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2022 eConference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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2022 eConference on Immigration and Nationality Law
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This was an excellent course. But, the opt/cpt, perm and I-94 compliance and crimmigration segments were especially good. Learned a great deal!

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In a constantly changing political climate, navigating the law is more important than ever. UT Law CLE's 46th 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.

2022 highlights include:

Hear national policy, federal case and court updates.
Examine the National Interest Waiver category and review practical considerations in this option.
Practical guidance and updates on PERM drafting trends including remote work situations, new SOC codes, good-faith compliance regarding the Facebook settlement, and relevant BALCA summaries.
Learn how to approach and analyze criminal issues of inadmissibility and deportability.
Coverage of key compliance and audit issues in Site Visits and Audits and Key I-9 Audit and Compliance Issues – Mistakes to Avoid.
Humanitarian Practice & Procedures Updates provides updates to policy, procedure, and reality for DACA, TPS, Parole, SIJS and U & T visas.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 14.00 | 3.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2023

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1. Acquired Citizenship: If Your Client Has Acquired Citizenship, The Rest of This Conference is MOOT (Nov 2022)

Kathrin Mautino

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Acquired Citizenship: If Your Client Has Acquired Citizenship, The Rest of This Conference is MOOT (Nov 2022)

Many professionals are so focused on the familiar business or family immigration topics, that they forget to ask about ancestors. Gain insight to tools and examples of what to look for when interviewing a potential client and how to develop and file a citizenship case.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Kathrin Mautino, Kathrin S. Mautino APLC - San Diego, CA

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2. Naturalization From Easy to Difficult (Nov 2022)

Natalie Hansen, Guillermo M. Hernández III, Kathrin Mautino

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Naturalization From Easy to Difficult (Nov 2022)

A look at naturalization cases from the very straight-forward to the most common (and uncommon) difficult issues and red flags.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Natalie Hansen, Hansen & Taylor, PLLC - Austin, TX
Guillermo M. Hernández III, Rivera Hernandez Campos PLLC - San Antonio, TX
Kathrin Mautino, Kathrin S. Mautino APLC - San Diego, CA

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3. Crimmigration (Nov 2022)

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Jordan Pollock

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Crimmigration (Nov 2022)

Learn how to approach and analyze criminal issues of inadmissibility and deportability. Listen to an overview of the categorical and modified categorical approach, review how to apply the approaches to issues that may arise in your cases, and hear helpful and creative practice pointers.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Amelia Ruiz Fischer, Fischer & Fischer, Attorneys at Law - Nacogdoches, TX
Jordan Pollock, Dallas County Public Defender’s Office - Dallas, TX

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4. Federal Case Law Update (Nov 2022)

Javier N. Maldonado

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Federal Case Law Update (Nov 2022)

Learn about the latest case decisions by federal courts.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Javier N. Maldonado, Law Office of Javier N. Maldonado, PC - San Antonio, TX

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5. National Policy Updates (Nov 2022)

Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini, Maggie Murphy, Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Jacqueline L. Watson

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National Policy Updates (Nov 2022)

Join members of AILA’s Executive Committee and Board, as well as AILA’s Director of Government Relations to review current regulatory and policy updates as we head into the government’s next fiscal year. From DACA – 10 Years Later to Changes in I-9 policy, this panel will review recent changes in immigration policy and what to expect for 2023.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Sharvari (Shev) Dalal-Dheini, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Washington, DC
Maggie Murphy, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP - Austin, TX
Michelle L. Saenz-Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX

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6. New Focus on to NIWs (Nov 2022)

Ramón E. Curiel

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New Focus on to NIWs (Nov 2022)

Entrepreneurs and investors may explore the National Interest Waiver category to pursue permanent resident status. Examine the category and review practical considerations in this option.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Ramón E. Curiel, Oliva, Saks, Garcia, Curiel, LLP - San Antonio, TX

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7. Navigating the H-2A and H-2B Filing Process (Nov 2022)

Kyle Farmer, Karen-Lee Pollak

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Navigating the H-2A and H-2B Filing Process (Nov 2022)

A discussion on the ever-changing landscape of the H-2A and H-2B filing processes.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Kyle Farmer, Farmer Law PC - Austin, TX
Karen-Lee Pollak, Pollak PLLC - Dallas, TX

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8. PERM Labor Certification Updates (Nov 2022)

Heather L. Frayre, Maggie Murphy, Paige L. Taylor

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PERM Labor Certification Updates (Nov 2022)

This panel will provide practical guidance and updates on PERM drafting trends. Issues discussed will include remote work situations, new SOC codes, good-faith compliance with regard to the Facebook settlement, and relevant BALCA summaries.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Heather L. Frayre, Dickinson Wright PLLC - El Paso, TX
Maggie Murphy, Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP - Austin, TX
Paige L. Taylor, Fragomen Del Ray Bernsen & Loewy, LLP - Dallas, TX

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9. Site Visits and Audits (Nov 2022)

Kathleen Campbell Walker

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Site Visits and Audits (Nov 2022)

Discuss the use of site visits and audits for compliance reviews by USCIS and how best practices to prepare for the possibility. Review a top ten best practices list to apply before filing applications and petitions. 

