New Premium Processing Rules: What You Need to Know

New Premium Processing Rules: What You Need to Know

New Premium Processing Rules: What You Need to Know - Recording (CLE Included)
Live Event Date: 10/20/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

On March 30, 2022, USCIS published a final rule entitled, “Implementation of the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act.” Our expert panelists will discuss the practical application and implications of this rule, assist practitioners in setting expectations for their clients, and examine what the implementation of the rule means regarding a broader expansion of premium processing.

Featured Topics:

  • Proposed Addition to Premium Processing
  • Managing Client Expectations
  • Electronic I-907: A Prerequisite of Expanding the Premium Processing Eligibility to Newly Designated Immigration Benefit Requests
  • USCIS to Retain Discretion
    • Implementation Dates for Premium Processing
    • Set Conditions for Premium Processing Eligibility
  • Recent Developments

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Beatriz Trillos Ballerini (DL), AILA USCIS Field Operations Committee Chair, Houston, TX

Beatriz Trillos Ballerini is the principal attorney of the Trillos Ballerini Law firm. She is currently the Chair of the AILA’s Field Operations Liaison committee and serves as Treasurer of the AILA Texas Chapter. Ms. Ballerini focuses on employment based and family-based immigration.

Julieta Andrea Grinffiel, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Committee, Dallas, TX

Julieta Andrea Grinffiel is the Managing Attorney of the Dallas, TX office of Hammond, Neal, Moore LLC. She focuses on employment-based immigration with an emphasis on Labor Certifications (PERM) in the IT industry. She serves as a member on the AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Committee and the Law Student Engagement Committee. She received her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law.

Yvonne A. Toy, San Francisco, CA

Yvonne A. Toy is a Founding Partner of Corporate Immigration Partners, LLP, with over 20 years of experience. She guides corporate clients on all aspects of immigration program development; and she leads a team of attorneys and paralegals managing high volume and complex nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. Ms. Toy received her BA from UC Berkeley and JD from New York Law School. She is frequently invited to speak to audiences of AILA and other professional organizations.

Rachel Davis Scherf, Minneapolis, MN

Rachel Davis Scherf is an attorney with Davis & Goldfarb PLLC. She manages the firm's employment-based permanent residence cases and handles a wide variety of immigration cases, including employment based and extraordinary ability petitions, agricultural visas, family-based petitions, asylum, and other matters.

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