The Plight of The Crewman: Strategies for Representing C-1/D Entrants-CD

The Plight of The Crewman: Strategies for Representing C-1/D Entrants-CD

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The Plight of The Crewman: Strategies for Representing C-1/D Entrants Under Current Law

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented live on November 22, 2011.

This teleconference will provide in-depth guidance and discussion regarding the complicated issues involved in representing individuals who entered the U.S. on C-1/D visas. The speakers will provide an overview of the law as it exists today and the challenges that the law poses for C-1/D visa entrants. They will also offer helpful strategies for representing alleged crewmen under the current law.

  • Disadvantages of Being Categorized as an Alien Crewman
  • Statutory Definition of "Crewman" and How It Is Interpreted in the Federal Regulations
  • "Crewman" as Defined by the Board of Immigration Appeals and Case Law
  • Procedures for Interviewing and Inspecting Officers in Granting Crewman Visas and Admitting or Paroling Individuals as Crewmen
  • Congressional Intent in Excluding Crewmen from Immigration Benefits
  • Strategies for Effectively Challenging Your Client’s Categorization as a Crewman

CLE Information

Approved: CA, CO, GA, HI*, IL*, IN, ME, MS, MO, MT, NV*, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, VT, WA, and WV. To view the number of CLE credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please use our CLE Calculator.

  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL*, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE*, LA, NC, and WY

Not Eligible for CLE: AL, AR, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, RI, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

*Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. OnDemand downloadable and CD-Rom expiration details are available. Please visit the CLE Center to view your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements.

For more information about CLE credit, please email


Dree K. Collopy (dl), Washington, DC

Dree K. Collopy represents clients in removal proceedings, asylum matters, federal court litigation, waivers of inadmissibility, and complex adjustment of status and naturalization matters. She is a member of AILA and serves on local and national AILA committees. Dree has several published articles and is a frequent speaker on immigration law-related topics. She has a J.D. and Certificate in Law and Public Policy from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College.

David A. Isaacson, New York, NY

David A. Isaacson is an associate at Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, PLLC where he focuses on removal defense, federal appellate litigation, complex family-based and employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant cases, and citizenship matters. He received his J.D. in 2004 from Yale Law School, and clerked for the Hon. Leonard B. Sand of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Prior to joining Cyrus D. Mehta & Associates, Mr. Isaacson was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell.

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