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What's Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part II: Immigrant Visas

November 21, 2013
Web Seminar

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What's Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part II: Immigrant Visas

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Receive 20% off the total price when you register for the live What's Trending? 2013 RFE web seminar series. The two-part series takes place on November 14 (Part I) and November 21 (Part II). In order to receive the discount online, you must put both seminars in your Cart; upon checkout you will automatically receive the discount. If you register for them separately online, you will not receive the discount. In order to receive the discount offline, you must use the special registration form. Please fax the form to AILA National using the fax number provided on the form. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount.

This 90 minute web seminar was presented live on November 21, 2013, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Petitioners and beneficiaries feel singled-out by the apparent increase in service center Requests for Evidence (RFEs) in immigrant visa (IV) petitions. Join our experts for a discussion of the latest trends in IV adjudications and RFEs; and learn strategies, tips, and tricks for challenging and successfully overcoming these RFEs.

  • Challenges to the Beneficiary's Educational Credentials --Understanding EDGE and Degree Equivalency Issues
  • Challenges in Documenting Work Experience Credentials
  • “Review” by the USCIS Adjudicator of the Certified PERM Application (Form ETA-9089) and Recruitment Efforts
  • Old Friends Revisited: Ability to Pay and VIBE Issues
  • Differences in Adjudications Between TSC and NSC


Ronald Y. Wada (dl), AILA Author, AILA's Focus on EB-2 and EB-3 Degree Equivalency, San Francisco, CA
Ronald Y. Wada is Senior Counsel in the San Francisco office of Tafapolsky & Smith, LLP. He is the author of AILA's Focus on EB2 and EB3 Degree Equivalency, including the 2012 Supplement. Ron is co-editor of the immigration law treatise Immigration Law and Procedure, and received AILA's 2011 Edith Lowenstein Award for excellence in advancing the practice of immigration law. He is also a member of the editorial board of Bender's Immigration Bulletin and is a past recipient of an AILA Presidential Commendation as well as AILA's Edward L. Dubroff Award for Outstanding Scholarship in the field of Immigration Law.

Amy Erlbacher-Anderson, Omaha, NE
Amy Erlbacher-Anderson is a partner in Baird Holm LLP's Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Law Practice Group, practicing primarily in the area of employment-based immigration. Ms. Erlbacher-Anderson graduated from the Creighton University School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, she practiced tax law overseas. Ms. Erlbacher-Anderson is included in the Great Plains Super Lawyers and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2007 for her work in immigration. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association's Nebraska Service Center liaison committee and is a past Vice Chair of the Vermont Service Center liaison committee.

Maggie M. Murphy, Austin, TX
Maggie Murphy is a partner at Jackson Lewis LLP in Austin, Texas. She is board certified in immigration & nationality law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Ms. Murphy specializes in employment-based immigration cases, with sub-specialties in PERM, H-1B, and EB-1 filings. She also specializes in immigration compliance matters, including I-9 audits, worksite investigations, E-Verify trainings, and export control compliance in the work visa context. Ms. Murphy frequently speaks and writes about these topics.

Seminar Recording

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Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "What's Trending? 2013 RFE Series, Part II: Immigrant Visas" web seminar takes place Thursday, November 21, 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 11/20/2013.

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