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Advising Clients on Crossing a Land Border

March 20, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Advising Clients on Crossing a Land Border

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on March 20, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Although the main port of entry for many visitors to this country is at a land border, many attorneys do not practice near one, have never visited one, and are otherwise unfamiliar with its procedures. Nevertheless, nearly all immigration attorneys have represented clients who have encountered troubles at a land border. Wouldn't it be nice to have a better idea what the border is like before advising a potential border crosser? Join our panel of experts as they provide an overview of crossing a land border.

  • Preparing Your Client for Border Inspection —Best Practices
  • My Client Was Denied Entry: What Happened?
  • Alternatives to Removal at the Border
  • What Is Standard Processing for EWIs Caught at the Border?
  • Credible Fear Interviews
  • Detention Procedures


Reginald A. Pacis (dl), Detroit, MI
Reginald A. Pacis is a shareholder of the law firm Butzel Long, He concentrates his practice in immigration law in Detroit, Michigan. He has handled a variety of immigration matters including applications for admission along the Detroit/ Windsor border. Mr. Pacis is a frequent speaker and author on immigration topics, and presented at several national conferences, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) national conferences in Philadelphia, Vancouver, National Harbor, San Antonio and San Diego. He has served as Chair of AILAâs CBP liaison Committee and is the current Vice Chair of USCIS Field Operations Committee.

Scott Railton, Bellingham, WA
W. Scott Railton practices at Cascadia Cross-Border Law in Bellingham, Washington, near the U.S.-Canada border. Scott is the Immediate Past Chair for AILA’s Washington State Chapter, a Research Affiliate to Western Washington University, and a graduate of the University Of Washington School Of Law. He routinely writes and is quoted regarding border matters, and has served as AILA’s CBP liaison for northwest ports of entry.

Matthew H. Green, Tucson, AZ
Mr. Green and his associates have represented hundreds of immigrants in both criminal and administrative proceedings. Mr. Green regularly appears before the Executive Office for Immigration Review—in both the Immigration Courts and the BIA—in addition to U.S. District Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Arizona state courts. Although his practice focuses on litigation, Mr. Green also represents and appears for his clients before all components of DHS and the Department of State.

Seminar Recording

Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date.

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 "Advising Clients on Crossing a Land Border" audio seminar takes place Thursday, March 20, 2014, 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 03/19/2014.

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