Preserving and Maintaining U.S. Permanent Residence-Downloadable Recording

Preserving and Maintaining U.S. Permanent Residence-Downloadable Recording

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Preserving and Maintaining U.S. Permanent Residence

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

In today's shrinking world, where international travel is nearly as common as domestic travel, lawful permanent residents often find themselves defending their status at ports of entry. This panel will cover the steps that LPRs must take both to maintain their permanent residence and to preserve continuous residence for naturalization purposes. It will also address best practices for avoiding abandonment challenges and strategies for winning abandonment claims in immigration court.

  • Maintaining and Documenting U.S. Domicile
  • Recommendations for LPRs Returning After Frequent or Lengthy Foreign Travels
  • What to Do If Questioned by CBP?
  • Defending Allegations of Abandonment in Immigration Court
  • Affirmative Abandonment of LPR Status-Naturalization Considerations (Continuous Residence, Abandonment, N-470, etc.)

CLE Information

Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. Please view the OnDemand Downloadable and CD-Rom Expiration Chart for more details.

To view CLE eligibility and the number of credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please visit webCLE.

  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE, KY, VA, and WY. Programs are typically approved.
  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL, ID, ND, and UT.
  • Not Eligible for CLE: AR, IA, KS, MN, MO, PR, RI, and TN.

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Sam Myers III (dl), Minneapolis, MN
Sam Myers III has more than 30 years' experience practicing employment-based immigration law. He is a past President of AILA and a 25 year member of AILA's Board of Governors. Mr. Myers has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Minnesota State legislature on employment-based immigration. He has participated in writing several significant amendments to the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act including the amendments to the H-1B and L-1 visa categories and helped conceive the original "Conrad State 20" legislation enabling foreign-born physicians to acquire permanent residence by serving in health professional shortage areas.

He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Immigration Law since the publication's inception, Minnesota Super lawyers, The Lawyers World Global Award, Corporate Immigration Law Who's Who and was recognized in the International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers 2007-2011 as one of the top 15 lawyers in the world "most highly regarded" in corporate immigration law.

Lourdes Santos Tancinco, San Francisco, CA
Lourdes Tancinco is a San Francisco based immigration lawyer. She is currently the principal at Tancinco Law Offices a full-service law firm providing expertise in U.S. immigration matters. She has practiced immigration law for 20 years successfully handling varied complex immigration cases. She has been a speaker/panelist on various immigration law workshops conducted by community based organizations and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She authors weekly immigration law columns in local and national newspapers.

Jonathan Willmoth, Kansas City, MO
Jonathan Willmoth is the owner of Willmoth Immigration Law, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is chair-elect of the AILA Missouri-Kansas Chapter, and a frequent AILA presenter both locally and nationally. Mr. Willmoth has also published a number of articles, including as co-author: "Issues in Abandonment of LPR Status," Immigration Practice Pointers 429 (2011-12 ed.). Mr. Willmoth received his J.D. from the University of Missouri - Kansas City (2002).

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