Case Denied! Now What? Strategies and Remedies After an NIV Petition Denial
August 27, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
With the recent increase in USCIS Requests for Evidence and denials, practitioners need to know the practical considerations when the nonimmigrant visa (NIV) petition is denied. Our panel of experts will share strategies and discuss next steps to take after receiving a denial of an NIV petition.
- Current Trends of Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Appeals and Statistics: How Successful Are They?
- Supplement the Record? Motion to Reopen vs. Motion to Reconsider
- One Option: Refiling the Petition
- Taking the Case to Federal Court
- How to Proceed
- What Makes a Good Federal Court Case? How Much Does the Record Need to Be Supplemented?
Robert H. Cohen’s primary area of practice is immigration and nationality law. He has extensive experience in all aspects of business and family immigration procedures. Rob has served as chapter chair and is a past chair of the USCIS Benefits Committee, the Nebraska Service Center Liaison Committee and the Board of Trustees of the American Immigration Council. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America®. in the areas of Immigration Law every year since 1997, and was most recently named Best Lawyers® 2015 Columbus, Ohio Immigration Law “Lawyer of the Year.” In June 2013, Rob received the Jack Wasserman Award for excellence in immigration litigation for his representation of the plaintiff in Residential Finance Corp. vs. USCIS, an important decision addressing the requirements of the H-1B visa from the Southern District of Ohio. In addition to his legal experience, he was also an instructor for the Legal Assistant program at Capital University from 1986-2015.
Ms. Danielle Claffey received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 2001. She earned her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2006. Ms. Claffey is a partner with Kuck | Baxter Immigration LLC and practices in all areas of U.S. immigration and nationality law. She has more than nine years of experience in business immigration matters including nonimmigrant and employment bass immigrant petitions, family-based immigration, affirmative asylum, all forms of nonimmigrant visas, consular processing and deferred action applications. Ms. Claffey is also highly experienced in deportation, cancellation of removal and asylum proceedings before the immigration courts, as well as federal court actions in the U.S. District Courts. Ms. Claffey is a member in good standing of the Georgia State Bar.
Joseph “Joey” Barnett is a partner at Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP and a member of the firm’s EB-5 and business immigration practices. He is licensed as an attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin and practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law. Mr. Barnett represents immigrant investors seeking permanent residency in the United States through USCIS-designated Regional Centers and investment in their own businesses. Mr. Barnett also assists developers with the establishment of complex corporate and financing structures for EB-5 capital. He works with economists, securities lawyers, business plan writers, and other professionals to prepare Regional Center applications, amendments, and project “exemplar” approvals. As the lead member on the firm’s Chinese EB-1 team, Mr. Barnett has successfully represented Chinese executives, researchers, professors, medical professionals, engineers, musicians and artists, media and public relations professionals, and others with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics seek permanent residency in the U.S. Mr. Barnett also assists executives and managers in multinational companies to obtain permanent residency in the U.S. Mr. Barnett is also responsible for a variety of other immigration matters, including temporary work visas, employment-based petitions, administrative appeals, and federal writ of mandamus lawsuits.
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The Case Denied! Now What? Strategies and Remedies After an NIV Petition Denial web seminar takes place Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at the times noted below:
- 2:00 pm–3:30 pm eastern time
- 1:00 pm–2:30 pm central time
- 12:00 pm–1:30 pm mountain time
- 11:00 am–12:30 pm pacific time
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