Waiver Series Part II: Proving Extreme Hardship and Rehabilitation-CD

Waiver Series Part II: Proving Extreme Hardship and Rehabilitation-CD

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Waiver Part II: Not for the Faint of Heart—Proving Hardship, Extreme Hardship and Rehabilitation in Waiver Applications

This 90 minute web seminar was originally presented November 9, 2010.

This intermediate-level panel will assume a basic understanding of the elements of a waiver application and of the grounds of inadmissibility. It will focus on strategies for identifying and documenting the elements of a waiver application, and on packaging a winning case.

  • Hardship is in the Eye of the Beholder: Interviewing Clients and Identifying the “Hook”
  • Working with Experts
  • What Makes Hardship “Extreme”?
  • When Can Country Conditions Alone Constitute Extreme Hardship?
  • Walk in Your Brother’s Shoes: Making the Difficult Client Human and Proving Rehabilitation

AILA has not applied for and is not administering CLE credit for this OnDemand program. However, CLE self-study credit may be available in your jurisdiction. Please check your jurisdiction’s CLE rules on the AILA CLE Center for more information.


Linda A. Cristello (dl), Boston, MA

Linda A. Cristello is a solo practitioner with offices in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Warwick, Rhode Island. She represents clients in all aspects of immigration law with a concentration on immigration consequences of crimes. Ms. Cristello is a former employee of the INS Investigations Unit and court clerk with EOIR in Boston. She was chair of the AILA New England chapter and has served on the AILA National and New England chapter EOIR liaison committees. Ms. Cristello is a 1990 graduate of the New England School of Law.

Kelli J. Stump, Oklahoma City, OK

Kelli J. Stump currently practices at Stump & Associates in Oklahoma City, OK. She focuses her immigration law practice on complex deportation, federal litigation, family and employment based immigrant petitions, and hardship waivers. As a member of AILA, Ms. Stump has served two terms as the Oklahoma AILA Immigration Customs Enforcement Liaison for the Texas Chapter of AILA and she is currently serving as the Oklahoma Section Coordinator for the Texas Chapter of AILA.

Kerry E. Doyle, Boston, MA

Kerry E. Doyle is a partner with the Boston firm of Graves & Doyle. Prior to forming Graves & Doyle in August 2001, Ms. Doyle worked in the nonprofit sector representing immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees in Boston, Miami and Hong Kong and taught Asylum Law at the University of Miami School of Law. She currently teaches Immigration Law at Suffolk University School of Law. A past chapter chair of AILA, New England Chapter, she was lead counsel for the successful challenge of mandatory detention in Saysana v. Gillen, 590 F.3d 7 (1st Cir. 2009). She graduated cum laude from The American University, Washington College of Law in 1993.

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