Parole of “Arriving Aliens” vs. Release on Recognizance: Adjustment Updates and Implications for Released Respondents

Parole of “Arriving Aliens” vs. Release on Recognizance: Adjustment Updates and Implications for Released Respondents

Parole of “Arriving Aliens” vs. Release on Recognizance: Adjustment Updates and Implications for Released Respondents (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 05/16/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

In recent times, Cuban Adjustment Act applicants have faced more challenges because many do not receive parole documents when they are processed at the U.S. border. Instead, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials issue most of these individuals an I-220A, Order of Release on Recognizance. Several lawsuits are awaiting decisions on whether the I-220A is the legal equivalent of parole, and a judicial split has developed on the issue. Panelists for this intermediate-to-advanced seminar will review the pending litigation, arguments being made, and the potential impact on non-Cuban foreign nationals seeking to adjust after release from detention.

Featured Topics:

  • Release from detention with an I-220A, humanitarian parole under INA §212(d)(5), ICE bond, or judicial bond
    • How do these differ, and what implication does each have for adjustment?
  • “Arriving aliens” vs. “present without inspection”: Why does the distinction matter?
  • Where courts stand: review of current decisions
  • Cuban Adjustment Act litigation update, and why it matters for everyone else

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Juliana G. Lamardo (DL), Miami, FL

Juliana G. Lamardo obtained her Florida Bar license in April of 2008. Juliana specializes in Removal Proceedings and Crimmigration. She is a Board Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Chapter. She is also on various committees for AILA South Florida as well as on the Foreign Legal Consultant Committee for the Florida Bar. She is currently the Treasurer for AILA South Florida. Additionally, she is a member of the Cuban American Bar Association.

Juan C. Gomez, Miami, FL

Juan C. Gómez is the Director of the Carlos A. Costa Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the Florida International University College of Law.

For 30 plus years, Professor Gómez has represented persons before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in complex immigration matters. He has helped thousands of individuals in removal and deportation proceedings, family immigration, and the transfer of professionals and executives to the U.S.

He earned his JD from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Political Science and History from Florida International University.

Paulina Reyes, San Diego, CA

Paulina Reyes-Perrariz is the Managing Attorney with Immigrant Defenders Law Center, Cross-Border Initiative. She is co-chair for the San Diego Chapter EOIR Liaison Committee and also sits on the chapter’s ICE-ERO and OPLA liaison committees. Paulina received her J.D. from California Western School of Law (2018).

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