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The Discord Between Assisted Reproduction Technology and Immigration

August 16, 2012
Audio Seminar

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The Discord Between Assisted Reproduction Technology and Immigration [Audio Seminar]

This 90-minute audio seminar was originally presented Thursday, August 16, 2012, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

The Immigration and Nationality Act was written at a time when it was inconceivable that a woman could give birth to an embryo that wasn't her own. When egg and sperm donors and surrogates are used to create children for international parents here and U.S. parents abroad, surprising results can happen with respect to citizenship and nationality. This panel will explore the issues involved in cross border fertilization and the challenges of "bringing baby home" where the intended parents reside in another country.

  • What Exactly Is "Assisted Reproduction Technology" (ART) and How Does It Cross with Immigration?
  • Challenges for Foreign Nationals Traveling to the United States for ART and Giving Birth
  • Child of a U.S. Citizen: When Is U.S. Citizenship Automatic and When Is It Not?
  • Issues in Obtaining a Consular Report of Birth Abroad for Foreign Born Children
  • Passport Issues for Children Born Abroad and in the United States
  • Adoption Issues and Other Solutions to Complex ART Cases


Victoria Neilson (dl), New York, NY
Victoria Neilson is the legal director of Immigration Equality, a national organization advocating for equality under U.S. immigration laws for LGBT individuals and their families. She works in Immigration Equality’s New York headquarters where she runs the pro bono asylum project. She is also an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law where she teaches the LGBT Rights Clinic.

Scott Titshaw, Macon, GA
Scott Titshaw is a law professor at Mercer University. He previously practiced immigration law and served as chair of AILA’s Atlanta Chapter. He earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Georgia and an LL.M. magna cum laude from the Universität Hamburg. He recently published “Sorry Ma’am, Your Baby is an Alien: Outdated Immigration Rules and ART,” 12 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 47 (2010) and “A Modest Proposal,” 25 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 407 (2011).

Steven H. Snyder, Maple Grove, MN
Steven H. Snyder is the founding and principal partner of Steven H. Snyder Attorney at Law. Mr. Snyder is a member of the American Bar Association, acting as chair of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee of the Family Law Section and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, acting as chair of the Family Law Section. Mr. Snyder is a frequent national and international speaker on assisted reproductive technology topics.

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The "The Discord Between Assisted Reproduction Technology and Immigration" audio seminar takes place Thursday, August 16, 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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