Upcoming Web and Audio Seminars

Check out AILA's upcoming web and audio seminars. Get your CLE requirements from the convenience of your desk. Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. Topics vary widely, so find a seminar that fits your schedule!

  • Mental Incapacity: Merging Treatment and Enforcement
    Audio Seminar on December 20, 2018
    Special Pricing for Members: $59
    A client's psychological symptoms are routinely overlooked and require input from, and collaboration with, medical professionals to be adequately understood and factored into REAL ID Act credibility determinations. The panelists will provide guidance for practitioners to use pre-trial motions, litigate, and advocate for removal proceedings that avoid (rather than continue) traumatizing persons who already have been tortured, persecuted, or otherwise subjected to untreated violence and psychological abuse. They also will address mental health-related grounds of inadmissibility.
  • F-1 Foreign Students: How to Avoid Unlawful Presence
    Web Seminar on January 10, 2019
    In 2018, USCIS published three new policy memoranda that have had tremendous impact on F-1 foreign students studying in the United States. In addition to enhanced scrutiny by DOS at the U.S. consulates, foreign students currently are facing additional obstacles from the new unlawful presence guidance, as well as from USCIS's expanded authority to deny applications without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE). Now more than ever, attorneys and their clients must understand all F-1 visa issues thoroughly to ensure that students do not violate status, as any such violations may have devastating consequences regarding dependents and future immigration options in the United States. The panelists will discuss how to deal with the changing policy guidance, examine USCIS regulatory interpretation to identify status violations, and advise students on how to remain in status.
  • The June 2018 RFE and NOID Guidance: How to Avoid Case Denials in 2019
    Audio Seminar on January 15, 2019
    On June 13, 2018, USCIS issued new guidance indicating that adjudicators have full discretion to deny applications, petitions, and requests without first issuing a Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), or other notice to the applicant regarding the need for additional evidence. Our panel of experts will address how the new guidance has been applied by adjudicators and offer best practices for preparing cases in order to avoid summary denials.
  • To B-1 or Not to B-1: Appropriately Utilizing the B-1 Visa
    Web Seminar on January 17, 2019
    The B-1 is one of the most useful, and arguably most confusing, visa categories for employers and employees alike. The most obvious use-to attend business meetings or participate in brief trainings in the United States-is often unintentionally exploited by employers who misunderstand what actually is permitted under the B-1 visa. When properly used, however, the B-1 visa can be a very valuable tool for employers, particularly when other visa types are not available or are difficult to obtain.
  • Preparing for H-1B Season FY 2020: Filing Tips and Pitfalls to Avoid
    Web Seminar on January 31, 2019
    USCIS has released data indicating that, thus far in fiscal year (FY) 2019, both the increase in lengthy Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and the decline in H-1B approvals continue. In light of the FY 2020 H-1B cap-subject quota season opening on April 1, 2019, our expert panelists will discuss lessons learned in FY 2019 to date, review recent H-1B adjudication trends, recap USCIS memoranda affecting H-1Bs, and identify pre- and post-filing tips to help successfully navigate the increasingly complex H-1B process.

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