Planning with Unpredictable Priority Dates and Winning Cases
April 16, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
Unanticipated visa retrogression has clients clamoring for advice on how to maximize their options for adjustment of status. Our panel of experts will discuss recent trends in the visa bulletin and various options for upgrading and downgrading cases. They also will address how to advise clients on strategies for winning cases, and the potential risks associated with them.
- Predictions for Retrogressed Categories: Educated Guesses
- What Are the Risks Associated with “Downgrading” a Petition?
- Can a Foreign National Reuse an EB-2 I-140 That Was Previously Downgraded to EB-3?
- Downgrading as a Method to Preserve Child Status Protection Act Eligibility
- The Benefits of Having Multiple Approved Petitions
- Using an I-140 Approval with a Former Employer for an Offer of Future Employment: What Are the Risks?
- What Happens When Cases Become Current? What Happens to Cases After Interviews?
Neena Dutta is the principal of the Dutta Law Firm in NYC and Special Counsel to McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney and Carpenter, LLP. Her practice is primarily business, along with naturalization and family based cases. She is currently a Director on the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association’s (AILA) Board of Governors and chair of the Texas Service Center Liaison Committee. She has lectured numerous subjects but is known for her expertise on PERM and Labor Certifications, Entrepreneur Visas, Extraordinary Ability NIVS and IVs and the Fundamentals of Immigration. She has worked alongside non-profits and service providers on special pro bono projects, such as Citizenship Day, NYCAI and spent a week at the CARA Pro Bono Project in Dilley, TX, a detention center for mothers and children. Ms. Dutta has spoken and written on the topic of immigration law in various venues and conferences. She has previously been recognized as an attorney in the New York Metro Rising Stars, Super Lawyers and Top Women Attorneys and most recently the SABANY Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2016). She has appeared on numerous international news reports as an expert in immigration on channels such as NPR, WNYC, NY1, CGTV and I-24 News.
Nicholas J. Coenen, Chicago IL, joined Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd. as an attorney in 2015. He primarily practices in immigration and nationality law with an emphasis on employment and family-based cases. In particular, Mr. Coenen has experience with issues involving H-1B and other nonimmigrant visas. Prior to joining Kempster, Corcoran, Quiceno & Lenz-Calvo, Ltd., Mr. Coenen gained experience in the field while working at UW Law School’s Immigrant Justice Clinic. There, he represented clients in a variety of areas including removal defense, T and U visas, and post-conviction relief, among others.
Lisa Marie Sotelo, Dallas, TX, is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and focuses her practice on Corporate Immigration. She counsels corporations, educational institutions, and individuals on a variety of business immigration issues.
Ms. Sotelo’s previous experience includes working at full-service immigration firms, where she represented clients not only in employment-based cases but also in federal litigation, international adoption, family matters, and immigration court proceedings. She speaks frequently at legal conferences organized by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and actively serves in advocacy or leadership positions for the Texas Chapter of AILA.
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The Planning with Unpredictable Priority Dates and Winning Cases web seminar takes place Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the times noted below:
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- 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
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