I-601 Waivers in AOS Cases: Analysis and Practical Advice

I-601 Waivers in AOS Cases: Analysis and Practical Advice

I-601 Waivers in AOS Cases: Analysis and Practical Advice - Seminar Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 11/03/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Help! Your client just disclosed an arrest, a new criminal conviction, and/or a misrepresentation of fact on the DS-160, and the adjustment of status (AOS) interview is next week! Our panel of experts will discuss how to identify, challenge, and waive inadmissibility grounds when they surface during the AOS process. In addition, they will share practice tips on preparing the forms (including sample language) and gathering evidence.

Featured Topics:

  • Best Practices for Preparing a Successful Waiver Application and Supporting Documentation
  • When Is the Best Time to File the Form I-601?
  • Addressing Unanticipated Inadmissibility Issues
  • How to Challenge Alleged Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Recent Trends and Updates Regarding Inadmissibility Findings

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Elina Magaly Santana (DL), Miami, FL

Elina Magaly Santana is an immigration attorney at Santana Rodriguez Law, P.A., a firm based in Miami, Florida with clients nationwide. Elina focuses her immigration practice on family-based and marriage-based residency, deportation defense and waivers. She is the immediate past chair of the AILA South Florida Chapter and a member of the Central Florida, Latin American & Caribbean, Philadelphia, New England, and New York chapters. She is also a Board Member for Capital Good Fund, a social change organization that uses financial services to tackle poverty in the U.S., including providing non-predatory immigration loans to families in need of funds to hire a lawyer and pay filing fees. Elina is one of the three proud administrators of the renowned “Nerdy Immigration Lawyers" Facebook group, and she manages 15+ legal WhatsApp mentoring groups containing 3500+ attorneys nationwide. Elina earned her JD from Boston University (BU) School of Law and her BA in both Sociology and Spanish Literature at New York University (NYU) with high honors. She is a fluent Spanish speaker and was raised in Miami, Florida by a proud Cuban-American immigrant family.

Marc Prokosch, AILA Bylaws Committee Chair, Roseville, MN

Marc Prokosch founded Prokosch Law in 2019 after working at a previous immigration firm from 2003 to 2019. Marc regularly handles the most complex immigration cases, representing individuals throughout the immigration process, from application to appeal. Marc practices before USCIS, the immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S. District Courts, and the Circuit Courts of Appeal. Marc is active in the immigration bar, currently chairing two committees for the Minnesota/Dakotas chapter of AILA, was previously chair of the chapter from 2012-2013, currently serves as the chair of the AILA National Bylaws Committee. He regularly mentors other attorneys and law students, and frequently speaks on immigration topics for attorneys as well as at public forums in the community.

Maggie Castillo, Long Beach, CA

Maggie Castillo is the principal at Castillo Law Firm. She has twenty-three years of experience and is a bi-lingual Spanish speaker. Her immigration practice is primarily focused on family, waivers, consular process, citizenship, victims of crime and removal defense. She has represented individuals in removal proceedings throughout the United States. She is past the Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association- Southern California Chapter and immediate past chair of the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association –Immigration Section. Her dedication to the field and practice is demonstrated by years of leadership and involvement in both local and national immigration bar association(s).

Benjamin A. Snyder, Charlotte, NC

Benjamin A. Snyder (“Ben”) is a North Carolina State Bar Certified Immigration Law Specialist and partner at Charlotte Immigration Law Firm. Ben manages Charlotte Immigration Law Firm's employment and investment-based immigration practice, including nonimmigrant visa petitions and employment-based immigration matters. Ben has experience representing individuals, families, and businesses in virtually all manner of U.S. immigration matters. Ben has been a member of AILA since 2011 and currently serves on the AILA’s Membership Engagement Committee.

The speaker's/author's views do not necessarily represent the views of AILA, nor do they constitute legal advice or representation. Practice tips provided are based on the speaker's/author's experiences and the current state of the law. Please be sure to conduct legal research and analysis for your unique situation as the law changes quickly and experiences may differ from your own.

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