Filing Provisional and Consular Waivers: When, Where, and Which One?

Filing Provisional and Consular Waivers: When, Where, and Which One?

Filing Provisional and Consular Waivers: When, Where, and Which One? (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 05/25/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Waiver practice occurs in both family– and employment-based immigration cases. It can be tricky to know exactly which form to use, as well as when and where to file. Our expert panelists will help demystify this often-complicated process.

Featured Topics:

  • Does your client need a waiver? Determining whether the inadmissibility period has expired
  • Is departure necessary? When is consular processing an option (instead of a requirement)?
  • Timing: When can you file in advance? When do you wait for a consular refusal?
  • Logistics: Can you file an I-212 and I-601 simultaneously? Is there a specific sequence that must be followed? Which filing locations are appropriate, and in what situations?
  • What can you do about delays? Expediting waivers and the status of current litigation

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Linda Osberg-Braun (DL), Miami, FL

Linda Osberg-Braun draws on her years of experience as Deputy District Counsel for INS (now DHS) and her trial and criminal defense skills from her years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Southern District of Florida. She is known for her ability to solve complicated immigration problems and focuses on developing immigration solutions and comprehensive long-term strategies for her clients.

Cheryl David, AILA ICE Liaison Committee, New York, NY

Cheryl David handles all aspects of immigration law with an emphasis on removal & family-based cases. She is currently on the AILA ICE national Committee. She served on DOS national committee of AILA, 2018-2020. Director, on the Board of Governors, 2007-2013; Chair, AILA national liaison committee with EOIR, 2010-2012; Chair, national liaison committee with ICE, 2007-2010. She has been voted a Superlawyer since 2007 & “Best Lawyer” since 2012.

Scott A. Emerick, AILA USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Scott A. Emerick is an attorney with the Bolour / Carl Immigration Group in Los Angeles, CA. Scott’s practice focuses on complex family-based immigration, asylum, removal defense, and federal litigation. Scott is a former chair of the AILA Southern California Chapter, and he currently sits on the AILA national USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee. Scott regularly speaks on advanced immigration issues.

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