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Article: Parole In Place: The Secret Sauce For Administrative Immigration Reform By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: Parole-in-Place - The Immigration PIPsqueak That Could Help Solve the Biggest Obstacle to Comprehensive Reform by Angelo Paparelli

Blogging: A Treaty in the Making: The Future of Corporate Relocation by Tsvi Kan-Tor and Amit Acco

Blogging: Parole In Place: The Secret Sauce For Administrative Immigration Reform By Gary Endelman and Cyrus D. Mehta

Blogging: USCIS: Immigration Relief for Seven Categories of Filipinos by Chris Musillo

Blogging: Three more of the DREAM 30 Released, One Still Remains in Custody by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings by Roger Algase: Is Obama Reviving Immigration Reform By Executive Action? Updated.; Human Costs Of House GOP's CIR Sabotage Are Growing.

News: USCIS Announces Temporary Accommodation for Form I-129 H-2A Petitions Set to Expire on Nov. 2

News: USCIS Publishes Policy Memorandum on Parole of Spouses, Children, and Parents of Active Duty Members of the US Armed Forces

News: DOS Publishes Final Rule on Visas: Documentation of Nonimmigrants - Visa Classification; T Visa Class

Focus: Removal For Experts Seminar Series is pleased to announce our newest seminar series, "Removal For Experts". Now, for the price of one, you will be able to participate in all three sessions! The Discussion Leader will be Lory Rosenberg; other speakers include Jeff Joseph, Matthew Kolken, Maris Liss, Michelle Mendez, Marty Rosenbloth, Rekha Sharma-Crawford, and Mark Schmueli. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on November 21, 2013 - The D Word: Detentions, Deferrals, DACA, Defenses to Deportability, Departures: FIRST Phone Session on November 21, 2013 - The D Word: Detentions, Deferrals, DACA, Defenses to Deportability, Departures

  • Detention Defense
  • DACA
  • Deferral/Prosecutorial Discretion
  • Admin. Closures, Continuances
  • Defenses to Deportability
  • Departure and Vartelas
  • Voluntary Departure

SECOND Phone Session on December 12, 2013 - The E Words: Eligibility for Relief/Benefits, Extreme and Exceptional Hardship, Exercise of Discretion, and Effective Counsel

  • Entry, Expedited Removal/Credible Fear
  • Exceptions to Removal
    • LPR and Non-LPR Cancellation of Removal
    • Adjustment of Status
    • Section 212(h), 212(i), 237(a)(1)(H) Waivers
    • U Visas in Proceedings
    • Withholding of removal/asylum
  • Evidence and Burden of Proof - Documenting Discretionary Eligibility, and Entitlement
  • Effective Counsel and Motions to Reopen for Ineffective Assistance

THIRD Phone Session on January 9, 2014 - The C Words: Citizenship, Cards and Claims, Categorical Analysis, Convictions, CIMTS, Courts

  • Citizenship claims
  • Identity cards, I-9s, Voting, and Fraud
  • Categorical Crime Analysis under Moncrieffe and Deschamps
  • CIMT construction and Silva Trevino
  • Chaidez, Vacations and Modifications of Conviction
  • Circuit Court Review: BIA appeals, Mediation, and Negotiating Remands
  • CIR Update

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Don't delay, act today! The registration deadline for the first session is November 19th!

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Help Wanted: Immigration Professionals
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