TPS, Adjustment, and Alternate Relief

TPS, Adjustment, and Alternate Relief

TPS, Adjustment, and Alternate Relief - Recording (CLE Included)
Special Member Price for Live Event: $59
Live Event Date: 3/24/2022
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

There are an estimated 320,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients living in the United States. Many have been here for decades, and have established deep family, business, and community ties. Although TPS survived the attacks of the prior administration, the ability of many TPS holders to finally achieve lawful permanent residence remains in doubt due to recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court and the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). The faculty on this intermediate panel will review the current TPS landscape and discuss options that allow TPS beneficiaries to adjust status.

Featured Topics:

  • Current Status of TPS, Deadlines, and Countries
  • What Options Remain Post-Sanchez v. Mayorkas?
  • Strategies for Challenging Matter of Z–R–Z–C–
  • Impact of Travel on Advance Parole
  • Considerations and Jurisdiction for TPS Holders in Removal Proceedings or with Final Orders
  • Dealing with Untimely Registrations and Re-Registrations

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Matt Adams (DL), Seattle, WA

Matt Adams is the legal director for Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP), in Seattle, Washington, where he has worked for the past 24 years. NWIRP provides direct representation to immigrants who have been placed in deportation/removal proceedings, and also represents persons who are applying for legal status and citizenship. Matt focuses on litigation in the federal courts.

James Austin, AILA USCIS Case Assistance Committee, Kansas City, MO

James Austin is a partner in the immigration law firm of Austin & Ferguson, LLC, in Kansas City, Missouri, handling the immigration needs of clients in employment, family and the humanitarian fields. Mr. Austin has been actively involved with AILA and has chaired numerous national committees including the National Benefits Center Liaison Committee, the Potomac Service Center Liaison Committee, the Online Course and Recorded Content Review Committee, the USCIS Ombudsman Liaison Committee and numerous other AILA conference committees and task forces. He currently serves on the USCIS Case Assistance Committee and is a past recipient of AILA’s Excellence in Teaching Immigration Law Award.

Taiyyeba Skomra, Los Angeles CA

Taiyyeba Safri Skomra is a partner at SGG Immigration LLP. She is a certified specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. Taiyyeba graduated from the University of Washington School of Law and from Mount Holyoke College.

Julie Soininen, Falls Church, VA

Julie Soininen obtained a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. Julie is experienced in all facets of immigration law and typically litigates more than 50 removal cases each year in the Arlington and Baltimore Immigration Courts. Julie also oversees all alien labor certification filings at Montagut & Sobral and is the author of an article entitled “The Nanny Wars: Permanent Residence Options for Child-Care Workers” published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in their 2008 publication: Immigration Options for Essential Workers. Julie is a member of the DC Bar and is a volunteer with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s BIA Pro Bono Project. She has served as faculty at several continuing education seminars sponsored by local Bar Associations, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and non-profit organizations.

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