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Working with the Extraordinary and Outstanding Immigrants: EB-1 Processing Issues

November 29, 2012
Audio Seminar

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Working with the Extraordinary and Outstanding Immigrants: EB-1 Processing Issues

This 90 minute audio seminar was recorded live on November 29, 2012

EB-1 petitions for extraordinary and outstanding immigrants are excellent paths toward permanent residence for those who qualify. However, determining who qualifies in light of the recent Kazarian decision and negative adjudications can be a daunting task these days. This session will be an advanced discussion of issues facing practitioners who routinely file EB-1 cases and how to deal with some of the more problematic issues in this area.

  • Kazarian: The Fallout and Recent Decisions
  • Evaluating the "Unusual" Case When the 3/10 Criteria Are Not Readily Applicable
  • Documentation: How Much Is Too Much? How Much Is Not Enough?
  • How to Deal with Difficult or Laundry List RFEs
  • Mission Creep: How To Keep USCIS on Track When Adjudicating Your Case


Lisa Helen York (dl), Chair, AILA USCIS Office of Field Operations Liaison Committee, Denver, CO
Lisa H. York is a solo-practitioner in Denver. Her practice focuses on business and family immigration, with an emphasis on national interest waivers, as well as outstanding researcher and extraordinary ability petitions. Ms. York is chair of the USCIS Field Operations Committee, and a past chair of the AILA Colorado Chapter. She has served on the AILA Annual Conference Committee and the Ethics/Practice Management Committee.

George S. Newman, St Louis, MO
George S. Newman is a partner at Stinson, Morrison Heckerand and heads the immigration practice group. Mr. Newman has served on the AILA Board of Governors for over 25 years. He holds a B.A. from McGill University (1967), a J.D. from the College of William & Mary (1970), and published in the school’s Law Review. Mr. Newman is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and An International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers since immigration law listings began.

Hamel Vyas, New York, NY
Hamel Vyas is the director of International Personnel, Human Resources at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She received her J.D. from Widener University School of Law. Ms. Vyas began practicing immigration law in Buffalo in 1997. She is admitted to practice in New York State and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ms. Vyas has spoken and written on various immigration topics over the years.

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The "Working with the Extraordinary and Outstanding Immigrants: EB-1 Processing Issues" audio seminar takes place Thursday, November 29, 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

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 11/28/12.

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