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2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law eConference (Nov 2018)

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UT Law's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law  is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.‚Äč
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Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Immigration and Nationality Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$100  

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1. Understanding United States Immigration and Nationality Laws  (Nov 2018)

Paul Parsons

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 63 mins
Audio (mp3) 63 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 1 — 63 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

Understanding United States Immigration and Nationality Laws  (Nov 2018)

Hear a discussion of the interplay of unlawful presence, out of status, nonimmigrant, immigrant, and citizenship status for foreign nationals, their employers, and their families.

Originally presented at: Oct 2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Paul Parsons, Paul Parsons, PC - Austin, TX

2. Immigration Agencies and Basic Immigration Terminology (Nov 2018)

Amanda Baran, Sarah E. Woelk

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 38 pgs

SESSION 2 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

Immigration Agencies and Basic Immigration Terminology (Nov 2018)

Explore the roles of various federal agencies involved in the administration of U.S. immigration laws, strategies for communicating with these agencies, and basic immigration law terminology.

Originally presented at: Oct 2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Amanda Baran, Immigration Policy Consultant - Arlington, VA
Sarah E. Woelk, Casa Marianella Immigration Legal Services - Austin, TX

3. Strategies and Practice Pointers for Family-Based and Citizenship Cases in the Age of Enforcement (Nov 2018)

Irene G. Mugambi, Lakshmi Nayar

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 3 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Strategies and Practice Pointers for Family-Based and Citizenship Cases in the Age of Enforcement (Nov 2018)

Learn how to navigate and avoid pitfalls in family-based adjustment and consular processing cases, and naturalization. Address hot issues in the adjudication of these applications including NTAs upon denial, RFE’s, public charge, and fraud findings.

Originally presented at: Oct 2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Irene G. Mugambi, Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C. - Dallas, TX
Lakshmi Nayar, Nayar & McIntyre, LLP - Dallas, TX

4. Immigration Law in the Age of Enforcement: Employment (Nov 2018)

Caroline Tang, Heather J. Whitfield

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 4 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 4:

Immigration Law in the Age of Enforcement: Employment (Nov 2018)

Immigration issues have been a key focus of the current administration. Discuss high-profile changes pursued by the current administration, including travel bans and adjudication trends. Also, survey changes looming on the immigration landscape, including updates on DACA/”the Dreamers,” temporary protected status, NAFTA, H-1B, and L-1 visas.

Originally presented at: Oct 2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Caroline Tang, Ogletree Deakins - Austin, TX
Heather J. Whitfield, Ogletree Deakins - Houston, TX

5. Navigating Removals and Asylum Applications in the Age of Enforcement (Nov 2018)

Mark Kinzler, Sarah Vidal

0.75 0.50 0.00 0.75 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 3 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 5 — 47 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics

Session 5:

Navigating Removals and Asylum Applications in the Age of Enforcement (Nov 2018)

Get practical tips and information for practitioners attempting to navigate removal defense and defensive asylum applications under the increasingly oppressive policies of the current administration.

Originally presented at: Oct 2018 Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Mark Kinzler, The Law Office of Mark Kinzler, P.C. - Austin, TX
Sarah Vidal, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX