Natural Disasters: Immigration Consequences

Natural Disasters: Immigration Consequences

Release Date: 05/13/2024
Recording Available 7-14 Days After Event Date
Format Length CLE Eligible
Video Roundtable 60 min. No

Hear from two immigration attorneys who have lived through natural disasters and assisted clients with the immigration consequences of these urgent and life-altering events. We will discuss:

  • Client needs in the immediate aftermath of a disaster
    • Document replacement
    • FEMA eligibility and consequences
    • Coordinating agency responses
      • Mobile consulates
      • Continuances for cases, hearings, and interviews
      • Postponement of ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) reports
    • Practical concerns, such as internet outages
    • Missing people
  • Long-term client impacts
    • Housing
    • Mental health
    • Return to countries of origin
    • Hardship waiver impacts
    • Recognition by clients
  • Practice emergency preparedness
    • Continuous operation protocols
    • Client communication plans
    • Employee contact plan

AILA Video Roundtables are free interactive learning opportunities hosted by faculty selected for their expertise, with an emphasis on discussion and Q&A. This roundtable is available only to AILA members and is not CLE eligible. The free recording will be available 7-10 business days following the live event.

Kevin Jay Block, Wailuku, HI

Paul H. Scott, Baton Rouge, LA

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.