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Late-Breaking Seminar: DOMA Impact on Marriage-Based Immigration

August 1, 2013
Audio Seminar

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Late-Breaking Seminar: DOMA Impact on Marriage-Based Immigration

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on August 1, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

The 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Windsor v. United States held that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. This decision opened up a brave new world for same-sex partners in obtaining immigration benefits. It also resulted in new questions on how the U.S. government will handle the processing of nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions. Since the Supreme Court decision, how has the government addressed these issues? What can you expect over the coming year? Join our panel of experts in a discussion on the impact of DOMA on immigration law.

  • Steps Taken by DHS Following the Windsor Decision
  • Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, Marriages in Different States, and Foreign Marriages: Are They Considered a Marriage for Immigration Purposes?
  • What to Expect at the Consulates and How to Best Prepare Clients for Interviews
  • Admissibility Issues, and Spotting Potential Problems for Immigrants and Nonimmigrants
  • Removal Cases: Use of Qualifying Relatives and Working with ICE on Re-opening Cases
  • What Is Happening in the Field? Experiences Thus Far with USCIS and DOS


Victoria Neilson (dl), New York, NY
Victoria Neilson is the legal director of Immigration Equality a national organization advocating for immigration rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and HIV-positive individuals and their families. Ms. Neilson received her law degree from the City University School of Law and her bachelor's degree from Harvard University. Ms. Neilson is on AILA's LGBT Working Group. She was a 2009 recipient of the LGBT Law Association of Greater New York (Le-Gal) Community Vision award and she currently teaches the LGBT Rights Clinic at New York University Law School as an adjunct professor.

Michael R. Jarecki, Chicago, IL
Michael R. Jarecki is principal of the Law Office of Michael R. Jarecki. He is Secretary of the AILA Chicago Chapter and a member and former chair of the AILA National LGBT Working Group. In 2012, Mr. Jarecki was named one of the Best LGBT Attorneys under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, an affiliate of the American Bar Association. Mr. Jarecki received his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law.

Daniel J. Parisi, London, Great Britain
Daniel J. Parisi is a partner at TGL Shipley Parisi in London. Mr. Parisi has extensive experience in a wide range of immigration issues with a focus on consular processing and waivers of inadmissibility. He graduated from New York Law School and is admitted to the New York Bar. Mr. Parisi is a frequent speaker and author for AILA and he is currently editor of newsletters for the Rome District Chapter and Global Migration Section.

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Special Pricing: AILA Members can register for the live event for only $59!

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $59.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $59.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $59.00
AILA Law Student Members $59.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "Late-Breaking Seminar: DOMA Impact on Marriage-Based Immigration" audio seminar takes place Thursday, August 1, 2013, 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 7/31/2013.

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CLE Credit

Due to the late-breaking nature of the program and jurisdictional requirements, CLE credit is not available for this seminar.

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