Overcoming USCIS Errors: Practical Tips and Strategies

Overcoming USCIS Errors: Practical Tips and Strategies

Overcoming USCIS Errors: Practical Tips and Strategies (Live Seminar & Recording)
05/02/2024 02:00 PM ET - 03:30 PM ET
Overcoming USCIS Errors: Practical Tips and Strategies (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 05/02/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

Dealing with USCIS errors, incorrect decisions, system glitches, and other bureaucratic inefficiencies can leave one feeling frustrated. But take heart! Our panel of experts will provide you with practical tips and strategies—and maybe even some commiseration—that will help preserve your sanity and achieve better outcomes for your clients.

Featured Topics:

  • Utilizing the CIS Ombudsman’s office
  • Building effective relationships with your local USCIS officers
  • Service motions to reopen: Are they unicorns, or do they really exist?
  • Best practices for interacting with the USCIS Contact Center
  • Resolving long-delayed cases: Are there effective options outside of litigation?

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Parastoo G. Zahedi (DL), AILA Board of Governors/Afghan Response Task Force Co-Chair/USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee, Vienna, VA

Kelli A. Fennell, AILA USCIS HQ (Benefits Policy) Liaison Committee, Chicago, IL

Nicholas J. Mireles, AILA CBP Liaison Committee, Los Angeles, CA

Nicholas J. Mireles is an accomplished Immigration Attorney specializing in family, employment, and humanitarian-based immigration. He established the Law Office of Nicholas J. Mireles, APC in Downtown Los Angeles in October 2017. Nicholas holds a Bachelor's Degree from UCLA and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is an active member of AILA as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA).

Adrienne Chulapakorn, Chief of Case Work, Office of the CIS Ombudsman, Washington, D.C.

Adrienne Chulapakorn is the Chief of the Casework Division within the CIS Ombudsman’s Office, where she manages a team of 16 individuals who are responsible for reviewing and taking action on the requests for case assistance. Ms. Chulapakorn holds over 20 years of experience in the immigration field. Prior to joining the CIS Ombudsman’s Office in September 2021, she worked at USCIS’ Office of Policy and Strategy as a Special Assistant for the Chief of Policy, where she coordinated the agency’s policy and regulatory proposals in response to President Biden’s executive order to reduce barriers on the legal immigration system (EO 14012), and as a Policy Analyst and subject matter expert for the H-2A, H-2B, and I-140 portfolios. Prior to joining DHS, Ms. Chulapakorn held the roles of Policy Analyst and Program Analyst with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification.

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.