TPS Isn’t Always Temporary: Pathways to Adjustment, Asylum, and Other Relief

TPS Isn’t Always Temporary: Pathways to Adjustment, Asylum, and Other Relief

TPS Isn’t Always Temporary: Pathways to Adjustment, Asylum, and Other Relief (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 03/14/2024
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

With many redesignations and extensions of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), clients often wonder whether they can turn their temporary status into something more permanent. Our expert panelists will explore the different options TPS clients may have to adjust status, seek asylum, and/or find other forms of relief.

Featured Topics:

  • Matter of Z–R–Z–C– and recent developments in TPS adjustment of status
  • TPS advance parole
    • Advance parole with administratively closed proceedings or prior removal order?
  • Late registration
  • TPS with an old deportation/removal order
  • Concurrent asylum application

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Michael P. O’Rourke (DL), Toronto, ON, Canada

Michael O’Rourke is a Senior US and Canadian Immigration Lawyer and Director of the Latin American Practice Group with Pace Law Firm in Toronto, Canada. He is the past chair of the AILA Canada Chapter and currently serves as the National Leader of AILA’s LGBTQ+ Lawyers Interest Group. Mr. O’Rourke received his JD from Brooklyn Law School (1998) and his bachelor's degree from Wayne State University (1992).

Sarah Lachman, New York, NY

Sarah Lachman is the principal attorney of Lachman Law. She is an active leader and member of the New York chapter of AILA and the New York City Bar Association. Known for her straightforward communication style, her clients, both former and new, rely on her for various legal solutions in immigration law. Whether it is working with survivors of torture and abuse, reuniting families, or bringing more international talent to the United States, Sarah continues to help numerous individuals and families find solutions to their legal problems. Sarah is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Dalielle Miranda, San Francisco, CA

Dalielle Miranda is an Associate at Fragomen’s San Francisco office, where she advises multinational corporate clients in the technology industry on U.S. employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant matters. She represents clients in a wide range of employment-based nonimmigrant visa matters, including H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and E-3 visa petitions. Dalielle also represents clients in immigrant visa matters, such as permanent residence, naturalization, PERM labor certifications and permanent residency based on extraordinary ability and outstanding research. She earned her BA from New York University, and JD from New York Law School.

Sharadha Kodem, Irving, TX

Sharadha Kodem is the managing attorney at Kodem Law Firm. As an immigrant herself, Sharadha is uniquely placed to help fellow immigrants. After completing her Bachelor’s in computer science from India, Sharadha arrived in the U.S. to obtain her Master’s in Computer Science on an F-1 Visa. Following her H-1B approval, she worked as a Software Engineer and Architect for a multinational corporation. While in Law School, Sharadha fought her way through wrongfully initiated deportation proceedings which strengthened her resolve to help fellow immigrants. She was recently sworn in as a U.S. Citizen. Sharadha specializes in Business Immigration and Federal Litigation and enjoys the challenges and intricacies of communicating between a client and the government.

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