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2019 eConference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law’s 43rd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and interact with your fellow practitioners. 
 
The 2-day program offers in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice.
  • Hear the latest federal court and BIA updates.
  • Gain practical insight on When Worksite Enforcement Turns Criminal, including identifying your client, collecting evidence, negotiation with the U.S Attorney, and more.
  • What Can You Do on a B-Visa?, and The World’s Got Talent!  The U.S Might Have a Golden Buzzer for You provide valuable information on multiple visa types and their practical uses.
  • The Basics of Asylum and Beyond: What You Need to Know When Preparing Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Cases
  • Learn how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of NTAs, and get tips on challenging removability in the current legal climate.
  • Insight on how to develop an efficient, ethically compliant, and profitable law practice, especially during a time of fluctuating policies and increasing processing times.
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Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 3.00 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Criminal Law | Family Law | Immigration and Nationality Law | Labor and Employment Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$475  

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1. Federal Court and BIA Update (Nov 2019)

Imran B. Mirza

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Video (mp4) 62 mins
Audio (mp3) 62 mins
Paper (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 1 — 62 mins, credit 1.00

Session 1:

Federal Court and BIA Update (Nov 2019)

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Bellaire, TX

2. When Worksite Enforcement Turns Criminal (Nov 2019)

Richard A. Gump Jr., Paul E. Coggins, Richard B. Roper III

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 2 — 45 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.25 ethics

Session 2:

When Worksite Enforcement Turns Criminal (Nov 2019)

With ICE initiated raids and criminal investigations on the rise, examine key issues including identifying your client, damage control, staffing company issues, gathering the evidence, negotiating with the U.S. Attorney, and potential outcomes.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Richard A. Gump Jr., The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C. - Dallas, TX
Paul E. Coggins, Locke Lord LLP - Dallas, TX
Richard B. Roper III, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX

3. Challenging the NTA/Removal Proceeding (Nov 2019)

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, George Rodriguez

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 3 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Challenging the NTA/Removal Proceeding (Nov 2019)

Learn how to navigate the ever-changing landscape of NTAs, and get tips on challenging removability in the current legal climate. 

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Fischer & Fischer, Attorneys at Law - Nacogdoches, TX
George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX

4. Detention (Nov 2019)

Jodi M. Goodwin, Priscilla Olivarez

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 4 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Detention (Nov 2019)

Discuss the circumstances of detention by ICE and CBP as well as the practical and logistical methods of obtaining release. Also explore requesting release via ICE, the Immigration Courts, and Federal Courts.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
Priscilla Olivarez, American Gateways - San Antonio, TX

5. Denials Based on Public Charge (Nov 2019)

Jennifer Walker Gates

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 5 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Denials Based on Public Charge (Nov 2019)

Discussion of the new public charge grounds of inadmissibility and strategies for overcoming them.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Jennifer Walker Gates, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

6. Golden Nuggets (Nov 2019)

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 6 — 31 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 6:

Golden Nuggets (Nov 2019)

There are plenty of nuggets out there but they may not be all that "golden"...uncover some of the current initiatives being used to curb and in some cases eliminate the flow of immigrants into the US. Hear how to spot them, avoid them and best be able to navigate today's crazy chaotic immigration policy.  

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

7. What’s Going on at the Southern Border: Immigrants’ Rights Issues in Texas (Nov 2019)

Fatima Menendez

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 7 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

What’s Going on at the Southern Border: Immigrants’ Rights Issues in Texas (Nov 2019)

Explore immigration-related issues throughout Texas, including family separation, immigrant detention and state legislation affecting immigrants. 
 

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Fatima Menendez, Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund - San Antonio, TX

8. What Can You Do on a B-Visa? (Nov 2019)

Dorothee B. Mitchell

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 8 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

What Can You Do on a B-Visa? (Nov 2019)

The B-1 Visitor visa can provide a variety of options for foreign nationals. Address the advantages and difficulties of this visa classification.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Dorothee B. Mitchell, Foster LLP - Austin, TX

9. Federal Court Litigation: Mandamus, Declaratory Judgement, and Habeas Corpus. What to Bring, How to Bring it, and How to Win (Nov 2019)

Charles H. Kuck

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Video (mp4) 64 mins
Audio (mp3) 64 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 9 — 64 mins, credit 1.00

Session 9:

Federal Court Litigation: Mandamus, Declaratory Judgement, and Habeas Corpus. What to Bring, How to Bring it, and How to Win (Nov 2019)

Hear a primer on the federal court options for your clients, what to consider before bringing a challenge, how to get it done, and how to win the case.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Charles H. Kuck, Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC - Atlanta, GA

10. Avoiding Malpractice (Nov 2019)

Charles Herring Jr., Erica B. Schommer

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 62 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 10 — 62 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 10:

Avoiding Malpractice (Nov 2019)

To reduce your sleepless nights and help you keep your law license, this session will discuss case scenarios illustrating key strategies for dealing with ethical challenges in the ever-changing landscape of immigration practice.
 

