of a formal conference this spring, we are presenting the AILA TX OK NM Spring Free Roundtable Conference! This one-day conference will host interactive sessions on broad areas of practice, with experts and colleagues on hand to share experiences, fuel discussion, and make sure that you are up to date on the current state of law and practice. Bring your questions and experiences to share!
8:30 – 9:00 am CST: Coffee Hour and Introduction!
Rebecca Kitson, Vice Chair
9:00 -10:00 am CST: Session I: Removal/Litigation
Daniel Caudillo (Moderator); Magali S. Candler; Jesse Miles, Lance Curtright
10:30 -11:30 am: Session II: Family and Citizenship
Rebecca Kitson (Moderator); Jarred J. Slater, Carlos Moctezuma, Paola Alvarez de Bennett
12:15-1:15 pm CST: Lunch / Chapter Meeting
1:30 – 2:30 pm CST: Session III: Asylum/Humanitarian
Olsa Cano (Moderator); Laura Bachman, Jodi Goodwin, Edna Yang
- Further Delay of Effective Date of Final Rule on Pandemic-Related Security Bars to Asylum and Withholding of Removal, AILA Doc. No. 21031930 https://www.aila.org/infonet/further-delay-of-effective-date-of-final-rule
- Vangala FAQ & Updated USCIS Guidance: https://immigrationlitigation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Vangala-FAQ-and-Updated-USCIS-Guidance.pd
- Practice Alert: Affirmative Asylum Filing and Receipt Issues, AILA Doc. No. 21032232 https://www.aila.org/advo-media/aila-practice-pointers-and-alerts/practice-alert-affirmative-asylum-filing
- Practice Update: ICE Agrees Not to Remove, Deny Requests for Stay of Removal, or Oppose Continuances for U Visa Petitioners for 90 Days https://asistahelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Albence-Stay-Agreement_practice-advisory.pdf.
- Practice Alert: U visa after-acquired spouse: https://asistahelp.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Practice-Alert-regarding-certain-U-1-after-acquired-spouse-cases.pdf
3:00 – 4:00 pm CST: Session IV Employment
Maggie Murphy (Moderator); Rick Gump, Bea Ballerini, Faye Kolly
AILA Texas EB Roundtable - April 2021: https://ailatexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/AILA-Texas-EB-Roundtable-April-2021.docx
- DOL (PERMs, PWR)
a. Processing times: https://flag.dol.gov/processingtimes
b. FLAG updates: https://www.aila.org/infonet/dol-flag-updates
a. TN/L processing along border(s): https://help.cbp.gov/s/article/Article-1694?language=en_US
a. National Interest Exception (also current conflation with standards and emergency requests at consulates) https://www.aila.org/advo-media/issues/all/covid-19/resources-national-interest-exceptions; https://www.aila.org/advo-media/aila-practice-pointers-and-alerts/niv-appointments-nie-waivers-schengen-uk-ireland
b. Updates on Consular re-openings and prioritization of IV/NIVs: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/visa-services-operating-status-update.html
a. Backlogs in processing: https://www.aila.org/advo-media/press-releases/2021/lawsuit-l2-h4-processing-delays
c. Policy memo updates, hot tips, current trends: https://www.aila.org/advo-media/aila-practice-pointers-and-alerts/i485-rejections-derivative-applicants
- Six Changes in DHS, ICE Created by COVID-19 Pandemic - Jackson Lewis Immigration: https://ailatexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Six-Changes-in-DHS-ICE-Created-by-COVID-19-Pandemic-Jackson-Lewis-Immigration.pdf
- Companies Prep to Return to Worksites as Temporary Flexibility for I-9 Compliance Extended - JL Immigration: https://ailatexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Companies-Prep-to-Return-to-Worksites-as-Temporary-Flexibility-for-I-9-Compliance-Extended-JL-Immigration.pdf
- Practice Pointer - AOS Rejected - How to Refile: https://ailatexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Practice-Pointer-AOS-Rejected-How-to-Refile.pdf
4:00 – 5:00 CST pm Happy Hour hosted by Irene Mugambi, Chapter Chair
ZOOM LINK - ailatexas.org/happyhour