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ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: General Overview

July 12, 2012
Web Seminar

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ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: General Overview [Web Seminar]

This 90-minute web seminar was originally presented, July 12, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time

This introductory seminar provides newer practitioners with a general overview of immigration law and includes the following topics:

  • Agencies Involved: USCIS, ICE, CBP, and DOL
  • Protection Laws: Asylum, Withholding, TPS
  • Essential Understanding of Nonimmigrant Visas
  • Essential Understanding of Immigrant Visas
  • Best Resources to Practice Immigration Law
  • Q&A Session


Brenda Oliver (dl), AILA Board of Governors, Washington, DC
Brenda Oliver provides advice and counsel to U.S.-based and foreign employers to facilitate transfers of high level and special-skilled employees to the United States. She assists clients in obtaining nonimmigrant visas, immigrant visas, and permanent residency based on employment and/or family sponsorship. She strategizes with clients on the best options for their employees, and provides advice on I-9 compliance and assisting with company audits to ensure compliance.

Ari J. Sauer, AILA Board of Governors, Memphis, TN
Ari Sauer is chair of the AILA Mid-South Chapter and the immediate past chair of the New Member Division. He practices with the law offices of Siskind Susser, PC where his practice is focused on employment– and family-based immigration and nationality law. He frequently lectures on immigration related topics for AILA and the Federal Bar Association. For a full biography please visit

Bernadette McGuire, Centennial, CO
Bernadette (Ginger) McGuire of the McGuire Law Firm practices in Centennial, CO. She has served AILA in numerous capacities including, most recently, chair of the New Members Division, Annual Conference Committee, and chair for the AILA Colorado Chapter. Her practice focuses on family-based immigration, consular processing, and citizenship and removal defense. She has been selected to speak locally and nationally on immigration issues such as I-751, removal of conditions, family-based adjustment, removal defense strategies, and I-9 compliance.

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The "ABCs of Immigration Law For Newer Practitioners: General Overview" web seminar takes place Thursday, July 12, 2012, at the times noted below:

2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

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