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Humanitarian Reinstatement

April 17, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Humanitarian Reinstatement

This 90 minute audio seminar was presented live on April 17, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Is there any available relief for a beneficiary upon the death of the petitioner of an approved Form I-130? Humanitarian reinstatement is a discretionary form of relief that is available to the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-130. This seminar guides you through the process so that you can obtain favorable relief for your client.

  • Basic Eligibility for Humanitarian Reinstatement and When It Applies
  • How to Request Humanitarian Reinstatement, Where to File & Which Format to Use
  • Evidence in Support of a Favorable Exercise of Discretion
  • What to Do When the Client Is in Proceedings
  • What Options Are Available When the Client Is Abroad (Consular Processing)?
  • Can the Decision Be Appealed?


Russell Abrutyn (dl), Troy, MI
Russell Abrutyn practices immigration law at Marshal E. Hyman & Associates. He chairs AILA's Amicus Committee and has served on other committees including AILA's Annual Conference Planning Committee and the USCIS Benefits and Policy Committee, and the Michigan State Bar's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee. He received AILA's 2011 Mentor Award and was a co-recipient of AILA's 2010 Litigation Award. He is a regular speaker at national, regional, and local conferences.

Regina Jefferies, Phoenix, AZ
Regina Jefferies is the managing attorney at Law Office of Regina Jefferies, PLC. She is a past chair of the AILA Arizona Chapter and currently serves as a member of AILA's USCIS Field Operations committee and a member of the Distance Learning committee. Ms. Jefferies received her J.D. from Arizona State University and her Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from the University of Oxford.

Stanley P. Walker, Fort Walton Beach, FL

Stanley P. Walker of Southern Star Immigration, P.A. focuses his practice on immigration law in the southeastern United States. He currently serves as the Vice-Chair of Education for the AILA Central Florida Chapter and was recently named Consultant Attorney to the Consulate of Mexico in Orlando, Florida by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico.

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 "Humanitarian Reinstatement" audio seminar takes place Thursday, April 17, 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 04/16/2014.

Tuition Assistance

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CLE Credit

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations: No refunds will be given after the seminar has started.

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