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Charles Herring Jr., Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Erica B. Schommer, St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX

11. Ask the Experts (Nov 2019)

Eugene J. Flynn, Harry J. Joe, Charles H. Kuck, George Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

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Video (mp4) 60 mins
Audio (mp3) 59 mins

SESSION 11 — 60 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics

Session 11:

Ask the Experts (Nov 2019)

Take advantage of an interactive opportunity to have top immigration lawyers answer your questions and provide solutions to your ethical quandaries. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org or on-site at the conference registration desk.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Eugene J. Flynn, Eugene J. Flynn, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Harry J. Joe, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
Charles H. Kuck, Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC - Atlanta, GA
George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

12. Recent Developments, Legislative and Policy Changes (Nov 2019)

Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini, Faye M. Kolly

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Video (mp4) 74 mins
Audio (mp3) 74 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 12 — 74 mins, credit 1.25

Session 12:

Recent Developments, Legislative and Policy Changes (Nov 2019)

Discuss a wide range of policy changes and recent developments affecting the practice of immigration law. Also hear updates on potential legislative changes on the horizon.
 

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Washington, DC
Faye M. Kolly, De Mott, McChesney, Curtright, & Armendáriz LLP - Austin, TX

13. The Basics of Asylum and Beyond: What You Need to Know When Preparing Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Cases (Nov 2019)

Benicio Diaz, Cori A. Hash

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Video (mp4) 63 mins
Audio (mp3) 63 mins
Paper (pdf) 2 pgs
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 13 — 63 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics

Session 13:

The Basics of Asylum and Beyond: What You Need to Know When Preparing Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Cases (Nov 2019)

Hear an overview of the elements of and bars to asylum and related relief, changes in procedure and practice for affirmative and defensive cases including credible/reasonable fear interviews, and related case law updates.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Benicio Diaz, American Gateways - San Antonio, TX
Cori A. Hash, Lincoln Goldfinch Law - Austin, TX

14. Naturalization (Nov 2019)

Richard S. Fischer

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Video (mp4) 40 mins
Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Paper (pdf) 41 pgs

SESSION 14 — 40 mins, credit 0.75

Session 14:

Naturalization (Nov 2019)

Fighting for naturalization in the culture of no.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Richard S. Fischer, Fischer & Fischer, Attorneys at Law - Nacogdoches, TX

15. Rescission and Denaturalization: Taking the Precious Away (Nov 2019)

Simon M. Azar-Farr, Peter D. Williamson

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 13 pgs
Paper (pdf) 52 pgs

SESSION 15 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 15:

Rescission and Denaturalization: Taking the Precious Away (Nov 2019)

Examine procedures to bring rescission proceedings against lawful permanent residents, or to strip immigrants of their citizenship status, including the conditions for and defenses against rescission and denaturalization.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Simon M. Azar-Farr, Simon Azar-Farr & Associates - San Antonio, TX
Peter D. Williamson, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX

16. Practicing Immigration Law in an Era of Delay and Shifting Policies (Nov 2019)

Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini, Kathleen C. Walker

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 3 pgs
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Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 7 pgs

SESSION 16 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 16:

Practicing Immigration Law in an Era of Delay and Shifting Policies (Nov 2019)

The Buy American Hire American Executive (BAHA) has resulted in numerous shifts in long standing immigration policies.  In addition, backlogs, denial rates, and delays in adjudications are at all-time highs, while the U.S. is losing revenues from foreign students and investors fed up with the arduous path they face concerning U.S. changing  immigration policies.  Litigation is now a common recourse in most areas of immigration law. Hear an overview of the current landscape post BAHA.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Washington, DC
Kathleen C. Walker, Dickinson Wright PLLC - El Paso, TX

17. Minding Your Hs and Ls (Nov 2019)

Francisco J. García, Harry Gee Jr.

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 69 pgs
Paper (pdf) 58 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 17 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 17:

Minding Your Hs and Ls (Nov 2019)

How to achieve success for H and L cases in an adjudications climate featuring increased RFEs, denials, stonewalling and other adverse trends.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Francisco J. García, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Galveston, TX
Harry Gee Jr., Gee & Zhang, LLP - Houston, TX

18. The World’s Got Talent!  The U.S Might Have a Golden Buzzer for You (Nov 2019)

Rebecca R. Massiatte, Candida Olga Paris

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 44 mins
Paper (pdf) 10 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 18 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 18:

The World’s Got Talent!  The U.S Might Have a Golden Buzzer for You (Nov 2019)

Explore visa options that require showcasing everything and anything concerning extra special achievements and recognitions, and how to impress the judges.

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Rebecca R. Massiatte, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
Candida Olga Paris, Fong & Associates LLP - Houston, TX

19. Practice Management for Immigration Attorneys (Nov 2019)

Nicolas Chavez, Charles H. Kuck

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Video (mp4) 84 mins
Audio (mp3) 83 mins
Paper (pdf) 7 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 19 — 84 mins, credit 1.50 | 0.75 ethics

Session 19:

Practice Management for Immigration Attorneys (Nov 2019)

Learn how to develop an efficient, ethically compliant, and profitable law practice, especially during a time of fluctuating policies and increasing processing times. Hear useful tips and experiences on a variety of pertinent topics, including how to manage client expectations, set legal fees, and utilize technology to both your and your client’s benefit.
 

Originally presented at: Oct 2019 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Nicolas Chavez, Chavez & Valko, LLP - Fort Worth, TX
Charles H. Kuck, Kuck Baxter Immigration LLC - Atlanta, GA