Emerging Immigration Possibilities (5/31/23)

This seminar will seek to address the emerging and creative options for immigrants facing humanitarian circumstances, including children, survivors of severe crimes, and those facing removal from the United States.

Latest Practice Pointers and Trends for EOIR/BIA
Overview of the latest practice pointers and strategies for representation of respondents before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (detained/non-detained), as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals. 
Kevin Raica, Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC 
Juan Camilo Parrado, National Immigration Justice Center 

Advanced U-visa Issues
Review of the U-visa process, and discussion of advanced issues and strategies on complex issues that may arise for survivors of crimes in the United States; discussion of bona-fide determinations, employment authorization, and managing client expectations with the infamous and ever-growing backlog.
Omar Salguero, Omar Salguero-Duarte & Associates, P.C. 
Moises L. Barraza, Immigration Law Office of Moises L. Barraza, LLC 

Navigating SIJS in Illinois
Review of the Special Immigration Juvenile Status visa options for immigrant children in the United States, who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. Discussion of how to merge your family law and immigration law skills to obtain predicate orders, and then manage the possible EB4 backlog when applying for permanent residency.
Damon Doucet, Damon W. Doucet, Ltd. 
Nora Salgado, Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates 

Victoria Carmona, Law Office of Chicago-Kent College of Law; Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee 
Margaret O’Donoghue, Law Office of Robert D. Ahlgren & Associates; Vice-Chair, CBA Immigration & Nationality Law Committee

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Emerging Immigration Possibilities Recorded (5/31/23)
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Emerging Immigration Possibilities (live webcast, 2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
Up to 2.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 2.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Emerging Immigration Possibilities (on demand webcast, 2.75 IL MCLE Credit)
Up to 2.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 2.75 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available