Check Out Recent AILA Recordings

AILA offers recordings of recent web and audio seminars that are available whenever you are! Check out the recordings today and stay current on the trends, topics, and issues that affect your clients and practice. CLE credit is also available for many of these recordings.

Recently added recordings include:

  • The Final Rule Affecting Highly-Skilled Workers Over One Year Later
    The Final Rule on “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Nonimmigrant Workers” went into effect on January 17, 2017. After almost two decades, DHS finally codified long-standing policies and practices relating to the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) and the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 (AC21). How has this Obama administration rule been implemented under the Trump administration?
  • Strategies and Considerations in the Wake of Pereira v. Sessions and Matter of Bermudez-Cota
    Late-Breaking Seminar Recording
    Special Recording Price for Members: $49

    On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Pereira v. Sessions that the service of a defective Notice to Appear does not cut off eligibility for cancellation of removal. The rationale underlying the Court’s decision broadly affects both ongoing and closed cases initiated by defective Notices to Appear. However, on August 31, 2018, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a precedent decision in Matter of Bermudez-Cota limiting the reach of Pereira v. Sessions to the stop-time rule.
  • Reviving I-130 Petitions with Consular Processing and INA §204-I
    How do you revive an I-130 petition with the National Visa Center (NVC) when the petitioner has failed to maintain contact? What do you do if the petitioner or principal beneficiary passes away while the petition is pending or after it has been approved? When and how do you file a Form I-824 to seek action on an approved I-130? Our panel of experts will address how to revive I-130 petitions in various complex scenarios, including when overcoming visa revocations, seeking action on approved I-130 petitions, or applying for INA §204(l) relief for surviving relatives.
  • Employment-Based Adjustment Interviews: Good, Bad, or Indifferent?
    EB adjustment interviews are now required in all cases. Now that we are over nine months into this process, our panel of experts will discuss developing trends, how well field office examiners are trained on employment issues, and how best to prepare clients. Panelists also will explore strategies for dealing with lengthy delays at local offices and when consular processing is a better alternative.
  • Asylum Law Updates on Particular Social Groups
    Special Recording Price for Members: $59
    How to define “particular social group” (PSG) remains one of the most complex and convoluted endeavors in asylum law. Panelists will provide practical tips on defining PSGs, advise on how best to craft them successfully, and review what has worked in recent decisions
  • Religious Workers: Best Practices for Winning R-1 and EB-4 Cases
    Has the administration’s assault on Muslim countries or its positive support for Christian organizations affected the adjudication of religious worker petitions? Panelists will explore trends and best practices for filing R-1 and EB-4 religious worker cases in today’s world. What is the future of the religious worker green card?
  • 2018 Affidavit of Support (I-864) and Public Charge Issues Update
    Late-Breaking Seminar Recording
    Special Recording Price for Members: $59

    The Affidavit of Support (I-864) is one of the most common reasons for USCIS Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and case processing delays. In addition, due to significant changes in January 2018 to the U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), AILA members are reporting a significant uptick in immigrant visa refusals at U.S. consulates for failure to demonstrate that the applicant is not likely to become a public charge. This often results in devastating consequences, including revocation of I-601A provisional unlawful presence waivers. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the FAM changes, discuss best practices for effectively preparing Affidavits of Support and supporting evidence, and offer tips and strategies for preparing clients for consular and adjustment interviews. Panelists also will address how to overcome an erroneous public charge denial by a consulate or USCIS.
  • 2018 AILA Fall CLE Conference
    Listen to the recording of AILA National’s first conference in Europe, a one-day, two-track conference where attendees will get exposure to how the practice of U.S. immigration law fits into the global milieu. Expert panelists will discuss recent U.S. agency activity both in the United States and abroad, and examine U.S. immigration policy and its interplay with the laws and regulations governing the European Union and other foreign countries.
  • 2018 AILA Federal Court Conference: Removal Litigation
    As a participant of this conference, you will learn from recognized experts in the field about an array of litigation strategies to help you advocate for removal and family clients facing agency delays and injustices. You will come to appreciate how the Writ of Habeas Corpus can be a powerful instrument when representing those in ICE custody. You will gain the skills required to effectively sue the government in mandamus, in declaratory actions, in naturalization, for due process relief under the Administrative Procedure Act, and under the Freedom of Information Act. In the process, you will develop the confidence needed to successfully represent your client, no matter the charges or claims. You will learn how to develop the record for the federal appellate process, and to litigate before the circuit courts of appeals, with insight imparted by experienced practitioners from across the country.
  • 2018 AILA Federal Court Conference: Business Litigation
    Your clients are facing the consequences of new restrictive legal standards and policies that represent an unprecedented effort to reduce legal immigration. Litigation is the only effective way to stop this onslaught! This program will provide you with the essential knowledge and practice tips you’ll need to litigate business cases successfully in federal court.
  • 2018 Employer Compliance/Worksite Enforcement Conference
    Employer compliance and enforcement issues are continuing to take on greater prominence in the current presidential administration. Therefore, staying informed on the latest information regarding these issues will become more important than ever. To this end, the 2018 AILA Employer Compliance and Worksite Enforcement CLE Conference, a comprehensive two-day event led by nationally recognized experts, is designed to educate attendees on the most pressing compliance and enforcement issues facing employers and attorneys, and provide essential tips and best practices for how to deal with them. The first day of sessions will focus on employer compliance in immigration law, while the second day will address worksite enforcement in both beginner/intermediate– and master-level tracks. If you are working with or representing employers, then this conference should not be missed.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 15051199.