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2020 eConference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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2020 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 44th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels and provides an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts.
 
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.
 
2020 highlights include:
  • The latest federal court and BIA updates.
  • Timely discussion on The Consequences of COVID on Response and Filing Deadlines with USCIS. 
  • Advanced Protecting Survivors of Crime from Removal, explores advanced strategies to protect survivors of crime from removal.
  • Learn how to navigate Virtual Deportation Hearings and get tips on protecting the due process rights of respondents.
  • Insight on how to develop an efficient, ethically compliant, and profitable law practice, especially during a time of fluctuating policies and COVID-19.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 14.25 | 3.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • Specialization: Criminal Law | Family Law | Immigration and Nationality Law | Labor and Employment Law
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2021

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1. Federal Court and BIA Update (Nov 2020)

Nicolas Chavez, Imran B. Mirza

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Session 1 — 61 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics
Federal Court and BIA Update (Nov 2020)

Learn about the latest case decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal courts.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Nicolas Chavez, Chavez & Valko, LLP - Fort Worth, TX
Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Bellaire, TX

2. Maintenance of NIV Status for the Future IV/AOS (Nov 2020)

Francisco J. García, Maggie Murphy

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Session 2 — 47 mins, credit 0.75
Maintenance of NIV Status for the Future IV/AOS (Nov 2020)

Explore the importance of maintenance of nonimmigrant visa status during permanent residence processing, when possible, and various timing considerations and strategies to keep in mind. The presentation includes a review of, the “Nonimmigrant-intent only” status, and how to proceed with permanent residence from TN, F-1, E-3, etc.; maintaining work visa status during the various stages of permanent resident processing; and how to address the question "What do you mean I need to restrict my travel?". 

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Francisco J. García, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - Galveston, TX
Maggie Murphy, Jackson Lewis P.C. - Austin, TX

3. Worksite Compliance in the Age of COVID-19 – Mighty Fine for a Faulty I-9! (Nov 2020)

Richard A. Gump Jr.

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Session 3 — 28 mins, credit 0.50
Worksite Compliance in the Age of COVID-19 – Mighty Fine for a Faulty I-9! (Nov 2020)

What are the updates and hot topics in civil and criminal violations you need to know? Hear updates concerning ICE HSI and DOJ IER being back to work in audits and investigations. Also explore the new challenges the I-9 completion with remote hiring and responding to a Notice of Inspection present.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Richard A. Gump Jr., The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C. - Dallas, TX

4. Civil and Criminal Implications of Enforcement  (Nov 2020)

Rebecca R. Massiatte, Feroz Farook Merchant, Miguel Nogueras

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Session 4 — 61 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics
Civil and Criminal Implications of Enforcement  (Nov 2020)

Examine potential exposure to criminal offenses such as harboring, transporting, encouraging aliens, fraud and consequences when advising individual and corporate clients. Explore the challenges of defending immigrants during the horrific COVID-19 pandemic.
 

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Rebecca R. Massiatte, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
Feroz Farook Merchant, The Merchant Law Firm - Houston, TX
Miguel Nogueras, Federal Public Defenders Office - McAllen, TX

5. Historic View of Immigration—The Paper Son and Jewish Immigration in the United States (Nov 2020)

Harry J. Joe, Peter D. Williamson

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Session 5 — 47 mins, credit 0.75
Historic View of Immigration—The Paper Son and Jewish Immigration in the United States (Nov 2020)

Delve into the unique immigration experience of the paper son and the early Chinese immigration and exclusion from the US and the story of Jewish immigration to Texas.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Harry J. Joe, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
Peter D. Williamson, Chamberlain Hrdlicka - Houston, TX

6. Latent Consequences of Fraud and Mistakes (Nov 2020)

Richard S. Fischer

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Session 6 — 27 mins, credit 0.50
Latent Consequences of Fraud and Mistakes (Nov 2020)

Explore denaturalization, revocation of permanent residence, and other hidden landmines.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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

7. Best Practices for Malpractice Avoidance (Nov 2020)

Gene Tausk

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Session 7 — 53 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics
Best Practices for Malpractice Avoidance (Nov 2020)

The best way to avoid malpractice is to recognize the pitfalls that can lead to malpractice situations. Learn to spot these potential situations.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Gene Tausk, The Tausk Law Firm - Houston, TX

8. Virtual Deportation Hearings (Nov 2020)

Jodi M. Goodwin, George Rodriguez

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Session 8 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.25 ethics
Virtual Deportation Hearings (Nov 2020)

Virtual hearings are the trend.  A discussion on the current state of EOIR usage of technology for removal proceedings with particular emphasis on protecting the due process rights of respondents during virtual proceedings.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX

9. Consular Processing Disruption in 2020 - Overview and  Strategies (Nov 2020)

Kathleen C. Walker, Kenneth J. Harder

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Session 9 — 46 mins, credit 0.75
Consular Processing Disruption in 2020 - Overview and  Strategies (Nov 2020)

The impact of COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn has turned the consular processing world upside down. Visa applicants face a suspension of immigrant and nonimmigrant visa processing and travel bans via proclamation in addition to ongoing procedural and adjudication hurdles. Explore these challenges and strategies to navigate the unprecedented changes in 2020 to consular processing as a tool to obtain, maintain, extend, and change status.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Kathleen C. Walker, Dickinson Wright PLLC - El Paso, TX
Kenneth J. Harder, Dunbar Harder, PLLC - Houston, TX

