July 25, 2012
- Practice Alert: Pay Attention to Timing of OPT Applications
USCIS is taking a more restrictive approach to filing deadlines for F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) applications. To avoid an unexpected denial, the student must file the OPT application with USCIS within 30 days of the OPT recommendation in SEVIS, or the DSO must cancel the original recommendation and enter a new one.
- Your Last Chance to Register for "ABCs of Employment-Based IVs"
Join us tomorrow, Thursday, July 26, for this important AILA web seminar on employment-based immigrant visas that will cover EB-1, EB-2, & EB-3 petitions, labor certification & more. Register before 11:59pm EDT tonight and/or sign up for all five in the ABCs series in live, CD, or downloadable formats & save 20%!
- AILA President Laura Lichter Testifies at House Hearing
At a hearing called by the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement, our very own AILA President Laura Lichter offered testimony on the importance of ending fraud by immigration practitioners. You can also find other related testimony from the hearing here.
- Should Undocumented Lawyers be Granted Bar Admission?
This amicus brief, filed by AILA and other NGOs in In Re Garcia, argues that federal immigration law does not preclude a noncitizen, who lacks permission to remain in the U.S., from gaining admission to the State Bar of California as a licensed lawyer.
- How to Litigate Under the Adam Walsh Act
This article from the 2012-13 edition of AILA's Immigration Practice Pointers provides important strategies for litigating a petition barred under the Adam Walsh Act, by Alexandre I. Afanassiev, Mark R. Barr, and Jonathan Eric Garde.
- Get the Latest Prosecutorial Discretion Stats
This Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) report shows that as of 6/28/12, a total of 5,684 cases were closed under prosecutorial discretion, amounting to only 1.9% of the cases pending in Immigration Courts since last September.
- Save 15% on AILA's Consular Practice Handbook!
The Consular Practice Handbook offers practical analysis and guidance to help you steer clear of hidden traps in consular processing. Enter promo code CPH1215 to save 15% through July 31, 2012. This coupon offer cannot be combined with other offers.
- A Subdued Sheriff Joe Arpaio?
The Washington Post reports that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio testified on his own behalf in a civil trial on Tuesday, facing allegations of racial profiling. You can view this story and more in AILA's daily immigration news clips here.
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