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Kathleen Campbell Walker, Dickinson Wright PLLC - El Paso, TX

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10. Key I-9 Audit and Compliance Issues – Mistakes to Avoid (Nov 2022)

Richard A. Gump Jr., Kathleen Campbell Walker

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Key I-9 Audit and Compliance Issues – Mistakes to Avoid (Nov 2022)

You can save your client $$ by knowing the key mistakes they are likely to make. Common mistakes of note include: transitioning from temporary remote verification to secondary in person tactile examination of documents, automatic extensions of certain documents, pre-hire questions, citizenship discrimination or document abuse violations of DOJ Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) laws, and E-Verify issues.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Richard A. Gump Jr., The Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr. P.C. - Dallas, TX
Kathleen Campbell Walker, Dickinson Wright PLLC - El Paso, TX

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11. ECAS Webex and You (Nov 2022)

George Rodriguez

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ECAS Webex and You (Nov 2022)

This session covers the basics of navigating immigration court through the ECAS system. Tips on how to get the most out of all ECAS capabilities and  hints on how to get old cases uploaded into the ECAS system. 

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

George Rodriguez, Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates, P.C. - Dallas, TX

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12. OPT and STEM (Nov 2022)

Martin Valko, David Ware

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OPT and STEM (Nov 2022)

This session will cover basic eligibility and application requirements for 12-month OPT and STEM OPT, as well as school official, student and employer responsibilities during STEM extensions.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Martin Valko, Chavez & Valko, LLP - Dallas, TX
David Ware, Ware|Immigration - Metairie, LA

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13. Difficult Clients and Our Difficult Practice (Nov 2022)

Amanda M. Kates

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Difficult Clients and Our Difficult Practice (Nov 2022)

How do we safely and ethically handle difficult clients and protect ourselves and our staff in our politically-charged practices?

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Amanda M. Kates, State Bar of Texas - Austin, TX

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14. Mental Health in Light of Difficult Clients and Difficult Practices (Nov 2022)

Bernadette Hassan Solórzano

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Mental Health in Light of Difficult Clients and Difficult Practices (Nov 2022)

How to develop Posttraumatic Growth and be psychologically and emotionally strong when working in the ongoing stress of working with trauma survivors. Review self-care and maintaining balance both professionally and personally.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Bernadette Hassan Solórzano, Our Lady of the Lake University Community Counseling Service - San Antonio, TX

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15. PD in a Nutshell (Nov 2022)

Robert W. Armstrong Jr.

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PD in a Nutshell (Nov 2022)

A quick guide to the current state of DHS prosecutorial discretion, how to request PD, and what happens after PD is granted.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Robert W. Armstrong Jr., Armstrong Legal Law Firm, PLLC - Dallas, TX

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16. Asylum (Nov 2022)

Zoe Bowman, Robert Painter, Luis Rios

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Asylum (Nov 2022)

Review major updates and changes to asylum law and process under the first two years of the Biden Administration. Topics will include updates on the implementation of the new Interim Final Rule on asylum processing, the status of MPP and Title 42, major caselaw changes in the 5th Circuit, and affirmative asylum processing through the Houston Asylum Office.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Zoe Bowman, Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center - El Paso, TX
Robert Painter, American Gateways - Austin, TX
Luis Rios, ProBAR - Harlingen, TX

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17. Humanitarian Practice & Procedures Updates (Nov 2022)

Sarah Vidal, Jacqueline L. Watson

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Humanitarian Practice & Procedures Updates (Nov 2022)

The panel will discuss updates to policy, procedure, and reality for DACA, TPS, Parole, SIJS and U & T visas. This will include bona fide determinations (BFD) for U visas, work authorization eligibility for SIJS, and the benefits or not of advance parole for DACA and TPS.

Originally presented: Sep 2022 Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Sarah Vidal, Law Office of Jodi Goodwin - Harlingen, TX
Jacqueline L. Watson, Walker Gates Vela, PLLC - Austin, TX