Late-Breaking Seminar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-Downloadable Recording

Late-Breaking Seminar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals-Downloadable Recording

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Late Breaking Seminar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

This special 120-minute audio seminar was originally presented on Monday, August 27, 2012.

Learn the latest information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) eligibility and processing. Our panel of speakers, including AILA President, Laura Lichter, will help digest the latest guidance from DHS, as well as identify issues which remain unclear and strategies for dealing with cases that fall into the gray areas. Due to the complexity and volume of material presented, this special seminar will feature a 75 minute presentation, followed by a 45 minute Q&A period.

  • Understanding the Eligibility Criteria & the Latest FAQs
  • Putting Together a DACA Request—Including Review of the I-821D, I-765, & I-765 Worksheet
  • When to File & Filing Best Practices
  • What Is a “Significant” Misdemeanor?
  • Dealing with Confidentiality Concerns
  • Strategies for Meeting Evidentiary Burdens
  • DACA for Clients in Proceedings, Under a Final Order, or with a Voluntary Departure Order
  • Advising Clients with Risk Factors

CLE Information

CLE credit is not available for this seminar due to the late breaking content and timing.

Laura Lichter (dl), AILA President, Denver, CO
AILA President, practices immigration law with an emphasis on removal defense, complicated family and naturalization applications, administrative appeals, and litigation. She previously chaired AILA’s ICE Liaison Committee and EOIR Liaison Committee. She graduated from Swarthmore College and earned her J.D. at the University of Colorado. Ms. Lichter is a former AILA Colorado Chapter Chair.

Dan H. Berger, Northampton, MA
Dan Berger is a partner at the Northampton, MA, firm of Curran & Berger. The firm has partnered with Educators for Fair Consideration to provide information for undocumented students at Mr. Berger also has served as senior editor of AILA’s Immigration and Nationality Law Handbook (now, Immigration Practice Pointers) since 2000, editor-in-chief of Immigration Options for Academics and Researchers (AILA 2005 and 2011 Eds.), editor of the International Adoption Sourcebook, and co-editor of the Diplomatic Visas Handbook. He developed his interest in immigration in college, where he studied immigration history and taught English as a Second Language for adult refugees.

Melissa Crow, AIC Legal Action Center Director, Washington, DC>
Melissa Crow is the director of the Legal Action Center at the American Immigration Council. Ms. Crow served as the acting deputy assistant secretary for policy, and previously as a senior policy advisor, in the Office of Immigration and Border Security at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She was formerly a partner with Brown, Goldstein & Levy in Baltimore. She also served as counsel to Senator Edward M. Kennedy during the 2007 debates on the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill. She has taught in the Safe Harbor Clinic at Brooklyn Law School and the International Human Rights Clinic at Washington College of Law.

Susan S. Im, Grand Rapids, MI>
Susan S. Im has been practicing employment- and family-based immigration law for over 15 years. After building a successful solo immigration practice, Ms. Im joined two labor and employment attorneys to form an employment and immigration boutique firm, which merged in 2008 with McShane and Bowie, where she was a partner and led the firm’s immigration department. In 2010, she happily returned to her solo roots by founding ImLaw, PC. She is the AILA Michigan Chapter chair and is currently on AILA’s Midyear Conference Committee. She is a frequent presenter and author for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) and the Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM) on a variety of business and family immigration topics. As the Immigration Chair of Governor Granholm’s Advisory Council on Asian Pacific American Affairs, she authored an Immigration Initiative and Policy Document containing recommendations on a variety of federal and state-related immigration issues for the governor in 2006.

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