10. The Consequences of COVID on Response and Filing Deadlines with USCIS  (Nov 2020)

Laura Flores Bachman, Irene G. Mugambi

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Session 10 — 46 mins, credit 0.75
The Consequences of COVID on Response and Filing Deadlines with USCIS  (Nov 2020)

USCIS expanded the flexibility for responding to USCIS requests and notices that were issued on or after March 1st. While this increased flexibility was well-intentioned, it has not addressed many of the issues facing immigrants in obtaining or maintaining status during COVID. Explore the hurdles faced in responding to Requests for Evidence, Notices of Intent to Deny, Notices of Intent to Revoke, Notices of Intent to Terminate and in filing I-290B motions and appeals while panelists provide practical advice on overcoming these hurdles.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Laura Flores Bachman, ASISTA - Phoenix, AZ
Irene G. Mugambi, Law Office of Irene G. Mugambi P.C. - Dallas, TX

11. Public Charge Issues (Nov 2020)

Terry Cody, Charles Wheeler

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Session 11 — 60 mins, credit 1.00
Public Charge Issues (Nov 2020)

A review of USCIS and Dept. of State implementation of the new public charge rules and practical advice on meeting the new standards.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Terry Cody, Catholic Charities Archdiocese Galveston-Houston, Cabrini Center - Houston, TX
Charles Wheeler, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), Inc - Oakland, CA

12. Issues in Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing (Nov 2020)

Nancy Taylor Shivers, Nicole Simon

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Session 12 — 45 mins, credit 0.75
Issues in Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing (Nov 2020)

How to obtain the Green Card when the rules keep changing and dealing with COVID-19 delays.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Nancy Taylor Shivers, Shivers & Shivers - San Antonio, TX
Nicole Simon, Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi, & Doebley - Philadelphia, PA

13. Advanced Protecting Survivors of Crime from Removal (Nov 2020)

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Elizabeth "Libby" Hasse

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Session 13 — 60 mins, credit 1.00
Advanced Protecting Survivors of Crime from Removal (Nov 2020)

Learn how to fight (or, at least, how to not go down without a fight) for your crime victim clients! Explore advanced strategies to protect survivors of crime from removal, including motions to continue and motions to reopen for U/T/VAWA applicants in removal proceedings; cancellation of removal under the special rule for battered spouses and children (“VAWA cancellation”); applications for stays of removal for U/T/VAWA applicants; and advocacy with law enforcement agencies for getting those U and T certifications from the law enforcement perspective.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Fischer & Fischer, Attorneys at Law - Nacogdoches, TX
Elizabeth "Libby" Hasse, Tahirih Justice Center - Houston, TX

14. The Ever-Evolving World of U.S. Asylum Law: Updates and Practice Pointers on Presenting Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Claims (Nov 2020)

Cori A. Hash, Erica B. Schommer, Edna Yang

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Session 14 — 61 mins, credit 1.00
The Ever-Evolving World of U.S. Asylum Law: Updates and Practice Pointers on Presenting Affirmative and Defensive Asylum Claims (Nov 2020)

Explore the most recent updates and practical pointers on changes to the ever-changing world of asylum.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Cori A. Hash, Lincoln Goldfinch Law - Austin, TX
Erica B. Schommer, St. Mary's University School of Law - San Antonio, TX
Edna Yang, American Gateways - Austin, TX

15. Crimmigration Update (Nov 2020)

Javier N. Maldonado, Carlos Moctezuma García

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Session 15 — 30 mins, credit 0.50
Crimmigration Update (Nov 2020)

A discussion on the latest cases affecting immigrants with criminal convictions and strategies to defeat removability.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Javier N. Maldonado, Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, PC - San Antonio, TX
Carlos Moctezuma García, García & García, Attorneys at Law P.L.L.C. - McAllen, TX

16. Hot Topics ¿A Ver Que? (Nov 2020)

Marisol L. Pérez, Nicole Simon

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Session 16 — 76 mins, credit 1.25 | 0.50 ethics
Hot Topics ¿A Ver Que? (Nov 2020)

Learn the latest about USCIS and DOS adjudication trends and processing times for family, humanitarian and employment based cases, including H-1B RFEs, public charge issues, and visa bulletin retrogressions. What is next for DACA, TPS, F-1 OPT and other vulnerable categories under attack by the Trump Administration?

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Marisol L. Pérez, De Mott, McChesney, Curtright & Armendáriz - San Antonio, TX
Nicole Simon, Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi, & Doebley - Philadelphia, PA

17. Ask the Experts (Nov 2020)

Eugene J. Flynn, Jodi M. Goodwin, Rebecca R. Massiatte, Imran B. Mirza, Nicole Simon, Edna Yang

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Session 17 — 42 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.50 ethics
Ask the Experts (Nov 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Eugene J. Flynn, Eugene J. Flynn, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jodi M. Goodwin, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
Rebecca R. Massiatte, JMA Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX
Imran B. Mirza, Law Office of Imran Mirza, PC - Bellaire, TX
Nicole Simon, Landau, Hess, Simon, Choi, & Doebley - Philadelphia, PA
Edna Yang, American Gateways - Austin, TX

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